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<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> <strong>2018</strong><br />

1 st Edition


Veronafiere S.p.A., Viale del Lavoro, 8 - 37135 Verona (VR)<br />

tel. 045 8298111 - fax 045 829 8288<br />

Registed in <strong>the</strong> Court of Verona with (Number and date - TBC)<br />

Editor-in-Chief: Carlo Alberto Delaini<br />

Editors: Ian D'Agata, Stevie Kim | Deputy Editor: Michele Longo<br />

Contributors: Paolo Basso, Bernard Burtschy, Robert Joseph,<br />

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW | Project Coordinator: Gabriella Di Clemente<br />

Graphic and Page Layout: Marina Lovato<br />

Copyright © 2017 Veronafiere S.p.A.<br />

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a<br />

retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, including microfilm or<br />

photostatic copies<br />

The final edit of <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> was completed on 16th November 2017<br />

ISBN 978-88-943153-0-1<br />

Printed for Veronafiere S.p.A. in <strong>the</strong> month of November 2017<br />

by Cortella Poligrafica S.r.l., Lungadige Galtarossa, 22 - 37133 Verona (VR)


<strong>5StarWines</strong><br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong><br />

<strong>2018</strong><br />

458 Top wines selected<br />

from Italy and around <strong>the</strong> world


TABLE OF CONTENTS<br />

Forewords ..................................................................7<br />

Maurizio Danese. ........................................................8<br />

Giovanni Mantovani ......................................................9<br />

Stevie Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10<br />

Ian D’Agata .............................................................12<br />

Introduction .................................................................13<br />

Judges .....................................................................15<br />

Trophies ...................................................................23<br />

Selected Wines .............................................................27<br />

Score Index ...............................................................470<br />

Alphabetical Index .........................................................483<br />

Regional Index. ............................................................496<br />

5


FOREWORDS


Introducing <strong>the</strong> first edition of <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is a matter of enormous pride<br />

for Veronafiere. On <strong>the</strong> one hand, it is a great responsibility with regards to everyone<br />

who for more than 50 years has considered Veronafiere and Vinitaly as landmarks in<br />

world oenology; on <strong>the</strong> o<strong>the</strong>r hand, it is <strong>the</strong> expression of <strong>the</strong> continuous evolution of<br />

Veronafiere’s strategies at <strong>the</strong> service of this sector.<br />

It is <strong>the</strong> first time an international trade fair promotes its own guide - judged by a highly<br />

qualified panel - to wines from all over <strong>the</strong> world.<br />

With <strong>the</strong> development of this publication, in just two years we have first overcome<br />

concepts such as “competition” and <strong>the</strong>n o<strong>the</strong>rs such as “medals” by proposing <strong>the</strong><br />

prestige of our name, acquired over many years of operations in Italy and abroad, as a<br />

seal of quality for <strong>the</strong> wines listed in <strong>the</strong> guide.<br />

The story began a long time ago and is <strong>the</strong> natural evolution of <strong>the</strong> International Wine<br />

Contest. After 22 editions, <strong>the</strong> longest-running major competition—one of <strong>the</strong> most<br />

important and highly-participated of its kind and without doubt <strong>the</strong> most selective<br />

with only 3% of wines entered taking awards on average each year—had fulfilled <strong>the</strong><br />

task entrusted to it, namely to drive improvements in Italian and international oenology.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> 1990s, <strong>the</strong> competition formula, based on OIV regulations, was <strong>the</strong> most<br />

appropriate way to encourage producers to compare and improve. Impressive results<br />

were achieved over <strong>the</strong>se twenty odd years, with a generalised improvement in <strong>the</strong><br />

quality of wines in all producing countries that, in turn, encouraged <strong>the</strong> development of<br />

quality-oriented demand on a global scale.<br />

The change was implemented in conjunction with <strong>the</strong> celebrations for Vinitaly’s first 50<br />

years. As a way of breathing new life into our operations, we felt <strong>the</strong> need to refocus <strong>the</strong><br />

objectives not only of <strong>the</strong> show but also <strong>the</strong> competition by focusing our strategies on<br />

<strong>the</strong> need for tools to improve producers’ competitiveness on world markets.<br />

Hence, <strong>the</strong> idea came about of transforming <strong>the</strong> International Wine Contest into an<br />

award that could be immediately exploited in commercial terms by <strong>the</strong> companies and<br />

promptly understood by buyers and consumers.<br />

<strong>5StarWines</strong> was launched against this background. It is distinguished by <strong>the</strong> assessment<br />

system expressed in hundredths, with recognition given only to wines achieving a<br />

minimum score of 90/hundredths.<br />

After just one year, <strong>the</strong> “new award” has already become a guide. We have moved on<br />

from simply offering recognition of quality to providing a marketing tool that can be<br />

exploited directly by companies to enhance <strong>the</strong>ir sales opportunities. This important<br />

step has become a paradigm of our ability to innovate <strong>the</strong> way our trade fairs are held.<br />

Maurizio Danese<br />

President of Veronafiere<br />

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<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is <strong>the</strong> latest addition to <strong>the</strong> services that Veronafiere and Vinitaly<br />

offer wine producers for <strong>the</strong> promotion and marketing of <strong>the</strong>ir companies.<br />

This is a unique guide because it expresses <strong>the</strong> value of <strong>the</strong> wines presented through<br />

<strong>the</strong> objective judgment of a panel of internationally renowned experts (Masters of Wine,<br />

Master Sommeliers, sommeliers of star restaurants, professionals, journalists, Italian<br />

Wine Experts and Ambassadors of <strong>the</strong> Vinitaly International Academy)specialising in<br />

<strong>the</strong> geographic areas of origin and coordinated by Ian D’Agata. The authoritative status<br />

of <strong>the</strong>se assessments is joined by <strong>the</strong> added value of ‘Vinitaly Certification’.<br />

The first edition of <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> involves 441 wines achieving and exceeding<br />

a score of 90/hundredths, out of 2,153 taking part in <strong>the</strong> event, from Italy, France,<br />

South Africa, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Turkey,<br />

Canada and China.<br />

In addition, wines from <strong>the</strong> Wine Without Walls selection are also included: 5 with no<br />

added sulphites, 12 with added sulphites not exceeding 40 mg/l out of 68 wines from<br />

37 companies assessed by a specialist jury guided by Alice Feiring.<br />

This is undoubtedly a very selective overall result and ensures even more credibility<br />

and impact for a promotion tool we are sure will make a huge difference on <strong>the</strong> market.<br />

Judges also gave special recognition to wines that have achieved <strong>the</strong> highest score in<br />

specific categories, which open <strong>the</strong> guide:<br />

• Wine Cellar of <strong>the</strong> Year - Grand Vinitaly 2017 Award for <strong>the</strong> producer achieving <strong>the</strong><br />

best score with at least two different wines.<br />

• Best Italian Wine - Banco BPM 2017 Award to <strong>the</strong> Italian wine with <strong>the</strong> highest score.<br />

• Award for <strong>the</strong> best wine in each category (white, rosé, red, sweet, sparkling and<br />

semi-sparkling).<br />

• Special jury award.<br />

• Best price/pleasure award.<br />

<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is published in print and digital formats. It will be widely<br />

distributed during exhibitions, B2B meetings, grand tastings and all Vinitaly and Vinitaly<br />

International events abroad. We are confident that it will also become an important tool<br />

for buyers always on <strong>the</strong> look-out for innovations or confirmations to suggest to <strong>the</strong>ir<br />

customers.<br />

Giovanni Mantovani<br />

CEO of Veronafiere<br />

9


Since at this point you have read all about <strong>the</strong> expertise and high reputation of our<br />

judges, I’d like to give you an insight into how <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> logo came about in 2016.<br />

I’ll spare you <strong>the</strong> gory details but we had been struggling for months to find an image<br />

that could represent Italian wine by carrying <strong>the</strong> historic and cultural values of Verona<br />

and Vinitaly coupled with a modern outlook. We did have a number of very beautiful<br />

logos lined up but I was still not convinced.<br />

Out of desperation, a brainstorming meeting was called up with a South-African, a<br />

Mexican graphic designer, a Chinese, a Veronese, a few more people from <strong>the</strong> staff<br />

in both communications and graphics departments, and of course myself, a Korean-<br />

American. I couldn’t decide if this looked more like a United Nation meeting or indeed a<br />

circus. None<strong>the</strong>less, we locked ourselves into a room on <strong>the</strong> fifth floor in <strong>the</strong> Veronafiere<br />

tower to think about <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> visual identity.<br />

The room happened to have a number of beautiful nineteenth-century sepia prints<br />

and xilographies depicting <strong>the</strong> Second Concorso Enologico held in Verona in 1876,<br />

in <strong>the</strong> Roman Arena and in <strong>the</strong> Palazzo Gran Guardia. Since <strong>the</strong> very first edition of<br />

Vinitaly was also held in <strong>the</strong> Arena—<strong>the</strong> main architectural symbol of <strong>the</strong> city—we drew<br />

inspiration from <strong>the</strong> beautiful geometric patterns of Roman amphi<strong>the</strong>aters’ building<br />

plans.<br />

As you can see, <strong>the</strong>se blueprints were at <strong>the</strong> origin of <strong>the</strong> image that has been<br />

transformed into <strong>the</strong> abstract diamond icon of our logo. With <strong>the</strong> logo’s geometric<br />

rigor, its connection with Verona, and its universal star-shaped and diamond-patterned<br />

look, <strong>5StarWines</strong> hopes to translate <strong>the</strong> potential of <strong>the</strong> selected wines to manifest a<br />

g-local sensibility: <strong>the</strong> importance for Italian wines to be terroir-driven and its promising<br />

international prospects. These perfect geometries are now a symbol of <strong>the</strong> five stars<br />

and thus of a bright future for all <strong>the</strong> wine producers included in this guide.<br />

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In <strong>the</strong> end, you can say that ours was an effort in trying to combine a global view with<br />

a local attachment, as we didn’t want to abandon tradition just because we needed<br />

to showcase a brand new product. So, even if <strong>5StarWines</strong> speaks to an international<br />

audience of wine professionals and provides a springboard to showcase Italian wine<br />

excellence around <strong>the</strong> world, we strived to maintain a connection with <strong>the</strong> city of<br />

Verona, where both Vinitaly and <strong>5StarWines</strong>’ blind tasting originated and take place<br />

every year.<br />

So here’s to a prosperous future for our 441 first-class wines that comprise <strong>5StarWines</strong><br />

– <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>!<br />

Cheers,<br />

Stevie Kim<br />

Chief Content Officer <strong>5StarWines</strong> and<br />

Managing Director Vinitaly International<br />

11


The guide you hold in your hands is yet ano<strong>the</strong>r result of a work partnership with Stevie<br />

Kim that began back in 2013. Managing Director of Vinitaly International, Stevie neatly<br />

combines a healthy American pragmatism with an Italian arte di arrangiarsi; throw in<br />

vision and practically infinite amounts of energy with which to get things done, and it<br />

all adds up to being not just productive, but a fun time too.<br />

And <strong>the</strong> new <strong>5StarWines</strong> project has certainly been just that, a lot of work and a lot of<br />

fun. In Italy, it’s never easy to change <strong>the</strong> status quo; even though you might be armed<br />

with <strong>the</strong> best intentions, modifying long established traditions or habits in this beautiful<br />

but very wacky country is fraught with peril. And yet, after two years of organizing <strong>the</strong><br />

new <strong>5StarWines</strong> event, <strong>the</strong> feedback we are receiving is increasingly positive: even those<br />

who weren’t sure about some of <strong>the</strong> changes we wanted to make are now squarely in<br />

our camp. For twenty-two editions, Vinitaly had organized a well regarded Concorso<br />

Enologico Internazionale but a new century and <strong>the</strong> increasingly technological, fastpaced<br />

and international world of wine had started us thinking that a new approach<br />

was necessary. It is to <strong>the</strong> immense credit of Giovanni Mantovani, General Manager of<br />

Veronafiere, and Gianni Bruno, Vinitaly Brand Manager, that we were allowed to make<br />

what changes we thought were necessary to hopefully succesfully convert what used<br />

to be a Concorso Enologico Internazionale into a completely new entity. No longer a<br />

concorso but a wine guide that is written with <strong>the</strong> much appreciated help and expertise<br />

of world class wine experts specifically chosen and invited to join us at <strong>5StarWines</strong> not<br />

just from Italy but from all over <strong>the</strong> globe.<br />

The <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> guide is an additional new piece of <strong>the</strong> large, as yet<br />

incomplete puzzle that <strong>5StarWines</strong> is. New additional initiatives await, in an effort to<br />

make <strong>5StarWines</strong>, piece by piece, year after year, something for all wine lovers to enjoy<br />

learning from, and to interact with, not just now but for many years to come.<br />

Clearly, I wish to thank all <strong>the</strong> wine experts involved in making <strong>5StarWines</strong> a success, with<br />

special thanks to <strong>the</strong> four General Chairmen, some of <strong>the</strong> sharpest, most knowledgeable<br />

wine minds around: in alphabetical order, Paolo Basso, Bernard Burtschy, Robert<br />

Joseph and Pedro Ballesteros-Torres MW. Special thanks also to Michele Longo, one of<br />

our Panel Chairs at <strong>5StarWines</strong> and also deputy curator of this guide: without him, this<br />

guide wouldn’t have been written. A big thanks to Gabriella Di Clemente and Marina<br />

Lovato, our technical assistants who bear with us and help us meet deadlines as best as<br />

we can, and to all <strong>the</strong> Vinitaly staff who help us contact and <strong>the</strong>n keep in touch with <strong>the</strong><br />

wineries, obtain <strong>the</strong> wines, organize <strong>the</strong> three days of tasting, put <strong>the</strong> guide toge<strong>the</strong>r<br />

and make things run in <strong>the</strong> smoo<strong>the</strong>st most professional manner possible.<br />

We sincerely hope you’ll like <strong>the</strong> results of our teamwork and enjoy this first edition of<br />

<strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> – <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> guide.<br />

Ian D’Agata<br />

Chief Technical Officer and<br />

Senior General Chairman, <strong>5StarWines</strong><br />

12


INTRODUCTION


Italy offers wine lovers everywhere by far <strong>the</strong> largest choice of wines made from different<br />

grape varieties. The country boasts more native wine grapes of its own than do<br />

France, Spain and Greece toge<strong>the</strong>r; in fact, roughly 30% of <strong>the</strong> world’s wine grapes<br />

are Italian. And if <strong>the</strong>re’s one thing Italians love, it’s to squeeze grapes and make wine.<br />

With such a wealth of different grapes at <strong>the</strong> country’s disposal, it is safe to say that<br />

while fascinating, Italian wine can be ultimately very confusing, and this for both wine<br />

novices and experts alike. It’s quite one thing to ask for a Chardonnay or a Merlot wine,<br />

as most wine lovers will know what to expect. That is why people reach for such wines<br />

in <strong>the</strong> first place, as <strong>the</strong>y know what that wine will smell and taste of, more or less. Not<br />

so, instead, when confronted with wines made with Perricone or with Nasco, just two<br />

of Italy’s many great but little-known varieties (from Sicily and Sardinia, respectively).<br />

Clearly, Italy isn’t just about grape varieties: <strong>the</strong> different terroirs and many denominazioni<br />

are also crucial. So while it is very important—a necessity really—to know everything<br />

that <strong>the</strong> Grignolino grape can give or cannot give in order to understand and appreciate<br />

<strong>the</strong> wines, it’s also important to realize that a Grignolino d’Asti wine made on sandy<br />

soils will be forcibly, and logically, different than one made on clay-rich soils of <strong>the</strong><br />

Monferrato Casalese. So you’d expect a Grignolino d’Asti wine to be different from one<br />

labeled Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese. Learning to recognize such differences is<br />

key not just to enjoying all that Italian wine has to offer, but also to help propel sales,<br />

<strong>the</strong> trade aspect being of vital importance to <strong>the</strong> many winemaking families of Italy that<br />

look to increase sales and improve <strong>the</strong>ir livelihoods. However, <strong>the</strong>re are many fine wines<br />

being produced all over <strong>the</strong> world, from Canada to South Africa, from Brazil to China,<br />

and we at <strong>5StarWines</strong> wish to broadcast <strong>the</strong> quality of <strong>the</strong>se wines as well.<br />

All of <strong>the</strong> above helps explain what led us to create a new tool to understanding and<br />

appreciating not just Italy’s many fine wines produced each year, but those from all over<br />

<strong>the</strong> world as well; our hope is that this guide will prove a welcome and hopefully helpful<br />

addition to <strong>the</strong> many annual wine guides and books available. The <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong><br />

<strong>Book</strong> guide is a compendium of <strong>the</strong> world’s best wines released each year. It is certainly<br />

not intended to be an all-inclusive guide to <strong>the</strong> best wines made in Italy and in <strong>the</strong> world<br />

each year, and in fact many very fine wines are not included in this guide. This omission<br />

is because we have chosen to write <strong>the</strong> guide based on <strong>the</strong> wine samples that were<br />

tasted by our invited wine experts at Vinitaly’s <strong>5StarWines</strong> event, where roughly 60 to<br />

70 famous international wine experts—importers, winemakers, wine educators, Masters<br />

of Wine (MWs), Master Sommeliers (MSs), graduates of <strong>the</strong> Vinitaly International<br />

Academy certification courses, journalists and bloggers, Michelin-starred and World’s<br />

50 Best restaurant sommeliers—join forces with a select group of Italian experts plus<br />

members of <strong>the</strong> Assoenologi, <strong>the</strong> Italian professional winemakers association. Divided<br />

into panels of four to five experts each, <strong>the</strong> experts represent <strong>the</strong> best guarantee for a<br />

fair evaluation of <strong>the</strong> wines (<strong>the</strong> wines are all tasted blind over <strong>the</strong> course of <strong>the</strong> three<br />

day event).<br />

All this process helps make <strong>5StarWines</strong> <strong>the</strong> annual professional encounter devoted to<br />

<strong>the</strong> assessment of <strong>the</strong> world’s many fine wines. We hope this guide will help wines from<br />

all over <strong>the</strong> world gain greater visibility and consequently enjoy greater sales too. At <strong>the</strong><br />

same time, we hope this guide will help you make new discoveries amongst <strong>the</strong> many<br />

great wine choices available out <strong>the</strong>re today, and <strong>the</strong> approach help you enjoy more<br />

splendid days and nights in <strong>the</strong> company of family friends and outstanding wines.<br />

14


JUDGES<br />

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JUDGES<br />

The significance of <strong>5StarWines</strong> – <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is in <strong>the</strong> panel of judges made<br />

up of highly qualified international experts including Masters of Wine,<br />

Master Sommeliers, Sommeliers, Wine Journalists and more. Under <strong>the</strong><br />

guidance of Ian D’Agata, <strong>the</strong> international team of judges was led by<br />

an expert panel of General Chairmen: 2013 World’s Best Sommelier<br />

Paolo Basso; Bernard Burtschy, president of <strong>the</strong> French Wine Press and<br />

columnist for Le Figaro; Robert Joseph, Editor at Large for Meininger’s<br />

Wine Business International; and Pedro Ballesteros Torres, a Master of<br />

Wine from Spain. Any wines that received an initial score of 90 or above<br />

were re-tasted by <strong>the</strong> General Chairmen. “This panel was specially<br />

selected for <strong>the</strong>ir deep knowledge of native grapes,” explains Ian D’Agata.<br />

“I often see that little attention is paid to absolutely spectacular wines<br />

made from lesser known grapes and denominations”, continues D’Agata.<br />

“Why should a wine made with Sylvaner, Mencia or Xinomavro forcibly<br />

score lower, on average, than some famous names in competitions and<br />

wine guides? The high quality of those wines needs to be recognised as<br />

well, and our diverse panel of judges, (shown here) had <strong>the</strong> knowledge<br />

to carefully evaluate <strong>the</strong>m. We are hopeful that wine lovers and those<br />

who sell wines will realise <strong>the</strong> real value in <strong>the</strong> wines that we selected.”<br />

D’Agata states, “I am really excited about this year’s results as <strong>the</strong>re<br />

is a fantastic diversity in <strong>the</strong> types of wines and grape varieties<br />

present. The panel of judges were different and worked well toge<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

showing <strong>the</strong>ir professionalism and enthusiasm during <strong>the</strong> blind<br />

tastings. This is precisely what <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> set out to<br />

accomplish, that is, recognition for many lesser-known grape varieties.”<br />

Pedro Ballesteros adds, “I had <strong>the</strong> pleasure to find a more than<br />

decent average quality with a high concentration of top quality in<br />

classic appellations. But <strong>the</strong> most unforgettable feature that gave<br />

me <strong>the</strong> feeling of being exposed to <strong>the</strong> unexpected was <strong>the</strong> infinite<br />

diversity with so many unknown varieties coming to <strong>the</strong> fore.”<br />

This group of famous judges, a unique team of MWs, MSs, Michelin<br />

starred sommeliers, wine journalists, winemakers, restaurateurs and<br />

wine sector professionals give this guide immense credibility and<br />

standing. Here depicted, are <strong>the</strong> 78 judges from <strong>the</strong> first edition.<br />

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THE 5 STAR WINES 2017 TEAM<br />

Stevie Kim<br />

CCO <strong>5StarWines</strong> and Managing<br />

Director Vinitaly International<br />

Ian D’Agata<br />

CTO and Senior General<br />

Chairman, 5StarWine<br />

GENERAL CHAIRMEN<br />

Pedro Ballesteros Torres<br />

MW<br />

Master of Wine<br />

Paolo Basso<br />

Association de la Sommellerie<br />

Internationale, World’s Best<br />

Sommelier 2013<br />

Bernard Burtschy<br />

Chief, Le Figaro Vin<br />

Robert Joseph<br />

Editor at Large, Meininger’s<br />

Wine Business International<br />

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PANEL CHAIRMEN<br />

Nicholas Paris MW<br />

Director of Global Sourcing<br />

at E.&J. Gallo Winery<br />

Stephen Brook<br />

Decanter Contributing Editor<br />

Levi Dalton<br />

Host of <strong>the</strong> I’ll Drink to<br />

That! Podcast and Former<br />

Sommelier<br />

Laura De Pasquale MS<br />

Master Sommelier and<br />

Vice President and General<br />

Manager, Stacole Fine Wines<br />

Vincenzo Donatiello<br />

Head Sommelier, Piazza<br />

Duomo - Three Michelin Star<br />

Restaurant<br />

Andy Howard MW<br />

Master of Wine (Ex Chief<br />

Buyer, Marks&Spencer)<br />

Natasha Hughes MW<br />

Master of Wine<br />

Michele Longo<br />

Barolo&Co and Vice Director<br />

Iandagata.com<br />

Kathy Morgan MS<br />

Master Sommelier<br />

Michael Palij MW<br />

Master of Wine and<br />

Managing Director of<br />

Winetraders Ltd<br />

Sebastian Payne MW<br />

Master of Wine (and Chief<br />

Buyer, The Wine Society)<br />

Igor Ryjenkov MW<br />

Master of Wine<br />

Monty Waldin<br />

Decanter (and Author of 13 books<br />

and Guides on Natural Wines)<br />

Bruce Wallner MS<br />

Master Sommelier (and<br />

Owner, Sommelier Factory)<br />

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SENIOR JUDGES<br />

Goffredo Agostini<br />

Winemaker<br />

Franco Bernabei<br />

Winemaker<br />

Maurizio Castelli<br />

Winemaker<br />

Valentino Ciarla<br />

Winemaker<br />

Massimo Claudio Comparini<br />

Chairman, EarthLab<br />

Precision Agriculture and<br />

Viticulture<br />

Abi Duhr<br />

Leading Luxembourg Wine<br />

Writer, Wine Producer and<br />

Journalist for VINO<br />

Emiliano Falsini<br />

Winemaker<br />

Michael Garner<br />

Author, Wine Writer<br />

Lorenzo Landi<br />

Winemaker<br />

Johan Larsson<br />

Sommelier and wine buyer<br />

for Systembolaget<br />

Fabio Turchetti<br />

Wine and Food Journalist,<br />

Head Wine Columnist of<br />

Il Messaggero<br />

Janna Rijpma<br />

Multiple Wine <strong>Book</strong> Author<br />

and Owner, Ennovision<br />

International Media Company<br />

Luzia Schrampf<br />

VIA Italian Wine Ambassador,<br />

Wine Writer for Der Standard et.<br />

al. and Wine Educator<br />

Barbara Tamburini<br />

Winemaker<br />

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JUDGES<br />

Matteo Bernabei<br />

Winemaker<br />

Gurvinder Bhatia<br />

VIA Italian Wine Expert,<br />

Editor for Quench Magazine<br />

Davide Buongiorno<br />

Head Sommelier, Del<br />

Cambio - One Michelin Star<br />

Restaurant<br />

Stefano Chioccioli<br />

Winemaker<br />

Diego Dequigiovanni<br />

Owner and Co-founder of<br />

Luogo Divino Enoteca<br />

Alessandra Fedi<br />

WSET Educator<br />

Tommaso Mascolo<br />

Head Sommelier at One<br />

Michelin Star Indaco<br />

Restaurant<br />

Michaela Morris<br />

VIA Italian Wine Expert,<br />

Wine Writer and WSET<br />

Educator<br />

Will Predhomme<br />

Wine Writer and Professional<br />

Sommelier, Owner of<br />

Predhomme Consulting<br />

Alessio Spadone<br />

Head Sommelier, La<br />

Bandiera - One Michelin Star<br />

Restaurant<br />

Pascal Tinari<br />

Head sommelier, One<br />

Michelin star Villa Maiella<br />

Restaurant<br />

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JUNIOR JUDGES<br />

Hayley Black<br />

Fabio Ciarla<br />

Giorgio D’Orazio<br />

Wine Director at Tutta Bella,<br />

VIA Italian Wine Ambassador<br />

Journalist, Sommelier and<br />

Blogger, Corriere del Vino,<br />

Enoagricola<br />

Journalist, Le Guide di<br />

Repubblica and Slow Wine<br />

Luca Di Vita<br />

Sommelier and Co-owner of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Osteria alle Testiere<br />

