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january/february 2017  /  the tasting panel  /  57 2017 Cru Artisan College Syllabus 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. HOMEROOM – PASTRIES AND PROSECCO We'll break the ice with the quintessential symbol of Italian hospitality and offer an informal introduction to the concept of breakfast wine. Coffee and tea will also be served for those needing greater stimulus. Maschio dei Cavalieri Prosecco 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. BEYOND THE PALE — TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS IN ITALIAN ROSÉ THROUGH THE WINEMAKERS EYES Rosé is growing in popularity and seasonality; as it takes the market by storm, Italians won't be left behind. That argument will be made with the lighter side of five famous red varietal rosés—Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Corvina, Montepulciano and Lambrusco di Sorbara—by the men who made them, with some inventive pairing suggestions. Cuvee Aurora Rose, Sartori Bardolino Chiaretto, Centine Rosé, Cerulli Cerasuolo, FB Lambrusco 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. DIGGING IN: CELEBRATING THE UNIQUE TERROIRS OF LA BELLA ITALIA More than 1,800 different native wine grape varietals thrive (or survive) on Italy's patchwork quilt of soil types, ranging from her mountainous Apennine backbone and volcanic soils to the rich clay of her plains and the sandy loam near her long coastline. A panel of winemakers from five of her 20 regions— Piemonte (Alberto Lazzarino), Toscana (Rudy Buratti), Lazio (Mauro Merz), Veneto (Andrea Sartori) and Abruzzo (Enrico Cerulli)—will show you some of the winning combinations of unique grapes and special places. Small-bite pairings will be served. Principessa Gavia, La Pettegola, Cortalto, Terre dei Grifi, Luna Mater, Ferdi, La Lus, Regolo, Torre Migliori, ASKA 12:20 p.m. – 12:35 p.m. COMPTEITIVE BLIND TASTING A cash prize is on the line for the student who can correctly identify the most characteristics of our four wines. 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. BUILDING A BRUNELLO FROM THE GROUND UP – A WINEMAKER'S PERSPECTIVE Hailed by Wine Spectator as "Builders of Brunello," the Castello Banfi estate has pioneered clonal research and zonation studies in its pursuit of excellence, raising a tide of quality that has lifted the entire region. Veteran winemaker Rudy Buratti will reveal the elements of his three-decade-long research and demonstrate how Sangiovese behaves so uniquely, not only in Montalcino as a whole but from hill to hill on just one single estate. Vineyard 1, Vineyard 2, Vineyard 3, Vineyard 4, Castello Banfi Brunello, Poggio alle Mura Brunello, Poggio all'Oro Brunello 1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. AMARONE AMORE –ANCIENT TECHNIQUES FOR CONTEMPORARY TASTES: STYLE VARIATIONS AND THE FUTURE Two of Verona's leading producers of Amarone and Ripasso wines will share their knowledge, passion and insights for this winemaking technique that dates back to the ancient Romans and was a 'secret' of farmers for centuries. L'Appassione, Le Poiane, Bolla Amarone, Sartori Amarone, Corte Bra, Le Origini, I Saltari 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. NOT YOUR NONNA'S MARSALA: A SWEET FINISH AND A BITTER NOTE Benedetta Poretti of Sicily's historic Florio winery will show why her cellars are renowned for their reserves and reveal the complexity, flexibility and future of Marsala. Malvasia delle Lipari and Florio Fernet add Sicilian counterpoints. Florio Sweet Marsala, Florio Dry Marsala, Targa, Florio Malvasia delle Lipari, Fernet Florio Commencement exercises to immediately follow. 2017 CRU ARTISAN COLLEGE DATES! MAY 1 WASHINGTON, D.C. MAY 2 CHICAGO MAY 3 SAN FRANCISCO For complete, updated information go to Contact Events Director Becky Tsadik to reserve your spot, and/or for more information at $50 tuition fee. Scholarships available. Maurizio Broggi, FWS, DWS, creator of the Wine Scholar Guild's Italian Wine Scholar program and now presiding headmaster of 2017's Cru Artisan College, in Gattinara.

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