Itaians wine on Top 50 wines of the year 2013 from Decanter

From more than 3,200 wines recommended in Decanter over the past year, our tastings team has picked out not only the highest-scoring but also the best value wines. These top 50 are listed her in one handy guide with updated prices and stockists Italy is rapresented on this list from 10 wines. 4 comes from…

16 Italian in the Top 100 di Wine Spectator

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…

Italian Wine Regions (1)

The list of Italian wine regions is organized by highest volume of D.O.C. wines. 1-Tuscany (~18% DOC production) Try red wines from Bolgheri and Cortona Tuscany is home to the Chianti region which is the most famous region for Sangiovese. When Sangiovese became the required major grape in Chianti during the 1970′s, the other noble grapes (Cab and…

Barolo Docg Prapo’ 2009 – Schiavenza

#94 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013  Grape:  100% Nebbiolo Vineyard: Prapò hamlet of the village of Serrralunga d’Alba Altitude 350 metres a.s.l. south-east exposure Calcareous and tuffaceous ground – guyot growing system Densitiy 4.000 plants per hectare – surface 5.000 mq Grape-harvest: Tardy, manual, – period half/end October Wine-making: Fermentation in vitrifield cisterns for 15-20 days at 25-30…

Barolo Monprivato 2008 Docg – Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio

GRAPE-VARIETY: Nebbiolo VINEYARD: Monprivato, in the village of Castiglione Falletto (CN) WINE-MAKING PROCESS: Estate-grown bunches thinned during the summer undergo traditional-style, floating cap fermentation for 20/25 days. The wine is then matured in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels for around 38 months. EXPECTED CELLAR LIFE: 15/25 years ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% COLOUR: garnet red with orange-coloured highlights;…

“Ornato” Barolo Docg 2006 – Pio Cesare

GRAPE VARIETY: NEBBIOLO 100 % VINEYARDS: A single vineyards Barolo from very ripe grapes of three different plots of the famous Pio’s Family-owned Ornato Estate in Serralunga d’Alba, one of the top vineyards in the whole Barolo area. VINIFICATION: Fermented in stainless steel with skin contact for 15 days. AGEING: In mid toasted French oak…