Jeremy Ennis<br />

Sommelier, Langdon Hall -<br />

Relais & Châteaux<br />

Fabiana Gargioli<br />

Sommelier and Co-Titolare di<br />

Armando al Pan<strong>the</strong>on<br />

Vanessa Green<br />

Director Crimson Wine, Wine<br />

Director at Apples and Pears<br />

Restaurant Group<br />

Livia Merlo<br />

Freelance Wine Writer<br />

Marina Olwen Fogarty<br />

Export Manager, Antonio<br />

Vallana e Figlio<br />

Ramona Ragaini<br />

Maître at Ristorante Andreina<br />

Loreto<br />

Simone Romano<br />

Restaurant Manager,<br />

Tordomatto<br />

Bernardo Silveira<br />

Technical Director at Zahil<br />

Importadora, Instructor at<br />

The Wine School, Owner of<br />

Prensa Enogastronomia<br />

Elise Vandenberg<br />

Lead Sommelier at Milos, VIA<br />

Italian Wine Ambassador<br />

and Certified Sommelier<br />

JC Viens<br />

VIA Italian Wine<br />

Ambassador, Deputy Wine<br />

Editor for SpiritodiVino Asia<br />

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ASSOENOLOGI<br />

Andreino Addis<br />

Massimiliano Apollonio<br />

Giuseppe Camilli<br />

Carmine De Iure<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Sandro Cavicchioli<br />

Alessandro Defilippi<br />

Federico Defilippi<br />

Alessandro Donà<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Faustini Andrea<br />

Stephan Filippi<br />

Vincenza Folgheretti<br />

Alberto Lazzarino<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Massimiliano Luison<br />

Patrizia Marenco<br />

Goffredo Pasolli<br />

Paolo Peira<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Nicolò Poma<br />

Josef Romen<br />

Loris Vazzoler<br />

Pierluigi Zama<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

Winemaker<br />

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TROPHIES<br />

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TROPHIES<br />

The Trophies, for <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>, are selected by <strong>the</strong><br />

international qualified experts who judged <strong>the</strong> wines during <strong>the</strong> blind<br />

tastings. The Judges evaluated <strong>the</strong> wines based on <strong>the</strong> different<br />

criteria: Sight, Bouquet and Taste. The Trophies are attributed<br />

to <strong>the</strong> wine with <strong>the</strong> highest overall rating in each categories.<br />

• Winery of <strong>the</strong> Year - Gran Vinitaly 2017 is <strong>the</strong> maximum recognition<br />

for a producer who has collected <strong>the</strong> best score with at least two<br />

different wines.<br />

• Best Italian Wine - Banco BPM 2017 is <strong>the</strong> italian wine with <strong>the</strong> highest<br />

overall score in <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>.<br />

• The Best White, Rosè, Red, Sweet, Frizzante and Sparkling Wines<br />

are <strong>the</strong> wines which have collected <strong>the</strong> highest score in each<br />

category selected in <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>.<br />

• Jury Prize 2017 is <strong>the</strong> recognition attributed by <strong>the</strong> panel of judges.<br />

• Best Price/Enjoyment is a new recognition for <strong>the</strong> wines which are<br />

drinkable and offer best value for money.<br />

WINERY OF THE YEAR - GRAN VINITALY 2017<br />

BANFI SRL<br />

Montalcino (SI)<br />

BEST ITALIAN WINE - BANCO BPM 2017<br />

ITALIAN WINE WITH HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE<br />

Selected for inclusion in <strong>the</strong> guide “<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>”<br />

BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013<br />

Agricola Gian Piero Marrone Snc - La Morra (CN)<br />

Score 96<br />

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BEST WINES 2017<br />

THE BEST WHITE, ROSÉ, RED, SWEET, FRIZZANTE<br />

AND SPARKLING WINES<br />

Selected for inclusion in <strong>the</strong> guide “<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>”<br />

VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOCG<br />

VENDEMMIA TARDIVA “SCIALA” 2015<br />

Surrau Srl Società Agricola - Arzachena (OT)<br />

Score 95<br />

LAZIO IGP ROSATO “ALBIOLA” 2016<br />

Casale Del Giglio Azienda Agricola Srl - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

Score 92<br />

BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013<br />

Agricola Gian Piero Marrone Snc - La Morra (CN)<br />

Score 96<br />

MOSCADELLO DI MONTALCINO DOC<br />

VENDEMMIA TARDIVA “FLORUS” 2014<br />

Banfi Srl - Montalcino (SI)<br />

Score 95<br />

COLLI PIACENTINI DOC MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016<br />

Cantina Sociale Di Vicobarone - Vicobarone Di Ziano (PC)<br />

Score 93<br />

VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT ROSÉ<br />

“UNIQUE” 2014<br />

Medici Ermete & Figli Srl - Reggio Emilia (RE)<br />

Score 94<br />

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JURY PRIZE 2017<br />

VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“JUIGHISSA” 2008<br />

Cantina Della Vernaccia Soc. Coop. Agr. - Oristano (OR)<br />

Score 95<br />

BEST PRICE/ENJOYMENT 2017<br />

SHARED<br />

VALDOBBIADENE DOCG SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY 2016<br />

Le Bertole Di Bortolin G. & C. Soc. Agr. S.S. - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

Score 93<br />

MARSALA DOC VERGINE RISERVA DRY 2000<br />

Carlo Pellegrino & C. S.p.A. - Marsala (TP)<br />

Score: 90<br />

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SELECTED WINES<br />

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BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Delightful perfume of wild flowers, combined with great structure on <strong>the</strong> palate,<br />

long, lingering aftertaste and freshness. Offers plush red fruits, lovely acidity and<br />

elegance. A fine example.<br />

AGRICOLA GIAN PIERO MARRONE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Fraz. Annunziata, 13<br />

12064 - La Morra (CN)<br />

+39 0173509288<br />

denise@agricolamarrone.com<br />

agricolamarrone.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A lovely very classic Barolo. Intense and deep on <strong>the</strong> nose; wi<strong>the</strong>red rose petals,<br />

sweet spices and underbrush. Elegant, restrained but concentrated. Will age<br />

beautifully.<br />

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

mirafiore.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “VIGNETO POGGIO<br />

DORIA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dried red fruit, tobacco, wild herbs and faded violets slowly unfold from <strong>the</strong><br />

glass. Concentrated, deep, austere, multi-layered. A great classic Brunello, far too<br />

young yet, to keep for at least 8 years. Knockout.<br />

TENUTE SILVIO NARDI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Localita’ Casale Del Bosco<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577808269<br />

info@tenutenardi.com<br />

tenutenardi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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MOSCADELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOC VENDEMMIA TARDIVA<br />

“FLORUS” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscadello<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

141gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding, rich but clean and vibrant; a work of art, Moscadello doesn’t get<br />

much better than this! Impeccably well balanced, this sweet wine offers a<br />

luscious, long texture, neatly delineated aromas and flavors and a brilliant pricequality<br />

ratio. Easily one of <strong>the</strong> best wines of <strong>the</strong> whole competition.<br />

BANFI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

banfi@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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VERMENTINO DI GALLURA<br />

DOCG VENDEMMIA TARDIVA<br />

“SCIALA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very pure and characteristic, excellent aromatic precision to <strong>the</strong> stony and floral<br />

pomaceous orchard fruit aromas and flavors. Juicy, fresh unique, long in an<br />

extremely successful late harvest version of this famous Italian white wine. Great<br />

Vermentino!<br />

SURRAU<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Sp. Arzachena-Porto Cervo, Km.1<br />

07021 - Arzachena (OT)<br />

+39 078982933<br />

commerciale@surrau.it<br />

vignesurrau.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC<br />

SUPERIORE “JUIGHISSA” 2008<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vernaccia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fantastic, long, lively, very clean, fresh, salty and savory. An impressive and<br />

complex nose: olive, marzipan, hazelnut, white chocolate and green coffee beans<br />

notes that harmonize beautifully. Long, magically mouth coating and vibrant.<br />

Outstanding wine, a true treasure.<br />

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Oristano - Loc. Rimedio, 6/A<br />

09170 - Oristano (OR)<br />

+39 078333383<br />

vinovernaccia@tiscali.it<br />

cantinadellavernaccia.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC<br />

“TITOLO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still red wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Magnificent, true-to-type Aglianico wine; even better, an outstanding example<br />

of a great Vulture red wine. Nicely perfumed, richly structured and clean, with<br />

persistent mineral echoes; impeccable balance.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ELENA FUCCI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Solagna Del Titolo, Snc<br />

85022 - Barile (PZ)<br />

+39 3204879945<br />

info@elenafuccivini.com<br />

elenafuccivini.com<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC BIANCO<br />

“LUNA DEI FELDI” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

-<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A lovely mix of Müller-Thurgau earthiness, Gewürztraminer spiciness and<br />

Chardonnay butteriness. Rich and powerful wine, with a delicious palate and a<br />

classic character with a persistent and expressive finish. Very impressive.<br />

SANTA MARGHERITA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ita Marzotto, 8<br />

30025 - Fossalta Di Portogruaro (VE)<br />

+39 0421246111<br />

info@santamargherita.com<br />

santamargherita.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG PAIAGALLO<br />

2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a lovely, almost delicate Barolo with an enticing floral character and<br />

richness. Bright, savory and elegant, with rose petal and lovely dark and red berry<br />

fruit aromas and flavors that boast noteworthy inner-mouth perfume. Fairly lifted<br />

style with a long future.<br />

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

mirafiore.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

CAGNULARI “BÀCCO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cagnulari<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,97%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful aromas make you want to take a sip right away: flowers, red fruits,<br />

myrtle, spicy and balsamic nuances abound. Elegant and silky, well balanced and<br />

exciting, with a pleasant fruity finish. Outstanding.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SIDDÙRA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Siddùra, Snc<br />

07020 - Luogosanto (OT)<br />

+39 0796573027<br />

info@siddura.com<br />

siddura.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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MARMILLA IGT BOVALE 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bovale<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, quite complex and intense. Floral, red berries, myrtle and tea, with spicy<br />

and balsamic notes. Well defined, fresh, vibrant, and with a long finish. A wine<br />

that speaks of Sardinia and that manages to rein in Bovale Sardo’s noteworthy<br />

tannins with real success.<br />

SU’ENTU CANTINE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.S. 131 Km 41,00, Km 41<br />

09025 - Sanluri (VS)<br />

+39 07093571200<br />

valeria.pilloni@gruppobirds.it<br />

cantinesuentu.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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PINOTAGE W.O. WELLINGTON<br />

RESERVE “CARPE DIEM” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinotage<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding example of Pinotage. Sour cream red cherries and riper dark berry<br />

aromas and flavor, with spicy and balsamic notes. Clean, elegant, fresh and with<br />

a good balance of fruit ripeness and acidity. Long and lingering with a pleasant<br />

fruity finish.<br />

DIEMERSFONTEIN<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Newtown<br />

7655 - Wellington (WC)<br />

+39 0392789702<br />

info@afriwines.com<br />

diemersfontein.co.za<br />

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA<br />

Note:<br />

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VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC<br />

RISERVA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Tebbiano, Malvasia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

113gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful and brilliant amber color. Plenty of candied and dried fruit flavors<br />

and aromas, with honeyed and sweet spices notes for added complexity. Deep,<br />

elegant, finishing long and smooth.<br />

MARINI GIUSEPPE E FIGLI S.S. AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via B. Sestini, 274<br />

51100 - Pistoia (PT)<br />

+39 0573451162<br />

info@marinifarm.it<br />

marinifarm.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ<br />

BRUT ROSÉ “UNIQUE” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Marani<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely floral and red summer fruit aromas and flavors with a pleasant hint of<br />

orange peel. Fresh, saline, complex and extremely refined; this is highly typical<br />

of <strong>the</strong> underrated Lambrusco Marani variety. It deserves much better, as it gives<br />

potentially <strong>the</strong> most refined, complex and dainty Lambrusco wines of all. Not<br />

unlike a high quality Rosé Franciacorta or Champagne.<br />

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via I.Newton, 13/A<br />

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)<br />

+39 0522942135<br />

info@medici.it<br />

medici.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG “CAMPO DEI GIGLI” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

-<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Really elegant style of Amarone. Fruity and fresh on <strong>the</strong> nose, <strong>the</strong>n classy with<br />

at once very sleek, polished texture but also rich and luxurious, with a long finish.<br />

Pretty wine.<br />

TENUTA SANT’ANTONIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ceriani, 23<br />

37030 - Colognola Ai Colli (VR)<br />

+39 0457650383<br />

info@tenutasantantonio.it<br />

tenutasantantonio.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA<br />

“MONTEFANTE” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,29gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Air-dried aromas and flavors of macerated figs in syrup, dried cherries, raisins<br />

and cocoa. Savoury depth all <strong>the</strong> way through this wine, plenty of zip to it too,<br />

with a well honed smooth tactile mouthfeel that lingers nicely.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bolla, 11<br />

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)<br />

+39 0457701349<br />

info@farinawines.com<br />

farinawines.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Classic Barolo nose: tar and roses, cranberry and sour cherry, raspberry and<br />

cocoa, black tea tannins and orange peel, lea<strong>the</strong>r and earth. Fresh, classic,<br />

powerful on <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

BORGOGNO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gioberti, 1<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356108<br />

amministrazione@borgogno.com<br />

borgogno.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG LISTE 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Alluring and very expressive wine. High-toned delicate red fruit nose with classic<br />

dried rose petals and ripe pomegranate. Silky smooth and delicate, but with<br />

good structure and a persistent finish. A beautiful Barolo.<br />

BORGOGNO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gioberti, 1<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356108<br />

amministrazione@borgogno.com<br />

borgogno.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG RISERVA 2007<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very rich, ripe and long, typical of <strong>the</strong> relatively hot vintage. Red cherries, notes<br />

of tobacco and sweet spices, tar and a pleasant balsamic hint are immediately<br />

recognizable. Finishes surprisingly elegant for such a ripe wine, with nice<br />

persistence.<br />

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

mirafiore.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A classic Brunello with very Sangiovese aromas and flavors. Very clean, fresh,<br />

long, bright, juicy, chewy; has elegance to balance <strong>the</strong> power, plus fine tannins<br />

and tremendous length. Well done.<br />

SOC. AGRICOLA SCOPONE S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Podere Scopone, 180<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 050939058<br />

info@winescopone.com<br />

winescopone.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “POGGIO ALLE MURA”<br />

2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Classic complex multi-layered nose and palate, but slightly dark and spicier in<br />

fruit than usual. Nicely tannic, with an enticing expression of flowers and spices<br />

and tar on <strong>the</strong> long chewy finish.<br />

BANFI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

banfi@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

“ANZENAS” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,99gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex and typical nose of red fruits, black pepper and floral aromas and<br />

flavors. Clean and balanced with a beautiful texture and a bright savory finish.<br />

Very Cannonau.<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE DI DOLIANOVA SOC. COOP. AGR.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. S. Esu S.S. 387 Km.17+150, 150<br />

09041 - Dolianova (CA)<br />

+39 070744101<br />

info@cantinedidolianova.it<br />

cantinedidolianova.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLESIME<br />

“CUVEE BLANC DE BLANCS”<br />

2006<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,57%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Great purity and complexity of aromas, from toasted brioche to ripe citrus and<br />

mineral notes. This wine is still very young, but balanced and expressive, with a<br />

blanc des blancs finish that makes this champagne very good<br />

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Rue Du Pressoir, 11<br />

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)<br />

+39 325383475<br />

champagne@chassenay.com<br />

chassenay.fr<br />

GRAND EST - FRANCE<br />

Note:<br />

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CHIANTI RUFINA DOCG<br />

RISERVA “LASTRICATO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely purity here on both nose and palate. Crisp, crunchy, elegant fruit flavors<br />

have a cool minty nuance. Very good acid-fruit-tannin balance. Will age well.<br />

CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Santa Brigida 9<br />

50065 - Pontassieve (FI)<br />

+39 0558300411<br />

info@tenutacasadei.it<br />

castellodeltrebbio.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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COLLI PIACENTINI DOC<br />

MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

White Wines with residual sugar up<br />

to 35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An intense and lovely Malvasia di Candia Aromatica wine, that is a diffrent variety<br />

from <strong>the</strong> similarly named but non-aromatic Malvasia Bianca di Candia (<strong>the</strong> latter<br />

is not not typicial of Emilia9. Spicy, pungently floral nose, offering dry flowers,<br />

herbs, spices and citrus notes. Good balance in mouth, with a pinch of sugar that<br />

balances <strong>the</strong> crisp acidity.<br />

CANTINA VICOBARONE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Creta, 60<br />

29010 - Vicobarone Di Ziano (PC)<br />

+39 0523868522<br />

info@cantinavicobarone.com<br />

cantinavicobarone.com<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

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COSTA D’AMALFI DOC BIANCO<br />

FURORE “FIORDUVA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Ripoli Ginestra Fenile<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Voluptuous, honeyed but lovely and light on its feet, this is both very long and<br />

fresh. Rich and complex; a wonderful example of Campanian Coast white wine.<br />

Very well done, this is a real knockout. A must try, don’t miss this beauty!<br />

MARISA CUOMO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G. B. Lama, 16/18<br />

84010 - Furore (SA)<br />

+39 089830348<br />

info@marisacuomo.com<br />

marisacuomo.com<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

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FRASCATI SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“HEREDIO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia, Greco, Bombino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful nose; great minerality with bright apple fruit. Fresh, clean and delightful<br />

on palate, with a pleasant nice long finish. Much above-average Frascati.<br />

CASALE VALLECHIESA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Pietra Porzia, 19/23<br />

00044 - Frascati (RM)<br />

+39 069417270<br />

info@casalevallechiesa.it<br />

casalevallechiesa.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

BIANCO PASSITO<br />

“SOLE DI SURRAU “ 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

115gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bold style but lives up to its billing with bright, simple lush fruit and a touch of<br />

new oak. Very satisfying and enjoyable with a creamy, delectable mouthfeel, and<br />

a finish that lasts minutes upon minutes. Lovely acid-fruit-sugar balance here<br />

keep this fresh and dabcing on your taste buds.<br />

SURRAU SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Sp. Arzachena-Porto Cervo, Km.1<br />

07021 - Arzachena (OT)<br />

+39 078982933<br />

commerciale@surrau.it<br />

vignesurrau.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO<br />

DOCG 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sagrantino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is an exceptionally polished example of Sagrantino, with lovely bright<br />

cherry and plum fruit and just enough of <strong>the</strong> wildness associated with <strong>the</strong> style.<br />

Really good winemaking as <strong>the</strong> variety’s at times downright brutal tannins are<br />

nicely reined in without sacrificing Sagrantino’s inngìherent toughness. A neat<br />

balancing act here, folks.<br />

PERTICAIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Località Casale<br />

06036 - Montefalco (PG)<br />

+39 0742379014<br />

info@perticaia.it<br />

perticaia.it<br />

UMBRIA<br />

Note:<br />

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOP “RADICES” 2009<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,85%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dark and deep red. Plenty of black fruit flavors and aromas and spicy notes.<br />

Full, structured, concentrated, deep and well balanced. A multi-layered wine that<br />

leaves a chewy mouthfeel behind.<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA SERGIO DEL CASALE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via S. Biagio, 35<br />

66054 - Vasto (CH)<br />

+39 0873364697<br />

info@sergiodelcasale.com<br />

sergiodelcasale.com<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOP RISERVA “NICAN” 2009<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very good example of <strong>the</strong> powerful personality of <strong>the</strong> Montepulciano variety.<br />

Hints of black cherry and blackberry jam on <strong>the</strong> nose and in <strong>the</strong> mouth. Deep,<br />

syrupy, fresh, with powerful tannins but manages to stay just this side of heavy<br />

on <strong>the</strong> lingering finish.<br />

ORSOGNA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ortonese, 29<br />

66036 - Orsogna (CH)<br />

+39 0871784378<br />

sales@orsognacantina.it<br />

orsognawinery.com<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

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TOSCANA IGT ROSSO<br />

“EXCELSUS” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,8%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very deep colour. Luxurious textures on <strong>the</strong> palate with some crisp, ripe red/<br />

black fruits, very well integrated oak and a fleshy, precise finish. Cleansing acidity,<br />

with a lovely leafy edge and real ageworthiness. Showing very well for a 2010 at<br />

<strong>the</strong> moment.<br />

BANFI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

banfi@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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VALDOBBIADENE DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

28gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A good example of Cartizze’s more generous, riper and ultimately slightly<br />

sweeter style but unencumbered by excessive flavour. The green fruit flavours<br />

emerge gradually, a bit like <strong>the</strong> plot of a George Elliot novel. Very long and<br />

downright refined. This will actually keep, for a couple of years at least, in a good<br />

cellar.<br />

LE BERTOLE DI BORTOLIN G. & C. SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Europa, 20<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423975332<br />

info@lebertole.it<br />

lebertole.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC<br />

“IL CONIO” 2007<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia Bianca Lunga<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,27%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

260,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice burnt orange, bruised apple, lots of golden caramel and vanilla, crème<br />

brulèe, juicy, canned peaches. Complex, baroque, multi-layered and long. Great<br />

wine in which <strong>the</strong> bruised apple quality does not dominate.<br />

EREDI BENITO MANTELLINI AZ AGR S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Comugni (Campogialli), 51/53<br />

52028 - Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)<br />

+39 3381895562<br />

segreteria@campodelmonte.it<br />

campodelmonte.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE<br />

SUPERIORE DOCG 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A really interesting, complex nose, with evident presence of cinchona, combined<br />

with layers of ripe red fruit, cinnamon, hay, tobacco, clove and black pepper. The<br />

palate is complex, elegant, well-balanced with silky tannins and a lovely texture.<br />

Persistent with a pleasant and rich long finish.<br />

CASA VINICOLA ARMANDO MARTINO S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Luigi Lavista, 2/A<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972721422<br />

info@martinovini.com<br />

martinovini.com<br />

BASILICATA<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Waxy, savory, oaked style with crunchy acidity. Bold but not brash. Lovely<br />

aftertaste too, with a twist of mandarin and lemon. Mouthtingling.<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

info@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA<br />

“MATER” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Well executed modernist style of Amarone but with a hefty dose of new oak.<br />

Thankfully, <strong>the</strong>re’s plenty of sweetness and fruit to go with <strong>the</strong> thick, firm tannic<br />

spine.<br />

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2<br />

37024 - Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 0456014300<br />

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it<br />

cantinanegrar.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA<br />

“SERGIO ZENATO” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta,<br />

Corvinone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Appealing nose with ripe red berries aromas and spicy note of cardamom. Full<br />

and rich on palate. A well balanced and expressive Amarone that carries textural<br />

richness and a hint of sweetness.<br />

ZENATO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via S. Benedetto, 8<br />

