Meet the Producer: Virtual Wine Tasting with Ettore Germano

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Presenting Meet the Producer, a virtual wine tasting with producers across the Italian peninsula! Each month, one of Cavinona's winemakers will select three of their favourite bottles and host a virtual tasting where we will learn the story and characteristics behind each of their indigenous Italian wines. In addition to getting your wine, we will be emailing you your Zoom access link 24 hours before the start of your class. Once you get your kit, store all bottles in the fridge.

This month we are excited to introduce Sergio Germano from Ettore Germano as our featured wine producer. This winery is a fourth generation family run vineyard that was born in 1856. Ettore, son of Alberto, continued his father's work and developed skill for grapevine grafting. In the 1950s he started to replant the vineyards using vines that he himself propagated using a 'massal selection'. He created a vine density of at least four thousand vines per hectare of land in the varieties that are typical of the region: Dolcetto, Barbera, and Nebbiolo. As time went on Ettore continued to work in the vineyards, buying additional neighbouring parcels of lands. In 1985, Ettore's son, Sergio, finished enology school in Alba and started to work with his family, bottling small amount of wine in addition to the wine sold in bulk to friends and private buyers. In 1995, Sergio planted vineyards in the village Cigliè in Alta Langa area and started producing Riesling and Chardonnay. Today, the estate consists of 10 hectares of red varieties in Serralunga and about 5 hectares in Ciglè dedicated to the production of white wine and sparking wine. Sergio and his wife continue producing wine maintaining family traditions.

Purchasing individual bottles or all three bottles will give you access to the virtual tasting class. All wines come with an accompanying snack of taralli and olives. We look forward to having you join us in exploring the wines of Ettore Germano!

Which wines will we be tasting

  • 2013 Barolo Cerretta DOCG: Intense aromas of plum and berries, hints of rose petal, dark chocolate and sandalwood.
  • 2018 Riesling “Herzu" Langhe DOC: Straw yellow in colour. Fragrances of tropical fruit and hints of herbs and minerals.
  • 2015 Barolo Serralunga DOCG: Garnet red. Notes of red fruits, liquorice and violet. 

When: Thursday, November 26th at  6:00 PM / Tastings are typically 1 hour long

Where: Virtual Zoom Class

 

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