Corkbuzz Online | Community Class: The Indigenous Grapes of ItalyAugust 21 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join Laura & Corkbuzz for our community class! All proceeds from community classes will be donated to rotating charities.
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For our community class, Laura will guide us through the Indigenous Grapes of Italy.
According to Ian D’Agata’s comprehensive Native Wine Grapes of Italy, the country cultviates roughly 2,000 native grape varieties. Although just under 400 are used to make wine in commercially significant volume, that number totals more native grape varieties than France, Spain and Greece combined.
After a period of time appealing to the mass market and the critics with Merlot and Chardonnay, many Italian vintners are returning to their roots and focusing on native grapes once again. Because of their long association with a specific area, these varieties are actually better able to cope with local microclimates and express terroir. And in a country that only became a nation in 1861, they are considered part of the regional cultural identity.
Zoom links will be sent via email on the morning of the class. Follow-up notes are sent the following day.