Riverboat Wine Voyages S3, Italy (Piedmont)


Taste over 50 wines over a series of 10 'voyages', as we explore the famous and the up-and-coming wine regions of the world! Now in its third season, the Riverboat's Wine Voyages gives you the opportunity to learn more about wine whilst enjoying it with friends in a fun and social atmosphere on board Singapore's very own floating F&B and lifestyle venue.

Begin with a welcome sparkling wine and tostada chips. Once everyone is settled in, listen to a short presentation on the day's featured country/region by our guest wine specialist Akimi Yeo, followed by a guided tasting sequence of 4-5 other wines. Feel free to share your thoughts along the way, and ask questions anytime along the journey.

This Voyage: Italy (Piedmont)

Moscato, usually vinified as a light-alcohol, sweet wine, gained much popularity in Singapore over the last 5 years as the wine of choice among younger drinkers and those new to wine. Now widely produced in the new world, it’s historical hometown is actually in Asti, a subregion of Piedmont. Here, the wine is either made in “Spumante” (fully sparkling) or “Frizzante” (fizzy) style, and is intensely aromatic and enjoyable.

Castello del Poggio Moscato D’Asti DOCG 2014

Straw-yellow with golden reflections and a delicate mousse. Intense and very inviting, with delicate scents of underbrush, musk and peaches. Sweet but not at all cloying; well-balanced and with an extremely refined fruitiness.

Piedmont is also famous for its Cortese-based whites and Nebbiolo-based reds. Barolo and Barberesco, two red wines which help put Piedmont on the world map, are in fact named after two historic hill towns along the Tanaro river just south of Asti. To give us a good insight into the signature styles of the region, we will be tasting 4 wines from Fontanafredda, a historic winery in the heart of Piedmont that dates back to June 1858, and boasting over 200 acres of vineyard plantings today.

Riverboat Wine Voyages, Piedmont

Fontanafredda Gavi Del Comune Di Gavi 2012

This is a white wine with personality, which resolutely defends its characteristics against the perils of time, allowing it to maintain the highest quality for several seasons. Straw-yellow with greenish highlights, it has an ample nose, with an intense bouquet featuring flowers, vanilla, lemon, lily of the valley and bitter apples. Its nicely dry taste is full, well-balanced and elegant.

Fontanafredda Raimonda Barbera D’Alba DOC 2013

The colour is deep ruby-red when young, it tends to garnet-red on ageing. It has a rather intense, characteristic nose which is flowery and fruity at the same time, with nice light overtones of wood, spices and vanilla. The flavour is full, persistent, nicely dry and velvety.

Fontanafredda Coste Rubin Barbaresco 2008

Ruby-red with garnet highlights; on the nose ripe plums, bilberries and violets merge harmoniously with hints of liquorice, cinnamon and tobacco. Well-structured tannins and intense fruit fill the mouth with a closely-packed, full flavour.

Fontanafredda Serralunga D’Alba Barolo 2008

The colour is garnet-red with ruby highlights that take on a slightly orange tone over time. It has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush. The taste is dry, but soft, full-bodied, velvety and well-balanced, and is very long-lasting.


Austria (18 May) | Italy, Piedmont (1 June) | Japan & Taiwan (15 June) | Germany (29 June) | Greece (13 July) | Australia (27 July) | China & India (10 Aug) | France, Loire Valley (24 Aug) | Spain (7 Sept) | France, Alsace (21 Sept)

For more information, please email events@riverboat.com.sg or contact our in-house wine specialist Daryl Saw at 62785775. See you on board!

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Thu Jun 1, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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