Merano WineFestival 2023

by | 9 Nov 2023 | Events

In November, the Kurhaus in Merano hosts the Merano WineFestival, one of Europe’s most important wine and gastronomic events.

With over 10,000 wine enthusiasts expected to attend, 600 exhibitors, and more than 1,500 wines available for tasting.

There were many masterclasses, including those dedicated to authentic Italian wine legends like Masseto (Frescobaldi), Tignanello (Antinori), and Sassicaia (Tenuta San Guido).

A sensorial and culinary journey of the highest quality, the event, organized for enthusiasts, producers, and experts, is capable of combining wine and gastronomic specialties, creating a stimulating atmosphere for discussion and dialogue.

The event hosted discussions among institutions, wine producers, and the agro-scientific community regarding the future of an increasingly sustainable wine and food sector.

The festival welcomed the “Cry of the Earth” with a series of reflections on possible solutions to the effects of climate change on viticulture and agriculture in general.

During this three-day festival, we tasted selected specialties such as Claudio Cerati’s Upstream salmon from Parma, Pelizziari’s Parma ham, the baked goods from Pasticceria Scarpato in Villa Bartolomea (VR), the panettone from pastry chef Raffaele Caldarelli in Nola (NA), and various proposals of Balsamic Vinegar from Acetaia Sereni.

We also had the opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from around the world, with a particular focus on the following wines:

Castello di Spessa – Santarosa 2021

Tua Rita – Redigaffi 2020 e Giusto di Notri 2020

Lanciani – Marche Trebbiano Le Vecchie

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia – Ornellaia 2020

Capannelle – Solare 2018

Avignonesi – 50&50 2019

Champagne Encry – Millesimè 2012 e Millesimè 2015

Murales – Millant’Anni 2016 e Pep Colli del Limbara 2016

Alberto Tassi

Alberto Tassi is a Master Enogastronome Sommelier at AIES, with a great passion for viticulture and a collection of fine wines. He has spent a lot of time studying terroirs, wineries and wine products, which has made him a sought-after consultant in the wine world, especially for private investors. In addition, he carries out important training and sales consultancy for numerous Italian and foreign wineries. Thanks to his extensive knowledge and expertise, he has become a point of reference for lovers of fine wines and collector's bottles.