5StarWines - the Book 2018

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5StarWines - the Book 2018

1 st Edition


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

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Registed in the Court of Verona with (Number and date - TBC)

Editor-in-Chief: Carlo Alberto Delaini

Editors: Ian D'Agata, Stevie Kim | Deputy Editor: Michele Longo

Contributors: Paolo Basso, Bernard Burtschy, Robert Joseph,

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW | Project Coordinator: Gabriella Di Clemente

Graphic and Page Layout: Marina Lovato

Copyright © 2017 Veronafiere S.p.A.

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

retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, including microfilm or

photostatic copies

The final edit of 5StarWines - the Book was completed on 16th November 2017

ISBN 978-88-943153-0-1

Printed for Veronafiere S.p.A. in the month of November 2017

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


5StarWines

the Book

2018

458 Top wines selected

from Italy and around the world


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Forewords ..................................................................7

Maurizio Danese. ........................................................8

Giovanni Mantovani ......................................................9

Stevie Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Ian D’Agata .............................................................12

Introduction .................................................................13

Judges .....................................................................15

Trophies ...................................................................23

Selected Wines .............................................................27

Score Index ...............................................................470

Alphabetical Index .........................................................483

Regional Index. ............................................................496

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FOREWORDS


Introducing the first edition of 5StarWines - the Book is a matter of enormous pride

for Veronafiere. On the one hand, it is a great responsibility with regards to everyone

who for more than 50 years has considered Veronafiere and Vinitaly as landmarks in

world oenology; on the other hand, it is the expression of the continuous evolution of

Veronafiere’s strategies at the service of this sector.

It is the first time an international trade fair promotes its own guide - judged by a highly

qualified panel - to wines from all over the world.

With the development of this publication, in just two years we have first overcome

concepts such as “competition” and then others such as “medals” by proposing the

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

seal of quality for the wines listed in the guide.

The story began a long time ago and is the natural evolution of the International Wine

Contest. After 22 editions, the longest-running major competition—one of the most

important and highly-participated of its kind and without doubt the most selective

with only 3% of wines entered taking awards on average each year—had fulfilled the

task entrusted to it, namely to drive improvements in Italian and international oenology.

In the 1990s, the competition formula, based on OIV regulations, was the most

appropriate way to encourage producers to compare and improve. Impressive results

were achieved over these twenty odd years, with a generalised improvement in the

quality of wines in all producing countries that, in turn, encouraged the development of

quality-oriented demand on a global scale.

The change was implemented in conjunction with the celebrations for Vinitaly’s first 50

years. As a way of breathing new life into our operations, we felt the need to refocus the

objectives not only of the show but also the competition by focusing our strategies on

the need for tools to improve producers’ competitiveness on world markets.

Hence, the idea came about of transforming the International Wine Contest into an

award that could be immediately exploited in commercial terms by the companies and

promptly understood by buyers and consumers.

5StarWines was launched against this background. It is distinguished by the assessment

system expressed in hundredths, with recognition given only to wines achieving a

minimum score of 90/hundredths.

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

from simply offering recognition of quality to providing a marketing tool that can be

exploited directly by companies to enhance their sales opportunities. This important

step has become a paradigm of our ability to innovate the way our trade fairs are held.

Maurizio Danese

President of Veronafiere

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5StarWines - the Book is the latest addition to the services that Veronafiere and Vinitaly

offer wine producers for the promotion and marketing of their companies.

This is a unique guide because it expresses the value of the wines presented through

the objective judgment of a panel of internationally renowned experts (Masters of Wine,

Master Sommeliers, sommeliers of star restaurants, professionals, journalists, Italian

Wine Experts and Ambassadors of the Vinitaly International Academy)specialising in

the geographic areas of origin and coordinated by Ian D’Agata. The authoritative status

of these assessments is joined by the added value of ‘Vinitaly Certification’.

The first edition of 5StarWines - the Book involves 441 wines achieving and exceeding

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

South Africa, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Mexico, Romania, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Turkey,

Canada and China.

In addition, wines from the Wine Without Walls selection are also included: 5 with no

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

37 companies assessed by a specialist jury guided by Alice Feiring.

This is undoubtedly a very selective overall result and ensures even more credibility

and impact for a promotion tool we are sure will make a huge difference on the market.

Judges also gave special recognition to wines that have achieved the highest score in

specific categories, which open the guide:

• Wine Cellar of the Year - Grand Vinitaly 2017 Award for the producer achieving the

best score with at least two different wines.

• Best Italian Wine - Banco BPM 2017 Award to the Italian wine with the highest score.

• Award for the best wine in each category (white, rosé, red, sweet, sparkling and

semi-sparkling).

• Special jury award.

• Best price/pleasure award.

5StarWines - the Book is published in print and digital formats. It will be widely

distributed during exhibitions, B2B meetings, grand tastings and all Vinitaly and Vinitaly

International events abroad. We are confident that it will also become an important tool

for buyers always on the look-out for innovations or confirmations to suggest to their

customers.

Giovanni Mantovani

CEO of Veronafiere

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Since at this point you have read all about the expertise and high reputation of our

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

I’ll spare you the gory details but we had been struggling for months to find an image

that could represent Italian wine by carrying the historic and cultural values of Verona

and Vinitaly coupled with a modern outlook. We did have a number of very beautiful

logos lined up but I was still not convinced.

Out of desperation, a brainstorming meeting was called up with a South-African, a

Mexican graphic designer, a Chinese, a Veronese, a few more people from the staff

in both communications and graphics departments, and of course myself, a Korean-

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

circus. Nonetheless, we locked ourselves into a room on the fifth floor in the Veronafiere

tower to think about the 5StarWines visual identity.

The room happened to have a number of beautiful nineteenth-century sepia prints

and xilographies depicting the Second Concorso Enologico held in Verona in 1876,

in the Roman Arena and in the Palazzo Gran Guardia. Since the very first edition of

Vinitaly was also held in the Arena—the main architectural symbol of the city—we drew

inspiration from the beautiful geometric patterns of Roman amphitheaters’ building

plans.

As you can see, these blueprints were at the origin of the image that has been

transformed into the abstract diamond icon of our logo. With the logo’s geometric

rigor, its connection with Verona, and its universal star-shaped and diamond-patterned

look, 5StarWines hopes to translate the potential of the selected wines to manifest a

g-local sensibility: the importance for Italian wines to be terroir-driven and its promising

international prospects. These perfect geometries are now a symbol of the five stars

and thus of a bright future for all the wine producers included in this guide.

