Today, 1st April, the curtain went up on Operawine. The opening of Vinitaly, a maxi tasting of the 130 best Italian wine labels according to the American magazine Wine Spectator, was attended by buyers, chefs and operators from the world of Bacchus. A real bridge to the US market, where once again the great names of “Vineyard Italy” were present in the former Mercatali Galleries, in front of the entrance to Veronafiere.

The protagonists were wines – red, white, rosé and sparkling – from all regions: first on the list was Tuscany, followed by Piedmont and Veneto, as well as ten new entries that enrich the possibilities of choice among the many excellent wines of the region, synonymous with charm, tradition, refinement and taste. For ten new entries, there are twenty exits compared to 2022.

The Northern Italian regions triumph with 57 brands, the Centre with 44 and the South with 29. Tuscany tops the list with 35 selected wineries, thanks to great classics such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, Bolgheri and Supertuscan. Piedmont follows with the famous Barolo and Barbaresco (19) and Veneto, a land famous for Prosecco, Amarone della Valpolicella and Soave (17). Two regions in the “Mezzogiorno”, (South of Italy), are particularly “in form”: Sicily (10 wineries) and Campania (8).

Cutting of the ribbon