The 51st edition of Vinitaly has just wrapped up. Held in Verona from the 9th-12th of April, this prominent international event brought 128 thousand visitors from 142 countries, more than 4,270 exhibitors, and a substantial increase in the number of foreign companies. The event also saw an increase in the number of top accredited foreign buyers, representing 30,200 of the total 48 thousand foreign visitors.
Like every year, Follador made its presence known by showing it’s 2016 vintage to trade visitors and regular fans It was certainly a vintage of extraordinary quality, characterized by an excellent harvest, with the added bonus of our dedication to continuous improvement of methods of vinification.
Also in Verona from March 31 to April 2, there was the third evaluation of wines being considered for inclusion in “5StarWines: THE BOOK” Wines were tasted and evaluated for inclusion in this international publication in the days leading up to the ribbon cutting for Vinitaly.
A committee of experts with the highest international credentials and specific geographic knowledge (Master of Wine, Master of Sommelier, Sommelier, experienced journalists) evaluated 2,153 wines from Italy, France, South Africa, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania , Ukraine, Hong Kong, Turkey, Canada, China.
Our Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Spumante Brut 2016 was awarded the flattering score 92, ranking among the best Italian wines on the list. By summer, “5StarWines: the Book 2017” will be published both in print and on digital formats, to be used by the companies selected as valid and authoritative marketing tool. It will also spread widely during the exhibitions, B2B meetings, the grand tasting and all the Vinitaly initiatives, both in Italy and abroad.
It is a recognition that rewards and our production philosophy, which is marked by the pursuit of excellence striving for continuous improvement.