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

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

to showcase a brand new product. So, even if 5StarWines speaks to an international

audience of wine professionals and provides a springboard to showcase Italian wine

excellence around the world, we strived to maintain a connection with the city of

Verona, where both Vinitaly and 5StarWines’ blind tasting originated and take place

every year.

So here’s to a prosperous future for our 441 first-class wines that comprise 5StarWines

the Book!

Cheers,

Stevie Kim

Chief Content Officer 5StarWines and

Managing Director Vinitaly International

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The guide you hold in your hands is yet another result of a work partnership with Stevie

Kim that began back in 2013. Managing Director of Vinitaly International, Stevie neatly

combines a healthy American pragmatism with an Italian arte di arrangiarsi; throw in

vision and practically infinite amounts of energy with which to get things done, and it

all adds up to being not just productive, but a fun time too.

And the new 5StarWines project has certainly been just that, a lot of work and a lot of

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

with the best intentions, modifying long established traditions or habits in this beautiful

but very wacky country is fraught with peril. And yet, after two years of organizing the

new 5StarWines event, the feedback we are receiving is increasingly positive: even those

who weren’t sure about some of the changes we wanted to make are now squarely in

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

Enologico Internazionale but a new century and the increasingly technological, fastpaced

and international world of wine had started us thinking that a new approach

was necessary. It is to the immense credit of Giovanni Mantovani, General Manager of

Veronafiere, and Gianni Bruno, Vinitaly Brand Manager, that we were allowed to make

what changes we thought were necessary to hopefully succesfully convert what used

to be a Concorso Enologico Internazionale into a completely new entity. No longer a

concorso but a wine guide that is written with the much appreciated help and expertise

of world class wine experts specifically chosen and invited to join us at 5StarWines not

just from Italy but from all over the globe.

The 5StarWines - the Book guide is an additional new piece of the large, as yet

incomplete puzzle that 5StarWines is. New additional initiatives await, in an effort to

make 5StarWines, piece by piece, year after year, something for all wine lovers to enjoy

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

Clearly, I wish to thank all the wine experts involved in making 5StarWines a success, with

special thanks to the four General Chairmen, some of the sharpest, most knowledgeable

wine minds around: in alphabetical order, Paolo Basso, Bernard Burtschy, Robert

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

our Panel Chairs at 5StarWines and also deputy curator of this guide: without him, this

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

Lovato, our technical assistants who bear with us and help us meet deadlines as best as

we can, and to all the Vinitaly staff who help us contact and then keep in touch with the

wineries, obtain the wines, organize the three days of tasting, put the guide together

and make things run in the smoothest most professional manner possible.

We sincerely hope you’ll like the results of our teamwork and enjoy this first edition of

the 5StarWinesthe Book guide.

Ian D’Agata

Chief Technical Officer and

Senior General Chairman, 5StarWines

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INTRODUCTION


Italy offers wine lovers everywhere by far the largest choice of wines made from different

grape varieties. The country boasts more native wine grapes of its own than do

France, Spain and Greece together; in fact, roughly 30% of the world’s wine grapes

are Italian. And if there’s one thing Italians love, it’s to squeeze grapes and make wine.

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

while fascinating, Italian wine can be ultimately very confusing, and this for both wine

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

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

in the first place, as they know what that wine will smell and taste of, more or less. Not

so, instead, when confronted with wines made with Perricone or with Nasco, just two

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

Clearly, Italy isn’t just about grape varieties: the different terroirs and many denominazioni

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

that the Grignolino grape can give or cannot give in order to understand and appreciate

the wines, it’s also important to realize that a Grignolino d’Asti wine made on sandy

soils will be forcibly, and logically, different than one made on clay-rich soils of the

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

labeled Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese. Learning to recognize such differences is

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

the trade aspect being of vital importance to the many winemaking families of Italy that

look to increase sales and improve their livelihoods. However, there are many fine wines

being produced all over the world, from Canada to South Africa, from Brazil to China,

and we at 5StarWines wish to broadcast the quality of these wines as well.

All of the above helps explain what led us to create a new tool to understanding and

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

the world as well; our hope is that this guide will prove a welcome and hopefully helpful

addition to the many annual wine guides and books available. The 5StarWines - the

Book guide is a compendium of the world’s best wines released each year. It is certainly

not intended to be an all-inclusive guide to the best wines made in Italy and in the world

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

is because we have chosen to write the guide based on the wine samples that were

tasted by our invited wine experts at Vinitaly’s 5StarWines event, where roughly 60 to

70 famous international wine experts—importers, winemakers, wine educators, Masters

of Wine (MWs), Master Sommeliers (MSs), graduates of the Vinitaly International

Academy certification courses, journalists and bloggers, Michelin-starred and World’s

50 Best restaurant sommeliers—join forces with a select group of Italian experts plus

members of the Assoenologi, the Italian professional winemakers association. Divided

into panels of four to five experts each, the experts represent the best guarantee for a

fair evaluation of the wines (the wines are all tasted blind over the course of the three

day event).

All this process helps make 5StarWines the annual professional encounter devoted to

the assessment of the world’s many fine wines. We hope this guide will help wines from

all over the world gain greater visibility and consequently enjoy greater sales too. At the

same time, we hope this guide will help you make new discoveries amongst the many

great wine choices available out there today, and the approach help you enjoy more

splendid days and nights in the company of family friends and outstanding wines.

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JUDGES

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JUDGES

The significance of 5StarWinesthe Book is in the panel of judges made

up of highly qualified international experts including Masters of Wine,

Master Sommeliers, Sommeliers, Wine Journalists and more. Under the

guidance of Ian D’Agata, the international team of judges was led by

an expert panel of General Chairmen: 2013 World’s Best Sommelier

Paolo Basso; Bernard Burtschy, president of the French Wine Press and

columnist for Le Figaro; Robert Joseph, Editor at Large for Meininger’s

Wine Business International; and Pedro Ballesteros Torres, a Master of

Wine from Spain. Any wines that received an initial score of 90 or above

were re-tasted by the General Chairmen. “This panel was specially

selected for their deep knowledge of native grapes,” explains Ian D’Agata.

“I often see that little attention is paid to absolutely spectacular wines

made from lesser known grapes and denominations”, continues D’Agata.

“Why should a wine made with Sylvaner, Mencia or Xinomavro forcibly

score lower, on average, than some famous names in competitions and

wine guides? The high quality of those wines needs to be recognised as

well, and our diverse panel of judges, (shown here) had the knowledge

to carefully evaluate them. We are hopeful that wine lovers and those

who sell wines will realise the real value in the wines that we selected.”