37019 - Peschiera Del Garda (VR)<br />

+39 0457550300<br />

info@zenato.it<br />

zenato.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE NIZZA<br />

“BRICCO BONFANTE” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice characterful Barbnera wine, despite <strong>the</strong> slightly intrusive presence<br />

currently of oak ageing. Freshness and concentration throughout, well balanced.<br />

Ambitious Barbera!<br />

MARCO BONFANTE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72<br />

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)<br />

+39 0141725012<br />

micaela@marcobonfante.com<br />

marcobonfante.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG<br />

“SILVER LABEL” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Sour cherry and cranberry aromas and flavors; rosemary and green tobacco<br />

notes emerge with aeration. Austere, slightly underripe and lacks depth in midpalate,<br />

but nicely persistent. Not <strong>the</strong> most complex barolo you’ll ever taste, but<br />

easy to appreciate for all.<br />

FONTANAFREDDA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

fontanafredda.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Perfumed, pure, and with a subtle style. More delicate on <strong>the</strong> mouth, but with<br />

firm tannins that nicely support <strong>the</strong> vibrant bramble and licorcie nuances. A very<br />

good Barolo brimming with surprisingly early appeal.<br />

MARCO BONFANTE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72<br />

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)<br />

+39 0141725012<br />

micaela@marcobonfante.com<br />

marcobonfante.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG DEL COMUNE DI<br />

SERRALUNGA D’ALBA 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very elegant modern Barolo with lovely rich red and blue fruit, hints of mint<br />

and tobacco, and a subtle use of oak. Restrained but refined, a very impressive<br />

showing. And this will age well too.<br />

RIVETTO DAL 1902<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Roddino, 17<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173613380<br />

rivetto@rivetto.it<br />

rivetto.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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BAROLO DOCG<br />

LE COSTE DI MONFORTE 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Classic style. A complex and appealing nose: tar, roses, potpourri, orange, sour<br />

cherry, lea<strong>the</strong>r and mushroom with spicy and mineral notes. Balanced and<br />

complete, structured with firm and rounded tannins; excellent value with a salty<br />

and spicy finish.<br />

AMALIA CASCINA IN LANGA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Sant’Anna, 85<br />

12065 - Monforte D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173789013<br />

info@cascinaamalia.it<br />

cascinaamalia.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

70


BAROLO DOCG<br />

MONVIGLIERO 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Stylish Nebbiolo, very classic in style, with a touch of pungent florality typical of<br />

this cru. A downright perfumed, lovely Barolo that neatly combines rustic charm<br />

and refined grace on <strong>the</strong> complex finish.<br />

DIEGO MORRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Cascina Mosca, 37<br />

12060 - Verduno (CN)<br />

+39 3284623209<br />

info@morrawines.com<br />

morrawines.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

71


BAROLO DOCG VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “RESA 56” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely, classic Barolo, with some rose petal and dark berry aromas. Elegant and<br />

structured; a lovely long wine that offers lovely balance, its greatest asset.<br />

BRANDINI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Borgata Brandini, 16<br />

12064 - La Morra (CN)<br />

+39 017350266<br />

amministrazione@agricolabrandini.it<br />

agricolabrandini.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

72


BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “VIGNETO MANACHIARA”<br />

2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely complex aromatic expression of Sangiovese, really great stuff here!<br />

Classic and elegant on palate, with lots of polished tannins and a long and<br />

persistent finish rich in floral notes. A Textbook Brunello.<br />

TENUTE SILVIO NARDI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Località Casale Del Bosco<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577808269<br />

info@tenutenardi.com<br />

tenutenardi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

73


BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “VILLA AL CORTILE” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An approachable style of Brunello, more in elegance than in concentration. Very<br />

clean and classic, highly recommended to get our feet wet into <strong>the</strong> Brunello<br />

world. Very good!<br />

VILLA AL CORTILE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

loc. Tavernelle<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 057754011<br />

info@tenutepiccini.it<br />

tenutepiccini.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG RISERVA<br />

“POGGIO ALL’ORO” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Amazing classic oxidative long oak ageing style of Brunello. Floral lift combined<br />

with red cherry notes make for a knockout nose. Much concentration, lots of<br />

tannins and a long and savory finish on <strong>the</strong> palate make this an absolute winner.<br />

A great example of Brunello.<br />

BANFI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

banfi@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

75


CABERNET FRANC ICEWINE<br />

NIAGARA PENINSULA VQA<br />

“ROSSANA SIGNATURE<br />

COLLECTION” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Franc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

249,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright pale red. Aromatically expressive nose of ripe apricot, cinnamon,<br />

strawberry jam and cranberry, with a bit of orange marmalade. Well-balanced,<br />

with a good acidity that makes it taste less sweet than its sugar content might<br />

make it seem. Long and vibrant, with a lovely pristine quality.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

Note:<br />

76


CABERNET SAUVIGNON<br />

“SON OF MOUNTAIN” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Elegant and charming nose, with a well-integrated eucalyptus, pepper and fresh<br />

herb and tertiary notes. Powerful, structured and full bodied, with a lingering<br />

finish.<br />

NINGXIA ZHIHUI YUANSHI WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

yschateau.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

77


CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA<br />

DOC JERZU RISERVA<br />

“LOI CORONA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Plenty of garrigue and black fruit, complex and unique red wine that speaks<br />

of <strong>the</strong> Mediterenean. Great structure in mouth, soft ripe tannins, redolent of<br />

Chateauneuf yet so different; deep and sensual, long and very expressive. Great<br />

Sardinian expression of <strong>the</strong> Grenache grape, but altoge<strong>the</strong>r different from wines<br />

made with this variety in Spain and France.<br />

ALBERTO LOI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

V.Le Trieste, 61<br />

09123 - Cagliari (CA)<br />

+39 070240866<br />

albertoloi@libero.it<br />

albertoloi.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

RISERVA “IL MUTO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau di Sardegna<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely complex nose; red flowers, aromatic herbs, marzipan and ripe red cherries<br />

are very Cannonau. Juicy, round, and persistent with a bright fruity and spicy<br />

aftertaste. Lovely, ra<strong>the</strong>r perfumed red.<br />

SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA MONTESPADA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc.Giunchizza<br />

07038 - S.Trinita’ D’Agultu E Vignola (OT)<br />

+39 3493737613<br />

albertini@montespada.it<br />

montespada.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

RISERVA “SENES” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Soft, fleshy, approachable, with plenty of strawberry and blackberry aromas<br />

and flavors. Some spicy notes come through with aeration as well. An elegant,<br />

refined, juicy and pleasurable wine.<br />

ARGIOLAS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 56/58<br />

09040 - Serdiana (CA)<br />

+39 070740606<br />

marketing@argiolas.it<br />

argiolas.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

80


COLLIO DOC BIANCO 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay,<br />

Sauvignon, Malvasia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex nose; lovely stone fruit and honeyed aromas and flavors. Rich, ripe<br />

but lively, with a saline undertow. Well balanced and very long. Needs air as it is<br />

initially quite reduced.<br />

RONCO BLANCHIS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Blanchis 42<br />

34070 - Mossa (GO)<br />

+39 0438492250<br />

info@venegazzu.com<br />

venegazzu.com<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Note:<br />

81


CONERO DOCG RISERVA<br />

“NERONE” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely presence of Montepulciano, with a complex nose of small blackberries,<br />

sweet spices and smoky hints. Clean, fresh, long, flinty, well balanced and refined.<br />

A lovely wine.<br />

TERRE CORTESI MONCARO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Piandole, 7/A<br />

60036 - Montecarotto (AN)<br />

+39 073189245<br />

terrecortesi@moncaro.com<br />

moncaro.com<br />

MARCHE<br />

Note:<br />

82


ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT MILLESIMATO<br />

2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Erbaluce<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Great wine, so original and distinctive! Complex nose with sweet spice, dry herbs,<br />

soft apricot skins and subtle citrus with lovely musky notes. Real levity giving<br />

way to a fresh and a classically dry mouthfeel. Long finish with a lovely citrus<br />

aftertaste.<br />

TENUTA ROLETTO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Porta Pia, 69/71<br />

10090 - Cuceglio (TO)<br />

+39 0124492293<br />

info@tenutaroletto.it<br />

tenutaroletto.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

83


ETNA DOC BIANCO “LUCI LUCI”<br />

2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carricante<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful and expressive wine rich in waxy and citrus fruity notes. Fantastic<br />

texture. Rich, creamy mouthfeel and pleasant, with a savory palate and a long<br />

finish.<br />

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23<br />

95100 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 095222644<br />

az.alcantara@googlemail.com<br />

al-cantara.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

84


ETNA DOC ROSSO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “MARTINELLA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Notes of spice and licorice combined with red currant and cherry aromas. The<br />

palate is clean, risingly tannic, lively, with a mineral and long finish.<br />

VIVERA SACARL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.P. 59/Iv C.Da Martinella<br />

95015 - Linguaglossa (CT)<br />

+39 095643837<br />

info@vivera.it<br />

vivera.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

85


FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT<br />

MILLESIMATO<br />

“CUVÈE MONOGRAM” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Wonderfully distinctive Franciacorta, with fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas<br />

and a subtle brioche note. Then also fresh on <strong>the</strong> palate, with a particularly lively<br />

mouthfeel and a long vibrant finish; this ought to age extremely well.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3<br />

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)<br />

+39 0307751042<br />

cantina@castelfaglia.it<br />

castelfaglia.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

86


GARDA DOC CLASSICO ROSSO<br />

“BIGONCIO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Groppello Marzemino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, fresh, juicy and fragrant with a lovely sugar-acid balance and length.<br />

Lovely ripeness for a Groppello blend, with very manageable tannins.<br />

CITARI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Citari, 2<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910310<br />

info@citari.it<br />

citari.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

87


GRECO DI TUFO<br />

DOCG 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely Greco di Tufo. Medium gold color typical of <strong>the</strong> grape variety that gives<br />

usually much darker colors than o<strong>the</strong>r Campanian wine grapes such as Fiano<br />

or Coda di Volpe. Then delicately herbal, floral and honey suckle notes, with red<br />

apple and guava aromas. On <strong>the</strong> palate it’s mineral and saline, with a rich glyceral<br />

and textural mouthfeel (also very typical of Campania’s Greco variety).<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA FONZONE CACCESE SAS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Località Scorzagalline, Snc<br />

83052 - Paternopoli (AV)<br />

+39 08271730100<br />

info@fonzone.it<br />

fonzone.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

88


LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOC<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO “1 - ELEGANTE<br />

- GIACOBAZZI E FIGLI” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

12gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dried red fruit with a touch of wild flower. Firm, fresh with a good balance<br />

between acid and sugar. Ra<strong>the</strong>r refined, with a lovely lingering element of violet<br />

gaining intensity with air.<br />

GIACOBAZZI A E FIGLI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Carlo Sigonio 51<br />

41124 - Modena (MO)<br />

+39 0522908715<br />

stefania@donellivini.it;<br />

giacobazzivini.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

89


LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOP<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“RISERVATO AGLI AMICI” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very floral, with delicate red fruit that are so typical of this variety. Clean,<br />

fresh, long, lovely, with an attractively crunchy texture and a tidy aftertaste; a<br />

very pretty Sorbara that showcases well just how different wines made with<br />

this Lambrusco variety are from those made with o<strong>the</strong>r Lambruscos such as<br />

Salamino or Grasparossa.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PEZZUOLI S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Vignola, 136<br />

41053 - Maranello (MO)<br />

+39 0536948800<br />

info@pezzuoli.it<br />

pezzuoli.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

90


LAZIO IGP ROSATO<br />

“ALBIOLA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Syrah, Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice crunchy red and dark fruit aromas and flavors. Clean, fresh with a touch of<br />

noble, youthfully chewy tannin that leaves a tactile mouthfeel behind. Long finish.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

91


LUGANA DOC<br />

“TERE CREA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano di Lugana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright straw. Very floral, clean, long and extremely well balanced. Bright acidity<br />

and mineral, with a pleasant salty and mouthwatering finish to <strong>the</strong> green apple,<br />

pear and fresh citrus aromas and flavors.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Pilandro, 1<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910363<br />

info@pilandro.it<br />

pilandro.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

92


MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOC “THALE’” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,39%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Rich, complex and interesting nose. Ripe and dark fruits with spicy notes are<br />

complicated by tar and earth tones. Quite elegant and nicely structured with ripe<br />

tannins for a wine at this price point. Long and persistent.<br />

CASAL THAULERO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Cucullo, S.N.<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859032533<br />

info@casalthaulero.it<br />

casalthaulero.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

93


MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOP “NICAN” 2008<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Aromas and flavors of walnut husk, ripe sweet fruit, with a balsamic nuance. Full<br />

bodied, with silky tannins and a pleasant fruity finish that speaks of dark fruit,<br />

flint and sweet spices.<br />

ORSOGNA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ortonese, 29<br />

66036 - Orsogna (CH)<br />

+39 0871784378<br />

sales@orsognacantina.it<br />

orsognawinery.com<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

94


MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOP RISERVA “LAUS VITAE”<br />

2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very good concentration and structure. Ripe wild berry aromas and flavors are<br />

clean and precise. Finishes ample, complex and deep. A nice herbal note at <strong>the</strong><br />

back adds complexity.<br />

CODICE CITRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Cucullo, S.N.<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859031342<br />

citra@citra.it<br />

citra.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

95


MOSCATO PASSITO DI NOTO<br />

DOP “LAPALICCA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

203gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Rich, honeyed wine, with ripe apricots, yellow peach and tropical fruits aromas<br />

and hints of vanilla. Clean, fresh, long and well balanced; a very typical Moscato<br />

di Noto, with a lovely sneaky concentration and complexity.<br />

TERRE DI NOTO DI A. DI MARCO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.da Burgio Coste Fredde<br />

sp 22 Pachino – Ispica km 6,5 - Noto (SR)<br />

+39 09311805185<br />

info@terredinoto.it<br />

terredinoto.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

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PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA<br />

DOC “NES” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo in purezza<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

175gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Creamy nutty caramel, vanilla and dried apricot on <strong>the</strong> nose and palate. Bright<br />

and sweet, a perfect example of Passito di Pantelleria, though it could use a little<br />

more intensity and depth.<br />

CARLO PELLEGRINO & C. SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Fante, 39<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719911<br />

marketing@carlopellegrino.it<br />

carlopellegrino.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

97


SALICE SALENTINO DOP ROSSO<br />

RISERVA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negro Amaro, Malvasia Nera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A classic Negro Amaro wine offering nicely balanced acidity and concentrated<br />

red and blue fruit aromas and flavors. Also very floral on <strong>the</strong> finish, with plenty of<br />

violet complicated by hints of flint and dark. Very fresh and lively, this is a highly<br />

successful wine that will have plenty of fans.<br />

CANTINA VECCHIA TORRE S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Marche, 1<br />

73045 - Leverano (LE)<br />

+39 0832925053<br />

info@cantinavecchiatorre.it<br />

cantinavecchiatorre.it<br />

APULIA<br />

Note:<br />

98


SANNIO DOP AGLIANICO<br />

RISERVA “CARRESE” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intensely perfumed; smooth lovely fruit, wild berries and prunes. Almost dainty<br />

and quite perfumed for an Aglianico, featuring smooth tannins and a long suave<br />

finish.<br />

CANTINA DI SOLOPACA SOC. COOP. AGR.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bebiana, 44<br />

82036 - Solopaca (BN)<br />

+39 0824977921<br />

info@cantinasolopaca.it<br />

cantinasolopaca.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

99


SICILIA DOC SYRAH VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “KAID” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Syrah<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,29gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Inky, deep black color. Black cherry on <strong>the</strong> nose, good acidity, ripe tannins, leafy<br />

and fresh on <strong>the</strong> palate. A classy example of an elegant and very spicy Syrah<br />

with well integrated wood and savory length on <strong>the</strong> finish. Lots of finesse on this<br />

much above average Sicilian example of <strong>the</strong> variety.<br />

ALESSANDRO DI CAMPOREALE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C/Da Mandranova, Snc<br />

90043 - Camporeale (PA)<br />

+39 092437038<br />

info@alessandrodicamporeale.it<br />

alessandrodicamporeale.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

100


SICILIA DOP ROSSO RISERVA<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“MARIA COSTANZA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,19%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe red fruits and aromatic herbs aromas and flavors with a pleasant balsamic<br />

note. Beautiful concentration and structure; firm and rounded tannins with a<br />

deep and savory finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.S. 123 Km. 12+700, Snc<br />

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)<br />

+39 0922878207<br />

info@milazzovini.com<br />

milazzovini.com<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

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TERRE SICILIANE IGP NERO<br />

D’AVOLA VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“AQUILAE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero D’Avola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lively long, wonderful balance, clean with a beautiful freshness and florality<br />

to this crisp, bright midweight. Far removed from over <strong>the</strong> top, high in alcohol<br />

Sicilian reds you might have tried. Lovely.<br />

CVA CANICATTÍ S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Aquilata Snc, 92024<br />

92024 - Canicatti’ (AG)<br />

+39 0922829371<br />

info@cvacanicatti.it<br />

cvacanicatti.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

102


THARROS IGT BIANCO<br />

“KARMIS CUVEE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vernaccia, Vernaccia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding example of Vernaccia di Oristano blended in with Vermentino: it’s<br />

also an intelligent way to showcase <strong>the</strong> former grape’s many qualities given that<br />

it gives its best results as an oxidative-styled wine a category that is currently<br />

out of favour, unfortunately. Floral with ripe golden fruits aromas and flavors<br />

echoing nicely on <strong>the</strong> long reverberating finish.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Genova, 48-50<br />

09072 - Cabras (OR)<br />

+39 0783290806<br />

info@vinicontini.com<br />

vinicontini.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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TOSCANA IGT CABERNET<br />

FRANC “FILARE 18” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Franc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A layered Cabernet Franc wine with depth and flavours of blackberries, cassis,<br />

spice and tobacco. Clean, fresh, very well balanced, long, smooth and very trueto-type.<br />

Knockout wine; this grape has really found a home in specific parts of<br />

Tuscany.<br />

CASADEI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Località San Rocco , S.N.C.<br />

57028 - Suvereto (LI)<br />

+39 0558300411<br />

info@tenutacasadei.it<br />

tenutacasadei.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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TRENTINO DOC SAUVIGNON<br />

“VICH” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A wonderful Sauvignon Blanc wine offering a complex and pretty tropical fruitrich<br />

nose, with citrus hints and flavors similar to <strong>the</strong> aromas. Crisp, clean, with<br />

well-balanced acidity and a pleasantly long bright finish.<br />

CANTINA DI LA-VIS E VALLE DI CEMBRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Carmine , 7<br />

38015 - Lavis (TN)<br />

+39 0461440153<br />

info@ethica.biz<br />

la-vis.com<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

105


TRENTO DOC SPUMANTE PAS<br />

DOSE’ “ALTEMASI” 2009<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Amazing Méthode Traditionnel in a warm year, built upon fruit complexity and<br />

a deft balance between concentration and freshness, supported by <strong>the</strong> long<br />

ageing. Elegant with a creamy citrus mouthfeel that lingers impressively on both<br />

<strong>the</strong> taste buds and memory.<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Ponte , 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

106


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE<br />

BRUT 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding Prosecco. Fresh, long lovely really precise apple and white flower<br />

aroma and flavors. Juicy. Nice complexity, balanced, good character with a savory<br />

finish.<br />

AZIENDA VIN.FOLLADOR DI ROSSI ITALIA & C. SNC<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gravette, 42<br />

31010 - Farra Di Soligo (TV)<br />

+39 0438898222<br />

info@folladorprosecco.com<br />

folladorprosecco.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

107


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

16gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A lovely Prosecco. Notes of hawthorn flower, elderberry and pear. Well balanced<br />

with a pleasant crispy finish, and repeating floral and white stone fruit reminders.<br />

NANI RIZZI AZ. AGR. DI SPAGNOL DENIS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Stanghe, 22<br />

31049 - Guia Di Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423900645<br />

info@nanirizzi.it<br />

nanirizzi.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

108


VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI<br />

JESI DOC PASSITO “IKÓN” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

140gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Subtle, well balanced, and expressive, showing a panoply of different fruit<br />

aromas and flavors. Interesting and harmonious: has lift but also depth of fruit,<br />

plus noteworthy refinement. Orange apricot marmalade, with candied lemon<br />

nuances linger long on <strong>the</strong> aftertaste.<br />

CASALFARNETO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Farneto, 12<br />

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)<br />

+39 0731889001<br />

info@casalfarneto.it<br />

casalfarneto.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

Note:<br />

109


VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA<br />

PENINSULA VQA “LIMITED<br />

EDITION - MERRITT ROAD” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vidal<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

236,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An amazing, intriguing, beautifully complex nose, with intense notes of tropical<br />

fruit, orange peel and honey. Powerful and structured, with a great acidity that<br />

makes this wine balanced, with an appealing character and a pleasant refreshing<br />

finish. Hard to pick betwen <strong>the</strong>se two lovely Ontario sweet wines.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

Note:<br />

110


VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA<br />

PENINSULA VQA “LIMITED<br />

EDITION” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vidal<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,19%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

202,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding! Great complexity on <strong>the</strong> nose, with a symphony of honey, vanilla,<br />

dried apricot, tropical fruit and white blossom aromas. A big concentrated<br />

stickie, but showcasing lovely elegance too, balance, and a long and fresh finish.<br />

Knockout wine from Ontario.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

Note:<br />

111


VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI<br />

IGT BIANCO CUVÉE “MASO<br />

TORESELLA” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauv.Blanc, Chard, Gew<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful pale color. Great nose, with an astonishing complexity of litchi, passion<br />

fruit, dry herbs and hints of tropical fruit. Suave, fine-grained, powerful, long.<br />

Excellent.<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Ponte , 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

112


VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC “I<br />

CANNICCI DEL CONTE” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano, Malvasia Toscana,<br />

Canaiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

132,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex and appealing nose: oxidized apples, pears and burnt orange, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

notes of caramel, toffee, mocha and butterscotch. Refreshing with an impressive<br />

acidity well balanced by <strong>the</strong> sweetness; long and lingering. Like a great Colheita.<br />

AZ. AGR. SAN FABIANO TENIMENTI CONTI BORGHINI BALDOVINETTI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via S.Fabiano, 33<br />

52100 - Arezzo (AR)<br />

+39 057524566<br />

info@fattoriasanfabiano.it<br />

fattoriasanfabiano.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

113


VINO NOBILE DI<br />

MONTEPULCIANO DOCG<br />

RISERVA “VITAROCCIA” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese, Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very complex, elegant and traditional, with tobacco, sour cherry, earth, forest<br />

floor, mushroom, and still lots of lively fruit. An amazing freshness and great<br />

tannic grip. Potential for fur<strong>the</strong>r ageing, but nice and silky already.<br />

ICARIO SOC. AGRICOLA A.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Delle Pietrose, 2<br />

53045 - Montepulciano (SI)<br />

+39 0578758845<br />

info@icario.it<br />

icario.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

114


VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ<br />

BRUT ROSÉ MILLESIMATO<br />

“SANTA MARTINA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Turbiana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a lovely rich wine, with a good “blanc-de-noir” character; plenty of<br />

raspberry fruit aromas, balsamic hints and some chocolate notes. Elegant and<br />

complex, long and very satisfying.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Pilandro, 1<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910363<br />

info@pilandro.it<br />

pilandro.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

115


ABRUZZO DOP<br />

PECORINO 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,29gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Herbs and stone fruit aromas and flavors. Fresh, rich, full bodied, with a well<br />

balanced acidity neatly extending <strong>the</strong> aromas and flavors on <strong>the</strong> long pristine<br />

and piercing back end.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA TERZINI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 52<br />

65028 - Tocco Da Casauria (PE)<br />

+39 0859158147<br />

info@cantinaterzini.it<br />

cantinaterzini.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

116


LAMPADIAS PGI<br />

“ILIA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Agiorgitiko, Syrah<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful perfume; floral aromas of rose petals, honeysuckle, jasmine and<br />

strawberry. Textural palate with a refreshing acidity. Delicious all around: sirenlike,<br />

it’s hard to remain immune from this wine’s sultry, sexy charms.<br />

MERCOURI ESTATE S.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Korakochori Ilias<br />

