Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Castello di Montepò, Sassoalloro IGT

Sassoalloro IGT by Italian Wine & Food in China

Castello di Montepò (Jacopo Biondi Santi), Sassoalloro 2005, IGT Tuscany Red

Region: Tuscany
Grape: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Alchol: 14%
Ageing: 14 months oak barrique

AIS Tasting Sheet
Visual Analysis: ruby red, limpid, consistent
Olfactory Analysis: intense, fine, quite complex: fruity, spicy, ethereal
Taste-Olfactory Analysis: dry, warm, soft; quite fresh, tannic, quite sapid; balanced, quite intense, quite persistent, fine; mature to old, quite harmonious
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Focus: Prosecco in China

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in China

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in China
China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco by Italian Wine & Food in ChinaItaly is the 2nd largest “sparkling” exporter - after France - in value with 840 million €, 1st exporter in volume with 2.4 million hl

Prosecco with 540 million € represents 60% of global Italian sparkling export

China imports 3.97 million € of Prosecco which represents 33% of total Italian sparkling import

Prosecco export is a very concentrated market, the first 3 destination countries account for 62% of the global market, the first 10 countries account for 85%

China is the 14th destination country, with 3.97 million € which represents 0.8% of the global Prosecco export

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Prosecco figures

Prosecco figures by Italian Wine & Food in China

  • 2014 Prosecco produced 380 million bottles (1,8 billion Euro – average 4.8 Euro/bottle) vs Champagne 307 million bottles (4,5 billion Euro – average 14.7 Euro/bottle) [source:]
  • 2013 marks historical overtaking: Prosecco produced 307 million bottles vs Champagne 303 million bottles [source:]
  • Prosecco DOC average price: 4.5 Euro/bottle
  • Prosecco DOC grapes price: 1.2 Euro/kg (was 0.6 Euro in 2010)
  • Prosecco DOCG grapes price: 1.7 Euro/kg
  • Prosecco is produced in 2 regions (Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia), 9 provinces and more than 650 communes
  • Prosecco includes 3 consortium: Prosecco Superiore Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG (79 million bottles, 515 million Euro), Prosecco Superiore Asolo DOCG (3 million bottles, 15 million Euro), Prosecco DOC (306 million bottles, 1,300 million Euro)
  • Prosecco land: 28.000 hectares (Italian wine production land 690.000 hectares, 4%)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Harvest 2015: Italy 1st wine producer worldwide

Italy 48.9 million hl by Italian Wine & Food in China

source: EU

“Italy is still the home of wine, once again becoming the worldwide leader in the production … In 2014 17% of bottles of wines sold in the world were Italians, 28% of the bottles sold in Europe”, said Mr. Martina, Italian Minister of Agricultural Policies

“But the price positioning gap between France and Italy is still big. The average price of a bottled French wine is $ 5.46 per liter compared to the $ 3.63 of the Italian” states a research of Wine Management Lad of SDA Bocconi
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Barolo allows non-cork closures

Barolo allows non cork closures by Italian Wine & Food in China

Anche il Barolo rinuncia al tappo di sughero italian_flag.jpg

A fare da apripista l’Agricola Brandini di La Morra che per l’annata 2011 utilizzerà per copertura tappi alternativi ecologici derivati dalla canna da zucchero.

source: La Repubblica - see full article

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Top 5 Italian wine region

Top 5 Italian wine region by Italian Wine & Food in China

2015 - Veneto is again the top producer, with 9.3 million hl (wine and must)
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