D’Agata states, “I am really excited about this year’s results as there

is a fantastic diversity in the types of wines and grape varieties

present. The panel of judges were different and worked well together,

showing their professionalism and enthusiasm during the blind

tastings. This is precisely what 5StarWines - the Book set out to

accomplish, that is, recognition for many lesser-known grape varieties.”

Pedro Ballesteros adds, “I had the pleasure to find a more than

decent average quality with a high concentration of top quality in

classic appellations. But the most unforgettable feature that gave

me the feeling of being exposed to the unexpected was the infinite

diversity with so many unknown varieties coming to the fore.”

This group of famous judges, a unique team of MWs, MSs, Michelin

starred sommeliers, wine journalists, winemakers, restaurateurs and

wine sector professionals give this guide immense credibility and

standing. Here depicted, are the 78 judges from the first edition.

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THE 5 STAR WINES 2017 TEAM

Stevie Kim

CCO 5StarWines and Managing

Director Vinitaly International

Ian D’Agata

CTO and Senior General

Chairman, 5StarWine

GENERAL CHAIRMEN

Pedro Ballesteros Torres

MW

Master of Wine

Paolo Basso

Association de la Sommellerie

Internationale, World’s Best

Sommelier 2013

Bernard Burtschy

Chief, Le Figaro Vin

Robert Joseph

Editor at Large, Meininger’s

Wine Business International

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PANEL CHAIRMEN

Nicholas Paris MW

Director of Global Sourcing

at E.&J. Gallo Winery

Stephen Brook

Decanter Contributing Editor

Levi Dalton

Host of the I’ll Drink to

That! Podcast and Former

Sommelier

Laura De Pasquale MS

Master Sommelier and

Vice President and General

Manager, Stacole Fine Wines

Vincenzo Donatiello

Head Sommelier, Piazza

Duomo - Three Michelin Star

Restaurant

Andy Howard MW

Master of Wine (Ex Chief

Buyer, Marks&Spencer)

Natasha Hughes MW

Master of Wine

Michele Longo

Barolo&Co and Vice Director

Iandagata.com

Kathy Morgan MS

Master Sommelier

Michael Palij MW

Master of Wine and

Managing Director of

Winetraders Ltd

Sebastian Payne MW

Master of Wine (and Chief

Buyer, The Wine Society)

Igor Ryjenkov MW

Master of Wine

Monty Waldin

Decanter (and Author of 13 books

and Guides on Natural Wines)

Bruce Wallner MS

Master Sommelier (and

Owner, Sommelier Factory)

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SENIOR JUDGES

Goffredo Agostini

Winemaker

Franco Bernabei

Winemaker

Maurizio Castelli

Winemaker

Valentino Ciarla

Winemaker

Massimo Claudio Comparini

Chairman, EarthLab

Precision Agriculture and

Viticulture

Abi Duhr

Leading Luxembourg Wine

Writer, Wine Producer and

Journalist for VINO

Emiliano Falsini

Winemaker

Michael Garner

Author, Wine Writer

Lorenzo Landi

Winemaker

Johan Larsson

Sommelier and wine buyer

for Systembolaget

Fabio Turchetti

Wine and Food Journalist,

Head Wine Columnist of

Il Messaggero

Janna Rijpma

Multiple Wine Book Author

and Owner, Ennovision

International Media Company

Luzia Schrampf

VIA Italian Wine Ambassador,

Wine Writer for Der Standard et.

al. and Wine Educator

Barbara Tamburini

Winemaker

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JUDGES

Matteo Bernabei

Winemaker

Gurvinder Bhatia

VIA Italian Wine Expert,

Editor for Quench Magazine

Davide Buongiorno

Head Sommelier, Del

Cambio - One Michelin Star

Restaurant

Stefano Chioccioli

Winemaker

Diego Dequigiovanni

Owner and Co-founder of

Luogo Divino Enoteca

Alessandra Fedi

WSET Educator

Tommaso Mascolo

Head Sommelier at One

Michelin Star Indaco

Restaurant

Michaela Morris

VIA Italian Wine Expert,

Wine Writer and WSET

Educator

Will Predhomme

Wine Writer and Professional

Sommelier, Owner of

Predhomme Consulting

Alessio Spadone

Head Sommelier, La

Bandiera - One Michelin Star

Restaurant

Pascal Tinari

Head sommelier, One

Michelin star Villa Maiella

Restaurant

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JUNIOR JUDGES

Hayley Black

Fabio Ciarla

Giorgio D’Orazio

Wine Director at Tutta Bella,

VIA Italian Wine Ambassador

Journalist, Sommelier and

Blogger, Corriere del Vino,

Enoagricola

Journalist, Le Guide di

Repubblica and Slow Wine

Luca Di Vita

Sommelier and Co-owner of

the Osteria alle Testiere

Jeremy Ennis

Sommelier, Langdon Hall -

Relais & Châteaux

Fabiana Gargioli

Sommelier and Co-Titolare di

Armando al Pantheon

Vanessa Green

Director Crimson Wine, Wine

Director at Apples and Pears

Restaurant Group

Livia Merlo

Freelance Wine Writer

Marina Olwen Fogarty

Export Manager, Antonio

Vallana e Figlio

Ramona Ragaini

Maître at Ristorante Andreina

Loreto

Simone Romano

Restaurant Manager,

Tordomatto

Bernardo Silveira

Technical Director at Zahil

Importadora, Instructor at

The Wine School, Owner of

Prensa Enogastronomia

Elise Vandenberg

Lead Sommelier at Milos, VIA

Italian Wine Ambassador

and Certified Sommelier

JC Viens

VIA Italian Wine

Ambassador, Deputy Wine

Editor for SpiritodiVino Asia

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ASSOENOLOGI

Andreino Addis

Massimiliano Apollonio

Giuseppe Camilli

Carmine De Iure

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Sandro Cavicchioli

Alessandro Defilippi

Federico Defilippi

Alessandro Donà

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Faustini Andrea

Stephan Filippi

Vincenza Folgheretti

Alberto Lazzarino

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Massimiliano Luison

Patrizia Marenco

Goffredo Pasolli

Paolo Peira

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Nicolò Poma

Josef Romen

Loris Vazzoler

Pierluigi Zama

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

Winemaker

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TROPHIES

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TROPHIES

The Trophies, for 5StarWines - the Book, are selected by the

international qualified experts who judged the wines during the blind

tastings. The Judges evaluated the wines based on the different

criteria: Sight, Bouquet and Taste. The Trophies are attributed

to the wine with the highest overall rating in each categories.

