Vitigno Italia 2018: Naples will be capital of the Italian Wine for three days

MORE THAN 1,500 LABELS WILL BE PRESENT AT THE XIV EDITION OF THE MANIFESTATION. GREAT WAIT FOR THE NAPLES WINE CHALLENGE COMPETITION

The countdown has begun for all the winelovers: Sunday, May 20, VitignoItalia 2018 will start, the XIV edition of the Italian Wine and Vine and Wine Territory, as usual, in the wonderful scenery of Castel dell’Ovo , in Naples .

Three days, until Tuesday 22nd May , entirely dedicated to the nectar of Bacchus, with tastings, conferences and meetings, for what has now become numbers, technical contents, vocation to business and media attention, the most important event on wine of Central-South Italy.

There will be about 250 wineries from all over the Peninsula, for a total of over 1,500 labels tasting. The cellars of Campania (about 40% of the participating companies) will be the main protagonists, representing an exponentially growing region, more and more stimulating for enthusiasts and professionals.

To be protagonists all the Italian territories, from Alto Adige to Sicily, for an exhaustive and delicious overview of the variegated national vineyard. Fundamental plus of the event is undoubtedly the location: the fascinating Castel dell’Ovo, Unesco Heritage and symbol of the city, from which you can enjoy a view of the Gulf without comparisons.

“As every year – underlines Maurizio Teti, Director of VitignoItalia – we try to bring to Naples the best the Italian wine-producing landscape can offer. In addition to tastings for the public we are setting up a very interesting conference program, with workshops and seminars conducted by well-known personalities from the world of wine. Indispensable then, as always, the business aspect: for this reason, this year, a delegation of 25 international buyers, coming from 17 different countries, will meet the participating companies in profitable B2B. That of knowing how to combine the cultural aspect with the commercial one of wine remains the peculiarity that characterizes this event since its inception “.

The ” Napoli Wine Challenge” tastings have already started, the second edition of the competition created in collaboration with Luciano Pignataro Wine Blog and Doctorwine and open to all companies participating in the Neapolitan event. Also this year Daniele Cernilli , one of the most prestigious names in food and wine journalism, presides over the jury. Five categories in the competition: red, white, rosé wines, sparkling wines and desserts. Four the maximum number of samples that each company can submit to the strictly anonymous judgment of the jury. Fifty, then ten by category, the finalist wines that will be reassumed on Saturday 19 May at Castel dell’Ovo, during a public session and streamed, at the end of which only one prize will be awarded for each category.

The XIV edition of VitignoItalia will also be the first to see the new company structure at work. The names of Chicco de Pasquale, Maurizio Teti, Luigi Cremona and Roberto De Santis are in fact added to those by Maurizio Cortese, Giancarlo Di Luggo (Fiart Rent) and Antimo Caputo (Farine Caputo). A team of entrepreneurs in the area that will certainly contribute to further growth of the event.

Also worthy of note is the entry of the new main sponsors: Pastificio Di Martino, Caraiba, Caputo, Fiart Rent, Solania.

VitignoItalia takes place under the patronage of the City of Naples, MIPAAF , ISMEA and in collaboration with the Campania Region , Unioncamere Campania and Italian Trade Agency (ITA) .

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