A Soave selection
Published:  18 May, 2007

Enotria will be showing off its own revamped brand image as well as a new look for the Inycon range, which has been rebranded as "the natural expression of Sicily" and has new packaging. The agency is also launching Stelle d'Italia, a collection of classic wines from Italy's best-known wine regions. Stand F52

Bibendum has added Tuscan producer Castellani to its Italian portfolio . The winery will be showing its wines alongside Ceretto, Rapitala, Castello Monaci, Melini and Lamberti. Stand D30

Foster's EMEA is launching a brand from Chianti - Castello di Gabbiano. Winemaker Giancarlo Roman and managing director Ivano Reali will be at the fair . Roman will lead a tasting of the wines at 11.30am on May 23. Stand D40

PLB has added a £4.99 Wild Cat Cataratto - exclusive to Waitrose - to its own-brand Sicilian Sicilano range. ­Piedmont-based sparkling Pinot Grigio producer Tosti has released what it says is the world's first rosé version - Tosti Sparkling Pink Pinot Grigio NV, which will be marketed under the Carino label in the off-trade (rrp £7.99). Family-owned Chianti producer Piccini will be unveiling Selezione Oro Chianti Riserva DOCG, aimed at the multiple sector (rrp £7.99). Stand F60

HwCg is relaunching Canaletto after a major revamp by designers Saatchi & Saatchi. A 100 per cent Pinot Grigio and varietal Müller-Thurgau have been added to the range. The agency is also launching the Real Rosé Company, which it says is the first pan-global rosé brand and includes an Italian wine among an eight-strong range from France, Chile, Australia and South Africa. The range comes at two price points - £4.99 for dual varietals and £6.99 for single varietals. Stand S30

Trentino co-operative CAVIT is unveiling the new look for its premium Mastri Vernacoli range at Boutinot's stand. The range, targeted at independents to retail at £6, includes red and white wines made from indigenous Trentino grapes and now has an eye-catching black and gold top label to give it a more elegant feel, with region, grape variety, country and vintage clearly marked on the main label underneath, and the brand initials embossed on the neck foil. Mastri Vernacoli Trentino Pinot Grigio 2006 will be on taste, alongside Lunetta Prosecco VSAQ NV, CAVIT's first Prosecco which was released in the UK last year, and a number of wines targeted at the on-trade. CAVIT is distributed by Meridian Wines, and export director Claudio Gambarotto will be at the event. Stand C32

HBJ is introducing Puglia family winery Mocavero - Francesco Mocavero will be representing the family and presenting a range of Negroamaro and Primitivo di Salento, Salice Salentino and Riservas. Northern Italian producer Guerrieri Rizzardi will be showing new vintages.

Stand I21

Zonin is launching Primo Amore - First Love - a range of four wines designed to appeal to those just starting to develop a taste for fine wines. Low-alcohol red Romeo and white Juliet and the food-friendly Pinot Grigio and Sangiovese/Merlot will be on taste. Stand G10

Ravelli is extending its range with a Prosecco and a Pinot Grigio Blush at Thierry's stand. Stand Q20

Three Italian producers will showcase wines on Lane & Tatham 's stand, which is slightly lower-key than its presence at the past few wine fairs. Family winery Vigneti Tommasi, founded in 1902, makes wines from the Veneto and Tuscany. Three wines will be on taste: Amarone Classico DOC 2003, Le Rosse IGT 2006 and Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC 2004. New estate and winery Feudo Arancio, from Agrigento , Sicily, was built by Trentino producer Mezzacorona, and produces a range of classic and Sicilian varietals. Cantine Due Palme, from Puglia, makes rich, fruit-driven reds including Salice Salentino DOC 2004 and Brindisi Rosso DOC 2004. Stand C10

Flying Kiwi winemaker Matt Thom son will be at Liberty's stand to show Veneto-based Alpha Zeta's Lugana 2006 and Piedmont-based Ca' del Matt's Piemonte Cortese 2006. Bolgheri winery Poggio al Tesoro will be showing its Vermentino 2006. Stand G42

Giacomo Borgogno, the oldest recorded estate in Barolo, Abruzzo's Gianni Masciarelli and Elisabetta Foradori from Trentino will be at Les Caves de Pyrène's stand. Stand I13

Great Western Wine will be showing a range of small estate wines from throughout Italy, including Terrabianca and Negro. Stand D12

Brown Forman will be showing the wines of Fratelli Bolla, from the Veneto, which makes Valpolicella, Soave and Amarone wines mainly targeted at the on-trade through Matthew Clark. Stand D60

Trentino winemakers

and grappa distillers will be out in force after running a successful event at the Royal Opera House in February. All the producers are looking for UK distribution deals, and exhibitors include Vivallis, Fratelli Pisoni distillery, Giori Distillati Trentini, Gaierhof, Cantine Montfort and Bertagnolli.

The northern region produces aromatic white s, Trento DOC sparklers and red wine Teroldego . The UK is its third-biggest export market. Trentino agriculture, commerce and tourism councillor Tiziano Mellarini says: " The significant temperature variations typical of the Alpine climate offer characteristics unparalleled anywhere else in Italy, we know that this is something that UK trade and press can appreciate ." Stand F30

Wines of Lombardy will be showing wines from across the region,including DOCGs Valtellina Superiore and Sforzato di Valtellina, Bonarda DOC and Pinot Nero from Pavia, Franciacorta DOCG from Brescia, plus a Passito and red and white Valcalepio DOC, Garda Colli Mantovani and Cellatica del Capriano. Sticky fans look out for dessert wines San Martino della Battaglia and particularly Moscato di Scanzo, a red dessert wine made from dried grapes , believed to have its origins in pre-Roman times. Stand B60-C60

Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG, which makes low-alcohol, still and sparkling red dessert wines will be at stand A49; Carmignano will be showing some Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon-based rosatos at stands S20/R20, and the Italian Trade Commission will be at stands B50-C50-C60-G50.

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