• Winery of the Year - Gran Vinitaly 2017 is the maximum recognition

for a producer who has collected the best score with at least two

different wines.

• Best Italian Wine - Banco BPM 2017 is the italian wine with the highest

overall score in 5StarWines - the Book.

• The Best White, Rosè, Red, Sweet, Frizzante and Sparkling Wines

are the wines which have collected the highest score in each

category selected in 5StarWines - the Book.

• Jury Prize 2017 is the recognition attributed by the panel of judges.

• Best Price/Enjoyment is a new recognition for the wines which are

drinkable and offer best value for money.

WINERY OF THE YEAR - GRAN VINITALY 2017

BANFI SRL

Montalcino (SI)

BEST ITALIAN WINE - BANCO BPM 2017

ITALIAN WINE WITH HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE

Selected for inclusion in the guide “5StarWines - the Book

BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013

Agricola Gian Piero Marrone Snc - La Morra (CN)

Score 96

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BEST WINES 2017

THE BEST WHITE, ROSÉ, RED, SWEET, FRIZZANTE

AND SPARKLING WINES

Selected for inclusion in the guide “5StarWines - the Book

VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOCG

VENDEMMIA TARDIVA “SCIALA” 2015

Surrau Srl Società Agricola - Arzachena (OT)

Score 95

LAZIO IGP ROSATO “ALBIOLA” 2016

Casale Del Giglio Azienda Agricola Srl - Le Ferriere (LT)

Score 92

BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013

Agricola Gian Piero Marrone Snc - La Morra (CN)

Score 96

MOSCADELLO DI MONTALCINO DOC

VENDEMMIA TARDIVA “FLORUS” 2014

Banfi Srl - Montalcino (SI)

Score 95

COLLI PIACENTINI DOC MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016

Cantina Sociale Di Vicobarone - Vicobarone Di Ziano (PC)

Score 93

VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT ROSÉ

“UNIQUE” 2014

Medici Ermete & Figli Srl - Reggio Emilia (RE)

Score 94

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JURY PRIZE 2017

VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC SUPERIORE

“JUIGHISSA” 2008

Cantina Della Vernaccia Soc. Coop. Agr. - Oristano (OR)

Score 95

BEST PRICE/ENJOYMENT 2017

SHARED

VALDOBBIADENE DOCG SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE

SPUMANTE DRY 2016

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

Score 93

MARSALA DOC VERGINE RISERVA DRY 2000

Carlo Pellegrino & C. S.p.A. - Marsala (TP)

Score: 90

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SELECTED WINES

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BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Delightful perfume of wild flowers, combined with great structure on the palate,

long, lingering aftertaste and freshness. Offers plush red fruits, lovely acidity and

elegance. A fine example.

AGRICOLA GIAN PIERO MARRONE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Fraz. Annunziata, 13

12064 - La Morra (CN)

+39 0173509288

denise@agricolamarrone.com

agricolamarrone.com

PIEDMONT

Note:

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BAROLO DOCG 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A lovely very classic Barolo. Intense and deep on the nose; withered rose petals,

sweet spices and underbrush. Elegant, restrained but concentrated. Will age

beautifully.

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

mirafiore.it

PIEDMONT

Note:

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “VIGNETO POGGIO

DORIA” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

2,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dried red fruit, tobacco, wild herbs and faded violets slowly unfold from the

glass. Concentrated, deep, austere, multi-layered. A great classic Brunello, far too

young yet, to keep for at least 8 years. Knockout.

TENUTE SILVIO NARDI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Localita’ Casale Del Bosco

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577808269

info@tenutenardi.com

tenutenardi.com

TUSCANY

Note:

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MOSCADELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOC VENDEMMIA TARDIVA

“FLORUS” 2014

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscadello

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

141gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

much better than this! Impeccably well balanced, this sweet wine offers a

luscious, long texture, neatly delineated aromas and flavors and a brilliant pricequality

ratio. Easily one of the best wines of the whole competition.

BANFI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577840111

banfi@banfi.it

castellobanfi.com

TUSCANY

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VERMENTINO DI GALLURA

DOCG VENDEMMIA TARDIVA

“SCIALA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very pure and characteristic, excellent aromatic precision to the stony and floral

pomaceous orchard fruit aromas and flavors. Juicy, fresh unique, long in an

extremely successful late harvest version of this famous Italian white wine. Great

Vermentino!

SURRAU

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Sp. Arzachena-Porto Cervo, Km.1

07021 - Arzachena (OT)

+39 078982933

commerciale@surrau.it

vignesurrau.it

SARDINIA

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VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC

SUPERIORE “JUIGHISSA” 2008

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Vernaccia

Alcohol Percentage

16,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fantastic, long, lively, very clean, fresh, salty and savory. An impressive and

complex nose: olive, marzipan, hazelnut, white chocolate and green coffee beans

notes that harmonize beautifully. Long, magically mouth coating and vibrant.

Outstanding wine, a true treasure.

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Oristano - Loc. Rimedio, 6/A

09170 - Oristano (OR)

+39 078333383

vinovernaccia@tiscali.it

cantinadellavernaccia.it

SARDINIA

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC

“TITOLO” 2014

Wine Category

Still red wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Magnificent, true-to-type Aglianico wine; even better, an outstanding example

of a great Vulture red wine. Nicely perfumed, richly structured and clean, with

persistent mineral echoes; impeccable balance.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ELENA FUCCI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Solagna Del Titolo, Snc

85022 - Barile (PZ)

+39 3204879945

info@elenafuccivini.com

elenafuccivini.com

BASILICATA

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ALTO ADIGE DOC BIANCO

“LUNA DEI FELDI” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

-

Alcohol Percentage

13,7%

Residual Sugar

3,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A lovely mix of Müller-Thurgau earthiness, Gewürztraminer spiciness and

Chardonnay butteriness. Rich and powerful wine, with a delicious palate and a

classic character with a persistent and expressive finish. Very impressive.

SANTA MARGHERITA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ita Marzotto, 8

30025 - Fossalta Di Portogruaro (VE)

+39 0421246111

info@santamargherita.com

santamargherita.com

VENETO

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BAROLO DOCG PAIAGALLO

2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is a lovely, almost delicate Barolo with an enticing floral character and

richness. Bright, savory and elegant, with rose petal and lovely dark and red berry

fruit aromas and flavors that boast noteworthy inner-mouth perfume. Fairly lifted

style with a long future.

