Silvia Vannucci of Piaggia
Join TWM and Silvia Vannucci of Piaggia from Carmignano in Tuscany, Italy, on June 26th at 1pm for a live virtual tasting of Piaggia’s outstanding wines. We had lunch with Silvia right as the Covid-19 epidemic blew up in the Spring of 2020, and have been excitedly anticipating an event with her ever since. The wines are fantastic, and so is she.
The Piaggia farm is situated in the commune of Poggio a Caiano, in the province of Prato, about 14 kilometres west of Florence. It has vineyards in the Carmignano Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin area, partly in the commune of Poggio a Caiano and partly in the commune of Carmignano. The winery was set up by Mauro Vannucci, who purchased the land in the DOC area near Piaggia in the mid 70s; he was convinced that the excellent exposure to the sun and the permeable, dry and clayey soil would produce a great Carmignano wine.
He produced the first Piaggia Carmignano Riserva DOCG in 1991 and since then his passion for wine has steadily grown. He has involved his daughter Silvia in this project and she is now the current owner of the winery. At the beginning of the 90s he bought a further 15 hectares in one of the best areas of the appellation, a kind of natural basin a few hundred metres from the centre of Carmignano, which gives a spectacular view of the city of Florence. The current property extends to about 25 hectares, 15 of which are cultivated with vines.
Your tasting pack will consist of 4 ounces of each of the 4 wines noted below (16 ounces total).
Piaggia 2019 Pietranera IGT, retail $20
Piaggia 2018 Il Sasso Carmignano, retail $30
Piaggia 2017 Carmignano Riserva, retail $40
Piaggia 2016 Poggio de’ Colli Cabernet Franc (LIMITED), retail $50
As usual, all wines tasted will be sold at a discount the day of the tasting, and your $5 bottle deposit will be refunded when you return the tasting bottles (& lids) to the shop.
Your tasting kit will be available for pick up beginning at Noon (to 6pm) on Friday, June 25th.
Tasting pack ~ $30 ($25 for wine club members ~ be sure to login to receive your member pricing!) plus a $5 REFUNDABLE bottle deposit. REGISTER HERE!
Tacoma Wine Merchants (TWM) may record this event for quality and training purposes, as well as for those who cannot attend. By registering for this event and joining the tasting on zoom, you are agreeing to being recorded.