After launching release in fits and starts on the top ten most anticipated by manufacturers, retailers and wine lovers , the drafting of Wine Spectator has unveiled the wine judged best of the year , Spain’s La Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 Cune , with a score of 95 / 100 , priced $ 63 , and secondly the Bordeaux St.- Emilion 2010 Château Canon -La Gaffelière , in third place Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley of Oregon’s Domaine Serene . Only nectar in the top ten is the Italian Barolo Monprivato 2008 Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio .
A ranking that , as far as we are concerned , on the whole still spoken mainly in Tuscany and Piedmont. With no absolute results of excellence with respect to the new world wine countries , with France and Spain , but with the positive aspect of seeing among the top 100 wines of the world also territories not so obvious to the general public . In other words: not very well on the assessments recognized that there were 10-15 years ago , its space to the usual suspects , but with emerging territories of absolute interest – in the past completely snubbed – finally recognized at the international level , such as Valtellina , Campania, Basilicata and Sicily. This is the trend that emerges from the famous “Top 100” prestigious magazine ‘s 2013 American Wine Spectator .
Sixteen Italian wines classified (as in 2012) , of which 5 Piedmontese : 4 Barolo and Barbaresco 1 , and 6 Tuscany : 2 Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico 1 , 1 Nobile di Montepulciano , Bolgheri 1 and 2 IGT Toscana . To keep company with Barolo from Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio , who finished in 6th place , arrive Barolo Albe 2008 GD Vajra to occupy 16 square ᵃ and Chianti Classico 2010 Poggerino , 18 ° . Following this, the 21st Bolgheri 2011 , Le Macchiole ; 24 ° Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Pertimali Livio Sassetti .
In 50th place is the scene of Sicily, with the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2010 from Cos ; 58th Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010 Avignonesi ; 61 ° Barbaresco 2007 Barbaresco producers , at an altitude of 66 states Basilicata, with Aglianico del Vulture Macari ‘ 2007 Macarico . At n . 80 stands in the Tuscan Maremma Mongrana 2010 Querciabella , below, at n . 82 – big surprise – from Valtellina Superiore Sassella 2009 Mamete Prevostini . At n . 86 debuts Ranked Barolo La Rosa 2008 Fontanafredda . At n . 91 another great classic of Italian , often unfairly overlooked : Taurasi Radici Riserva 2006 Mastroberardino . At an altitude of 94 Barolo Prapò 2009 Schiavenza . Closure without surprises , the whole of Tuscany, with the Brunello di Montalcino 2008 Montosoli Altesino n. 96 , and with the Tuscany Gates 2011 Badia a Coltibuono, n. 100 .
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