'Albana Dei’: Walter Speller's Tasting Notes

Conceived by Carlo Catani and Andrea Spada and now in its eighth edition, Albana Dei is certainly one of the main events dedicated to the promotion of the Romagna white grape par excellence, Albana, a raw material capable of giving wines of absolute excellence. which, thanks to an increasingly careful development and promotion work, are enjoying ever greater favor from Italian and international consumers.

At its debut as part of this important event, Tenute d'Italia is pleased to receive and share with its public the important feedback obtained from its wines entered in the competition, submitted to a panel of international judges: below are the tasting notes produced by Walter Speller of Jancis Robinson.


Aged on the fine lees in barrique. 

Tasted blind. Pale amber and the appearance of a sweet wine. Sweet, honeyed deep fruit with nutty (oak?) notes. Opens up like a sweet wine. Notes of orange liqueur, caramelised orange and lemon curd with nutty hints and ripe lemony acidity on the palate. Viscous and full-bodied. Probably dry but gives the impression of a little residual sugar on the finish offset by soft, bitter tannins.


Tasted blind. Mid to deep straw yellow. Perfumed, honeyed, lifted lemon fruit with nutty notes and a hint of browning apple. Creamy notes on a completely dry palate. Savoury lemon-confit fruit that is quite suppressed. Slightly oxidative style and will probably age fast. 


Best Wine Stars

We are pleased to announce the entry of Tenute d’Italia into the prestigious Best Wine Stars catalogue: the project was conceived with the aim of promoting emerging companies on the Italian wine scene at an international level. It is developed on different levels, using all the best tools to encourage the creation of new and effective commercial networks.

All the companies involved will first of all be included in the Best Wine Stars catalogue, which is programmed for national and international distribution, not only within the major bookstores, but also directly to over 5000 professionals in the sector (distributors, journalists, sommeliers, etc.).

The website bestwinestars.com also includes a real e-commerce channel aimed at the whole world and within which, right from this month, the Tenute d’Italia products selected to be part of the promotion project are also available.

Discover the entire selection of Tenute d'Italia available for purchase on bestwinestars.com

Last, but certainly not least, the prestigious tasting event will be held on 26 and 27 June at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Milan during which it will be possible for professionals and enthusiasts to get to know, in person, the producers involved in the project and, of course, their products.

"Best Wine Stars, now in its third edition, is an annual project through which the culture of wine is promoted and the history and uniqueness of each individual winery is revealed. The goal is to create important commercial networks for all participants in the initiative. Over 100 manufacturing companies are selected each year and are guaranteed high visibility thanks to the different strategies utilised."

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Best Wine Stars postponed to 2022

After a careful assessment of the progression of the current health emergency, the organisers of Best Wine Stars have issued their decision to officially postpone the event until next year.

In harmony with our desire to fully safeguard all the participants – guests as well as exhibitors - the event has been rescheduled for 14 and 15 May 2022, still at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Milan.

In confirmation of the commitment of Best Wine Stars to the promotional activities of the companies that have joined the project, the organisation has communicated its intention to proceed with the production of the next volume of Best Wine Stars - which will be distributed to more than 5000 contacts split between buyers, retailers and national and international journalists - as well as in the development and implementation of the e-commerce channel.

View the presentation page and the Tenute d’Italia showcase of products available for purchase on BestWineStars.com

Il Club dei Bianchi Incontra la Stampa Nazionale

Il calendario delle attività promozionali del Club dei Bianchi in Romagna per l’anno 2021 entra nel vivo. A seguito del rinnovo della propria adesione all’importante progetto di promozione dei vini bianchi romagnoli, giovedì 25 marzo Tenute d’Italia sarà tra le aziende partecipanti al primo webinar dedicato alla presentazione del progetto e dei suoi protagonisti ad alcune tra le principali testate giornalistiche del settore enogastronomico italiano.

Tenute d’Italia, che per l’occasione sarà rappresentata dal responsabile commerciale Luca Garelli, avrà la straordinaria possibilità di presentarsi in prima persona ai dieci giornalisti coinvolti in questo esclusivo evento online, raccontando la propria storia, la propria filosofia, e soprattutto presentando in degustazione uno dei propri prodotti.

