5 companies that have received the "Mention of Quality" for best Gutturnio wine.
Through partnership with international manufacturers of Winechanges.

Carpaneto Piacentino, June 6, 2011.
A large turnout of visitors despite the bad weather yesterday for the sixth edition of the Gutturnio Festival, when sampling, analysis and meeting with fans, onlookers and tourists attracted by the territory of Piacenza and the marriage of wine, gastronomy and culture. At the weekend a large audience, composed mainly of countless young people, filled the beautiful fifteenth-century courtyard of the Palazzo Comunale Gutturnio to taste the wine and other wine of the Colli Piacentini submitted by 36 Wineries and Producers.
The event takes place between free tastings and tours, tastings and wine pairings.

free tastingEach visitor, starting from the meeting directly with producers and suggestions and advice of the sommelier has built its path of free tasting, discovering the features, the pleasure and versatility of Gutturnio and others Piacentini wines accompanied by some typical products Piacenza, famous around the world: the three DOP cured meats - pork, bacon and sausage - and some local cheeses, including Grana Padano is produced locally.
Very interesting for wine tastings on the theme "Gutturnio and surroundings - Gutturnio Sparkling: wine and food tours and food pairings with typical products from Piacenza" all available seats have been rapidly depleted, demonstrating that the Gutturnio more and more curious.

The thread that has characterized this year's event - tying the preview presentation of the GUT Festival at Vinodromo in Milan on May 31 and the Festival itself in Carpaneto - was the massive presence of 20-30's, who have tasted especially Gutturnio sparkling aperitif and is well known in the Italian tradition, with a good glass of red, delicious typical products of Piacenza and the delicacies prepared by the students of the School of Hotel Piacenza.

This year the two Happy Hour, accompanied by live music and jazz Quartet "Giorgio Sclavo, and funny cabaret show by the comedian Daniele Raco from the famous tv-show Zelig have seen a large presence of older visitors.

Great success has also found the twinning with the German region of Pfalz with unpublished presence of manufacturers of Winechanges: 13 Wineries from the town of Deidesheim in the Palatinate, one of the most historically been dedicated to producing wines of great elegance and finesse of Riesling, present with their white wines, from classic and elegant to the most international Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc and Grey, through local varieties such as the Kerner and Muskateller.

"The GUT Festival has once again proven to be an event that attracts fans, and curious visitors outside the usual boundaries - said Fabio Bernizzoni, the promoter of the dual role of Councillor for Agriculture and Tourism of Carpaneto Piacentino and President of Strada dei Vini e dei sapori dei Colli Piacentini. And if the preview Milan wanted to strengthen our relationship with the milanese people and Milan, and reiterated that the Lombard capital remains an important catchment area for our producers, the partnership with the manufacturers Winechanges stresses the desire to grow Gutturnio Festival Piacentino than usual and territories, giving visibility to our interesting and unusual wines in context. With a representation of the GUT, we would present this summer at the Festival Wine of Deidesheim.

Space is also very popular wineries, where visitors can buy the best wines of the present GUT Festival, and the Library dedicated to Gutturnio.

The visitors were then able to deepen their knowledge and excellence in the Piacenza area thanks to the Associations like Strada dei Vini e dei sapori dei Colli Piacentini, and Strada del Po e dei Sapori della Bassa and Uppennino Piacentino.

The official inauguration, which took place on Sunday morning, was characterized by a large presence of local authorities and representatives of the productive world and the Armed Forces by the provincial Agriculture Filippo Pozzi to the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Piacenza, Giuseppe Parenti, the Director of the Association of Industrialists in Piacenza, Cesare Betti, that of the Consorzio Vini DOC Colli Piacentini, Enrico Ceruti, the Mayor of Carpaneto, Gianni Zanrei, many Aldermen and Councillors of the City - in addition to Fabio Bernizzoni and Mayors of di Castelvetro, Monticelli, Cortemaggiore, Alseno e Podenzano.

During the inauguration of the Tasting Committee - made up of Giancarlo Grassi, sommelier at Osteria del Teatro Piacenza, Massimo Volpari, wine shop and wine selection for the Slow Food guide, Daniele Repetti, chef at "Il Nido del Picchio" of Carpaneto, Roberto Gazzola, owner of the restaurant "La Palta" of Bilegno, Vittorio Barbieri, co-selector of wines for the Slow Food guide, Elena Simonetti, sommelier Sommelier Fisar and Massimo Marruchi Sommelier AIS - awarded the coveted "Quality Mention" for the Sparkling Wine 2010 Gutturnio five that stood out for the quality of the product and can now put out a "quality stamp" to the selections of wine Gutturnio winners:

  • Azienda Agricola Genesi Dionisio
  • Azienda Agricola Il Poggiarello selezione Perini&Perini
  • Tenuta Pernice selezione Poggi Azzali
  • Azienda Agricola Torre Fornello
  • Azienda Agricola Vitali Mario e Luigi


Five companies have been awarded with the Vinarelli made by the artist Maurizia Gentili, who lives and works in Carpaneto Piacentino, but displaying their works around the globe: from Britain to Ireland from North America to Japan, but remain forever tied to his land which he knows to take the poetic atmosphere.
Also awarded a special Vinarelli Winechanges.
The statements, made by hand, were created with a technique that uses wine pigments, tannins and anthocyanins, which penetrates the paper and oxidation, after evaporation of the alcohol moiety and water damage the tint.

Usual success for the tavola Piacentina: Carpaneto restaurants in and around that have joined the demonstration and the Street of the Association of Food and Wine Colli Piacentini were crowded with customers eager to experience the local flavors and aromas through the traditional menus Valli Piacentine Gutturnio in conjunction with the wine.

Gutturnio Festival was organized by the Municipality and the Association of Gut (born right to promote Gutturnio Festival), in collaboration with the Consorzio Vini DOC Colli Piacentini, the Strada dei Vini e dei sapori dei Colli Piacentini and Assovipp (Vinefarmers Association of Piacenza and Parma).