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I wasn’t even thinking about it, when I’ve received this email communicating that the Morellino di Scansano Riserva “Capatosta” 2009 has been awarded with the highest prize, the 5 Grappoli (grape clusters – here all the awards), from the wine guide published by the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS). The AIS was founded in 1968, and it is the oldest and most popular wine instution and education provider in Italy. It is present everywhere in the Italian territory and abroad, with thousands of members and clubs. The wine Guide has a similar format than Gambero Rosso and Espresso, and very popular in Italy, above all, in the wine trade and restaurant businesses. As mentioned before, they also are the main wine education provider in Italy, with hundreds of courses in all Italian regions, covering all the three level required to get the professional title of “Sommelier”. For many wine lovers, the first course, the introduction to wine, is their first experience and encounter with wine education, and since its inception, it had thousands and thousands of student. That’s why I’m particularly proud and happy that our best Morellino has received this important acknowledgment. And, this year for the first time, an English version of the Guida dei Vini d’Italia duemilavini 2012, will be also published in English.
This fantastic award follows the other announcement about the top prize, the Eccellenza of the Guida dei Vini d’Italia of the Espresso, which has also been given to the Morellino Capatosta 2009 (hey, it must be good then!) and the newcomer Vallerana Alta Cligiolo, 2009, a single vineyard of 50 YO vines.
The following month of October is shaping up to be very busy and very nice indeed!