Terra Madre in a wine glass

12 July 2022

How can wine spur regeneration in agriculture? At Terra Madre you can taste the evidence for yourself, and learn more about the different ways wine producers in Italy and beyond are working to build a healthier relationship with the Earth.

Wine takes center stage at the Enoteca, where enthusiasts can discover good, clean and fair wine and a series of activities that promote Italian winemaking culture.

Among the Taste Workshops at Terra Madre there’s no shortage of wine. Today we present the Workshops dedicated to Italian wines.

September 22 – Italian Traditional Method Sparkling Wine – Parco Dora, Sala Vino

Trento, Franciacorta and Alta Langa are three of the most important Italian denominations for Metodo Classico sparkling wine. Learn more about the stories behind these wines through a tasting of two cuvée from the Lunelli brothers’ Ferrari from Trento, Vittorio Moretti’s Bellavista, from Franciacorta, and Enrico Serafino’s Krause, from Alta Langa. The protagonists here are pinot noir and chardonnay.

September 22 – Amarone, by Franco Allegrini – Parco Dora, Sala Vino

Just a few months after his passing we pay homage to Franco Allegrini, a protagonist in the revival of Valpollicella wine, with a vertical tasting dedicated to his most beloved wine: Amarone. We offer Allegrini’s Amarone in its classic form and from a specific vineyard, Fieramonte, which represents the some of the best Valpolicella has to offer, with south-facing slopes on high hills, in a vertical tasting that starts in 2018 and goes back to the early 2000s.

September 24 – The diversity of Italian white grape varieties – Parco Dora, Sala Vino

Great white wines are produced across Italy, and these extraordinary bottles are produced using native grape varieties, rather than the classic French varieties which conquered the world in the 1990s. We take a tour around the boot to discover, glass by glass, the unique richness of Italy’s white wine heritage. We’ll taste:

  • Pieropan, the essence Soave (Veneto)
  • Edy Keber, who produces a single white wine called Collio Bianco (Friuli Venezia Giulia)
  • Vernaccia di San Gimignano from the historic Montenidoli winery (Tuscany)
  • the mythical of Verdicchio Villa Bucci Riserva by Ampelio Bucci (Marche)
  • the fantastic Greco di Tufo by Pietracupa (Campania)
  • the volcanic Etna Bianco of Planeta (Sicily)

September 25 – Post-earthquake wine – Parco Dora, Sala Vino

Belice (1968), Friuli Venezia Giulia (1976), Irpinia (1980), L’Aquila (2009). Lands linked by a common experience: the devastating effects of earthquakes. They’re also lands that, after the earthquakes, have seen a powerful regeneration pushed forward by people who refuse to give up. In each of these contexts viticulture has played an important role, and in this Workshop we’ll taste some of the most evocative labels of these lands which have contributed to their cultural revival.

September 25 – Young winemakers: regeneration in Langhe and Roero – Parco Dora, Sala Vino

In this Workshop we want to explore the theme of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2022: Regeneration. We’ll do that through the stories of six wineries in the Langhe and Roero who in some cases have been inherited by new generations, while others are the fruit of new producers who’ve come to wine from other fields. Barolo as told by Alessandro Veglio, son of Mauro, in La Morra, and by Lalù of Serralunga, produced by friends Luisa Sala and Lara Rocchetti, who started their business in just 2019. Then there’s the Barbaresco of the young Luca Pasquero of Paitin in Neive, and that of Francesco Rocca of Bruno Rocca. We then move up to Roero with Stefano Almondo, son of Domenico, and Alberto Oggero, who inherited his passion for wine from his grandfather, returning to the vineyard to reestablish the winemaking tradition that had skipped a generation.

The Editors, info.eventi@slowfood.it

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food. #TerraMadre2022 is a Slow Food event.