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The “Giulio Gambelli Prize” goes to a young talent: Tuscany-born Ivan Misuri, 38 years old, who graduated in winemaking and viticulture at the University of Florence in 2006.
The “Premio Gambelli” is dedicated to Giulio Gambelli, one of the giants of Tuscan winemaking – known as the “Grand Master of Sangiovese” – who died in 2012.
The award ceremony took place on Tuesday 18th February in San Gimignano, during the Preview of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Consortium.
The award is promoted by Aset Toscana (Associazione Stampa Enogastroagroalimentare Toscana) and the IGP network, and was awarded by the president of Aset Leonardo Tozzi, Carlo Macchi (president of IGP) and Irina Strozzi, President of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano Wine Consortium.
The eighth edition of the Award was organised in collaboration with the Wine Consortia of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and the contribution of the wineries that knew and worked with Gambelli, such as Bibbiano, Fattoria di Rodàno, Il Colle, Montevertine, Ormanni, Poggio di Sotto. Ivan Misuri was awarded with the title of “winemaker under 40, whose wine has been able to better interpret the spirit and vision of Giulio Gambelli”.
Out of the twenty Italian winemakers under 40 who applied, according to the jury, Ivan Misuri is the one who managed to come closest to the values and methods represented by the Gambelli style: respect for the raw material, exaltation of the variety, the vintage, and the characteristics of the territory.
Misuri works in Tuscany, specifically in Montalcino, the Chianti Classico and the Montalbano area. With the Gambelli Prize, the winner receives a check for 1,500 euros.
The name of Ivan Misuri joins those of the winemakers who came out on top in the Award’s previous editions: Fabrizio Torchio (2013), Gianluca Colombo (2014), Francesco Versio (2015), Sebastian Nasello (2016), Diego Bonato and Luca Faccenda (2017 ), Luigi Sarno (2018) and Angela Fronti (2019).