We are delighted to be hosting a prestigious Verona Opera themed wine dinner for the Iconic ANSELMI winery in the Great Room of The Merchant Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 22rd June 2017. An evening of fine wine & Opera music. A 6 course sumptuous supper paired with ANSELMI wines and the chance to meet the Winemaker. Prosecco Reception 7 pm £69.50 Tickets directly from The Merchant Hotel. NOW SOLD OUT!!!
The wines are listed by most Michelin Star Restaurants in Italy, reflecting the tremendously fast ascent of ANSELMI into the ‘Club’ of top white winemakers in Italy. Roberto ANSELMI’s revolutionary parting from the Soave DOC law enables these wines to break barriers in style and quality. Located in the hills of Monteforte D’Alpino, Soave near Verona. ANSELMI believe in minimal handling of the wine and bringing out the full fruit expression and flavour of the Garganega grape. There are two white wines that will age for 15 years (CAPITEL CROCE & CAPITEL FOSCARINO), the stunning SAN VINCENZO which explodes with Mango, Passion fruit & Guava tropical flavours almost in the style of a top class Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc but incredibly juicy and refreshing. This wine is a WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 for 2016 (No 60). REALDA is a red that ages for 30+ years and a Passito dessert wine ‘I CAPITELLI’ that features in the book ‘100 Wines to Try Before you Die’.
By macerating on the skins for added depth and extract, Roberto’s wine-making artistry sculptures the extraordinary material provided by superb terroir and vineyard management into a range with incredible depth, breadth and longevity. As Jancis Robinson comments in The World Atlas of Wine, ‘These are serious wines by any measure and by no means over-priced compared with their peers in Burgundy’
We had the honour and privilege of sharing these incredible wines with Roberto and his wonderful daughter Lisa Anselmi, at the 2 Michelin Star Restaurant La Peca, near Vicenza. The wine list there was more like a bible than a wine menu and they had multiple vintages of each ANSELMI wine available. Roberto Anselmi generously selected the 1983 REALDA Cabernet Sauvignon, which once deftly resuscitated by the impressive Sommelier at La Peca, tasted like a really fine old Burgundy. It ranks as one of our best wine experiences ever!