On November 30th, the association Slow Food organized in Trieste, Stazione Marittima, the XIV edition of Assaggio Divino (Divine Tasting) an event aiming to promote the knowledge and the importance of the native grapes of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region from which a extraordinary range of white and red wines are produced.
Slow Food, the global organization linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment, organize such events within the branch called Slow Wine.
The event, that lasted just the Sunday afternoon, had for protagonists over 30 wine producers to which were added 9 Slow Food branded agricultural companies with their products such as cheese, mortadella and hams, honey, bread and much more.
I went with couple of friends and we really enjoyed the opportunity to try several brands and wines from the territory that is just surrounding us and that somehow brings back the history of the territory, and the opportunity to get to know such incredible places to go that are just around the corner.
Without the aim to be exhaustive (I couldn’t try all the over 100 wines that were presented) I will mention the ones that really impressed me. Maybe it will be more of a list for myself to choose from when I want to have a good wine.
RIBOLLA GIALLA RONCO VIENI Metodo Classico, by Vigneti Pittaro, was a great start, a white sparkling wine with very delicate taste.
VITOVSKA 2012 by SKERK, a white wine that was delicious with its dry taste, made by this native grape of the area of Carso.
RIESLING Aquila del Torre – Friuli Colli Orientali DOC – A dry white wine, very mineral when you try it. It was a very particular taste.
TERRANO 2012 by SKERK, a dark red wine also from the Carsic area, with a very deep taste that I loved particularly.
TAZZELENGHE 2009 by Jacuss, a red wine with very solid taste, this kind of grapes is one of those native in the region that almost disappeared.
VERDUZZO FRIULANO 2009, also by Jacuss, is a white wine for meditation. It is sweet and very good with its taste of caramel and nuts and it was the perfect conclusion of the evening.