16 Italian in the Top 100 di Wine Spectator

Top 100 Wine Spectators

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 .


3 Comments Add yours

  1. thank you for your comment. i am totally ok with your point of you about the italian wines that are catching french wines.
    and is so tru that in U.S are only the wines that never will drink here because they are so cheap wines and very commercial.
    My all point of view of this blog is trying to find crafted wines and am trying ( next year in California ) to bring them in the US but trust me is very dificult cuz of the bureaucracy of the italians law…

    Thank You agani


  2. BTW, thanks for re-blogging my post!

    Recently spent two weeks tasting wine in Italy and was overwhelmed. From Piedmonte nebbiolo – classic old-world styled wines that transcend Bordeaux (IMHO) , to Valpolicella appassimento fruit wines – huge, fruity wines made in a cooler climate, to Terlano’s white varietal vineyards – in high elevation Tyrol mountain valleys producing wines that can age like white Burgundy, to wonderful warm climate varietals like Vulture anglianico… one of the oldest in the world.

    Italy is fast catching France in the race for diversity, quality and value in wine. We need a greater selection of Italian wine imported and sold in the U.S.!


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