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…

Nobile di Montepulciano Docg 2010 – Avignonesi

#58 on the TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR Wine Spectator This Nobile has lots of fresh, mature fruit, typical to Sangiovese; balance, structure and acidity that will permit this wine to age in time, and distinctive balsamic notes, a trademark of the 2010 vintage, which give character to the aroma profile. Grapes  Sangiovese Ageing   Ageing…

Brunello di Montalcino 2008 – Pertimali Livio Sassetti

#24 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013   This famous family-owned winery has been making great reds for generations with outstanding depth of fruit and sublime finish. The strength and elegance of this wine show why Livio Sassetti is considered by both critics and peers to be a benchmark producer  Production Area: Montalcino (Siena),…

Chianti Classico Docg 2010 – Poggerino

#18 position on Top 100 Wine Spectator of 2013 The winery’s largest production (about 40.000 bottles per year). It is made from Sangiovese 100%. The wine spends one year in barriques before being aged in bottle. Its colour is light ruby, with aromas of blackberries, cherries and redcurrant, with a touch of licorice and vanilla…

Brunello di Montalcino Docg 2007 – Val di Suga

Sangiovese Grosso 100% from the Val di Suga vineyards in Montalcino, in the three historic areas. It is a blend that brings together the three main locations with different geographical and climatic conditions. This pays off in the composition of these three wines, with a special equilibrium of each area’s characteristics—a unique balance of freshness…

Chianti Classico Riserva Docg 2009 – Lilliano

Grape variety or blend: percentages Sangiovese 90%; complementary 10% (grapes from first selection) Maturing/ageing phases, times and containers used: Storage in vitreous cement tanks until malolactic fermentation is completed. Chianti Classico Riserva is aged in Allier barrels (hl 28-34) for two years . Ageing in the Bottle: 6 months (three compulsory by Law). Sensorial analysis:…