27100 - Pyrgos (Greece)<br />

+30 2621041601<br />

mercouri@otenet.gr<br />

mercouri.gr<br />

ILIA - GREECE<br />

Note:<br />

117


AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC<br />

“TENUTA I GELSI” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A beautiful example of Aglianico. Appealing nose, with spicy, aromatic herbs and<br />

persistent balsamic notes. Full bodied and structured but complex and elegant,<br />

with a pleasant long and persistent finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA OFANTO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Paduli<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972020289<br />

info@tenutaigelsi.com<br />

tenutaigelsi.com<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

118


AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE<br />

SUPERIORE DOCG 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico Del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely sapidity and freshness; this has concentration as well as grace. The<br />

aromatics are refined and subtle, a showcase of tar and orange fruit aromas.<br />

Texturally very impressive. A lovely refined finish showcases pebbly nuances and<br />

dark fruits. Very good.<br />

CASA VINICOLA ARMANDO MARTINO S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Luigi Lavista, 2/A<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972721422<br />

info@martinovini.com<br />

martinovini.com<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

119


AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE<br />

SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“LA FIRMA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is an unusually stylish example of Aglianico del Vulture, with a luscious,<br />

almost sultry mouthfeel. Long, rich and polished, with ripe strawberry and red<br />

cherry aromas and flavors complicated by spicy herby and tobacco. Finishes<br />

with noteworthy intensity and vibrancy. Irrestible, world-class red that will repay<br />

cellaring (ten years + in a good cellar).<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

120


ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT GRIGIO<br />

“PENÓNER” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely bright wine, yellow and green fruit, a bright texture with buttery softness<br />

and zippy clean, very refreshing aftertaste, which makes you want to take<br />

ano<strong>the</strong>r sip right away. Clean and well defined.<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORTACCIA SOC.AGR. COOP.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Del Vino, 23<br />

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)<br />

+39 0471880115<br />

info@cantina-cortaccia.it<br />

kellerei-kurtatsch.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE<br />

BRUT “ATHESIS” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot E Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,8%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely light golden straw color. Lively bubbles with subtle aromas of lemon and<br />

apple and some yeasty hints make for an intriguing nose. Fresh, crisp, and lively,<br />

with a great acid-sugar balance and noteworthy persistence. Super sparkler.<br />

KETTMEIR<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cantine, 4<br />

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)<br />

+39 0471963135<br />

info@kettmeir.com<br />

kettmeir.com<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE<br />

BRUT “PRAECLARUS” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very nice sparkling wine, elegant and fresh, offering lovely aromas and flavors<br />

of apple and pear fruit. Well balanced, boasting good acidity and texture, with an<br />

interesting and lingering long finish.<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN PAOLO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Castel Guardia, 21<br />

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)<br />

+39 0471662183<br />

info@stpauls.wine<br />

stpauls.wine<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO<br />

“COSTA DELLE CORONE” 2008<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful and charming nose that hints at air-dried fruit but is nei<strong>the</strong>r overripe<br />

nor overwhelming; delightful inner-mouth perfume of violet, ripe red and black<br />

fruits, with spicy notes of pepper. Full and rich with nicely balancing acidity<br />

extending <strong>the</strong> flavors on <strong>the</strong> long back end.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA MONTECI S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

San Michele, 34<br />

37026 - Pescantina (VR)<br />

+39 0457151188<br />

info@monteci.it<br />

monteci.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO<br />

RISERVA “FRACASTORO” 2007<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,39%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A nuanced an appealingly classic example of Amarone. Tar, red flower petals, and<br />

blueberries overlay a hint of chalk. Slight hint of sea salt adds fur<strong>the</strong>r complexity.<br />

Very ripe and rich style, with a long spicy finish.<br />

VIGNETI VILLABELLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Localita’ Ca’ Nova, 2<br />

37011 - Calmasino Di Bardolino (VR)<br />

+39 0457236448<br />

info@vignetivillabella.com<br />

vignetivillabella.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOC RISERVA 2009<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Appealing fresh fruity nose with balsamic bouquet and lea<strong>the</strong>r and tar notes.<br />

Rich, structured and fruity on <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA VILLA SAN CARLO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Della Segheria , 25<br />

37033 - Montorio (VR)<br />

+39 3929814592<br />

info@villasancarlo.wine<br />

villasancarlo.wine<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely weight on <strong>the</strong> palate, a real mouthful but with a smooth texture and<br />

bright, moreish fruit and tannins. Elegant, smooth, satisfying. Solid, easy drinking<br />

Amarone with plenty of charm.<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

info@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG “PAGUS<br />

BISANO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely discreet nose with a twist of black pepper mixed in with <strong>the</strong> dark fruit.<br />

Lovely balance and depth without being heavy, a super crowd pleaser, hard not<br />

to like and enjoy. Who’s to say Amarone has to be always massive?<br />

CANTINA DI VERONA SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Olmo, 11<br />

37141 - Verona (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

federico@cantinadiverona.it<br />

cantinadiverona.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOP CLASSICO<br />

“CAMPEDEL” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex nose; black and red dried fruit, walnut, coffee, sweet spices and<br />

tobacco. Concentrated, rich, smooth tannins, elegant; what is expected from an<br />

Amarone, but balances it all very well.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GAMBA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gnirega, 19<br />

37020 - Marano Di Valpolicella (VR)<br />

+39 3493154527<br />

info@vinigamba.it<br />

vinigamba.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA<br />

BRUT “ARDIVA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,57%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pale straw with a strong mousse. A very nice example of dry Prosecco. Good,<br />

bright and fresh, with some citrus and pear fruits aromas and flavors, with very<br />

good length and precision on <strong>the</strong> back end.<br />

VINI COSTA SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cimitero, 24<br />

31044 - Montebelluna (TV)<br />

+39 0423600673<br />

info@vinicosta.it<br />

vinicosta.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

14gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Immediately impressive with its fine perlage and a pronounced and complex<br />

nose of ripe fruit including melon, apricot, peach and kiwi. A clean, fresh and<br />

lively Prosecco. The finish is generous and long, with concentrated fruit and a<br />

dash of residual sugar to balance. Super stuff.<br />

TENUTA AMADIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Longon, 74<br />

31010 - Monfumo (TV)<br />

+39 0423560099<br />

info@tenutamadio.com<br />

tenutamadio.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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BARBARESCO DOCG<br />

RISERVA “CURRÀ” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

High intense and complex nose; violet, ripe blueberries and prunes, with sweet<br />

spicy notes and balsamic hints. Deep, structured with a long and lingering finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ROBERTO SAROTTO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ronconuovo, 13<br />

12050 - Neviglie (CN)<br />

+39 0173630228<br />

roberto@robertosarotto.com<br />

robertosarotto.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG<br />

“VIGNA LA ROSA” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe sour cherry aromas and flavors; notes of sage, truffle and tar, with balsamic<br />

and sweet cinnamon hints. Big tannins, powerful and lingering aftertaste; a<br />

contemplative Barolo that will also gain by being cellared for 5 years+.<br />

FONTANAFREDDA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

fontanafredda.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BAROLO DOCG<br />

CANNUBI 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense nose; rose and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, with a slightly balsamic<br />

hint. Structured, elegant, concentrated, with firm tannins that will need time<br />

(cellar at least five years+). Quite long and persistent.<br />

BORGOGNO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gioberti, 1<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356108<br />

amministrazione@borgogno.com<br />

borgogno.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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BAROLO DOCG DEL COMUNE DI<br />

SERRALUNGA D’ALBA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright red. Lovely complex nose speaks of very floral aromas, plus sour cherry,<br />

raspberry and orange, as well as spicy notes of clove and coffee beans. Red<br />

cherry, tar and minerals on <strong>the</strong> structured, lively acid palate. Bright, long and<br />

persistent finish.<br />

FONTANAFREDDA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba, 15<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173626111<br />

press@fontanafredda.it<br />

fontanafredda.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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BAROLO DOCG<br />

FOSSATI 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A nice, complex and intense nose; pretty rose and potpourri perfume, wild<br />

berries aromas and flavors. Structured, powerful, with a high astringency not yet<br />

integrating.<br />

BORGOGNO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gioberti, 1<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356108<br />

amministrazione@borgogno.com<br />

borgogno.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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BENACO BRESCIANO IGT<br />

PASSITO 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano, Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

120gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Golden-yellow. Bright, coherent fruit and sweetness, with well-handled new<br />

oak, and a cool lemony aspect to <strong>the</strong> honeyed sweet tropical and pomaceous<br />

orchard fruit, which keeps this light and lively. Well made, satisfying, and clear.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Pilandro, 1<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910363<br />

info@pilandro.it<br />

pilandro.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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BIANCHELLO DEL METAURO<br />

DOC SUPERIORE “CELSO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bianchello<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pale straw. Beautiful nose. Good, rich, dry, nice and creamy, with some green<br />

olive and fresh pomaceous fruit character and good brightness on <strong>the</strong> finish. A<br />

characterful wine that grows on you with each sip.<br />

AZIENDA AGRARIA GUERRIERI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via San Filippo, 24<br />

61030 - Piagge (PU)<br />

+39 0721890152<br />

info@aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “SASSOCHETO” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Incredibly deep colour, dark with a bright crimson rim. Very rich spicy nose,<br />

with plenty of herb, rosemary and a generous dollop of dark fruit flavors. An<br />

interesting style of Brunello, very dense to taste but <strong>the</strong> wine has smoothness<br />

and plenty of juice. Joyous.<br />

IL GRAPPOLO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Traversa Dei Monti<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0574813730<br />

ilgrappolo@ilgrappolofortius.it<br />

ilgrappolofortius.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

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CABERNET FRANC ICEWINE<br />

NIAGARA PENINSULA VQA<br />

“LIMITED EDITION” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Franc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

249,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright red. Cranberry, red cherry, orange zest aromas and flavors. A little lacking<br />

in acid for <strong>the</strong> enormous sugar content present but this is less cloying than it<br />

seems initially…like a liquid rhubarb-strawberry pie. And very typical of <strong>the</strong> Cab<br />

Franc Icewine style.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

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CAMPANIA IGP ROSSO<br />

“NERO 70” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico, Piedirosso<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An interesting red made with late harvested native Italian grapes growing on <strong>the</strong><br />

island of Ischia. Very big and ripe yet retains its freshness. Juicy dark fruits and<br />

ripe tannins, plus a lovely smoky nuance on <strong>the</strong> long, just slightly warm but silky<br />

finish. Light and lively despite it’s late harvested nature and ra<strong>the</strong>r fleshy big size.<br />

ANTONIO MAZZELLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Serbatoio, 2<br />

80070 - Ischia (NA)<br />

+39 081901541<br />

info@ischiavini.it<br />

ischiavini.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

“DONOSU “ 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Yes, this is quite alcoholic but it’s typical of <strong>the</strong> grape and surprisingly elegant<br />

for this traditionally-made wine. A very nice, clean and typical nose, with lovely<br />

cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors. Balanced, complex and blessed with a<br />

complex, long finish.<br />

CANTINA TANI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Conca Sa Raighina, 2<br />

07020 - Monti (OT)<br />

+39 3386432055<br />

info@cantinatani.it<br />

cantinatani.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC<br />

RISERVA “GAVINO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice fruity and Mediterranean maquis notes. Great density, full body, tannic but<br />

not aggressive. Long and lingering on <strong>the</strong> finish, this is an ultra-smooth, really<br />

captivating Carignano wine from a producer that is especially adept at turning<br />

out smooth, user-friendly wines with <strong>the</strong> grape.<br />

MESA S.A.S. DI ENRICA LUIGIA FONTANA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Su Baroni<br />

09010 - Sant’Anna Arresi (CI)<br />

+39 0781965057<br />

info@cantinamesa.it<br />

cantinamesa.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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CASTEL DEL MONTE ROSSO<br />

RISERVA DOCG<br />

“VIGNA PEDALE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero di Troia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,09gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very well made wine that speaks clearly of its variety, Uva di Troia, and its<br />

territory. Fresh raspberry, blackberry and strawberry aromas and flavors are<br />

complicated by delicate herbs and dry spices. Medium weight on palate, with a<br />

pleasant, fresh and inviting myrtle and sweet spices finish.<br />

AZIENDA VIN. TORREVENTO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Prov.Le 234 Km 10,600<br />

70033 - Corato (BA)<br />

+39 0808980923<br />

info@torrevento.it<br />

torrevento.it<br />

APULIA<br />

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CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO<br />

RISERVA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“CRISIO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A bit of bottle age has given this wine richness, roundness and complexity. The<br />

texture is silky, <strong>the</strong> finish long and honeyed. Very good example of Verdicchio<br />

Riserva and <strong>the</strong> character it can develop with a few years in <strong>the</strong> bottle.<br />

CASALFARNETO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Farneto, 12<br />

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)<br />

+39 0731889001<br />

info@casalfarneto.it<br />

casalfarneto.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO<br />

RISERVA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“DINO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful gold color, a delicious spicy-floral nose, and an interesting, complex,<br />

structured mouthfeel make for a knockout wine. Lovely and long bittersweet<br />

finish.<br />

FILODIVINO SAF SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Serra , 46<br />

60030 - San Marcello (AN)<br />

+39 0731026139<br />

info@filodivino.it<br />

filodivino.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOP<br />

2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful color; intriguing fruity nose, rich of ripe cherry, strawberry and peach<br />

aromas and flavors. Very vibrant acidity on <strong>the</strong> palate gives it an extra lift and all<br />

<strong>the</strong> yummy fruits linger long on <strong>the</strong> almost crunchy palate. Delicious.<br />

CASA VINICOLA MONTESELVA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Nilo, Snc<br />

65015 - Montesilvano (PE)<br />

+39 0854681090<br />

info@monteselva.it<br />

monteselva.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

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CHENIN BLANC<br />

W.O. WELLINGTON<br />

“DIEMERSFONTEIN” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chenin Blanc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Good full straw yellow. Beautifully floral nose of fresh white fruits and sweet<br />

spices. Vibrant and elegant; intriguing, well balanced and textured, with a<br />

pleasant and lingering finish.<br />

DIEMERSFONTEIN<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Newtown,<br />

7655 - Wellington (WC)<br />

+39 0392789702<br />

info@afriwines.com<br />

diemersfontein.co.za<br />

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA<br />

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN<br />

SELEZIONE “POGGIO ROSSO”<br />

2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,69%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Great depth, finesse and complexity in this classic Chianti Classico. Red berries,<br />

tobacco, violet petals on <strong>the</strong> nose speak of high quality Sangiovese, complicated<br />

by some nice oak integration. Structured, elegant, very silky tannins, this beauty<br />

finishes long and persistent. Great wine.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SAN FELICE S.P.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. San Felice<br />

53019 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)<br />

+39 05773991<br />

info@agricolasanfelice.it<br />

agricolasanfelice.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

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COLLI DI PARMA DOC<br />

MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

White Wines with residual sugar up<br />

to 35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia aromatica<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A beautiful and au<strong>the</strong>ntic expression of a Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, offering<br />

jasmine, buttercup, white pepper, orange blossom and tangerine oil aromas<br />

and flavors. Fresh, fruity and subtly sweet, with just enough acidity to provide<br />

wonderful clarity and cut. A lovely and charming wine.<br />

AMADEI FRANCO & C SNC<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Via Langhirano, 298<br />

43124 - Parma (PR)<br />

+39 0521648247<br />

amadeifederico@libero.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR<br />

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE<br />

DOLCE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

90gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very clean finish but less complex on <strong>the</strong> palate than <strong>the</strong> beautiful floral and<br />

musky nose hints at. Still, this is a delicious, lovely, fresh yellow Muscat (Moscato<br />

Giallo, in Italian) that will win fans by <strong>the</strong> handful!<br />

CA’ DEL COLLE DI FACCHIN MAURO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G. Marconi, 1469<br />

35030 - Vo’ (PD)<br />

+39 0499940384<br />

info@cadelcolle.com<br />

cadelcolle.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR<br />

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE<br />

DOLCE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6,69%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

99gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, fresh, more complex than most Moscato Giallo wines. Long, clean, very<br />

bright with a pleasant lightly chalky texture and delightful candied orange peel,<br />

orange oil and tangerine jelly nuances.<br />

CANTINE DEI COLLI TRAMONTE SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Delle Terme, 8<br />

35037 - Teolo (PD)<br />

+39 0499935033<br />

info@cantinetramonte.it<br />

cantinetramonte.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR<br />

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE<br />

DOLCE “MAELI” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

90gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Citrus blossom, tangerine, orange oil and sweet spices. A nice, fresh, light and<br />

very elegant wine that speaks of <strong>the</strong> Moscato Giallo variety. Very well done.<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA MAELI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Pirio, 28<br />

35038 - Torreglia (PD)<br />

+39 3381136749<br />

elisa@maeliwine.com<br />

maeliwine.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY MILLESIMATO<br />

“SEMPLICEMENTE VINCENZO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

22gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very rich, ample, round, concentrated, almost too large and broad, with a pretty,<br />

almost peppery nose. Great intensity but <strong>the</strong> acidity is a little dominant presently,<br />

but its noteworthy aromatic complexity and very harmonious mouthfeel put this<br />

a notch above most of its competitors in <strong>the</strong> same price bracket. Long and floral<br />

on <strong>the</strong> bright finish.<br />

TOFFOLI SOC. AGR. SS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Liberazione, 26<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 0438978204<br />

toffoli@proseccotoffoli.it<br />

proseccotoffoli.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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COSTA TOSCANA IGT<br />

ANSONICA ISOLA DEL GIGLIO<br />

“SENTI OH!” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Ansonica<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, fresh, with a lovely tannic texture and soft ripe acidity, that is typical of<br />

Ansonica. Nice freshness and lift and much above average complexity speak of<br />

<strong>the</strong> grand crus that are <strong>the</strong> islands of <strong>the</strong> Tuscan archipelago for this variety. One<br />

of Italy’s best wines made anywhere with this variety.<br />

ROSSI GIOVANNI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Provinciale, 54<br />

58012 - Isola Del Giglio (GR)<br />

+39 3886078375<br />

giovanni@fontuccia.it<br />

fontuccia.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

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CUSTOZA DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“LA TORRE - SEITERRE<br />

SAN LEONE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garg, Trebb, Tocai, Malva<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice complexity; white flowers, peachy, with exotic and spicy nuances adding<br />

interest and depth. Enjoyable and easygoing, but at <strong>the</strong> same time intense and<br />

savory; balanced, full, rich and mineral, with a long aftertaste.<br />

AZ. AGR. RIZZI LUIGINO E CLAUDIO S.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Dossi 26<br />

37051 - Bovolone (VR)<br />

+39 0457945498<br />

info@seiterre.com<br />

seiterre.eu<br />

VENETO<br />

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EMILIA IGT FORTANA<br />

FRIZZANTE DOLCE<br />

“FORTANINA LA LUNA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines<br />

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fortana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

71gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely acid-sugar balance, clean, long, juicy, with a delightful easy-to-drink<br />

quality; could use a touch more complexity for a higher score, but this is pretty<br />

irresistible. A little known grape variety that deserves better, and we’re happy to<br />

give it its due.<br />

CANTINE CECI SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Provinciale, 99-99A<br />

43056 - Torrile (PR)<br />

+39 0521810252<br />

info@lambrusco.it<br />

lambrusco.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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ETNA DOC BIANCO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “SALISIRE” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carricante<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense complex aromatic expression on <strong>the</strong> nose of ripe fruit, dry orange peel,<br />

with a nice reminiscence of volcanic minerality and balsamic notes lurking in <strong>the</strong><br />

background. Powerful and elegant on <strong>the</strong> palate, with beautifully harmonious<br />

acidity. Well balanced with a persistent and long minerally close.<br />

VIVERA SACARL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.P. 59/Iv C.Da Martinella<br />

95015 - Linguaglossa (CT)<br />

+39 095643837<br />

info@vivera.it<br />

vivera.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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FALANGHINA VINO SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

18gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

White flowers plus a lots of fruit: yellow apples, pineapple, white pear and<br />

peaches galore here. Full mid-palate, fresh, lively, bit of sugar on <strong>the</strong> end<br />

enhances finish. An unusual but fun style of Falanghina.<br />

CANTINE IORIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Scauzone, 2<br />

82030 - Torrecuso (BN)<br />

+39 3483772727<br />

export@cantineiorio.it<br />

cantineiorio.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT<br />

SATEN “CUVÈE MONOGRAM”<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A textbook Franciacorta. Nicely ripe stone fruit and melon, with well integrated<br />

autolytic character. Excellent acid-fruit-sugar balance. Pleasant to drink right now<br />

but will keep three-five years in a good cellar.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3<br />

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)<br />

+39 0307751042<br />

cantina@castelfaglia.it<br />

castelfaglia.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT<br />

SATEN MILLESIMATO<br />

“CUVÈE MONOGRAM” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Green-straw yellow. Fine and persistent perlage. Ripe fruit and citrus aromas<br />

and flavors. Rich, delicate and elegant on <strong>the</strong> palate with textbook aromas<br />

and flavors typical of <strong>the</strong> region and <strong>the</strong> category (Saten is bottled at lower<br />

atmospheres so this bubbly wine tastes creamier than most, very much like a<br />

Crémant).<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3<br />

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)<br />

+39 0307751042<br />

cantina@castelfaglia.it<br />

castelfaglia.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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FREISA D’ASTI DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“BUGIANEN” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Freisa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright ruby-red with a delciate fizz. Very youthful, chewy and clean in typical<br />

Freisa-style, with an austere and noble personality, but also very Freisa-like<br />

aromas and flavors of dried herbs, spices and strawberry. Sparkling Freisa<br />

doesn’t get any better than this. A masterpiece from a recognized master of this<br />

variety.<br />

AZ AGR LA MONTAGNETTA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bricco Capello, 4<br />

14018 - Roatto (AT)<br />

+39 335309361<br />

info@lamontagnetta.com<br />

lamontagnetta.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC<br />

FRIULANO “VIGNE 50 ANNI”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Friulano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bursting with ripe tropical fruit and herbal notes (apple, sage, rosemary,<br />

chlorophyll, pear). Broad, quite rich and dry; a lovely example of Friulano, an<br />

archetype of this grape variety.<br />

LE VIGNE DI ZAMO’<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via A.Corrado - Loc.Rosazzo, 4<br />

33044 - Manzano (UD)<br />

+39 0432759693<br />

info@levignedizamo.com<br />

levignedizamo.wine<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

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GIOIA DEL COLLE DOC<br />

PRIMITIVO “SENATORE” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An interesting interpretation of Primitivo. Not big and powerful as in Manduria,<br />

but more perfumed and quite long and vibrant. Elegant, rich, with fruity and<br />

spicy aromas and flavors that linger nicely. A wine of great finesse.<br />

CANTINE COPPI DI COPPI ANTONIO MICHELE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.P. Turi - Gioia Del Colle, S.N.<br />

70010 - Turi (BA)<br />

+39 0808915049<br />

info@vinicoppi.it<br />

vinicoppi.it<br />

APULIA<br />

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO<br />

CASALESE DOC “.G” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Memorable Grignolino. Long and floral, this is richer and creamier than most<br />

wines made with this variety, but offers all <strong>the</strong> typical aromas and flavors that<br />

make <strong>the</strong>se wines so enjoyable: redcurrant, rosehip, delicate fresh herbs. Try this<br />

lightly chilled.<br />

VICARA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Madonna Delle Grazie, 5<br />

15030 - Rosignano Monf.To (AL)<br />

+39 0142488054<br />

vicara@vicara.it<br />

vicara.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO<br />

“BARRILE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nieddera, Caddiu<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ambitious, with barrique ageing and a ripe dark plum and smoky blackberry<br />

aromas and flavors. Full bodied, ra<strong>the</strong>r warm, dense but soft and long. Plenty of<br />

pleasure to come both now and in <strong>the</strong> years ahead. Lovely, showy red.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Genova, 48-50<br />

09072 - Cabras (OR)<br />

+39 0783290806<br />

info@vinicontini.com<br />

vinicontini.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO<br />

“SERRANU” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau Muristellu M<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep ruby. Aromas of spiciy herbs and dark red fruit. Clean nose with a spicy<br />

Mediterranean note and myrrh on <strong>the</strong> aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel, with wellbalanced<br />

tannins. Very well done. Complex , enjoyable and with a great finish.<br />

CANTINA TANI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Conca Sa Raighina, 2<br />