L’organizzazione dell’evento ha infatti previsto l’invio ai partecipanti di un campione di ciascun vino che verrà presentato, così da permettere, nonostante le limitazioni imposte dall’emergenza sanitaria, un’ottima esperienza di confronto e condivisione.

Nell’ambito dell’evento Tenute d’Italia avrà il piacere di presentare Gualchiera, la Romagna Albana D.O.C.G. Secco 2018 della linea Canale dei Molini.

Di seguito la lista completa dei giornalisti che prenderanno parte al webinar:

  • Lorenzo Frassoidati (QN)
  • Matteo Borré (Wine Couture)
  • Barbara Amoroso (Winesurf)
  • Erika Mantovan (repubblica.it, Passione Gourmet, Beverfood)
  • Alessandra Piubello (Guida Veronelli, Spirito Divino, Pambianco Wine)
  • Laura Giorgi (Cibo Corriere Romagna)
  • Carlo Valentini (Italia Oggi)
  • Alessia Trivelli (Adnkronos wine&food)
  • Tommaso Costa (Gambero Rosso)

New events for Tenute d'Italia in China

After the great success achieved at the "The Authentic Italian Table" event in Guangzhou, the commercial staff of Tenute d’Italia is preparing for the next events that will see our brand protagonist in new, important events in China.

Thanks to the collaboration with Nicola Donzelli, agent of Tenute d’Italia present in China, our network will in facthave the opportunity to guarantee its interlocutors a direct on-site presence so they can get to know, first hand, all about us and our products.

Two important events in the Tenute d’Italia diary have already been confirmed: the first, from 13 to 15 October, will see us present in Jinhan, and later, from 9 to 11 November, the spotlight will move to Shenzhen for ‘Wine to Asia, the event organized by VeronaFiere - Vinitaly which includes three days of tastings and meetings with the principal Asian buyers.

In both events, Tenute d’Italia will be present alongside its own importer Star Dragon.

Here are some shots of "The Authentic Italian Table" event held in Guangzhou on September 18th

Tenute d'Italia at the "Pop-Up Watch Show" in Geneva

Tenute d’Italia would like to thank Swiss Creative Lab, and in particular its founder Mr.Carlo Enea Naldi for his involvement in the prestigious Pop-Up Art Watch Show held in Geneva from 24 to 29 August 2020.

St'Art Gallery offered the perfect setting for this unique event, during which some of the most prestigious luxury watchmaking brands were displayed alongside genuine masterpieces of contemporary art.

Tenute d’Italia had the honour of attending this exclusive event as an official partner of the organization, offering a special selection of their products for tasting, carefully chosen by the sales manager Luca Garelli in collaboration with Mr. Naldi.

In the keen hope that the visitors to the Pop-Up Art Watch Show appreciated and enjoyed this unprecedented occasion combining wine and art, we offer you some snapshots taken during the event and we invite you to follow us so as not to miss future collaborations that will certainly put Tenute d'Italia alongside Swiss Creative Lab.

Tenute d’Italia at the “Authentic Italian Table” of Guangzhou

This evening Tenute d'Italia will have the honour of participating in the exclusive event "The Authentic Italian Table" as part of the project to promote and safeguard the Italian food and wine heritage "True Italian Taste" conceived by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in association with the Chamber of Italian Commerce in China.

The event, organized in Guangzhou, will open in the afternoon with a conference dedicated to food security and will continue with a tour for the guests in the exhibition involving all the Italian producers present.

Tenute d’Italia will be present with its own stand where a special selection of the products in our catalogue will be exhibited and offered for tasting and where our representative for the occasion will be our resident associate Nicola Donzelli.

The event climaxes with a wine masterclass and a cooking show followed by a sampling of the dishes prepared, then Tenute d'Italia will have the extraordinary honour of presenting some of its wines, carefully chosen to accompany the main dishes of the dinner:

First course: Romagna Albana D.O.C.G. Secco “Sintria (Tenuta del Principe), Barbera Sangiovese Rubicone I.G.P. “Il Sapiente - Limited Edition (Conte Zardi)

Tenute dItalia Guests of Honour at the Westin Pazhou Hotel in Guangzhou

A special occasion was hosted by the Westin Pazhou Hotel on the 29th of January 2021 in which Tenute d’Italia was guest of honour with a vast array of their products. An evening of haute cuisine and good wine to celebrate the inauguration of the new external structure of the Guangzhou hotel, which involved numerous personalities from the fields of both food and wine (critics and importers) and of architecture and design.

