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Gancia® Brings Aboard Top-5 World Renowned Oenologist Dr. Donato Lanati to Consult Across Wine Portfolio

Posted on June 04, 2021

NEW YORK CITY (June 2021) — Legendary and award-winning Italian wine house Gancia is strengthening its winemaking expertise with the addition one of the world’s most renowned oenologists, Dr. Donato Lanati, to serve as consultant across the 170-year-old brand’s portfolio of sparkling and still wines. Dr. Lanati helped make Gancia’s first-ever Prosecco Rosé D.O.C., released earlier this year. 

Dr. Lanati is a sought-after oenologist, named in 2014 as one of the world’s top-five by Wine Enthusiast magazine, and in 2015, he was awarded with the highest international award of winemaking. Dr. Lanati has achieved multiple 100-point wine scores from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and five top 100 wines from Wine Spectator. He also leads the world-famous international research center Enosis Meraviglia, where he pioneers unique innovations and methods for merging scientific knowledge with the human art of winemaking, leading to the perfect wines for modern consumer tastes. 

“We are justifiably excited to have Dr. Lanati onboard to assist our Gancia winemakers in optimizing each of our varietals of sparking and still wines,” says Scott Oliver, Roust Americas CEO.  “Gancia is already highly regarded for making quality, award-winning wines and Dr. Lanati is going to help us take our wines to the next level. Working with Dr. Lanati is consistent with Gancia’s constant pursuit of excellence, innovation and improvement.”  

Founded in 1850 by Carlo and Edoardo Gancia in the Piedmont region of Italy, Casa Gancia is one of the largest producers of sparkling wines, Prosecco and vermouths in the world. For 170 years, Gancia's history has become synonymous with the phrase "Made in Italy," and its wines are distributed in more than 65 countries. The label's global volume growth has increased by 30 percent to date this year.

To learn more about Gancia, please visit www.Gancia.com

About Gancia

Started by brothers Carlo and Edoardo Gancia in 1850, the House of Gancia created the first sparkling wine and the first white Vermouth in Italy. Since then, Gancia has accumulated an impressive heritage as an expert winemaker and has grown into a respected brand worldwide with an award-wining portfolio of Charmat Method and Classic Method sparkling wines and Italian liqueurs. Gancia is a company that has never forgotten its origins and traditions, while continuously innovating and maintaining focus on every detail required to make exceptional wine. www.Gancia.com

About Roust Americas

Roust Americas is a subsidiary of Roust Group, the world’s second largest vodka producer by volume. Roust Americas is responsible for the management, distribution and marketing of world-class brands like Russian Standard® Vodka, Zubrowka® Vodkas, Green Mark® Vodka, Gancia® wines and liqueurs, and De Luze® cognac. http://www.roust.com

Region: Italy
Job Function: Consultant

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