07020 - Monti (OT)<br />

+39 3386432055<br />

info@cantinatani.it<br />

cantinatani.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOC<br />

RIVE ALTE FRIULANO<br />

“TOC BAS” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Friulano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very Friulano! Complex, weighty aromas and flavors of ripe orchard fruit,<br />

minerals and sage are both intense and luscious. Well done, this really shows <strong>the</strong><br />

heights this cultivar can attain in Isonzo’s rocky soils.<br />

RONCO DEL GELSO DI BADIN GIORGIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Isonzo, 117<br />

34071 - Cormons (GO)<br />

+39 048161310<br />

info@roncodelgelso.com<br />

roncodelgelso.com<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI<br />

CASTELVETRO DOC FRIZZANTE<br />

SEMISECCO “ROSSO FOSCO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

20gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A really good example of Lambrusco Grasparossa wine. Bright and refreshing,<br />

full of wild berry aromas and flavors, but with <strong>the</strong> tannic heft and chewy nature<br />

of all Grasparossa wines, <strong>the</strong> least wimpy of all <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco grape varieties.<br />

Finishes classically dry. Appetizing.<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE FORMIGINE PEDEMONTANA S.A.C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Radici In Piano, 228<br />

41043 - Corlo Di Formigine (MO)<br />

+39 059 558122<br />

info@lambruscodoc.it<br />

lambruscodoc.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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LAZIO IGP SHIRAZ 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Syrah<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very typical and expressive example of <strong>the</strong> grape variety. Attractive ripe red<br />

fruit aromas and flavors with spicy notes fill <strong>the</strong> glass. Rich, focused, smooth and<br />

savory, with a lovely fluidity; a pleasure to drink.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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LAZIO IGT BELLONE<br />

“CASTORE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bellone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A delicious, easygoing and unusual white wine with sneaky concentration and<br />

depth. Well balanced with a pleasant mineral finish plus hints of triopicsal fruit. A<br />

lovely Bellone. Lazio would do well to do away with all <strong>the</strong> pointless Sauvignon<br />

Blanc and Chardonnay planted over <strong>the</strong> years and go back to interesting natives<br />

such as this one.<br />

CINCINNATO COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cori Cisterna Km 2, 23<br />

04010 - Cori (LT)<br />

+39 069679380<br />

info@cincinnato.it<br />

cincinnato.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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LISON DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“150” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Tocai Friulano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Yellow-gold color in <strong>the</strong> glass. Fresh and clean with inviting aromas of saffron<br />

and candied fruits. The palate has very good richness and intensity, with an oily,<br />

orange zest character, good concentration and cleansing acidity. Original, with a<br />

lots of personality.<br />

BORGO STAJNBECH<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Belfiore, 109<br />

30020 - Pramaggiore (VE)<br />

+39 0421799929<br />

info@borgostajnbech.com<br />

borgostajnbech.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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LUGANA DOC “CAMILLA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano Lugana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A nice example of Trebbiano di Lugana, now better known as Turbiana. Stone<br />

fruit, fresh apples, flowers; no ridiculous banana and papaya, atypical of <strong>the</strong><br />

variety. Lovely concentration, smooth texture on palate, multi-layered finish.<br />

Lovely.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MALAVASI DANIELE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Localita’ Casina Sacco, 1<br />

25010 - Pozzolengo (BS)<br />

+39 0309918759<br />

info@malavasivini.it<br />

malavasivini.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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LUGANA DOC SIRMIONE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice complex nose of fresh herbs, citrus fruit and anise. Open, exciting, supple<br />

and juicy on <strong>the</strong> palate; multi-layered, persistent, with a lovely bitter nuance at<br />

<strong>the</strong> back.<br />

AVANZI AGRICOLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Risorgimento, 32<br />

25080 - Manerba Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0365551013<br />

info@avanzi.net<br />

avanzi.net<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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MARCHE IGT BIANCO<br />

“GUERRIERO BIANCO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bianchello<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pale white color. Bright and crisp, with a perfumed mix of stone fruit and wild<br />

herbs in both <strong>the</strong> nose and <strong>the</strong> palate. Crisp and clean on <strong>the</strong> zingy finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRARIA GUERRIERI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via San Filippo, 24<br />

61030 - Piagge (PU)<br />

+39 0721890152<br />

info@aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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MENFI DOC CHARDONNAY 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Classic aromas of yellow apple, pear, sweet citrus and mango, nicely weighty<br />

wine without being overwhelming. Nicely persistent finish of baking spices,<br />

cedar and mirabelle, showcases perfect balance of ripe fruit and buttery spicies,<br />

and truly noteworthy focus. Very pleasurable.<br />

PLANETA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Dispensa<br />

92013 - Menfi (AG)<br />

+39 091327965<br />

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it<br />

planeta.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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MONFERRATO DOC BIANCO<br />

“SOLOLUNA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Arneis, Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Rich and powerful, with a tropical and balsamic character and a pleasant spicy<br />

note. Well balanced with a good aftertaste. Really delicious, with a long aftertaste<br />

and a serious, deep quality to its flavors that lingers for minutes.<br />

PESCAJA AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cima, 59<br />

14010 - Cisterna D’Asti (AT)<br />

+39 0141979711<br />

info@pescaja.com<br />

pescaja.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO<br />

DOC “SPYRO” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,44%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep ruby. Expressive nose of ripe black fruits with some spicy notes ofr added<br />

interest. Dry, full and firm on <strong>the</strong> palate, almost austere in fact, but this needs<br />

time to integrate and to develop fur<strong>the</strong>r. Should be easy enough to achieve, as<br />

this has lots of ageing potential.<br />

CANTINA RIPA TEATINA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Tiboni, 7<br />

66010 - Ripa Teatina (CH)<br />

+39 0871399001<br />

cantina.ripateatina@inwind.it<br />

cantinaripateatina.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

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NURAGUS DI CAGLIARI DOC<br />

“MOVIDA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nuragus<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep straw yellow. Heady, aromatic wine with ripe stone fruit and herb aromas<br />

and flavors that are very typical of <strong>the</strong> variety. Fresh and intense, with crisp<br />

acidity and a twist of bitter almond on long finish. Nuragus is a Sardinina white<br />

grape that is starting to amke a big comeback, as it should; it provides a more<br />

herbal, less fruity and lower in alcohol white than deos Vermentino.<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE DI MONSERRATO SOC. COOP. AGRICOLA A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G.Cesare , 2<br />

09042 - Monserrato Cagliari (CA)<br />

+39 070560301<br />

info@cantinadimonserrato.it<br />

cantinadimonserrato.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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PIEMONTE DOC ALBAROSSA<br />

“ALBARONE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Albarossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Perfumed aromas of blackberry and chocolate, with an Albarossa-typical spicy<br />

note. Intensely flavored, well balanced, this wine shows just how interesting this<br />

crossing (Chatus x Barbera) can be. Lovely.<br />

MARCO BONFANTE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72<br />

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)<br />

+39 0141725012<br />

micaela@marcobonfante.com<br />

marcobonfante.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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PINOTAGE W.O. ROBERTSON<br />

“CAPE DREAMS” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinotage<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,89%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Good full ruby. Intense and complex on <strong>the</strong> nose, with great purity of fruit<br />

aromas, spicy and smoky notes and a balsamic hint. Clean, fresh and long, with a<br />

pleasantly fruity note.<br />

CAPE DREAMS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

R60 Vinkrivier<br />

Robertson (WC)<br />

+39 0392789702<br />

info@afriwines.com<br />

croftsales.co.za<br />

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA<br />

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PROSECCO DOC FRIZZANTE<br />

2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

White Wines with residual sugar up<br />

to 35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Outstanding Grignolino. Lovely balance, true to type fruit aromas and flavors.<br />

Long and floral, with a delicate vibrant mouthfeel that is richer and creamier than<br />

most wines made with this variety. Chill this slightly and enjoy with veal, chicken,<br />

turkey.<br />

LE RIVE DI BONATO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Grave Di Negrisia , 50<br />

31047 - Negrisia Di Ponte Di Piave (TV)<br />

+39 0422754137<br />

info@lerive.it<br />

lerive.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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PROSECCO DOC TREVISO<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY<br />

“GALIE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

12gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pure expression of Glera (white flowers, green apple, white peach), with a<br />

refined mousse for this well made, balanced, stylish, pleasant Prosecco. And<br />

longer than most too.<br />

AC SRL - ASTORIA VINI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Viale Antonini, 9<br />

31035 - Crocetta Del Montello (TV)<br />

+39 04236699<br />

info@astoria.it<br />

astoria.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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RED WINE RESERVE<br />

“CHATEAU MIHOPE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carbernet Sauvignon, Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep opaque ruby. Intriguing, rich and fresh fruity nose with blackcurrant,<br />

blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors. Long, elegant and well<br />

balanced, with very nice oak richness. Ano<strong>the</strong>r very well made Bordeaux blend<br />

with juiciness and an international appeal to it.<br />

NINGXIA MEIYU WINEMAKER LIMITED COMPANY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

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REGGIANO DOC LAMBRUSCO<br />

FRIZZANTE DOLCE<br />

“I QUERCIOLI” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines<br />

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Marani e Salamino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

8,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

49,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice and elegant wine, with a lovely wild red berry character and a delicately<br />

refined herbal and mineral quality. Unusually refined for Lambrusco wine, this has<br />

none<strong>the</strong>lss very good weight and depth, offering above average compelxity.<br />

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via I.Newton, 13/A<br />

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)<br />

+39 0522942135<br />

info@medici.it<br />

medici.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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ROSSO PICENO DOC<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“ROSSO DI FORCA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese, Montepulciano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

The bright nose is clean, fresh, and <strong>the</strong>re’s plenty of fruity intensity and depth to<br />

<strong>the</strong> flavors. Clean, fresh, tactile and long. A well-made, internationally-styled red<br />

that is likely to win over many fans attracted to a softer, fruity midweight red that<br />

offers plenty of early appeal.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BIOLOGICA CENTANNI GIACOMO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Aso, 159<br />

63010 - Montefiore Dell’Aso (AP)<br />

+39 0734938530<br />

info@vinicentanni.it<br />

vinicentanni.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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SALAPARUTA DOC<br />

NERO D’AVOLA RISERVA<br />

“GIACOMO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Herbs and floral perfume; bright dark berry fruit aromas and a pleasant<br />

cinnamon spice on <strong>the</strong> finish. This is a very well made wine; multi-layered, firm<br />

tannins are well balanced with <strong>the</strong> fruit. Finishes pleasant and persistent.<br />

VINI VACCARO AGRICOLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C/Da Comune, Snc<br />

91020 - Salaparuta (TP)<br />

+39 0924 75151<br />

info@vinivaccaro.it<br />

vinivaccaro.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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SAUVIGNON BLANC SUHO DRY<br />

“QUERCUS” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon Blanc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A fresh and clean Sauvignon Blanc wine. Full of character, expressive, balanced,<br />

elegant; with its signature varietal grape appeal and a long rich mid palate.<br />

VINSKA KLET GORISKA BRDA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Zadruzna Cesta, 9<br />

5212 - Dobrovo (Slovenia)<br />

+39 53310100<br />

info@klet-brda.si<br />

klet-brda.si<br />

SLOVENIA<br />

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SICILIA DOC BIANCO<br />

“ADÈNZIA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo, Insolia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Some peach and fresh citrus character on <strong>the</strong> bright fresh if uncomplicated nose.<br />

Bright and taut on <strong>the</strong> start, <strong>the</strong>n quite creamy, finishing well balanced, nicely<br />

creamy and deep. A delicious wine.<br />

BAGLIO DEL CRISTO DI CAMPOBELLO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C/Da Favarotta S.S. 123, Km19+200<br />

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)<br />

+39 0922877709<br />

mail@cristodicampobello.it<br />

cristodicampobello.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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SICILIA DOC BIANCO RISERVA<br />

“FEUDO ARANCIO - DALILA”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo, Viognier<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep straw-yellow color. A rich expression of Grillo with <strong>the</strong> Viognier adding<br />

an extra level of florality and ripe, stone fruit notes. There’s enough acidity to<br />

balance <strong>the</strong> overall richness and ripeness. Closes pleasant and long, with a<br />

mineral undertone.<br />

FEUDO ARANCIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Teroldego, 1/E<br />

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)<br />

+39 0461616399<br />

info@mezzacorona.it<br />

mezzacorona.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

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SICILIA DOC ZIBIBBO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “RAJÁH” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely aromatic nose, typical of dry Zibibbo, with nice peach and grapefruit<br />

aromas and flavors and a hint of raisins. Rich, dry, delicate and fresh on <strong>the</strong><br />

palate. A characterful wine.<br />

TENUTA GORGHI TONDI SAS<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Sanita’, 29/B<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719741<br />

info@gorghitondi.com<br />

gorghitondi.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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SICILIA DOP ROSSO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “MARIA<br />

COSTANZA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,39%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe baking spices and herbal notes with pretty ripe berry fruit on <strong>the</strong> nose. Rich,<br />

ripe, concentrated and full bodied, with integrating tannins.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.S. 123 Km. 12+700, Snc<br />

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)<br />

+39 0922878207<br />

info@milazzovini.com<br />

milazzovini.com<br />

SICILY<br />

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SPARKLING WINE BRUT 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Delightful floral and fruity aromas, with citrusy notes and a touch of brioche.<br />

Serious bubbly of real depth and complexity. Lovely, clean; very well balanced<br />

and long.<br />

NINGXIA CHANDON<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

lvmh.cn<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

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TERRE SICILIANE IGP BIANCO<br />

“CHARA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Catarratto, Insolia<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,299999952gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A good white blend, with rich body and savory character that offers early<br />

accessibility and uncomplicated drinking. A lovely and precise wine, refreshing<br />

and with nice length. An easygoing style that will have plenty of admirers.<br />

FEUDO DISISA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 392<br />

90139 - Palermo (PA)<br />

+39 0916127109<br />

info@vinidisisa.it<br />

vinidisisa.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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TERRE SICILIANE IGT ROSSO<br />

“BARONE D’ALBIUS” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

N.A Syrah C.S. Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is very well made. Very subtle, complex, with balsamic hints to <strong>the</strong> spicy<br />

red and dark fruit aromas and flavors, and great balance. Graceful, nuanced, and<br />

refined. A wonderful wine.<br />

FEUDO ARANCIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Teroldego, 1/E<br />

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)<br />

+39 0461616399<br />

info@mezzacorona.it<br />

mezzacorona.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

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TOSCANA IGT ROSSO<br />

“CUM LAUDE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon,<br />

Syrah, Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Sour cherry and smoky notes. Dark coal accents mingle with dried prune and<br />

cranberry notes on palate. A solid showing for international grapes that though<br />

much planted in Tuscany, rarely show this well in <strong>the</strong> region (within a few<br />

noteworrthy exceptions, of course).<br />

BANFI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

banfi@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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TRENTINO DOC CHARDONNAY<br />

“BOTTEGA VINAI” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very stylish and charming wine with vibrant character. Light toast and ripe<br />

golden delicious apples moving to crisp Granny Smith. Great balance, complexity<br />

and finesse with a crisp acidity and a lingering white flowers finish.<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Ponte , 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

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TRENTINO DOC NOSIOLA 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nosiola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,69%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh but ripe aromas and flavors of mango, peach and apple with almond skin<br />

and hazelnut flavors that are typical of <strong>the</strong> variety. Fresh and mineral, with a long<br />

quince character. A good example of a grape that has fallen recently on hard<br />

times, as Nosiola is tough to work with especially in <strong>the</strong> vineyard, but it’s also a<br />

variety that gives wonderfully fresh, vibrant clean white wines low in alcohol.<br />

CANTINA TOBLINO SCA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Longa - Fr. Sarche, 1<br />

38076 - Madruzzo (TN)<br />

+39 0461564168<br />

info@toblino.it<br />

toblino.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

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TRENTINO DOC VINO SANTO<br />

“ARELE” 2000<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nosiola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

160gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Hazelnut and apricot aromas and flavors. Clean, well defined and balanced,<br />

precise and long. A very well made wine with a lovely almond and sweet tropical<br />

fruit aftertaste that goes on and on.<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Ponte , 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

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VALDOBBIADENE DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

27gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, bright, smooth, delicate green apple aromas and flavors with a refreshing<br />

feel overall. Well balanced. A very pleasant if not overly complex example of<br />

Cartizze.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MARSURET SOC. AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Barch, 17<br />

31049 - Guia Di Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423900139<br />

marsuret@marsuret.it<br />

marsuret.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

200


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lively mousse; refined and elegant, suave and creamy on <strong>the</strong> palate, with crisp<br />

citrus acidity and a hint of pear skin. Clean and balanced, refreshingly dry. A pure<br />

and typical expression of a high quality Prosecco.<br />

LE BERTOLE DI BORTOLIN G. & C. SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Europa, 20<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423975332<br />

info@lebertole.it<br />

lebertole.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

201


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY “PRESTIGE 1821” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

13,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Expressive and well defined, with lemon drop and fresh white flowers. Refreshing<br />

and vibrant, creamy and mouthfilling, well balanced, with pleasant bubbles and a<br />

long crisp and fresh finish.<br />

ZONIN1821 - FAMIGLIA ZONIN<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Borgolecco, 9<br />

36053 - Gambellara (VI)<br />

+39 0444640111<br />

presidenza@zonin1821.it<br />

zonin1821.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

202


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATO 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

16gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful floral and appley notes on <strong>the</strong> nose. Rich, complex, full and long on <strong>the</strong><br />

crisp and clean finish with harmonious acidity. Much above average Prosecco.<br />

AZIENDA VIN.FOLLADOR DI ROSSI ITALIA & C. SNC<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Gravette, 42<br />

31010 - Farra Di Soligo (TV)<br />

+39 0438898222<br />

info@folladorprosecco.com<br />

folladorprosecco.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

203


VALLE D’AOSTA DOP<br />

CHARDONNAY “CUVEE BOIS”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright golden-tinged yellow. Intense and rich nose of ripe tropical fruits with<br />

vanilla notes is lifted by white flowers and spicy herbs. Long, clean and very<br />

smooth, with flavors similar to <strong>the</strong> aromas. Just a bit too much oak on <strong>the</strong> finish<br />

at present, but cellaring this beauty for a couple of years should take care of that.<br />

LES CRETES SOC AGR DI CHARRERE & C.S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc.Villetos, 50<br />

11010 - Aymavilles (AO)<br />

+39 0165902274<br />

info@lescretes.it<br />

lescretes.it<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Note:<br />

204


VALPOLICELLA DOC<br />

CLASSICO SUPERIORE<br />

“VERJAGO-DOMINI VENETI” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bold and rich, ripe but not jammy, with plenty of fruit, with a partly air-dried, late<br />

harvest quality. Nicely handled because you get a wine with both depth and<br />

levity, but this is more similar to a Ripasso than a Valpolicella.<br />

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2<br />

37024 - Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 0456014300<br />

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it<br />

cantinanegrar.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

205


VALPOLICELLA DOP<br />

SUPERIORE 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvine, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Well defined, floral, fresh red cherry fruit. Balanced, savory, elegant and<br />

easygoing. This is exactly what an everyday Valpolicella should be: easygoing,<br />

cheerful and above all, drinkable.<br />

CANTINA GIOVANNI EDERLE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Santa Giuliana, 2<br />

37128 - Verona (VR)<br />

+39 045913797<br />

info@giovanniederle.it<br />

giovanniederle.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC<br />

CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe black fruit and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Brightly acid, but round in<br />

<strong>the</strong> mouth thanks to very good sugar-fruit and tannin balance; lovely texture<br />

and a long finish. A brilliant Ripasso.<br />

GIUSEPPE CAMPAGNOLA SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Agnella , 9<br />

37020 - Valgatara (VR)<br />

+39 0457703900<br />

campagnola@campagnola.com<br />

campagnola.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

207


VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC<br />

CLASSICO SUPERIORE<br />

“LA CASETTA-DOMINI VENETI” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely long, clean, fresh floral, ripe fruit and chocolaty but not over <strong>the</strong> top; a<br />

successful style of Ripasso, a wine that is often all over <strong>the</strong> board and too much<br />

like a wannabe Amarone. This is very fine.<br />

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2<br />

37024 - Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 0456014300<br />

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it<br />

cantinanegrar.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

208


VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI<br />

JESI DOC CLASSICO SUPERIORE<br />

“GRANCASALE” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Yellow fruit, honey and citrus delicate aromas and flavors. Juicy on palate,<br />

elegant, clean and mineral. Great balance of acid and alcohol with a really good<br />

fruit concentration and a long savory and mineral finish.<br />

CASALFARNETO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Farneto, 12<br />

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)<br />

+39 0731889001<br />

info@casalfarneto.it<br />

casalfarneto.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

Note:<br />

209


VERDUNO PELAVERGA DOC<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pelaverga Piccoli<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very typical of Verduno Pelaverga, <strong>the</strong> wine made with <strong>the</strong> Pelaverga Piccolo<br />

variety. Very enjoyable, with bright midweight red fruit and mushroom dust<br />

aromas and flavors. A hint of game and porcini emerge on <strong>the</strong> finish. Immensely<br />

likeable wine, and easy to pair with food (tomato pasta, pizza, pan-roasted white<br />

meats).<br />

DIEGO MORRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Cascina Mosca, 37<br />

12060 - Verduno (CN)<br />

+39 3284623209<br />

info@morrawines.com<br />

morrawines.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

210


VERMENTINO DI GALLURA<br />

DOCG “RENADORO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino di Gallura<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Well defined aromatics, fennel, minerals and fresh citrus speak of <strong>the</strong> Vermentino<br />

of Gallura and <strong>the</strong> area’s granite soils. Nice freshness, good lengthand balance.<br />

Already very expressive.<br />

ZANATTA S.S SOC. AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Daniele Manin, 37<br />

31027 - Spresiano (TV)<br />

+39 3926167907<br />

info@vignetizanatta.it<br />

vignetizanatta.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

211


VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA<br />

DOC “ORRIU - UN ANNO DOPO”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Extremely interesting aromas of stone fruit, minty herbs and marine breezes.<br />

Showcases a lovely fruity expression, with a savory, fresh and open-knit quality<br />

on <strong>the</strong> long finish. Very typical but also much above average Vermentino with<br />

greater than usual depth, complexity and length. We should have scored this<br />

higher.<br />

QUARTOMORO DI SARDEGNA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Napoli, 73<br />

09094 - Marrubiu (OR)<br />

+39 3467643522<br />

info@quartomoro.it<br />

quartomoro.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

212


VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA<br />

DOC RISERVA “SOLE DI<br />

SARDEGNA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino di Sardegna<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean fruit expression, singing <strong>the</strong> typical style of good Vermentino wines from<br />

<strong>the</strong> “Sardegna” denominazione. Not very complex, but delicate, savory and juicy,<br />

persistent and enjoyable. A perfect introduction to both grape and wine.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTESPADA S.RL.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc.Giunchizza<br />

07038 - S.Trinita’ D’Agultu E Vignola (OT)<br />

+39 3493737613<br />

albertini@montespada.it<br />

montespada.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC<br />

RISERVA 1991<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vernaccia di Oristano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This vinous treasure holds tightly to <strong>the</strong> time within its folds. A rare treat to try a<br />

wine such as this. Green olive and sage, also candied lemon and brown curry. The<br />

evolution has left a heaviness at <strong>the</strong> heart of this wine, but this is to be expected<br />

as <strong>the</strong> same passage of time leaves deep feelings in <strong>the</strong> hearts of humans as<br />

well. An outstanding wine that is really hard to forget.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Genova, 48-50<br />

09072 - Cabras (OR)<br />

+39 0783290806<br />

info@vinicontini.com<br />

vinicontini.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA<br />

PENINSULA VQA<br />

“KITTLING RIDGE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vidal<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,19%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

202,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright golden yellow. Lovely long archetypal Vidal icewine, with tropical fruit,<br />

honeyed, spice aromas and flavors that linger impressively. Ultra smooth and<br />

suave, with a ton of sugary sweetness but also <strong>the</strong> acidity necessary to make it<br />

seem less sweet than it really is.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

Note:<br />

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ABRUZZO DOP COCOCCIOLA<br />

