Important spotlights for the Firriato Harmonium at the recent New York Wine Experience, the annual meeting arranged by Wine Spectator to showcase to its enthusiastic audience an exclusive selection of the best wines from every corner of the globe. The event was held in the elegant Marriot Marquis Hotel, in the heart of Times Square. More than 270 producers coming from all over the world proudly presented their labels, ranked with a minimum of 90 points and up from the prestigious panel of Wine Spectator’s tasters.
The aim of the Grand Tasting is to connect the Producers with a sophisticated audience of readers, collectors and trade. It was a privilege to be among the 50 participating Italian wineries, represented by COO Federico Lombardo di Monte Iato.
Firriato poured Harmonium 2013, the Top Cru 3 Single Vineyards of Nero D’Avola, one of more representative wines of the “Authentic Terroir Concept”, the driving philosophy of the winery.
“Certainly, this is the most aristocratic red wine of our portfolio- says Federico Lombardo di Monte Iato – with this iconic label, we have contributed not only to make Sicilian winemaking more famous, but also to communicate the real champion of our viticulture, the Nero d’Avola vine”.
Firriato Winery is a family-owned business, located in Trapani. It encompasses six estates throughout the most magical parts of the wine regions of Sicily, including the island of Favignana. Founded in 1984, Firriato boasts a kaleidoscopic production of 4.5 million bottles per year. Approximately 380 hectares of vineyards are manicured with passion under certified organic farming techniques. These vineyards are distributed in three heterogeneous and complex soils: the Agro of Trapani, the Etna volcano, and the surprising viticulture of the sea environment surrounding the island of Favignana. Firriato is a pioneer in Precision Viticulture, a technique that emphasizes the potential of every single plant, and the range of expression that can be revealed with respect to distinct pedoclimatic contexts. Dedication and zeal applied to oenological practices and eco-sustainability are an integral part of the philosophy of Firriato. It is for this reason that Firriato, year after year, has continued to conquer international markets for quality and elegance of its wines. Firriato products can be found in forty-eight countries around the world, representing the fine expression of Sicilian terroir. For more information: www.firriato.it