The dinner was an opportunity to present to the patrons the Tenute d'Italia network, from the philosophy that inspires our work to the love that binds us to our territory, with special attention to the numerous commercial projects that we are developing for the Chinese market.

Conducting the evening was Nicola Donzelli,Tenute d’Italia’s commercial representative for China, flanked by Mattia Romeo, expert in the field of media and communication who for years has promoted the ‘Made in Italy’ label.

To best complete the Tenute d’Italia presentation, beside the sumptuous tasting buffet with which the guests are welcomed on the arrival, the evening was crowned by a dinner, whose menu, carefully planned by the event organizers,was embellished with the pairings recommended by our sommeliers:

Crab salad with melon, ham, avocado with caviar, honey and organic vinegar

-Chardonnay Trebbiano Rubicone I.G.P. “Il Fascinoso”, Conte Zardi

Cream of Italian pumpkin with scallops served with herb-seasoned bread sticks

-Romagna Albana D.O.C.G. Secco “Sintria”, Tenuta del Principe

Grilled fillet of beef with asparagus in an Italian wine sauce

-Barbera Sangiovese Rubicone I.G.P. “Il Sapiente - Limited Edition”, Conte Zardi

-Romagna D.O.C. Sangiovese Superiore Riserva “Sereso”, Tenuta del Principe

Blueberry cheesecake with seasonal fruit

-Rosso Rubicone I.G.P. “Larone”, Tenuta del Principe

Below is a small photo gallery of the event. 

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The "Club dei Bianchi" Meets the National Press

The promotional activities of the Club dei Bianchi in Romagna start for the year 2021. Following the renewal of its membership in the important project to promote Romagna white wines, on Thursday 25 March Tenute d'Italia will be among the companies participating in the first webinar dedicated to the presentation of the project and its protagonists to some of the main Italian newspapers of the food and wine sector.

Tenute d'Italia, which for the occasion will be represented by the sales manager mr.Luca Garelli, will have the extraordinary opportunity to introduce itself in person to the ten journalists involved in this exclusive online event, telling its story, its philosophy, and above all presenting in tasting one of its own products.

The organization of the event in fact provided for the sending to the participants of a sample of each wine that will be presented, so as to allow, despite the limitations imposed by the health emergency, an excellent experience of comparison and sharing.

As part of the event, Tenute d’Italia will have the pleasure of presenting Gualchiera, Romagna Albana D.O.C.G. Secco 2018 of the Canale dei Molini line.

Below is the complete list of journalists who will take part in the webinar:

  • Lorenzo Frassoidati (QN)
  • Matteo Borré (Wine Couture)
  • Barbara Amoroso (Winesurf)
  • Erika Mantovan (repubblica.it, Passione Gourmet, Beverfood)
  • Alessandra Piubello (Guida Veronelli, Spirito Divino, Pambianco Wine)
  • Laura Giorgi (Cibo Corriere Romagna)
  • Carlo Valentini (Italia Oggi)
  • Alessia Trivelli (Adnkronos wine&food)
  • Tommaso Costa (Gambero Rosso)

Wine to Asia 2020: Shenzhen International Wine and Spirits Fair

Here are some images Tenute d’Italia of the tasting counter at Wine to Asia 2020, set up in collaboration with the Italian Trade Agency - ICE [Agency for the promotion abroad and internationalization of Italian companies].

Presenting Tenute d’Italia to the public of the prestigious event, our agent in Chinese territory Nicola Donzelli and the importer Mr. Tang

Numerous positive feedbacks were collected during the three days of the event, starting with the important turnout of professionals and connoisseurs, to signal an important development in the wine sector, increasingly oriented towards sophisticated and fine products; The feedback collected at the Tenute d’Italia stand was also excellent, where our collaborators had the pleasure of offering a special selection of products from our catalog for tasting to the numerous customers.

All the wines presented have fully met the public's favor, confirming Tenute d’Italia's excellent ability to meet and satisfy the taste of the Chinese market.


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