SUPERIORE “FERZO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cococciola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,69%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A little known grape variety, this is bright and refreshing. Apple, pear and citrus<br />

fruit are complmented by minty herbs and a delicately balsamic note. Lovely. We<br />

all need to know mroe about Cococciola, and hopefully taste more true-to-type<br />

examples from o<strong>the</strong>r producers in <strong>the</strong> future as well.<br />

CODICE CITRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Cucullo, S.N.<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859031342<br />

citra@citra.it<br />

citra.it<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Note:<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC<br />

“IL PATTO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Elegant and direct aromas, with a fresh easygoing mouthfeel and a clean finish<br />

that feature red cherry, inky spices, and fresh herbs. Offers smooth tannins and<br />

fruity charm in spades on <strong>the</strong> long saline finish.<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC<br />

“IL REPERTORIO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A beautiful nose featuring plenty of ripe redcurrant and wild flowers, <strong>the</strong>n spicy<br />

and meaty. Clean, long and well balanced, with silky tannins and a pleasant<br />

savory finish. Picks up some tannic heft with aeration but stays light and lively. A<br />

very pretty Aglianico del Vulture that will age well for 4-8 years.<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Note:<br />

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DISTRIBUITO DA CANTINE DI PALMA<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC<br />

“TENUTE PIANO REGIO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very young Aglianico but real underlying depth and finesse here thanks also<br />

to <strong>the</strong> bright minerality that <strong>the</strong> Vulture brings home in spades; lots of oak too<br />

unfortunately, so this needs time, but <strong>the</strong>re’s plenty of fruit and structure to make<br />

<strong>the</strong> waiting game worth playing.<br />

CANTINE STRAPELLUM<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Zona Pip - Lotti N. 14 E N. 15, Snc<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972722891<br />

info@cantinedipalmasrl.com<br />

cantinestrapellum.com<br />

BASILICATA<br />

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ALCAMO DOC BIANCO<br />

“BUNIFAT” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Catarratto Lucido<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely fresh, balanced, very savory and tasty, with a pleasant fruity finish that<br />

lasts and lasts. Perfect to match with Mediterranean-<strong>the</strong>med fish cuisine. The<br />

Cataratto varieties seems to shine here.<br />

POSSENTE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G. Martino, 49<br />

91011 - Alcamo (TP)<br />

+39 0924502706<br />

info@possente.it<br />

possente.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT<br />

BIANCO “PLÖTZNER” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Bianco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Subtle melon and stone fruit aromas and flavors, with a Brazil nut character. Nice,<br />

creamy, rich and balanced, with a pleasant fresh acidity in background.<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN PAOLO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Castel Guardia, 21<br />

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)<br />

+39 0471662183<br />

info@stpauls.wine<br />

stpauls.wine<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE<br />

BRUT ROSE’ “ATHESIS” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautifully clean and precise, with a rich and fruity nose, combining <strong>the</strong> purity of<br />

<strong>the</strong> region’s cool climate and <strong>the</strong> structure of Pinot Noir. The palate is rich, fresh<br />

and vibrant, enhanced by a beautiful creamy mousse and lingering finish. Pinot<br />

Noir bubblies this good are rare in Italy.<br />

KETTMEIR<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cantine, 4<br />

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)<br />

+39 0471963135<br />

info@kettmeir.com<br />

kettmeir.com<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean and expressive air-dried grapes aromas shine through on <strong>the</strong> nose; <strong>the</strong>n<br />

nice fruitiness and very discreet oakiness on <strong>the</strong> suave but dense and powerful<br />

palate. Lovely balance and finishes not just long, but classically dry. Truly<br />

noteworthy Amarone.<br />

LA COLLINA DEI CILIEGI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc.Erbin, 36<br />

37023 - Grezzana (VR)<br />

+39 0158484301<br />

info@lacollinadeiciliegi.it<br />

lacollinadeiciliegi.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG “Q” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean and precise, with a dried cherry and chocolate character. Rich, ripe, sweet,<br />

lacking a bit of freshness that would better pull <strong>the</strong> wine into focus; still, it’s<br />

pretty irresistible as is.<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

info@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“TERRE DI VERONA” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A lovely clean and floral nose for an Amarone. Rich, fresh and well balanced, with<br />

an almost Valpolicella Ripasso-like quality ra<strong>the</strong>r than <strong>the</strong> richer strcuture we are<br />

used to with Amarone. But lovely none<strong>the</strong>less.<br />

CANTINA DI VERONA SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Olmo, 11<br />

37141 - Verona (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

federico@cantinadiverona.it<br />

cantinadiverona.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice floral notes of violet, dried fruit aromas and sweet spicy hints. Maybe just<br />

a little residual sugar here, but elegant, lovely balanced, rounded and with a<br />

pleasant fruity finish.<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

info@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A lovely, big-hearted example of Amarone exploding with flavour: blackberry,<br />

cassis, vanilla oak, nutmeg, sweet spices, cooked black cherrries. The finish is just<br />

slightly simple, but this classic Amarone is hard to resist.<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

info@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep garnet red. Complex ripe cherries, toasted almond and sweet spice aromas<br />

and flavors. Powerful, warm, smooth, velvety tannins, with a pleasant slightly<br />

bitter finish.<br />

SAN RUSTICO VALGATARA SNC<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Pozzo - Valgatara, 2<br />

37020 - Marano Di Valpolicella (VR)<br />

+39 0457703348<br />

info@sanrustico.it<br />

sanrustico.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a very typical classic Amarone. Complex and ripe nose speaks of cheries<br />

macerated in brandy, chcocolate, plums and sweet spices; rich and long with<br />

intense raisin character on <strong>the</strong> long sulty creamy finish.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bolla, 11<br />

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)<br />

+39 0457701349<br />

info@farinawines.com<br />

farinawines.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO “VIGNE ALTE” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe fruit and sweet spices aromas and flavors, with a lightly balsamic hint.<br />

Clean, fresh and lovely ripe on palate, with a pleasant long and persistent finish.<br />

CANTINA F.LLI ZENI S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Costabella, 9<br />

37011 - Bardolino (VR)<br />

+39 04572110022<br />

info@zeni.it<br />

zeni.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

230


AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA<br />

“CAPITEL MONTE OLMI” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Everything is in <strong>the</strong> right place here. Nice deep dark red; complex and rich nose<br />

of strawberry jam, licorice , cinnamon, clove and prune, with a well-integrated<br />

wood. Full bodied, well balanced with unbridled elegance and a lovely crunchy<br />

bite in <strong>the</strong> mid-palate. Ok, fill my glass up please!<br />

AGRICOLA F.LLI TEDESCHI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Verdi, 4<br />

37029 - S. Pietro In Cariano (VR)<br />

+39 0457701487<br />

tedeschi@tedeschiwines.com<br />

tedeschiwines.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA<br />

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA<br />

“MONTEFANTE” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina, Corvinone<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex and multilayered red, showing dried figs, raisins, chocolate, mint and<br />

cigar box aromas and flavors. Good and brave example with low residual sugar.<br />

Vibrant acidity and tannins support <strong>the</strong> beautiful texture. Long and lingering<br />

perfume on <strong>the</strong> bright suave finish. Lovely not over <strong>the</strong> top Amarone.<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bolla, 11<br />

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)<br />

+39 0457701349<br />

info@farinawines.com<br />

farinawines.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT<br />

2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An under-ripe style of Prosecco that boasts lots of freshness and a delicate<br />

salinity. Clean, fresh and long, with bright apple and pear aromas and flavors and<br />

a pleasantly lightly bittersweet finish.<br />

TENUTA AMADIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Longon, 74<br />

31010 - Monfumo (TV)<br />

+39 0423560099<br />

info@tenutamadio.com<br />

tenutamadio.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

233


ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA<br />

BRUT “ERA GRANDE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice and fresh nose, white flowers with pear and banana aromas for added<br />

complexity. Good intensity and concentration. Nicely fresh, with well-balanced<br />

refereshing acidity, and a lingering, floral finish.<br />

TENUTA AMADIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Longon, 74<br />

31010 - Monfumo (TV)<br />

+39 0423560099<br />

info@tenutamadio.com<br />

tenutamadio.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

234


BARBARESCO DOCG<br />

RISERVA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dried red fruits aromas and flavors, with licorice and earth hints. Full body, well<br />

balanced, with firm tannins and a pleasant finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ROBERTO SAROTTO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ronconuovo, 13<br />

12050 - Neviglie (CN)<br />

+39 0173630228<br />

roberto@robertosarotto.com<br />

robertosarotto.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

235


BARBERA D’ALBA DOC 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A most impressive example with concentrated fruit, integrated oak and lots of<br />

supporting acidity. The finish is long and still tightly wound suggesting that this<br />

wine will continue to age well. Complex black fruit and spice on <strong>the</strong> finish, round<br />

out this gorgeous red.<br />

GIORDANO VINI SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cane Guido, 47Bis/50<br />

12055 - Valle Talloria Di Diano D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173239111<br />

cristina.morando@giordano-vini.com<br />

giordanovini.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

236


BAROLO DOCG<br />

“MARIALUNGA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A classic style of Barolo. Not huge, but with evident tannins and acidity, and an<br />

attractive elegance, plus <strong>the</strong> archetypal faded red rose petals and hint of tar,<br />

despite its youth. Will prove a keeper.<br />

CASCINA BRUNI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Bruni, 6<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173613208<br />

bruni@cascinabruni.it<br />

cascinabruni.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

237


BAROLO DOCG<br />

BRICCO DELLE VIOLE 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Not especially big or hugely ripe, but very typical of <strong>the</strong> region and grape. Some<br />

lovely wild red berry fruit and floral perfume on <strong>the</strong> above average nose. Elegant<br />

on <strong>the</strong> palate too, with lovely red fruit notes and harmonious acid-fruit-tannin<br />

balance. This will pick up weight and complexity with a little bottle age, at which<br />

point this score will look very ungenerous.<br />

VAJRA - G.D. VAJRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Delle Viole, 25<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356257<br />

gdvajra@tin.it<br />

gdvajra.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

238


BAROLO DOCG CERRATI 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Elegant nose; rose, raspberry, cherry and herb aromas and flavors. Complex,<br />

balanced, with well-integrated tannins and a truly mouthwatering but<br />

harmonious acidity. Pleasant and excellent to drink right now.<br />

TENUTA CUCCO AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Mazzini, 10<br />

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173613003<br />

info@tenutacucco.it<br />

tenutacucco.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

239


BAROLO DOCG PERNO 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Hefty, powerful, style. Robust tannins. Lacks a little precision and refinement<br />

just now. Needs much more time to develop but lots of potential here. Serious,<br />

traditional, austere Barolo.<br />

SORDO GIOVANNI AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Alba-Barolo 175, 11 Bis<br />

12060 - Castiglione Falletto (CN)<br />

+39 017362853<br />

info@sordogiovanni.it<br />

sordogiovanni.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

240


BAROLO DOCG<br />

RAVERA 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Restrained Nebbiolo wine combining power with subtlety. Very polished<br />

tannins, cleansing acidity and lots of complex flavors on <strong>the</strong> palate. Elegant, well<br />

integrated oak with <strong>the</strong> potential to age 20+ years.<br />

REVA S.AGR.S<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Località San Sebastiano, 68<br />

12065 - Monforte D’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173789269<br />

info@revamonforte.it<br />

revamonforte.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

241


BAROLO DOCG<br />

ROCCHETTEVINO 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,29gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A classic example of Barolo. Rose and raspberry flavors and aromas. Balanced,<br />

juicy, with an already approachable palate but <strong>the</strong> ability to age. Prehaps just a<br />

touch too firm and drying on <strong>the</strong> finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGR.OBERTO MARCO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Santa Maria, 1<br />

12064 - La Morra (CN)<br />

+39 017350217<br />

info@ciabotberton.it<br />

ciabotberton.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

242


BASILICATA IGT ROSSO<br />

“L’ATTO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ra<strong>the</strong>r sweet vanilla and herbs slightly dominate <strong>the</strong> easygoing red fruit aromas<br />

and flavors. Made in ra<strong>the</strong>r modern style, easily accessible style, this ra<strong>the</strong>r wellbalanced<br />

red offers a long, classically dry finish.<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)<br />

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

BASILICATA<br />

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243


BRACHETTO D’ACQUI DOCG<br />

SPUMANTE DOLCE<br />

“DUCHESSA LIA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Brachetto<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

110gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a lovely juicy wine that is full of super ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit.<br />

Yes it is quite sweet, but very nicely balanced. A good example of an underrated<br />

style.<br />

DUCHESSA LIA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Corso Piave, 140<br />

12058 - S. Stefano Belbo (CN)<br />

+39 0141843006<br />

info@duchessalia.it<br />

duchessalia.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

244


BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “IL VINO DEI POETI” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese Grosso<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lifted dried violet, cranberry and cherry notes on palate and nose. Good balance<br />

between acidity and concentration of fruit. Firm and lingering tannins, with a lot<br />

of finesse in <strong>the</strong> mouthfeel. A classically-styled Brunello.<br />

BOTTEGA SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Vicolo Aldo Bottega, 2<br />

31010 - Bibano Di Godega S.U. (TV)<br />

+39 0438406808<br />

alicelorenzet@bottegaspa.com<br />

bottegaspa.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO<br />

DOCG “PODERE CASISANO” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese Grosso<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright red with a hint of amber at <strong>the</strong> rim. Aromas and flavors of redcurrant, tea<br />

leaf, licorice and earth. A bit of volatility and warmth mark <strong>the</strong> overall balance.<br />

Very fine to drink right now and over <strong>the</strong> next few years, but maturing fast.<br />

CASISANO - TOMMASI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Ronchetto, 2<br />

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)<br />

+39 0457701266<br />

wine@tommasi.com<br />

tommasi.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

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CABERNET GERNISCHT<br />

“GERUIHONG” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Gernischt,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,89%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,09gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A characterful wine; with cassis and bright pepper aromas and flavors,<br />

underpinned by herbaceous and balsamic notes. Nice, with an attractive length.<br />

Well made. This variety is one that <strong>the</strong> Chinese winemakers should pay more<br />

attention to as <strong>the</strong> country seems remarkably capable of making great wines<br />

with it.<br />

NINGXIA DONGFANGYUXING WINERY CO., LTD.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

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CABERNET GERNISCHT DRY 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Gernischt,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,09gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very well made Carmenère (<strong>the</strong> name used outside of China for this variety),<br />

which is bright and definitely original thanks to a touch of grass and burned<br />

rubber on <strong>the</strong> finish. Ripe red fruit leads <strong>the</strong> way however, and on <strong>the</strong> elegant,<br />

powerful finish this showcases loads of strawberry and red cherry nuances.<br />

NINGXIA XIYUWANGQUAN WINERY CO., LTD.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON<br />

“GERUIHONG” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon,<br />

Cabernet Gernischt<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,89%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A powerful Cabernet Sauvignon driven wine, with intense, concentrated and ripe<br />

black currant fruits aromas. Has a slightly musky edge on <strong>the</strong> palate (perhaps<br />

<strong>the</strong> Cab Gernischt). Very good concentration, <strong>the</strong> palate is well balanced, loads<br />

of well integrated oak. Impressive.<br />

NINGXIA DONGFANGYUXING WINERY CO.LTD.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON<br />

“LANCUI” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Good full ruby. Interesting nose of ripe black fruits with pleasant hints of<br />

eucalyptus. Deep and well balanced on <strong>the</strong> palate. A very enjoyable and<br />

drinkable example of Chinese wine.<br />

NINGXIA LI LAN WINE CO.,LTD<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

lilanwinery.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON<br />

RESERVE 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fully saturated ruby. Hints of green bell pepper and cedar on <strong>the</strong> nose, with<br />

sweet and sour blue fruit nuances. This is soft and fruity, not to mention well<br />

balanced, boasting repeating ripe red and blue fruit characters.<br />

NINGXIA SENMIAO MOON VALLEY ORCHID WINERY CO.,LTD<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

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CAMPANIA IGT FIANO “ANTE<br />

HIRPIS” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A fresh juicy wine, open, easygoing and clean. Not <strong>the</strong> most intense Fiano<br />

character but lovely and full of early appeal. Drink up sooner than later.<br />

VINICOLA DEL SANNIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.S. 87 Km 72+200, Snc<br />

82037 - Castelvenere (BN)<br />

+39 0824940407<br />

info@vinicoladelsannio.it<br />

vinicoladelsannio.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

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CANNELLINO DI FRASCATI<br />

DOCG 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia, Grechetto<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

61,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense honeyed apricot and tropical fruit notes on <strong>the</strong> nose; <strong>the</strong>n slightly less<br />

intense on <strong>the</strong> palate, with more dried apricot and mandarin nuances followed<br />

by a lingering golden raisin finish. This is blessed by vibrant acidity neatly<br />

focusing <strong>the</strong> aromas and flavors; it’s a superb Cannellino.<br />

VILLA SIMONE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Frascatti-Colonna, 29<br />

00078 - Monte Porzio Catone (RM)<br />

+39 069449717<br />

info@villasimone.it<br />

villasimone.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

“MAIMONE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very typical Cannonau. Red fruits aromas and flavors and earthy notes are<br />

complemented by red rose petals and violet. Elegant, soft and well balanced. A<br />

very pleasant wine, offering an excellent value for money.<br />

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Oristano - Loc. Rimedio, 6/A<br />

09170 - Oristano (OR)<br />

+39 078333383<br />

vinovernaccia@tiscali.it<br />

cantinadellavernaccia.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC<br />

SUPERIORE “ARRUGA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A complex, spicy and herbal red wine with loads of character. Loads of sweet<br />

fruit on <strong>the</strong> palate, especially dark plums and blackberries. The bold tannin<br />

structure will encourage fur<strong>the</strong>r ageing. This is a truly superior Carignan wine,<br />

very, very, very impressively done here.<br />

CANTINE SARDUS PATER<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Rinascita, 46<br />

09017 - Sant’Antioco (CI)<br />

+39 0781800274<br />

info@cantinesarduspater.it<br />

cantinesarduspater.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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CASTEL DEL MONTE BOMBINO<br />

NERO DOCG “VERITAS” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bombino Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely light pink color with orange hints, <strong>the</strong>n offers up a boatload of fresh<br />

strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors. Elegant, fresh, creamy, with a long<br />

and mineral finish. Bombino Nero is one of Italy’s least known native grapes, yet<br />

it makes outstanding fresh midweight red wines and deliciously perfumed rosés<br />

like this beauty. Well done.<br />

AZIENDA VIN. TORREVENTO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Prov.Le 234 Km 10,600<br />

70033 - Corato (BA)<br />

+39 0808980923<br />

info@torrevento.it<br />

torrevento.it<br />

APULIA<br />

Note:<br />

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CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA<br />

DOCG 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola Frappato<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Textbook Cerasuolo di Vittoria (don’t confuse this with Abruzzo’s Cerasuolo<br />

d’Abruzzo, a Rosato wine), with high Frappato perfume. Original, distinctive and<br />

very precise with fresh, lifted floral and spicy red fruit aromas and flavors. Pretty<br />

and ra<strong>the</strong>r open-knit on <strong>the</strong> palate. Smooth and persistently fruity on <strong>the</strong> finish.<br />

PLANETA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Dispensa<br />

92013 - Menfi (AG)<br />

+39 091327965<br />

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it<br />

planeta.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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CESANESE DEL PIGLIO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE RISERVA<br />

“TORRE DEL PIANO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cesanese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Red cherry and strawberry nuances on <strong>the</strong> nose that boasts neat sweet spice<br />

nuances. Bright, fresh, fruity, <strong>the</strong>n a little oaky but lively, this will probaly be<br />

best in a couple of years time. Truly noteworthy example of a wine made with<br />

Cesanese d’Affile variety, one of Italy’s least known yet potentially great wine<br />

grapes.<br />

CASALE DELLA IORIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Piazza Regina Margherita, 1<br />

030100 - Acuto (FR)<br />

+39 0775 56031<br />

info@casaledellaioria.com<br />

casaledellaioria.com<br />

LAZIO<br />

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CESANESE DEL PIGLIO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE RISERVA<br />

“VAJOSCURO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cesanese d’Affile<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,01gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Floral, fresh red fruits with Cesanese-typical spices; very true-to-type, and that’s<br />

a real plus. Clean but slightly drying finish; will match heavenly with hearty dishes<br />

such as stews.<br />

SOC. AGRICOLA GIOVANNI TERENZI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Forese,13<br />

03010 - Serrone (FR)<br />

+39 0775594286<br />

info@viniterenzi.com<br />

viniterenzi.com<br />

LAZIO<br />

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT “CUVEE<br />

SELECTION” 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot N/M/Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,27%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

The nose is definitely Champagne; a bright mix of fruit flavors and light vegetal<br />

notes. Nice, clean, creamy, well balanced, with a smooth texture and a great<br />

fluidity.<br />

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Rue Du Pressoir, 11<br />

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)<br />

+39 325383475<br />

champagne@chassenay.com<br />

chassenay.fr<br />

GRAND EST - FRANCE<br />

Note:<br />

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSÉ<br />

“CUVÉE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,69gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Elegant and restrained nose, with hints of strawberry and redcurrant. Clean,<br />

fresh, lively with a well-managed dosage. Finishes long and with a quite savory<br />

quality.<br />

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Rue Du Pressoir, 11<br />

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)<br />

+39 325383475<br />

champagne@chassenay.com<br />

chassenay.fr<br />

GRAND EST - FRANCE<br />

Note:<br />

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CHARDONNAY “BEINANI” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Vidal<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright straw-gold. Interesting, quite complex and moderately intense nose of<br />

hawthorn and acacia flowers, with fresh fruit aromas, citrus notes and mineral<br />

hints. Well balanced, fresh and medium bodied.<br />

HUIDA SUNSHINE ECOLOGICAL WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

nxhuida.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

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CHARDONNAY NIAGARA<br />

PENINSULA VQA<br />

“LIMITED EDITION” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright straw yellow. Elegant, round and rich, with very intriguing spicy oak note<br />

nicely complementing rich tropical fruit and buttery flavors. Finishes long and<br />

smooth. Lovely balance and a distinct cool climate quality.<br />

MAGNOTTA WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Chrislea RD, 271<br />

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

marketing@magnotta.com<br />

magnotta.com<br />

ONTARIO - CANADA<br />

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CHENIN BLANC W.O.<br />

WELLINGTON RESERVE<br />

“CARPE DIEM” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chenin Blanc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Good full straw yellow. A very interesting and complex nose; honey, jasmine,<br />

apple, peach and quince aromas, citrus notes of grapefruit underpinned by<br />

pleasant mineral hints. Complete, full, well-balanced and compelling, with a clean<br />

finish. Easy to love.<br />

DIEMERSFONTEIN<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Newtown,<br />

7655 - Wellington (WC)<br />

+39 0392789702<br />

info@afriwines.com<br />

diemersfontein.co.za<br />

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA<br />

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN<br />

SELEZIONE “IL SOLATIO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very elegant and precise Chianti Classico, with a complex set of aromas (red<br />

fruits, violets and some o<strong>the</strong>r floral characters) and a fresh, crunchy palate which<br />

is not over-rich typical of <strong>the</strong> Radda sub-zone. Very nice tannin structure, which<br />

will promote some long ageing.<br />

ZONIN1821 - FAMIGLIA ZONIN<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Pian D’Albola, 31<br />

53017 - Radda In Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 0444640111<br />

presidenza@zonin1821.it<br />

zonin1821.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG<br />

RISERVA “CAMPOMAGGIO” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,55gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Ripe red cherry and pomegranate, tomato leaf, sandalwood, potpourri, finishes<br />

up a little tart but with enough structure to avoid it coming off as hard. Lovely<br />

Sangiovese fruit.<br />

CASTELLANI - VIGNETI DI CAMPOMAGGIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Popolo, 90<br />

56025 - Pontedera - Fraz. Santa Lucia (PI)<br />

+39 0587292900<br />

info@castelwine.com<br />

castelwine.com<br />

TUSCANY<br />

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CIRCEO DOP ROSSO<br />

“NOBILVITE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Plenty of ripe berries and herbs on <strong>the</strong> nose and in <strong>the</strong> mouth. Creamy, supple,<br />

and smooth with very polished tannins, offering an easy to drink quality with a<br />

nicely balanced toasty finish. Enjoyable, this is a really big wine for <strong>the</strong> price.<br />

V.G. SRL - CANTINA VILLA GIANNA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Maremmana Snc<br />

