15 July • Cabernet vs Cabernet

At 9:30 a.m. on Monday 15 July, the Grand Hotel Savoia will host the conference with tasting Cabernet vs Cabernet, a special focus on Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, among the best-known and most appreciated grape varieties on the international wine scene. Considered to be at the top of world oenology, Cabernet has also in Italy experienced moments of glory and others of disaffection, but its greatness is evident, being the variety behind the success of some of the world’s most appreciated wines. The dialectic between the two ‘brothers’ is curious: if the Zero years were dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, the Ten Years saw the meteoric rise of Cabernet Franc. But what are the differences between the two?

We will investigate this in oenological and viticultural terms, with the involvement of leading experts in the field, and then put them to the sensory test, tasting excellent versions of one another and some particularly successful alliances between the two.

9:30-11:00 a.m.: conference
11:00-1:30 p.m.: walk-around tasting

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The Cabernet Knights

Marchesi Antinori, Banfi, Barollo, Casale del Giglio, Castello del Terriccio, Castello di Bolgheri, Castello di Querceto, Collavini, Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara, Colterenzio – Schreckbichl, Fèlsina, Tenuta Liliana, Maculan, Masciarelli, Tenuta Meraviglia, Mezzacorona, Monteverro, Pasqua Vini, Planeta, Poggio al Tesoro, Rocca delle Macìe, Rottensteiner, Tenuta San Guido, Santi, Tenuta di Arceno, Tua Rita, La Viarte, Villa Sandi, Zenato, Zorzettig. Special guest: Vérité (Sonoma)