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

mirafiore.it

PIEDMONT

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

CAGNULARI “BÀCCO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cagnulari

Alcohol Percentage

14,97%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

myrtle, spicy and balsamic nuances abound. Elegant and silky, well balanced and

exciting, with a pleasant fruity finish. Outstanding.

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SIDDÙRA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Siddùra, Snc

07020 - Luogosanto (OT)

+39 0796573027

info@siddura.com

siddura.com

SARDINIA

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MARMILLA IGT BOVALE 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Bovale

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, quite complex and intense. Floral, red berries, myrtle and tea, with spicy

and balsamic notes. Well defined, fresh, vibrant, and with a long finish. A wine

that speaks of Sardinia and that manages to rein in Bovale Sardo’s noteworthy

tannins with real success.

SU’ENTU CANTINE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 131 Km 41,00, Km 41

09025 - Sanluri (VS)

+39 07093571200

valeria.pilloni@gruppobirds.it

cantinesuentu.com

SARDINIA

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PINOTAGE W.O. WELLINGTON

RESERVE “CARPE DIEM” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pinotage

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Outstanding example of Pinotage. Sour cream red cherries and riper dark berry

aromas and flavor, with spicy and balsamic notes. Clean, elegant, fresh and with

a good balance of fruit ripeness and acidity. Long and lingering with a pleasant

fruity finish.

DIEMERSFONTEIN

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Newtown

7655 - Wellington (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

diemersfontein.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC

RISERVA 2012

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Tebbiano, Malvasia

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

113gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful and brilliant amber color. Plenty of candied and dried fruit flavors

and aromas, with honeyed and sweet spices notes for added complexity. Deep,

elegant, finishing long and smooth.

MARINI GIUSEPPE E FIGLI S.S. AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via B. Sestini, 274

51100 - Pistoia (PT)

+39 0573451162

info@marinifarm.it

marinifarm.it

TUSCANY

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VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ

BRUT ROSÉ “UNIQUE” 2014

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Marani

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely floral and red summer fruit aromas and flavors with a pleasant hint of

orange peel. Fresh, saline, complex and extremely refined; this is highly typical

of the underrated Lambrusco Marani variety. It deserves much better, as it gives

potentially the most refined, complex and dainty Lambrusco wines of all. Not

unlike a high quality Rosé Franciacorta or Champagne.

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via I.Newton, 13/A

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)

+39 0522942135

info@medici.it

medici.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG “CAMPO DEI GIGLI” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

-

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Really elegant style of Amarone. Fruity and fresh on the nose, then classy with

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

Pretty wine.

TENUTA SANT’ANTONIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ceriani, 23

37030 - Colognola Ai Colli (VR)

+39 0457650383

info@tenutasantantonio.it

tenutasantantonio.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA

“MONTEFANTE” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

3,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Air-dried aromas and flavors of macerated figs in syrup, dried cherries, raisins

and cocoa. Savoury depth all the way through this wine, plenty of zip to it too,

with a well honed smooth tactile mouthfeel that lingers nicely.

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bolla, 11

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)

+39 0457701349

info@farinawines.com

farinawines.com

VENETO

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BAROLO DOCG 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Classic Barolo nose: tar and roses, cranberry and sour cherry, raspberry and

cocoa, black tea tannins and orange peel, leather and earth. Fresh, classic,

powerful on the palate.

BORGOGNO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gioberti, 1

12060 - Barolo (CN)

+39 017356108

amministrazione@borgogno.com

borgogno.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG LISTE 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Alluring and very expressive wine. High-toned delicate red fruit nose with classic

dried rose petals and ripe pomegranate. Silky smooth and delicate, but with

good structure and a persistent finish. A beautiful Barolo.

BORGOGNO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gioberti, 1

12060 - Barolo (CN)

+39 017356108

amministrazione@borgogno.com

borgogno.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG RISERVA 2007

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very rich, ripe and long, typical of the relatively hot vintage. Red cherries, notes

of tobacco and sweet spices, tar and a pleasant balsamic hint are immediately

recognizable. Finishes surprisingly elegant for such a ripe wine, with nice

persistence.

CASA E. DI MIRAFIORE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

mirafiore.it

PIEDMONT

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A classic Brunello with very Sangiovese aromas and flavors. Very clean, fresh,

long, bright, juicy, chewy; has elegance to balance the power, plus fine tannins

and tremendous length. Well done.

SOC. AGRICOLA SCOPONE S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Podere Scopone, 180

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 050939058

info@winescopone.com

winescopone.com

TUSCANY

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “POGGIO ALLE MURA”

2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

14,3%

Residual Sugar

1,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Classic complex multi-layered nose and palate, but slightly dark and spicier in

fruit than usual. Nicely tannic, with an enticing expression of flowers and spices

and tar on the long chewy finish.

BANFI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577840111

banfi@banfi.it

castellobanfi.com

TUSCANY

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC

“ANZENAS” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,99gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex and typical nose of red fruits, black pepper and floral aromas and

flavors. Clean and balanced with a beautiful texture and a bright savory finish.

Very Cannonau.

CANTINA SOCIALE DI DOLIANOVA SOC. COOP. AGR.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. S. Esu S.S. 387 Km.17+150, 150

09041 - Dolianova (CA)

+39 070744101

info@cantinedidolianova.it

cantinedidolianova.it

SARDINIA

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLESIME

“CUVEE BLANC DE BLANCS”

2006

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

12,57%

Residual Sugar

8,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Great purity and complexity of aromas, from toasted brioche to ripe citrus and

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

blanc des blancs finish that makes this champagne very good

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Rue Du Pressoir, 11

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)

+39 325383475

champagne@chassenay.com

chassenay.fr

GRAND EST - FRANCE

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CHIANTI RUFINA DOCG

RISERVA “LASTRICATO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely purity here on both nose and palate. Crisp, crunchy, elegant fruit flavors

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

CASTELLO DEL TREBBIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Santa Brigida 9

50065 - Pontassieve (FI)

+39 0558300411

info@tenutacasadei.it

castellodeltrebbio.it

TUSCANY

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COLLI PIACENTINI DOC

MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

White Wines with residual sugar up

to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Malvasia

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An intense and lovely Malvasia di Candia Aromatica wine, that is a diffrent variety

from the similarly named but non-aromatic Malvasia Bianca di Candia (the latter

is not not typicial of Emilia9. Spicy, pungently floral nose, offering dry flowers,

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

balances the crisp acidity.

