Io Vino, Selezione da Vitigno Autoctono returns right on time with its new edition featuring autochthonous wines, staged on March 12th in Rome, at TH Carpegna Palace.
Welcome Io Vino 2023
After the success of last year’s event in the capital, the exhibition chooses the Eternal City once again to present and introduce a selection of indigenous grape varieties from the regions of Marche and Campania to an audience of wine lovers.
While the venue of the sixth edition changes, the format of tastings and seminars organized by the Io Vino thatfocuses on a series of wine productions and wineries, especially minor and little-known ones, from Marche and Campania remains the same.
Talent, or rather Wine Scout of the day, is Manilo Frattari, a great wine enthusiast and creator of Io Vino together with his wife Romina Lombardi, who in each edition manages to come up with novelties, turning the spotlight on producers and products and giving insights into little-known grape varieties typical of these two regions.
The Italian Autochthonous Wines of Campania and Marche
“We are often asked why we have always chosen, without ever changing, Campania and Marche as the only regions present at Io Vino,” Manilo Frattari recounts. “In our opinion, they are two regions that certainly always have so much to tell and to be discovered, starting with the producers, the passionate winemakers who confirm their presence at the event and the new generations who are discovering the difficulties, sweat and satisfaction of this work. These are territories that we particularly love and about which every year we discover new things through an ever richer and deeper investigation.”
Io Vino Masterclasses
Remaining on the theme of in-depth study and research, as in every edition, there will be no shortage of Masterclasses, which this year will put the spotlight on two grape varieties: Coda di Volpe for Campania and Bianchello del Metauro for the Marche.
A first seminar will be dedicated to “Bianchello del Metauro. The wine that defeated the Carthaginian troops to the test of modern times,” by Pierpaolo Rastelli regional manager of Gambero Rosso. This will be followed by “The Alternative Roads of Campania’s White: Tails in Strokes,” curated by Alessio Pietrobattista, journalist for industry guides and editor for the Slow Wine Lazio guide.
Literary News from Io Vino
New in this sixth edition is the literary opening of the event. The first moment, scheduled after “cutting the ribbon,” will be the presentation of Raffaella Guidi Federzoni’s book “No Shortcuts Allowed” from Edizioni Scatole Parlanti.
Those who live the world of wine know Raffaella Guidi Federzoni well, export manager of several internationally renowned companies and signature of the blog l’Accademia degli Alterati. She makes her debut as a writer of an only partially autobiographical short story. Fattoria dei Barbi wines will accompany the book presentation in four different versions, but linked by the red thread of Sangiovese di Montalcino: Sulfite-Free 2021, Brusco dei Barbi 2019, Rosso di Montalcino 2020, Brunello di Montalcino 2017.