–120 present Wineries, from 15 different regions of Italy

–480 Labels for tasting

In this way the wine days of Fiera Bolzano end, this year landmark for hundreds of insiders. Autochtona

– the twelfth National Forum of native wines, which took place on 19th and 20th October

– has registered as many as 1,280 visitors, with 120 producers from 15 different Italian regions, for a total of 480 native labels for tasting.

The event, which confirms its successful formula, has been enriched with typical side events: the "Autoctoni che passione!" selection, in which a jury of Italian and international wine journalists chaired by the Deputy Director of "La Gazzetta dello Sport" Pier Bergonzi evaluated 76 labels finalists for tasting assigning six "Autochtona Awards", "Vinea Tirolensis", the area dedicated to the Winegrowers of South Tyrol which reported the record of 900 presences and, finally, "Tasting Lagrein", a comparative tasting of the red berry South Tyrolean vine organized in collaboration with the South Tyrol Wines Consortium, whose jury was presided by Peter Schleimer, of the VINARIA Austrian magazine.

Therefore, a more than positive trend, that of the 12th edition of the National Forum of Native wines which is confirmed also in the words of the exhibitors, who express their opinion on the participation.

«It was our first time to Autochtona and we did not expect such a beautiful event – Maria Capretti of Azienda Agricola Maria Capretti – Pusterla Vineyard said – we felt at home, we have known great professionals interested in learning about our company and our wines. Surely we will meet again next year! ». "This is the second edition we participate in and it is always very good to us – Fabio Altariva of the "Moretto Farm" explains – we have collected several important contacts and noted that most of the visitors come from other regions, we believe it is a positive signal for the event» Meanwhile, Simone Carnelos, of the Ornella Molon Traverso company, emphasizes the impeccable organization at all stages of the fair. "The signs were always clear and precise, as well as the staff who assisted us during the show, it was a good first experience culminated with the award of "Best Red Wine" to our Raboso DOC Piave 2009, a reason of pride for all of us».

The appointment with the next edition of Autochtona is Fiera Bolzano on 24th and 25th October 2016. An unmissable occasion to discover, promote and enhance the native Italian productions.

Here is the list of winners of the Autochtona Award 2015

–"Best White Wine" | Lugana Brolo DOC – Trebbiano di Lugana 2014 of Cantina Marsadri

–"Best Red Wine" | Raboso DOC Piave – Raboso 2009 of Ornella Molon Traverso

–"Best Bubbles" | Lambrusco rosé di Modena Spumante DOC Brut – Lambrusco di Sorbara 2011 of Cantina della Volta

–"Best Sweet Wine" | "Vin Santo" DOC Colli dell’Etruria Centrale 2011 di Fattoria San Michele a Torri

–"Best Rosé Wine" | Alnus Etna Rosato DOC 2012 di I Custodi delle Vigne dell’Etna

–"Terroir Special Award" | Entu Vermentino di Sardegna DOC organic 2014 of Colline del Vento

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