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Decanter Fine Wine Encounter 2022 – Discovery Tastings

A series of informal tastings lasting approximately 45 minutes. If you have already purchased Decanter Fine Wine Encounter London tickets, you can simply add a Discovery Tasting to your order or purchase a Discovery Tasting Ticket Bundle (which includes Grand Tasting access) for £140 per person.


12.30pm - 1.15pm: Planeta: Tasting Sicily’s Wine Mosaic Masterclass

Speaker: Patricia Tóth, Winemaker

Planeta is one of Sicily’s foremost and forward-looking wine producers. Over the course of five centuries and through 17 generations, the Planeta family have played a positive role in shaping Sicily’s agriculture and viticulture. Planeta make their wines in a range of styles, using indigenous and international grape varieties; some are produced as varietal wines, some as blends.
Guests will be guided through wines from the six Planeta properties, which will reveal the island’s rich winemaking mosaic of terroirs and Planeta’s distinctive approach to viticulture and winemaking.

  • Planeta, Allemanda Noto, Sicily, Italy 2021
  • Eruzione, 1614 Carricante Planeta, Sicily, Italy 2019
  • Planeta, Cometa, Menfi, Sicily, Italy 2021
  • Planeta, Mamertino, Sicily, Italy 2018
  • Planeta, Dorilli, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, Sicily, Italy 2018
  • Planeta, Burdese, Menfi, Sicily, Italy 2016

2.15pm - 3pm: The singular expressions of Bodegas Ysios

Speaker: Victoria Bryksa - Wine Education Ambassador - Ysios

Located in the heart of Rioja Alavesa, Bodegas Ysios combines a respect for tradition with a willingness to innovate. Each wine in its range is an expression of a distinct terroir and microclimate. Ysios celebrated its 20th anniversary last year with the release of Finca el Nogal, a Viñedo Singular – a relatively new category in Rioja for top-quality, terroir-specific wines. Tasters will be able to try the 2018 vintage of this outstanding wine along with five others, including a 100% Viura and a range of reds made from Tempranillo grapes from small, select vineyard parcels, from vines of varying ages.

  • Ysios Blanco, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2020
  • Ysios Selección, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2016
  • Ysios Selección ‘En Primeur’, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2017
  • Ysios Grano a Grano, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2019
  • Ysios Finca El Nogal, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2018
  • Ysios Finca Las Naves, Rioja Alavesa, Rioja, Spain 2018

4pm - 4.45pm: Terroir and Time: Uncovering The Shades Of Nebbiolo

Speaker:Valentina Abbona , Owner - Export & Marketing Manager

The Abbona family have been making wine at Marchesi di Barolo, in the heart of Barolo, for six generations. Terroir plays a vital role in Barolo. For this tasting, Valentina Abbona will guide tasters through five wines, all from the 2018 vintage but from different soil types, showing how the Nebbiolo grape expresses those differences. Time plays its role, too, and the final pair of wines in the tasting (Marchesi di Barolo Sarmassa 2018 and Limited Edition 2007), will demonstrate how the passage of time leaves its own distinctive mark on the wine.

  • Marchesi di Barolo, Nebbiolo d’Alba Roccheri, Piedmont 2018
  • Marchesi di Barolo, Serragrilli, Barbaresco, Piedmont 2018
  • Marchesi di Barolo, Coste di Rose, Barolo, Piedmont 2018
  • Marchesi di Barolo, Cannubi, Barolo, Piedmont 2018
  • Marchesi di Barolo, Sarmassa, Barolo, Piedmont 2018
  • Marchesi di Barolo, Sarmassa 10 years limited edition, Barolo, Piedmont 2007


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