At this year’s Monza Wine Experience event L’Eccellenza in Villa take part in the first Italian tasting of collectible wines.
Sixty rare and valuable labels, usually sold only on allotment, will be presented by the producers themselves to wine lovers at the new highlight event closing the Monza Wine Experience 2023.
Next November 12 at the Villa Reale in Monza is L’Eccellenza in Villa, the first tasting open to the public of Italy’s rarest and most expensive wines, typically sold only by allocation.
The Monza Wine Experience 2023
The event is the main novelty of the Monza Wine Experience, a wine event in the Brianza capital dedicated to quality wine, now in its fifth edition.
After the masterclasses on Amarone, Barolo and Franciacorta and the gala dinner that saw a dream team of chefs take turns at the stove, including the staff of Alba’s Piazza Duomo (three Michelin stars), it is now the turn of one of the most exclusive tastings ever offered directly to wine lovers.
In the halls of the Villa Reale in Monza, a walk around tasting will be held in the presence of the producers themselves to whom will go the honor and the burden of telling participants the secrets of these often unobtainable jewels of Italian enology.
Today, the labels most sought after by wine merchants, restaurateurs, collectors, or enthusiasts are in fact now sold almost exclusively on allocation. Due to the small number of them, wineries are forced to select who to sell them to by creating allocation lists. Only if a customer on the list does not purchase the wine is then placed on a new one on hold, otherwise access remains a pipe dream, regardless of the price one is willing to spend.
Excellence in Villa
This mechanism makes the price of such wines higher and higher, and it is increasingly difficult for enthusiasts to be able to taste or purchase them, as they are not present at public events that are not reserved for the trade press.
Among the bottles to be tasted will be some of the best Italian Fine Wines such as Sassicaia (best wine in the world 2015 Wine Spectator), Marroneto (twice 100/100 Robert Parker), Roagna (twice 100/100 Decanter), Burlotto Monvigliero (100/100 Robert Parker), Trinoro (100/100 Robert Parker), Montevertine, Ornellaia and the first exclusive release of Solaia 2020, released on the market just last month.
Alongside this selection, there will be a room dedicated to Barolo, organized by the Strada del Barolo, with a tasting desk of some of the best Mga (Additional Geographical Mentions) from the Langhe and featuring some of the appellation’s most renowned producers: Aurelio Settimo, Barolo Rocche dell’Annunziata 2018; Costa di Bussia, Barolo Bussia 2018; Ettore Germano, Barolo Cerretta 2018; Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo Sarmassa 2018; Sara Vezza, Barolo Ravera 2018; and Sordo, Barolo Monvigliero 2018.
The wines were selected by the palate and sensibilities of Aldo Fiordelli, journalist and food and wine critic for Decanter, one of the world’s leading wine publications, a corresponding member of the Italian Academy of Vine and Wine, and a contributor to Rcs and Civiltà del bere, Italy’s oldest wine magazine.
“Today there is an event on wine every weekend,” explained Samantha Ceccardi of Visionplus, organizer of the event, “so with Aldo Fiordelli we asked ourselves how to propose something new, stimulating and, above all, of depth. Something that had never been seen before. Making the event even more unique will be the setting of the Villa Reale in Monza, appropriate for such an important selection of wines.”