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Italy’s national wine fair rolls out new vintages’s Soave Classico Monte Grande 2015. It was our traditional welcome to Vinitaly, Italy’s national wine fair.

Despite a late arrival in Venice last week, my colleague Thomas Matthews and I arrived in Verona in time for a light lunch at Oste Scuro: fritto misto and pasta with a delicious bottle of PrĂ ‘s Soave Classico Monte Grande 2015. It was our traditional welcome to Vinitaly, Italy’s national wine fair.

The fair, which features more than 4,000 producers, kicks off with a more focused event: OperaWine, an exclusive tasting Wine Spectator hosts in partnership with Vinitaly and Veronafiere. We had a stunning spring day of sunshine and more than 1,000 invited guests packed Palazzo della Gran Guardia to sample 104 wines from some of the best Italian producers in all 20 regions.

This was the sixth edition of OperaWine; each year we add and subtract some producers, to keep the tasting fresh and exciting. There were 14 new wineries participating this year. Francesco Gibellini of Tenuta Pederzana emptied his cellar to present the Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Semisecco 2008. From the tiny region of Valle d’Aosta in the northwest, Grosjean Frères poured its Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz 2014. Among the reds, Antoniolo‘s Gattinara Osso San Grato 2011 had fleshed out well since I reviewed it a year ago. Produttori del Barbaresco offered its Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2009. It was impossible to taste everything, but a

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