CANTINA VICOBARONE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Creta, 60

29010 - Vicobarone Di Ziano (PC)

+39 0523868522

info@cantinavicobarone.com

cantinavicobarone.com

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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COSTA D’AMALFI DOC BIANCO

FURORE “FIORDUVA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Ripoli Ginestra Fenile

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

4,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Voluptuous, honeyed but lovely and light on its feet, this is both very long and

fresh. Rich and complex; a wonderful example of Campanian Coast white wine.

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

MARISA CUOMO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G. B. Lama, 16/18

84010 - Furore (SA)

+39 089830348

info@marisacuomo.com

marisacuomo.com

CAMPANIA

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FRASCATI SUPERIORE DOCG

“HEREDIO” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Malvasia, Greco, Bombino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful nose; great minerality with bright apple fruit. Fresh, clean and delightful

on palate, with a pleasant nice long finish. Much above-average Frascati.

CASALE VALLECHIESA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Pietra Porzia, 19/23

00044 - Frascati (RM)

+39 069417270

info@casalevallechiesa.it

casalevallechiesa.it

LAZIO

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

BIANCO PASSITO

“SOLE DI SURRAU “ 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

115gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

new oak. Very satisfying and enjoyable with a creamy, delectable mouthfeel, and

a finish that lasts minutes upon minutes. Lovely acid-fruit-sugar balance here

keep this fresh and dabcing on your taste buds.

SURRAU SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Sp. Arzachena-Porto Cervo, Km.1

07021 - Arzachena (OT)

+39 078982933

commerciale@surrau.it

vignesurrau.it

SARDINIA

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MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO

DOCG 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sagrantino

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is an exceptionally polished example of Sagrantino, with lovely bright

cherry and plum fruit and just enough of the wildness associated with the style.

Really good winemaking as the variety’s at times downright brutal tannins are

nicely reined in without sacrificing Sagrantino’s inngìherent toughness. A neat

balancing act here, folks.

PERTICAIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Località Casale

06036 - Montefalco (PG)

+39 0742379014

info@perticaia.it

perticaia.it

UMBRIA

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOP “RADICES” 2009

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Alcohol Percentage

13,85%

Residual Sugar

5,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dark and deep red. Plenty of black fruit flavors and aromas and spicy notes.

Full, structured, concentrated, deep and well balanced. A multi-layered wine that

leaves a chewy mouthfeel behind.

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA SERGIO DEL CASALE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S. Biagio, 35

66054 - Vasto (CH)

+39 0873364697

info@sergiodelcasale.com

sergiodelcasale.com

ABRUZZO

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOP RISERVA “NICAN” 2009

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A very good example of the powerful personality of the Montepulciano variety.

Hints of black cherry and blackberry jam on the nose and in the mouth. Deep,

syrupy, fresh, with powerful tannins but manages to stay just this side of heavy

on the lingering finish.

ORSOGNA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ortonese, 29

66036 - Orsogna (CH)

+39 0871784378

sales@orsognacantina.it

orsognawinery.com

ABRUZZO

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TOSCANA IGT ROSSO

“EXCELSUS” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

14,8%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

black fruits, very well integrated oak and a fleshy, precise finish. Cleansing acidity,

with a lovely leafy edge and real ageworthiness. Showing very well for a 2010 at

the moment.

BANFI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577840111

banfi@banfi.it

castellobanfi.com

TUSCANY

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VALDOBBIADENE DOCG

SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE

SPUMANTE DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

28gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A good example of Cartizze’s more generous, riper and ultimately slightly

sweeter style but unencumbered by excessive flavour. The green fruit flavours

emerge gradually, a bit like the plot of a George Elliot novel. Very long and

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

cellar.

LE BERTOLE DI BORTOLIN G. & C. SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Europa, 20

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)

+39 0423975332

info@lebertole.it

lebertole.it

VENETO

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VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC

“IL CONIO” 2007

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Malvasia Bianca Lunga

Alcohol Percentage

13,27%

Residual Sugar

260,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice burnt orange, bruised apple, lots of golden caramel and vanilla, crème

brulèe, juicy, canned peaches. Complex, baroque, multi-layered and long. Great

wine in which the bruised apple quality does not dominate.

EREDI BENITO MANTELLINI AZ AGR S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Comugni (Campogialli), 51/53

52028 - Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)

+39 3381895562

segreteria@campodelmonte.it

campodelmonte.it

TUSCANY

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE

SUPERIORE DOCG 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A really interesting, complex nose, with evident presence of cinchona, combined

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

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

Persistent with a pleasant and rich long finish.

CASA VINICOLA ARMANDO MARTINO S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Luigi Lavista, 2/A

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972721422

info@martinovini.com

martinovini.com

BASILICATA

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Waxy, savory, oaked style with crunchy acidity. Bold but not brash. Lovely

aftertaste too, with a twist of mandarin and lemon. Mouthtingling.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA

“MATER” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

17%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Well executed modernist style of Amarone but with a hefty dose of new oak.

Thankfully, there’s plenty of sweetness and fruit to go with the thick, firm tannic

spine.

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2

37024 - Negrar (VR)

+39 0456014300

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it

cantinanegrar.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA

“SERGIO ZENATO” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta,

Corvinone

Alcohol Percentage

17%

Residual Sugar

8,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Appealing nose with ripe red berries aromas and spicy note of cardamom. Full

and rich on palate. A well balanced and expressive Amarone that carries textural

richness and a hint of sweetness.

ZENATO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S. Benedetto, 8

37019 - Peschiera Del Garda (VR)

+39 0457550300

info@zenato.it

zenato.it

VENETO

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BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG

SUPERIORE NIZZA

“BRICCO BONFANTE” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Barbera

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

0,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice characterful Barbnera wine, despite the slightly intrusive presence

currently of oak ageing. Freshness and concentration throughout, well balanced.

Ambitious Barbera!

MARCO BONFANTE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)

+39 0141725012

micaela@marcobonfante.com

marcobonfante.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

“SILVER LABEL” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Sour cherry and cranberry aromas and flavors; rosemary and green tobacco

notes emerge with aeration. Austere, slightly underripe and lacks depth in midpalate,

but nicely persistent. Not the most complex barolo you’ll ever taste, but

easy to appreciate for all.

FONTANAFREDDA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

fontanafredda.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Perfumed, pure, and with a subtle style. More delicate on the mouth, but with

firm tannins that nicely support the vibrant bramble and licorcie nuances. A very

good Barolo brimming with surprisingly early appeal.