04016 - Sabaudia Borgo S.Donato (LT)<br />

+39 077350757<br />

info@villagianna.it<br />

villagianna.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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COLLI DEL LIMBARA IGT<br />

NEBBIOLO “KARANA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, fresh and perfumed. Long, juicy with a well-balanced palate, this is a rare<br />

example of Sardinian Nebbiolo wine; and though it certainly brings to mind<br />

some of <strong>the</strong> characteristics of <strong>the</strong> great wines of <strong>the</strong> Langhe, this is resolutely an<br />

island, marine environment wine. Lovely wine you’ll have hard time not downing<br />

by <strong>the</strong> bucketful.<br />

CANTINA GALLURA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Val Di Cossu, 9<br />

07029 - Tempio Pausania (OT)<br />

+39 079631241<br />

info@cantinagallura.com<br />

cantinagallura.net<br />

SARDINIA<br />

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COLLI DI LUNI DOC BIANCO<br />

“FIOR DI LUNA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino, Greco, Albarola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh, appealing, juicy, very young, and plenty of fruity aromas. Pleasant and<br />

easygoing in mouth, wine showing some depth. Herb notes and salty finish make<br />

for ano<strong>the</strong>r glass. Nice drink!<br />

CANTINE LUNAE BOSONI S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Bozzi, 63<br />

19034 - Ortonovo (SP)<br />

+39 0187669222<br />

bosoni@cantinelunae.com<br />

cantinelunae.it<br />

LIGURIA<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI DOC ROSSO<br />

“ORTONE” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,<br />

Cabernet Franc<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A proper Bordeaux look-alike, with judicious gamey notes and all. It growns on<br />

you. Soft dark blackberry and black cherry, also pretty orange blossom florals<br />

that really set this wine apart. Plenty of fruit and structure.<br />

QUOTA 101 - SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Malterreno, 12<br />

35038 - Torreglia (PD)<br />

+39 0425410922<br />

info@quota101.com<br />

quota101.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR<br />

D’ARANCIO DOCG SECCO<br />

“BIANCO INFINITO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice Moscato Giallo aromas; clearly not made with Moscato Bianco, as this is<br />

richer, with strong note of honey, orange oil, sweet spices and tangerine jelly.<br />

Impressively clean and precise on <strong>the</strong> finish where litchee and fresh citrus note<br />

dominate. Lovely, clean, with a long fruity and fairly dry finish.<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA MAELI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Pirio, 28<br />

35038 - Torreglia (PD)<br />

+39 3381136749<br />

elisa@maeliwine.com<br />

maeliwine.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR<br />

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE<br />

DOLCE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

109gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely freshness, very clean and long. White flowers, aromatic herbs, citrus<br />

notes of orange peel. A little delicate and not <strong>the</strong> last word in concentration but<br />

brimming with early appeal. A downright fun wine that is a great buy!<br />

QUOTA 101 - SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Malterreno, 12<br />

35038 - Torreglia (PD)<br />

+39 0425410922<br />

info@quota101.com<br />

quota101.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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COLLI MACERATESI DOC<br />

RIBONA 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Maceratino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Rich but could use a bit more freshness for added lift and clarity. Clean, long<br />

and ripe, this showcases neatly <strong>the</strong> high potential of <strong>the</strong> cultivar to make high<br />

quality wines. Looking forward to trying more wines from this grape variety and<br />

producer! Nicely reminiscent of Maceratino grape variety.<br />

SANTA CASSELLA SOCIETA AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Santa Cassella, 7<br />

6<strong>2018</strong> - Potenza Picena (MC)<br />

+39 0733671507<br />

info@santacassella.it<br />

santacassella.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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COLLI MACERATESI DOC<br />

RIBONA “LE GRANE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Ribona<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,89gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This nicely balanced wine made with a little-known Italian native grape<br />

boasts fresh herb and floral notes complicated by ripe yellow fruit and savory<br />

herb elements. Intense, dry, clean and vibrant on <strong>the</strong> finish, this has sneaky<br />

concentration and a ripe, luscious mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable wine that makes<br />

us hope more producers will want to try <strong>the</strong>ir hand at making wines with Ribona.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BOCCADIGABBIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Contrada Castelletta, 56<br />

62012 - Civitanova Marche (MC)<br />

+39 073370728<br />

info@boccadigabbia.com<br />

boccadigabbia.com<br />

MARCHE<br />

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COLLI PIACENTINI DOC<br />

BONARDA “MONT’ARQUATO”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Croatina<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,77%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A very good and typical example of Croatina wine that offers ripe tannins. Clean,<br />

vibrant and crisp on <strong>the</strong> palate; lots of fresh fruit and refreshing acidity with a<br />

long and creamy finish.<br />

CANTINE CASABELLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Casabella<br />

29014 - Ziano Piacentino (Piacenza) (PC)<br />

+39 0523804441<br />

info@cantinecasabella.com<br />

cantinecasabella.eu<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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COLLIO DOC PINOT GRIGIO<br />

“CA’ RONESCA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Plenty of fruit and flavor. Concentrated and clean; un unusual expression of Pinot<br />

Grigio that is richer and heavier than most examples. The finish is savory and<br />

long.<br />

I MAGREDI DI MICHELANGELO TOMBACCO & C. S.A.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Sole 15, 15<br />

33090 - Domanins Di San Giorgio Della (PN)<br />

+39 042794720<br />

info@imagredi.com<br />

imagredi.com<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely perfume of green apples, white peach and nectarine. Elegant, delicate<br />

wine with a precise balance. Clean, long; just a little simple or would have<br />

garnered a higher score.<br />

MASOTTINA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Custoza, 2<br />

31015 - Conegliano (TV)<br />

+39 0438400775<br />

info@masottina.it<br />

masottina.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

17gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Complex aromas of minerals, chalk, apple blossoms, crisp green apples,<br />

pineapple and papaya. Quite rich and sweet, fresh, bubbly, with some persistence<br />

in a light almondy twist.<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Colvendrame, 25<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 0438894153<br />

bernardi@cantinabernardi.it<br />

cantinabernardi.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Appealing and fresh nose of ripe citrus and white flowers. Creamy, suave, softly<br />

textured, nice sweetness with a crisp and vibrant acidity. This is a much above<br />

average example of what <strong>the</strong> Glera variety can deliver when a talented producer<br />

is at work with it. Fill my glass, pronto!<br />

CASE BIANCHE SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Barriera, 41<br />

31058 - Susegana (TV)<br />

+39 043864468<br />

info@colsandago.com<br />

colsandago.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE<br />

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY<br />

MILLESIMATO 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

18gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Quite a forceful style of Prosecco with a powerful, slightly harsh edge to <strong>the</strong><br />

palate. Under-ripe pear skin characters dominate <strong>the</strong> palate but <strong>the</strong> wine is<br />

balanced with an attractive amount of residual sweetness.<br />

FATTORIA CONCA D’ORO DI CIMETTA ENOL. FRANCESCO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Dei Colli, 55/A<br />

31015 - Conegliano (TV)<br />

+39 0438450477<br />

info@fattoriaconcadoro.com<br />

fattoriaconcadoro.com<br />

VENETO<br />

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COSTA D’AMALFI DOC ROSSO<br />

RISERVA FURORE 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico Piedirosso<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright ruby red. Intense nose of violet, ripe blueberries and prunes with<br />

complicating spicy notes. Structured, deep, with dense tannins and a smooth<br />

fruity finish. Lovely.<br />

MARISA CUOMO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G. B. Lama, 16/18<br />

84010 - Furore (SA)<br />

+39 089830348<br />

info@marisacuomo.com<br />

marisacuomo.com<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

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DELLE VENEZIE IGT MÜLLER<br />

THURGAU “PIAN DI FESTA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Muller Thurgau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely, easygoing and easily accessible Müller-Thurgau aromas and flavors. Light<br />

and varietally accurate (green apple, thyme, lime), it’s hard not to look for a<br />

funnel, ra<strong>the</strong>r than a glass!<br />

CANTINA VALDADIGE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Don Cesare Scala, 45<br />

37020 - Brentino Belluno (VR)<br />

+39 0456284064<br />

amministrazione@cantinavaldadige.it<br />

cantinavaldadige.eu<br />

VENETO<br />

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EMILIA IGP LAMBRUSCO<br />

FRIZZANTE “BOCANEGRA 11.0”<br />

2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling Red<br />

Wines with residual sugar up to 35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Ancellotta<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,43%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, fresh, long, lovely and easygoing wine that speaks of <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco<br />

varieties <strong>the</strong> minute it’s poured. Frothy and ripe, with a creamy mouthfeel<br />

enlivened by juicy acidity that nicely extends <strong>the</strong> ripe dark berry and cherry<br />

flavors.<br />

OINOE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Dei Ronconi, 23<br />

43029 - Traversetolo (PR)<br />

+39 0521842680<br />

info@oinoevini.it<br />

oinoevini.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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EMILIA IGP LAMBRUSCO<br />

FRIZZANTE “MARCELLO ORO -<br />

LANGHIRANO PARMA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Maestri<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

28gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh, fruity, precise, balanced and appetizing. A nice and pleasurable wine that<br />

offers nice freshness, precise aromas and flavors and a saline texture that will<br />

marry well with savory, fatty foods. Puts all those bad Lambrusco wines you<br />

might have tried to shame.<br />

ARIOLA VIGNE E VINI SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Della Buca, 5/A<br />

43010 - Langhirano (PR)<br />

+39 0521637678<br />

info@viniariola.it<br />

viniariola.com<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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EMILIA IGT LAMBRUSCO<br />

FRIZZANTE “TERRE VERDIANE<br />

1813” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

20gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Almost inky-ruby with a bright purple froth. Fruity, floral and fresh; <strong>the</strong>n a touch<br />

green in <strong>the</strong> middle. Always luscious and fruity, but could use even a bit more<br />

fruit for a still higher score.<br />

CANTINE CECI SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Provinciale, 99-99A<br />

43056 - Torrile (PR)<br />

+39 0521810252<br />

info@lambrusco.it<br />

lambrusco.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG<br />

“60” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Erbaluce<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Delicate but pure aromas of fresh white fruits with an underlying balsamic note.<br />

Refreshing acidity on <strong>the</strong> long and mineral, downright savory finish. A ra<strong>the</strong>r<br />

refined wine.<br />

CANTINA DELLA SERRA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Strada Nuova, 12<br />

10010 - Piverone (TO)<br />

+39 012572166<br />

cs.laserra@gmail.com<br />

cantinadellaserra.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG<br />

PASSITO 2010<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Erbaluce<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

141,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A beautiful gold yellow color. Complex nose of ripe peach, dried and candied<br />

fruit. Structured, depth, well balanced, persistent and long with a pleasant dried<br />

fruit aftertaste.<br />

TENUTA ROLETTO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Porta Pia, 69/71<br />

10090 - Cuceglio (TO)<br />

+39 0124492293<br />

info@tenutaroletto.it<br />

tenutaroletto.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT “MASILE’”<br />

2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Erbaluce<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,89%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pale colour with a fine mousse. The perfumed hints typical of <strong>the</strong> Erbaluce<br />

grape (thyme, green apple, lime, almonds) come through on <strong>the</strong> nose and in <strong>the</strong><br />

mouth. Lots of character here. Very attractive traditional method sparkling wine<br />

made with a native Italian cultivar that deserves to be better known.<br />

LA MASERA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada San Pietro, 32<br />

10010 - Piverone (TO)<br />

+39 3318016881<br />

info@lamasera.it<br />

lamasera.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

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ETNA DOC ROSSO<br />

“LU VERU PIACIRI” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese, Nero Cappuccio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful color. Interesting and complex nose of pretty red cherries and sweet<br />

baking spices aromas and flavors; notes of white pepper, minerals, earth and tar<br />

persist impressively. Elegant, soft and charming, with a fresh acidity.<br />

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23<br />

95100 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 095222644<br />

az.alcantara@googlemail.com<br />

al-cantara.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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ETNA DOC ROSSO “O’SCURU<br />

O’SCURU” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese, Nerello<br />

Cappuccio<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful aromas and flavors of sweet ripe cherry, pomegranate and sweet<br />

cinnamon; with tobacco and mineral notes. Impressive wine; intense, creamy,<br />

with a persistent finish and a reminiscence of cocoa.<br />

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23<br />

95100 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 095222644<br />

az.alcantara@googlemail.com<br />

al-cantara.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO DOP<br />

“BIANCUZITA” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Round and pretty rich for a Falanghina wine. A Mediterranean character jumps<br />

from <strong>the</strong> glass when first poured, with aromas of peach, pears, almond, and<br />

complicating dried flower and mineral notes. Fresh, clean, well balanced with a<br />

round texture and a long and pleasant lingering finish.<br />

AZ. AGR. TORRE A ORIENTE DI PATRIZIA IANNELLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Mercuri, 1<br />

82030 - Torrecuso (BN)<br />

+39 0824874274<br />

info@torreaoriente.eu<br />

torreaoriente.com<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT<br />

ROSÈ “CUVÈE MONOGRAM”<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pale salmon pink; <strong>the</strong> nose offers easily accessible wild strawberry and plum<br />

fruit. Clean, fresh, long, juicy and saline, with an almond finish, it’s a rosé<br />

Franciacorta that offers uncomplicated but precise drinking.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3<br />

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)<br />

+39 0307751042<br />

cantina@castelfaglia.it<br />

castelfaglia.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG EXTRA<br />

BRUT MILLESIMATO RISERVA<br />

2004<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very fine mousse. Great complexity here. Classic brioche, creme patissiere, toast<br />

and strawberry notes on <strong>the</strong> nose. Lively acidity is balanced by concentrated<br />

fruit. Lovely balanced medium body. Over-achieving sparkler from Franciacorta.<br />

VILLA FRANCIACORTA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Villa, 12<br />

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)<br />

+39 030652329<br />

info@villafranciacorta.it<br />

villafranciacorta.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG PAS<br />

DOSÉ ROSÉ MILLESIMATO<br />

“BOKE’ NOIR” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Rich, clean and elegant nose, brioche, wild strawberries, and lightly citrus notes.<br />

Clean, fresh, lively, savory, well balanced and pleasant, with a fresh long finish.<br />

VILLA FRANCIACORTA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Villa, 12<br />

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)<br />

+39 030652329<br />

info@villafranciacorta.it<br />

villafranciacorta.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

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FREISA D’ASTI DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“SORÌ DI GIUL” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Freisa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Softer than usual Freisa, but with telltale strawberry aromas and flavors. Lovely<br />

youthfully chewy tannins, this ought to age surprisingly well too. Lovely wine; try<br />

with charcuterie, grilled sausages or burgers.<br />

SOC. AGR. TENUTA SANTA CATERINA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Marconi, 17<br />

14035 - Grazzano Badoglio (AT)<br />

+39 0141925108<br />

info@tenuta-santa-caterina.it<br />

tenuta-santa-caterina.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

295


FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI<br />

DOC PIGNOLO “MYÒ<br />

VIGNETI DI SPESSA” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pignolo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely dark damson fruit on <strong>the</strong> nose. Clean, fresh, long, delightful, early<br />

appeal but an obviously lighter-styled Pignolo, without <strong>the</strong> tannic clout that<br />

so characterizes this variety. But it’s hard to argue with this wine’s balance and<br />

surprisingly accessible nature.<br />

ZORZETTIG DI ZORZETTIG CAV. GIUSEPPE S.S.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Str. S.Anna - Fraz.Spessa, 37<br />

33043 - Cividale Del Friuli (UD)<br />

+39 0432716156<br />

info@zorzettigvini.it<br />

zorzettigvini.it<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Note:<br />

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FRIULI GRAVE DOC SAUVIGNON<br />

“PRESTIGE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Well typified, varietal character singing its origin, with good maturity and an<br />

appetizing balance to <strong>the</strong> sage, rosemary, green fig and yellow melon notes.<br />

SAN SIMONE DI BRISOTTO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Prata, 30<br />

33080 - Porcia (PN)<br />

+39 0434578633<br />

info@sansimone.it<br />

sansimone.it<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Note:<br />

297


GARDA DOC CLASSICO<br />

CHIARETTO<br />

“18 E QUARANTACINQUE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Groppello Marzemino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,19gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense and fine on <strong>the</strong> nose. Floral perfume; cherry, peach, and tropical fruit<br />

aromas. Juicy and fresh on <strong>the</strong> palate; savory, well balanced with a pleasant<br />

finish.<br />

CITARI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Citari, 2<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910310<br />

info@citari.it<br />

citari.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

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GARDA DOC CLASSICO ROSSO<br />

“ULTIMO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Groppello Marzemino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely balance, clean, fresh and long. A little too tannic currently, so perhaps<br />

cellaring for a couple of years will help take <strong>the</strong> edge off. There’s certainly<br />

enough fruit lurking beneath <strong>the</strong> tannic cloak to suggest this ought to blossom<br />

nicely.<br />

CITARI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Citari, 2<br />

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)<br />

+39 0309910310<br />

info@citari.it<br />

citari.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

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GAVI DOCG DEL COMUNE DI<br />

GAVI “BRUNO BROGLIA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cortese<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Yellow fruit and aromatic herbs aromas and flavors are very intense and<br />

concentrated. Typically savory; a very different style from fresh and lean Gavis<br />

that most everyone is accustomed to, this is more like a complex grand cru<br />

Burgundy. Lots of depth here and outstanding balance, with excellent length.<br />

Don’t miss this one!<br />

BROGLIA SOCIETA’ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA (B.S.S.A.)<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Lomellina, 22<br />

15066 - Gavi (AL)<br />

+39 0143642998<br />

broglia.azienda@broglia.eu<br />

broglia.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

300


GRECO DI TUFO DOCG “FEUDO<br />

DI CASTEL MOZZO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Mineral and crisp citrus notes, plus a hint of honey. A refreshing and savoury<br />

wine, with a slight tannic bite typical of <strong>the</strong> variety; excellent matched to summer<br />

seaside cuisine dishes.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ANNICCHIARICO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Acquara, 9<br />

83030 - Santa Paolina (AV)<br />

+39 3283273516<br />

annicchiaricoleo@libero.it<br />

feudodicastelmozzo.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

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GRIGNOLINO D’ASTI DOC<br />

“ARLANDINO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Orange-red color is typical of <strong>the</strong> variety, but this is almost too advanced. The<br />

aromas and flavors of rosehip, redcurrant and fresh herbs are rich and creamy.<br />

Typical varietal Grignolino.<br />

SOC. AGR. TENUTA SANTA CATERINA S.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Marconi, 17<br />

14035 - Grazzano Badoglio (AT)<br />

+39 0141925108<br />

info@tenuta-santa-caterina.it<br />

tenuta-santa-caterina.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

302


GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO<br />

CASALESE DOC “ARBIAN” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

While some might find this to be slightly too evolved, it’s a lovely example of<br />

mature Grignolino that is rounder and smoo<strong>the</strong>r than most. Earthiness and<br />

spices; tannic but with a soft mid palate. Just begs for some “vitello tonnato”!<br />

ANGELINI PAOLO SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cascina Cairo, 10<br />

15039 - Ozzano Monferrato (AL)<br />

+39 3468549015<br />

info@societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com<br />

societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO<br />

CASALESE DOC “GRIGNO’” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright pale red. Aromas and flavors of rosehip, wild redcurrants, soy sauce and<br />

vanilla. Lively and fresh with high but harmonious acidity lifting <strong>the</strong> red fruit<br />

flavors on <strong>the</strong> long finish. A textbook Grignolino, elegant and complex.<br />

BECCARIA DAVIDE<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G. Bianco, 3<br />

15039 - Ozzano Monferrato (AL)<br />

+39 0142487321<br />

beccaria@beccaria-vini.it<br />

beccaria-vini.it<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

304


GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO<br />

CASALESE DOC “POGGETO”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Sour red cherries and redcurrant aromas have a brightly spicy, smoky and floral<br />

note. Highly energetic on <strong>the</strong> palate, with a vibrant, well balanced and elegantly<br />

long finish. The firm but noble tannins provide backbone and leave <strong>the</strong> mouth<br />

feeling clean and ready to drink more.<br />

LA CASACCIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Dante Barbano,, 10<br />

15034 - Cella Monte (AL)<br />

+39 0142489986<br />

vini@lacasaccia.biz<br />

lacasaccia.biz<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Note:<br />

305


IRPINIA DOC BIANCO<br />

“CAMPANARO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano, Greco<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,68%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,29gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Delicate notes of yellow flowers and chamomile, <strong>the</strong>n intense hints of ripe pear<br />

and grapefruit followed by mint, acacia honey and mineral notes. Fresh, wellbalanced,<br />

with beautiful acidity and a vibrant mineral edge. Long and persistent.<br />

FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO AZIENDE AGRICOLE SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Cerza Grossa, 5<br />

83050 - Sorbo Serpico (AV)<br />

+39 0825986683<br />

info@feudi.it<br />

feudi.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

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ISCHIA DOC BIANCOLELLA<br />

“VIGNA DEL LUME” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Biancolella<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright straw-gold. Pomaceous orchard fruit, sweet spices and a hint of orange<br />

peel on <strong>the</strong> nose. A pleasantly fresh floral note complicates ripe citrus fruit<br />

flavors. Fresh, delicate, and slightly saline, with a pleasant and lingering finish.<br />

ANTONIO MAZZELLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Serbatoio, 2<br />

80070 - Ischia (NA)<br />

+39 081901541<br />

info@ischiavini.it<br />

ischiavini.it<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Note:<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGP<br />

BIANCO “G’OCEANO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Arvisionadu<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Earthy and ripe, unusual but intriguing, with a lovely salty character. Finishes<br />

classically dry, with noteworthy freshness and saltiness. A unique expression<br />

redolent in marine character.<br />

CANTINA ARVISIONADU<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Loc. Luzzanas<br />

07010 - Benetutti (SS)<br />

+39 3489989260<br />

info@cantina-arvisionadu.it<br />

cantina-arvisionadu.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

308


ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

BIANCO “IDE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

In an innovative style, built upon oak influence, it keeps an expression of its<br />

own, with a Vermentino-typical freshness and a delicate finish. Plenty of bright<br />

grapefruit aromas and flavors that do not succumb to <strong>the</strong> oak, but still, this will<br />

appeal more to lovers of oak-fermented wines.<br />

TENUTE DELOGU<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ss 291 “Della Nurra” Km 22+329<br />

07100 - Sassari (SS)<br />

+39 0793402948<br />

info@tenutedelogu.com<br />

tenutedelogu.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

309


ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

CAGNULARI 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cagnulari<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean, with appealing ripe fruits aromas and flavors, and balsamic hints. Nice<br />

personality, smooth, well balanced, with a long and lovely finish, this wine<br />

showcases well <strong>the</strong> heights which Cagnulari, an increasingly popular Sardinian<br />

variety can reach. Look out for more beauties from this producer, a recognized<br />

Cagnulari expert.<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA CHESSA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

San Giorgio<br />

07049 - Usini (SS)<br />

+39 3283747069<br />

info@cantinechessa.it<br />

cantinechessa.it<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

CAGNULARI “BERANU” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cagnulari<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,23gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Floral, ripe red and black fruits aromas and flavors, with an overlay of balsamic<br />

and spicy notes. Clean and fresh, with spicy tannins and lovely balance, with a<br />

long, clean finish.<br />

GALAVERA SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Cesare Battisti, 7<br />

07049 - Usini (SS)<br />

+39 079380150<br />

galavera@tiscali.it<br />

galavera.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT<br />

ROSSO “UTTÌU” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Syrah<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful deep dark red. Intense aromas and flavors of blackberry with delicious<br />

hints of spicy herbs and Oriental woods. Full bodied and elegant at <strong>the</strong> same<br />

time, with a long finish. Neat winemaking here.<br />

SOCIETÁ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA TENUTE ROSSINI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Localita’ San Salvatore , 1<br />

07030 - Laerru (SS)<br />

+39 3421601281<br />

tenute.rossini@gmail.com<br />

tenuterossini.altervista.org<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

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ITALIAN RIESLING DRY<br />

PREMIUM ORGANIC WINE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Italian Riesling<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright pale straw-green. Aromas of buttercups, green apple, pear and sweet<br />

spices, at first <strong>the</strong>n more tropical. Very good, clean and fresh. A pretty wine, with<br />

rich and intense tropical fruit and orchard notes emerging with aeration.<br />

HO-LAN SOUL (NINGXIA) INTERNATIONAL WINERIES CO., LTD<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

holansoul.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

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LACRIMA DI MORRO D’ALBA<br />

