Wines of Southern Italy and Sicily  (Colchester)

Wines of Southern Italy and Sicily (Colchester)

Wines from Southern Italy have historically been overlooked in favor of the better-known and popular wine regions of northern Italy. However, southern Italy has a rich winemaking heritage and is considered the birthplace of Italian wines. With its warm Mediterranean climate, rich volcanic soil and abundance of ancient native grape varieties, vineyards have dotted southern Italy’s landscape for thousands of years and its wines were much prized by the ancient greeks and romans.

From big, ripe and tannic reds made from Nero d’Avola in Sicily, Primitivo and Negroamaro in Puglia and Cannonau and Carignano in Sardinia are being given a modern, brighter makeover. Aglianico above all is changing out of sight in Campania and on volcanic Monte Vulture in Basilicata.

Today’s demand for fresher white wines is also bringing out the best in Sicily’s Grillo, Campania’s Greco, Fiano and Falanghina, while Vermentino and Vernaccia di Oristano in Sardinia are taking on a new lease of life. The choice is almost endless and it is very difficult to decide which of these lovely wines we will taste tonight!

All tastings include; minimum of 6 wines sourced locally so you can find them easily if you like them, full tasting notes, tasting sheet and use of professional tasting glasses.

Do you know someone who might like this tasting? Like all our events if you book a place, we can send you a Gift Certifcate with all the details of the event. Book places below and email us to request a voucher.



Places remaining: 15

Course Date/Time: Thu 1st Jul 2021 at 7pm to 9pm

Duration: 2 Hours

Venue: The North Hill Hotel, 51 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY

Event Price: £32.50







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