MARCO BONFANTE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)

+39 0141725012

micaela@marcobonfante.com

marcobonfante.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG DEL COMUNE DI

SERRALUNGA D’ALBA 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

and tobacco, and a subtle use of oak. Restrained but refined, a very impressive

showing. And this will age well too.

RIVETTO DAL 1902

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Roddino, 17

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173613380

rivetto@rivetto.it

rivetto.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

LE COSTE DI MONFORTE 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Classic style. A complex and appealing nose: tar, roses, potpourri, orange, sour

cherry, leather and mushroom with spicy and mineral notes. Balanced and

complete, structured with firm and rounded tannins; excellent value with a salty

and spicy finish.

AMALIA CASCINA IN LANGA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Sant’Anna, 85

12065 - Monforte D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173789013

info@cascinaamalia.it

cascinaamalia.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

MONVIGLIERO 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Stylish Nebbiolo, very classic in style, with a touch of pungent florality typical of

this cru. A downright perfumed, lovely Barolo that neatly combines rustic charm

and refined grace on the complex finish.

DIEGO MORRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Cascina Mosca, 37

12060 - Verduno (CN)

+39 3284623209

info@morrawines.com

morrawines.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG VINO

BIOLOGICO “RESA 56” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely, classic Barolo, with some rose petal and dark berry aromas. Elegant and

structured; a lovely long wine that offers lovely balance, its greatest asset.

BRANDINI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Borgata Brandini, 16

12064 - La Morra (CN)

+39 017350266

amministrazione@agricolabrandini.it

agricolabrandini.com

PIEDMONT

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “VIGNETO MANACHIARA”

2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely complex aromatic expression of Sangiovese, really great stuff here!

Classic and elegant on palate, with lots of polished tannins and a long and

persistent finish rich in floral notes. A Textbook Brunello.

TENUTE SILVIO NARDI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Località Casale Del Bosco

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577808269

info@tenutenardi.com

tenutenardi.com

TUSCANY

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “VILLA AL CORTILE” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An approachable style of Brunello, more in elegance than in concentration. Very

clean and classic, highly recommended to get our feet wet into the Brunello

world. Very good!

VILLA AL CORTILE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

loc. Tavernelle

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 057754011

info@tenutepiccini.it

tenutepiccini.it

TUSCANY

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG RISERVA

“POGGIO ALL’ORO” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

15,1%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Amazing classic oxidative long oak ageing style of Brunello. Floral lift combined

with red cherry notes make for a knockout nose. Much concentration, lots of

tannins and a long and savory finish on the palate make this an absolute winner.

A great example of Brunello.

BANFI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577840111

banfi@banfi.it

castellobanfi.com

TUSCANY

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CABERNET FRANC ICEWINE

NIAGARA PENINSULA VQA

“ROSSANA SIGNATURE

COLLECTION” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc

Alcohol Percentage

10,1%

Residual Sugar

249,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright pale red. Aromatically expressive nose of ripe apricot, cinnamon,

strawberry jam and cranberry, with a bit of orange marmalade. Well-balanced,

with a good acidity that makes it taste less sweet than its sugar content might

make it seem. Long and vibrant, with a lovely pristine quality.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“SON OF MOUNTAIN” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Elegant and charming nose, with a well-integrated eucalyptus, pepper and fresh

herb and tertiary notes. Powerful, structured and full bodied, with a lingering

finish.

NINGXIA ZHIHUI YUANSHI WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

yschateau.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA

DOC JERZU RISERVA

“LOI CORONA” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Plenty of garrigue and black fruit, complex and unique red wine that speaks

of the Mediterenean. Great structure in mouth, soft ripe tannins, redolent of

Chateauneuf yet so different; deep and sensual, long and very expressive. Great

Sardinian expression of the Grenache grape, but altogether different from wines

made with this variety in Spain and France.

ALBERTO LOI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

V.Le Trieste, 61

09123 - Cagliari (CA)

+39 070240866

albertoloi@libero.it

albertoloi.it

SARDINIA

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC

RISERVA “IL MUTO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau di Sardegna

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely complex nose; red flowers, aromatic herbs, marzipan and ripe red cherries

are very Cannonau. Juicy, round, and persistent with a bright fruity and spicy

aftertaste. Lovely, rather perfumed red.

SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA MONTESPADA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc.Giunchizza

07038 - S.Trinita’ D’Agultu E Vignola (OT)

+39 3493737613

albertini@montespada.it

montespada.it

SARDINIA

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC

RISERVA “SENES” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Soft, fleshy, approachable, with plenty of strawberry and blackberry aromas

and flavors. Some spicy notes come through with aeration as well. An elegant,

refined, juicy and pleasurable wine.

ARGIOLAS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 56/58

09040 - Serdiana (CA)

+39 070740606

marketing@argiolas.it

argiolas.it

SARDINIA

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COLLIO DOC BIANCO 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay,

Sauvignon, Malvasia

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex nose; lovely stone fruit and honeyed aromas and flavors. Rich, ripe

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

initially quite reduced.

RONCO BLANCHIS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Blanchis 42

34070 - Mossa (GO)

+39 0438492250

info@venegazzu.com

venegazzu.com

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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CONERO DOCG RISERVA

“NERONE” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

13,6%

Residual Sugar

3,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely presence of Montepulciano, with a complex nose of small blackberries,

sweet spices and smoky hints. Clean, fresh, long, flinty, well balanced and refined.

A lovely wine.

TERRE CORTESI MONCARO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Piandole, 7/A

60036 - Montecarotto (AN)

+39 073189245

terrecortesi@moncaro.com

moncaro.com

MARCHE

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG

SPUMANTE BRUT MILLESIMATO

2010

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Erbaluce

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Great wine, so original and distinctive! Complex nose with sweet spice, dry herbs,

soft apricot skins and subtle citrus with lovely musky notes. Real levity giving

way to a fresh and a classically dry mouthfeel. Long finish with a lovely citrus

aftertaste.

TENUTA ROLETTO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Porta Pia, 69/71

10090 - Cuceglio (TO)

+39 0124492293

info@tenutaroletto.it

tenutaroletto.it

PIEDMONT

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ETNA DOC BIANCO “LUCI LUCI”

2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Carricante

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful and expressive wine rich in waxy and citrus fruity notes. Fantastic

texture. Rich, creamy mouthfeel and pleasant, with a savory palate and a long

finish.

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23

95100 - Catania (CT)

+39 095222644

az.alcantara@googlemail.com

al-cantara.it

SICILY

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ETNA DOC ROSSO VINO

BIOLOGICO “MARTINELLA” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nerello Mascalese

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Notes of spice and licorice combined with red currant and cherry aromas. The

palate is clean, risingly tannic, lively, with a mineral and long finish.