DOC 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lacrima<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

33,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very pleasant wine that seduces for its accessibility and attractive aromatic nose,<br />

with floral and peppery aromas that soar from <strong>the</strong> glass. Plenty of acidity and<br />

crunchy tannins, with a pleasant lively finish.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PELLEGRINI SILVANA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Santa Maria Del Fiore, 42, 42<br />

60030 - Morro D’Alba (AN)<br />

+39 3347739412<br />

info@cantinapellegrini.it<br />

cantinapellegrini.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

Note:<br />

314


LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOC<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

13gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Lovely juicy, very floral with red cherry and redcurrant aromas and flavors that<br />

are nicely woven toge<strong>the</strong>r by a bright floral note that speaks both of red roses<br />

and violets. The violet reminder really emerges on <strong>the</strong> long bright back end.<br />

GAVIOLI ANTICA CANTINA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Vittorio Veneto 85/A<br />

41015 - Nonantola (MO)<br />

+39 0522908715<br />

stefania@donellivini.it;<br />

gaviolivini.com<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI<br />

CASTELVETRO DOC FRIZZANTE<br />

AMABILE “RIGHI” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines<br />

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

8%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

50gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very good, fruity with an excellent sugar-acid balance. Lovely fruit; elegant and<br />

crowd-pleaser on <strong>the</strong> palate. A delicious wine that is fairly true-to-type with<br />

chewy Grasparossa tannins and deep black fruit that is also very typical of this<br />

variety.<br />

CANTINE RIUNITE & CIV SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via G.Brodolini, 24<br />

42040 - Campegine (RE)<br />

+39 0522905711<br />

info@riuniteciv.com<br />

riunite.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI<br />

CASTELVETRO DOP FRIZZANTE<br />

AMABILE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines<br />

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

8%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

50gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very well made, rich, very dark, Lambrusco wine that is tannic, full-bodied and<br />

chewy, as you’d expect when <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco Grasparossa variety is being used.<br />

Offers a ton of lovely wild strawberry and black cherry fruit aromas and flavors.<br />

Very typical, with great balancing acidity and a varietally accurate character that<br />

is admirable. Serious drink.<br />

CANTINA SETTECANI - CASTELVETRO SOC.AGR.COOP<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Modena, 184<br />

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)<br />

+39 059702505<br />

info@cantinasettecani.it<br />

cantinasettecani.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

317


LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI<br />

CASTELVETRO DOP FRIZZANTE<br />

SECCO “MONOVITIGNO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh and clean nose of black fruit; not especially complex but very pure. Palate<br />

is dry, taut, chewy and savory as is to be expected with a wine made with <strong>the</strong><br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa variety. Closes vibrant and fresh.<br />

AZ. VITIVINICOLA FATTORIA MORETTO DI ALTARIVA FAUSTO & C.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Tiberia , 13/B<br />

41014 - Castelvetro Di Modena (MO)<br />

+39 059790183<br />

info@fattoriamoretto.it<br />

fattoriamoretto.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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LAMBRUSCO MANTOVANO DOC<br />

FRIZZANTE “RAYS” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Red Wines with residual sugar up to<br />

35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Ancellotta, Ruberti<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

35gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice fresh Lambrusco Mantovano wine with wild and ripe fruits galore on both<br />

nose and palate. The sweetness is evident but <strong>the</strong>re is enough acidity to balance<br />

it and <strong>the</strong> red fruit flavors carry nicely on <strong>the</strong> long vibrant back end.<br />

AZ. AG. MONTALDO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.Da Prov. Volta Valeggio<br />

46049 - Volta Mantovana (MN)<br />

+39 0376223323<br />

info@cantinevirgili.it<br />

cantinevirgili.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

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LAMBRUSCO SALAMINO DI<br />

SANTA CROCE DOC FRIZZANTE<br />

AMABILE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines<br />

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Salamino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

8,94%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

45gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Good example of a wine made with Lambrusco Salamino (creamier than<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara, less tannic than Lambrusco Grasparossa). Nice balance,<br />

vibrant and fresh, but with sneaky fruit concentration. A somewhat short finish<br />

distracts, or would have merited an even higher score.<br />

CANTINA SANTA CROCE SOC. AGR. COOP.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via S.S. 468 Di Correggio, 35<br />

41012 - Carpi (MO)<br />

+39 059664007<br />

info@cantinasantacroce.it<br />

cantinasantacroce.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

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LAZIO IGP BIANCO<br />

“ANTINOO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay, Viognier<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,09gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a very smart, international white with plenty of new oak and stone and<br />

tropical fruit from <strong>the</strong> Chardonnay and Viognier. The wine is well made; vibrant,<br />

tense, while round and pleasant on <strong>the</strong> palate, showing some complexity and<br />

depth.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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LAZIO IGP BIANCO PASSITO<br />

“APHRODISIUM” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Viognier, Petit Manseng<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

187gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Really interesting rich, ripe and creative blend made in a bright modern style<br />

with lovely flavor of apricot, orange, blossom and a twist of vanilla oak. Very long<br />

on <strong>the</strong> creamy but bright finish. Superior winemaking here.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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LAZIO IGP CABERNET<br />

SAUVIGNON 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful ruby color. Cherries, ripe cassis and currant aromas and flavors, with<br />

spicy notes of cocoa and licorice. Brightly acid but balanced offering lovely fruit<br />

and polished tannins; creamy and persistent on <strong>the</strong> solid finish.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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LAZIO IGP<br />

PETIT VERDOT 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Petit Verdot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Cherries and dark currant aromas and flavors are both energetic and focused.<br />

Vibrant, well balanced with a youthfully chewy quality on <strong>the</strong> long finish. Well<br />

done; at least, Petit Verdot seems to ripen well in Lazio.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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LAZIO IGP ROSSO<br />

“MADRESELVA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merl,Petitverd,Cabsauv<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense ruby red. Complex and intense nose; ripe cherries aromas and flavors<br />

with balsamic notes. Balanced, deep and structured with velvety tannins;<br />

persistent with a fruity finish.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

325


LAZIO IGP<br />

VIOGNIER 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Viognier<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,09gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

The nose is ripe and pronounced with some stone fruit notes. The palate is long<br />

and structured with restrained alcohol and quite good acidity and a textural<br />

mouthfeel. It may not be archetypal Viognier but it is a lovely glass of wine.<br />

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13<br />

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)<br />

+39 0692902530<br />

info@casaledelgiglio.it<br />

casaledelgiglio.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

Note:<br />

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LIZZANO DOP MALVASIA NERA<br />

“BELVEDERE” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia Nera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean and fresh; a very typical Malvasia Nera wine from Puglia that offers<br />

varietally-accurate aromas and flavors of tobacco and scorched earth. Smooth<br />

and long. We need more wines such as this and fewer overly alcoholic Primitivos<br />

from this region.<br />

CANTINE LIZZANO S.C.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Corso Europa, 37/39<br />

74020 - Lizzano (TA)<br />

+39 0999552013<br />

customerservice@cantinelizzano.it<br />

cantinelizzano.it<br />

APULIA<br />

Note:<br />

327


LUGANA DOC 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano di Lugana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Discreet and clean on <strong>the</strong> nose, with easily identifiable apple, stone fruit, mineral<br />

and mint flavors; becomes concentrated and complex on <strong>the</strong> palate as well as<br />

with prolonged aeration, with an enticing and lively fresh finish persisting nicely.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BERTAGNA GIANFRANCO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Madonna Della Porta, 14<br />

46040 - Cavriana (MN)<br />

+39 037682211<br />

info@cantinabertagna.it<br />

cantinabertagna.it<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Note:<br />

328


LUGANA DOC “CA’ DEL MERLO -<br />

SEITERRE - TENUTA FANTONA”<br />

2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano di Lugana<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Pleasing modernist interpretation with lift. Fresh and well made, with <strong>the</strong> usual<br />

crowd-pleasing array of fresh citrus, apple, pear and delicately herbal aromas<br />

and flavors. Nicely fresh and vibrant on <strong>the</strong> finish.<br />

AZ. AGR. RIZZI LUIGINO E CLAUDIO S.A.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Dossi 26<br />

37051 - Bovolone (VR)<br />

+39 0457945498<br />

info@seiterre.com<br />

seiterre.eu<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

329


MALANOTTE DEL PIAVE DOCG<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“IL BARBAROSSA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Raboso Piave<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,64%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very deep color, complex fruit and herbal notes on <strong>the</strong> nose and a very good<br />

combination of richness and acidity on <strong>the</strong> palate. Displaying now a touch of<br />

plum, spice and chocolate with a violet edge. Robust but enjoyable example of<br />

this rarely seen grape variety.<br />

LA CANTINA PIZZOLATO SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Iv Novembre, 12<br />

31020 - Villorba (TV)<br />

+39 0422928166<br />

info@lacantinapizzolato.com<br />

lacantinapizzolato.com<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

330


MANDROLISAI DOC ROSSO<br />

“KENT’ANNOS” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Muristeddu Cann. Monic<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Great expression of Sardinia for this blend. A herbal touch in <strong>the</strong> nose and ripe<br />

dark cherry palate really make for a complex, enticing wine. Full bodied, clean,<br />

with well integrated alcohol and a savory lingering finish.<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE DEL MANDROLISAI<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Iv Novembre, 20<br />

08038 - Sorgono (NU)<br />

+39 078460113<br />

info@cantinadelmandrolisai.com<br />

cantinadelmandrolisai.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

331


MARCA TREVIGIANA IGT<br />

RABOSO “ZIO TINO” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Raboso<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This wine is very original, with a distinctive aromatic expression, redolent of<br />

blackberries and cloves. Of rare elegance in palate, although not very deep. Nice<br />

finish, persistent.<br />

LE RIVE DI BONATO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Grave Di Negrisia , 50<br />

31047 - Negrisia Di Ponte Di Piave (TV)<br />

+39 0422754137<br />

info@lerive.it<br />

lerive.it<br />

VENETO<br />

Note:<br />

332


MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC<br />

ROSSO “POGGIO BESTIALE”<br />

2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot, Cab Sau<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,47%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nice balance of fresh herbs, black fruits and spicy notes. Full bodied with juicy<br />

acidity and firm tannins on entry that rein in <strong>the</strong> fruit, but finishes creamy and<br />

long.<br />

FATTORIA DI MAGLIANO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Localita’ Sterpeti 10<br />

58051 - Magliano T.Na (GR)<br />

+39 0564593040<br />

info@fattoriadimagliano.it<br />

fattoriadimagliano.it<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Note:<br />

333


MARSALA DOC VERGINE<br />

RISERVA DRY 2000<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Liqueur White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo Catarrato Inzol<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

18,95%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

13gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very interesting nose; very typical of a high quality Marsala, with really pure<br />

oxidative notes. Could use a little more concentration for a higher score.<br />

CARLO PELLEGRINO & C. SPA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Fante, 39<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719911<br />

marketing@carlopellegrino.it<br />

carlopellegrino.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

334


MARSELAN<br />

“DOMAINE PU SHANG” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Marselan, Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Round, ripe and sweetly fruity, this deeply colored wine is yet ano<strong>the</strong>r example<br />

of just how successful Marselan can be in China. The tannins are silky, <strong>the</strong> aromas<br />

and falvors well delineated and ra<strong>the</strong>r profund, and <strong>the</strong>re’s a fruity exuberance<br />

and a polished mouth feel that are all very impressive.<br />

YINCHUAN PU SHANG WINE CO., LTD.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

335


MENFI DOC FIANO<br />

“COMETA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Herbaceous notes, with hints of exotic fruit and Mediterranean maquis. Very<br />

pleasant acidity on a medium bodied structure with a long and lingering finish,<br />

this has sneaky complexity and above average density. Yet it drinks so smoothly<br />

you’ll need to be careful you don’t get your mo<strong>the</strong>r-in-law criticizing how much<br />

you drink at <strong>the</strong> table!<br />

PLANETA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Dispensa<br />

92013 - Menfi (AG)<br />

+39 091327965<br />

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it<br />

planeta.it<br />

SICILY<br />

Note:<br />

336


MERLOT 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep ruby. Coffee, cherry pie and milk chocolate on <strong>the</strong> nose. Good structure,<br />

perhaps just a bit too much sugar and slightly grippy tannins lower <strong>the</strong> score,<br />

but this is a pretty well made wine.<br />

LANNY WINERY<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

337


MERLOT CABERNET<br />

“LIUMUGAO” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Deep ruby. A Bordeaux blend, with crunchy cassis fruit, milk chocolate and dark<br />

cherry aromas and flavors underpinned by a pleasant sweet spicy notes. A good<br />

example of modern Chinese winemaking, this is a very well made wine.<br />

NINGXIA HUAHAO WINE CO.LTD.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Ningxia<br />

Wine - Region - (China)<br />

+86 9516366690<br />

nx_wine@163.com<br />

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA<br />

Note:<br />

338


MITTERBERG IGT<br />

GEWÜRZTRAMINER-<br />

GOLDMUSKATELLER<br />

“ARUNA” 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Gewürztraminer, Moscato Giallo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,59%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

225gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A glorious wine. Developing splendidly, neatly combining intensity, richness,<br />

complex flavors and acidity. Very long on <strong>the</strong> palate. Sweet but not at all cloying.<br />

Finishes very fresh. Will age for 5+ years.<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORTACCIA SOC.AGR. COOP.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Strada Del Vino, 23<br />

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)<br />

+39 0471880115<br />

info@cantina-cortaccia.it<br />

kellerei-kurtatsch.it<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Note:<br />

339


MODENA DOC LAMBRUSCO<br />

ROSATO FRIZZANTE<br />

“VINI DEL RE” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling<br />

Rosé Wines with residual sugar up<br />

to 35 gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

An atypically light color for a Grasparossa, but <strong>the</strong>n again, this is a Rosato (rosé)<br />

wine, so it makes sense. Fresh fruity strawberry and black cherry aromas and<br />

flavors are refreshing, and have lovely balance. Pleasant, easygoing Rosato that<br />

just begs a quick chill... after which, hours of enjoyment are guaranteed.<br />

CANTINA SETTECANI - CASTELVETRO SOC.COOP.AGR.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Modena, 184<br />

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)<br />

+39 059702505<br />

info@cantinasettecani.it<br />

cantinasettecani.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Note:<br />

340


MODENA DOC SPUMANTE BRUT<br />

ROSE’ “QUINTOPASSO” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by<br />

bottle fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sorbara In Purezza<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

This is a very interesting use of <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco di Sorbara grape variety. The wine<br />

has quite high acidity and is dry in style but <strong>the</strong>re is good richness and depth<br />

and it could well be a good model for a subset of future wines from this region.<br />

CLETO CHIARLI - PR.I.V.I. S.R.L. (CLETO CHIARLI SOC.AGR.SNC)<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via D. Manin, 15<br />

41122 - Modena (MO)<br />

+39 0593163311<br />

italia@chiarli.it<br />

chiarli.it<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

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MOSCATO DI SORSO-SENNORI<br />

DOC “NURAGHE CRABIONI”<br />

2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

79,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Intense and penetrating nose is rich in apricot and grapey aromas and flavors.<br />

Fresh, rich, and dense; nicely balanced with a pleasant clean finish and a zesty<br />

nuance that perks things up nicely.<br />

TRESMONTES SOC. AGR. SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Umberto I Nr. 30, 30<br />

07037 - Sorso (SS)<br />

+39 3468292457<br />

info@nuraghecrabioni.com<br />

nuraghecrabioni.com<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Note:<br />

342


MOSCATO DI TERRACINA DOC<br />

SECCO “OPPIDUM” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Di Terracina<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

A typical Moscato Bianco type nose from a warm microclimate (more luscious,<br />

honeyed and ripe than nor<strong>the</strong>rn Italian examples), saline, almost savory in its<br />

personality. A lovely wine.<br />

CANTINA SANT’ANDREA AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Renibbio, 1720<br />

04019 - Borgo Vodice - Terracina (LT)<br />

+39 0773755028<br />

info@cantinasantandrea.it<br />

cantinasantandrea.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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MUSCAT WHITE DRY 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Roudingxiang<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright golden-tinged straw. Aromas and flavors of orange blosson, acacia<br />

honey, sweet spices and a hint of jasmine on <strong>the</strong> pretty nose and on <strong>the</strong> palate<br />

too. Could use just a little more freshness and lift in <strong>the</strong> mouth, but this winery<br />

shows very good potential. An ecouraging aromatic white that is very varietally<br />

accurate from China.<br />

PUCHANG VINEYARD<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Hongliuhe Horticulture Farm, Na<br />

838000 - Turpan, Xinjiang (China)<br />

+39 9958640081<br />

szwang@puchangwine.com<br />

puchangwine.com<br />

XINJIANG - CHINA<br />

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A Z I E NDA AGR I C O L A<br />

NETTUNO DOP CACCHIONE<br />

“NERONIANO” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cacchione<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,79gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

What a beautiful wine, with a complex floral and spices nose! Leans in with acid<br />

first, followed by <strong>the</strong> integrated aromatic and honeyed pomaceous or hard<br />

fruit and papaya flavors. A delicious and cool wine. Gotta know more about<br />

Cacchione!<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASA DIVINA PROVVIDENZA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Dei Frati, 140<br />

00048 - Nettuno (RM)<br />

+39 3392342969<br />

viniprovvidenza@libero.it<br />

casadivinaprovvidenza.it<br />

LAZIO<br />

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NOTO DOC NERO D’AVOLA<br />

“SANTA CECILIA” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Interesting nose of sour black cherry and blackberry, with a lot of spicy and floral<br />

notes that are typical of Nero d’Avola. Very clean, fresh, balanced and easygoing,<br />

with a quite long fruity finish. A beauty, this will actually age well, though <strong>the</strong>re’s<br />

no point in delaying gratification. Cheers!<br />

PLANETA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Dispensa<br />

92013 - Menfi (AG)<br />

+39 091327965<br />

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it<br />

planeta.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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OFFIDA DOCG PECORINO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed in<br />

barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Nougat, pears and herbs aromas and flavors. Fresh, with a silky texture and just<br />

enough acidity to balance. Interesting Pecorino that mercifully doesn’t remind<br />

one of tropical fruit and honey, which a wine made with this grape should never<br />

taste of.<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BIOLOGICA CENTANNI GIACOMO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Aso, 159<br />

63010 - Montefiore Dell’Aso (AP)<br />

+39 0734938530<br />

info@vinicentanni.it<br />

vinicentanni.it<br />

MARCHE<br />

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OFFIDA DOCG ROSSO<br />

“LEO RIPANUS . PHARUS” 2011<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,9gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh, red fruit and spicy aromas. Full bodied, elegant and structured with a<br />

long and pleasant finish, hints of lea<strong>the</strong>r, tar and rich ripe red cherry. Very well<br />

balanced.<br />

LA CANTINA DEI COLLI RIPANI SOC. COOP.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Tosciano, 28<br />

63065 - Ripatransone (AP)<br />

+39 07359505<br />

info@colliripani.com<br />

colliripani.com<br />

MARCHE<br />

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PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOP<br />

“ARBARIA” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

122,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fresh and piercing aromas and flavors of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit.<br />

Some heat but not overly sweet on <strong>the</strong> suave luscious finish.<br />

VINISOLA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C/Da Kazzen, 11<br />

91017 - Pantelleria (TP)<br />

+39 3356042155<br />

info@vinisola.it<br />

vinisola.it<br />

SICILY<br />

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PINOTAGE W.O. STELLENBOSCH<br />

“21 GABLES - SPIER” 2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinotage<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,69%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,59gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Beautiful warm elegant red color; intense nose of red and black fruits, with soft<br />

pepper nuances adding complexity. Juicy ripe black cherry flavors, big tannins<br />

and some astringency on <strong>the</strong> long spicy finish.<br />

SPIER<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

R310 Baden Powell Rd<br />

7603 - Stellenbosch (WC)<br />

+39 0392789702<br />

info@afriwines.com<br />

spier.co.za<br />

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA<br />

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOC<br />

“RACCONTAMI” 2014<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Blueberry, blackberry, secondary characteristics of tobacco leaf and forest<br />

floor. Clean and supple, with rich fruit aromas, complexity and depth. A supple<br />

Primitivo with dark fruit and big grippy tannins. A great steak wine.<br />

FUTURA 14 SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Viale Mazzini, 132<br />

00195 - Roma (RM)<br />

+39 08574130<br />

d.pasquali@platinumitalia.com<br />

vespavignaioli.it<br />

APULIA<br />

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOLCE<br />

NATURALE DOCG “MADRIGALE”<br />

2013<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

61gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very interesting sweet prune, camphor and tar notes. Both savory and sweet, but<br />

nei<strong>the</strong>r too sweet nor too sappy in its expression. Orange rind and marmalade<br />

linger nicely and add fur<strong>the</strong>r complexity on <strong>the</strong> finish.<br />

PRODUTTORI VINI MANDURIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Fabio Massimo, 19<br />

74024 - Manduria (TA)<br />

+39 0999735332<br />

info@cpvini.com<br />

cpvini.com<br />

APULIA<br />

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP<br />

“DIODORO” 2015 2015<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,5gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dense oaky nose. Ripe blackberry and plum; lea<strong>the</strong>r and earth tones combine<br />

with tobacco and smoke in <strong>the</strong> mouth. Rich and opulent but not jammy, this is a<br />

really a very good Primitivo wine.<br />

CANTINE SAN GIORGIO<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

S.S. 7 Appia Località Serro<br />

74027 - San Giorgio Jonico (TA)<br />

+39 0995924445<br />

info@cantinesangiorgio.it<br />

tinazziexperience.it<br />

APULIA<br />

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP<br />

RISERVA 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Very ripe, heartwarming nose; concentrated, a rambunctious sou<strong>the</strong>rn red<br />

bursting with character and dense fruit, whose savory weight is enough to<br />

outweigh <strong>the</strong> alcohol. If you want a bruising sou<strong>the</strong>rn italian Primitivo, this is it.<br />

And even if you don’t want it, this is still it.<br />

ANTICA MASSERIA JORCHE DI GIANFREDA D. & E.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

C.Da Jorche<br />

74020 - Torricella (TA)<br />

+39 0999573355<br />

jorchewines@jorche.it<br />

jorche.it<br />

APULIA<br />

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP<br />

RISERVA “SONETTO” 2012<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Fairly clean and Mediterranean in style; intense fruity and lightly spicy notes,<br />

speaking of heat and great maturity. It keeps some freshness on <strong>the</strong> close.<br />

Ambitious, but made with consumers in mind.<br />

PRODUTTORI VINI MANDURIA<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Fabio Massimo, 19<br />

74024 - Manduria (TA)<br />

+39 0999735332<br />

info@cpvini.com<br />

cpvini.com<br />

APULIA<br />

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PROSECCO DOC SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY “CA’ LISETTA” 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

13gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Bright, green fruit and floral aromas and flavors are not especially intense<br />

but clean and nicely focused. The well-handled touch of sugar makes this an<br />

attractive wine with a touch of class.<br />

I MAGREDI DI MICHELANGELO TOMBACCO & C. S.A.S.<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Del Sole 15, 15<br />

33090 - Domanins Di San Giorgio Della (PN)<br />

+39 042794720<br />

info@imagredi.com<br />

imagredi.com<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

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PROSECCO DOC SPUMANTE<br />

EXTRA DRY GRAN CUVÉE 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,39%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

12,6gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Clean and fresh fruity nose is redolent of white peach, nectarine and fresh minty<br />

herbs. The residual sugar combines nicely with <strong>the</strong> tart acidity to give a smooth<br />

mouthfeel. Finishes delicate, fresh and quite balanced.<br />

TERRE GAIE SRL<br />

Address:<br />

Phone:<br />

E-mail:<br />

Website:<br />

Via Mattiette, 550<br />

35030 - Vo’ (PD)<br />

+39 0499940462<br />

info@terregaie.it<br />

terregaie.it<br />

VENETO<br />

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PROSECCO DOC TREVISO<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT 2016<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines produced by<br />

fermentation in a glass-lined tank<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

JUDGES TASTING NOTE<br />

Dark red-ruby. Nice character, simple but lots of early appeal. Clean, fresh, fruity,<br />