VIVERA SACARL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.P. 59/Iv C.Da Martinella

95015 - Linguaglossa (CT)

+39 095643837

info@vivera.it

vivera.it

SICILY

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT

MILLESIMATO

“CUVÈE MONOGRAM” 2010

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Wonderfully distinctive Franciacorta, with fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas

and a subtle brioche note. Then also fresh on the palate, with a particularly lively

mouthfeel and a long vibrant finish; this ought to age extremely well.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)

+39 0307751042

cantina@castelfaglia.it

castelfaglia.it

LOMBARDY

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GARDA DOC CLASSICO ROSSO

“BIGONCIO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Groppello Marzemino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

4,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, fresh, juicy and fragrant with a lovely sugar-acid balance and length.

Lovely ripeness for a Groppello blend, with very manageable tannins.

CITARI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Citari, 2

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910310

info@citari.it

citari.it

LOMBARDY

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GRECO DI TUFO

DOCG 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Greco

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely Greco di Tufo. Medium gold color typical of the grape variety that gives

usually much darker colors than other Campanian wine grapes such as Fiano

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

apple and guava aromas. On the palate it’s mineral and saline, with a rich glyceral

and textural mouthfeel (also very typical of Campania’s Greco variety).

AZIENDA AGRICOLA FONZONE CACCESE SAS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Località Scorzagalline, Snc

83052 - Paternopoli (AV)

+39 08271730100

info@fonzone.it

fonzone.it

CAMPANIA

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LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOC

FRIZZANTE SECCO “1 - ELEGANTE

- GIACOBAZZI E FIGLI” 2015

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco di Sorbara

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

12gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dried red fruit with a touch of wild flower. Firm, fresh with a good balance

between acid and sugar. Rather refined, with a lovely lingering element of violet

gaining intensity with air.

GIACOBAZZI A E FIGLI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Carlo Sigonio 51

41124 - Modena (MO)

+39 0522908715

stefania@donellivini.it;

giacobazzivini.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOP

FRIZZANTE SECCO

“RISERVATO AGLI AMICI” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco di Sorbara

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

5,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

fresh, long, lovely, with an attractively crunchy texture and a tidy aftertaste; a

very pretty Sorbara that showcases well just how different wines made with

this Lambrusco variety are from those made with other Lambruscos such as

Salamino or Grasparossa.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PEZZUOLI S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Vignola, 136

41053 - Maranello (MO)

+39 0536948800

info@pezzuoli.it

pezzuoli.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAZIO IGP ROSATO

“ALBIOLA” 2016

Wine Category

Still Rosé Wines

Grape Variety

Syrah, Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

noble, youthfully chewy tannin that leaves a tactile mouthfeel behind. Long finish.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LUGANA DOC

“TERE CREA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano di Lugana

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

4,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright straw. Very floral, clean, long and extremely well balanced. Bright acidity

and mineral, with a pleasant salty and mouthwatering finish to the green apple,

pear and fresh citrus aromas and flavors.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Pilandro, 1

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910363

info@pilandro.it

pilandro.it

LOMBARDY

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOC “THALE’” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

14,39%

Residual Sugar

8,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich, complex and interesting nose. Ripe and dark fruits with spicy notes are

complicated by tar and earth tones. Quite elegant and nicely structured with ripe

tannins for a wine at this price point. Long and persistent.

CASAL THAULERO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Cucullo, S.N.

66026 - Ortona (CH)

+39 0859032533

info@casalthaulero.it

casalthaulero.it

ABRUZZO

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOP “NICAN” 2008

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

bodied, with silky tannins and a pleasant fruity finish that speaks of dark fruit,

flint and sweet spices.

ORSOGNA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ortonese, 29

66036 - Orsogna (CH)

+39 0871784378

sales@orsognacantina.it

orsognawinery.com

ABRUZZO

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOP RISERVA “LAUS VITAE”

2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

14,6%

Residual Sugar

7,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very good concentration and structure. Ripe wild berry aromas and flavors are

clean and precise. Finishes ample, complex and deep. A nice herbal note at the

back adds complexity.

CODICE CITRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Cucullo, S.N.

66026 - Ortona (CH)

+39 0859031342

citra@citra.it

citra.it

ABRUZZO

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MOSCATO PASSITO DI NOTO

DOP “LAPALICCA” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

203gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich, honeyed wine, with ripe apricots, yellow peach and tropical fruits aromas

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

di Noto, with a lovely sneaky concentration and complexity.

TERRE DI NOTO DI A. DI MARCO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.da Burgio Coste Fredde

sp 22 Pachino – Ispica km 6,5 - Noto (SR)

+39 09311805185

info@terredinoto.it

terredinoto.it

SICILY

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PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA

DOC “NES” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Zibibbo in purezza

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

175gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Creamy nutty caramel, vanilla and dried apricot on the nose and palate. Bright

and sweet, a perfect example of Passito di Pantelleria, though it could use a little

more intensity and depth.

CARLO PELLEGRINO & C. SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Fante, 39

91025 - Marsala (TP)

+39 0923719911

marketing@carlopellegrino.it

carlopellegrino.it

SICILY

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SALICE SALENTINO DOP ROSSO

RISERVA 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Negro Amaro, Malvasia Nera

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A classic Negro Amaro wine offering nicely balanced acidity and concentrated

red and blue fruit aromas and flavors. Also very floral on the finish, with plenty of

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

successful wine that will have plenty of fans.

CANTINA VECCHIA TORRE S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Marche, 1

73045 - Leverano (LE)

+39 0832925053

info@cantinavecchiatorre.it

cantinavecchiatorre.it

APULIA

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SANNIO DOP AGLIANICO

RISERVA “CARRESE” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intensely perfumed; smooth lovely fruit, wild berries and prunes. Almost dainty

and quite perfumed for an Aglianico, featuring smooth tannins and a long suave

finish.

CANTINA DI SOLOPACA SOC. COOP. AGR.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bebiana, 44

82036 - Solopaca (BN)

+39 0824977921

info@cantinasolopaca.it

cantinasolopaca.it

CAMPANIA

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SICILIA DOC SYRAH VINO

BIOLOGICO “KAID” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Syrah

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Inky, deep black color. Black cherry on the nose, good acidity, ripe tannins, leafy

and fresh on the palate. A classy example of an elegant and very spicy Syrah

with well integrated wood and savory length on the finish. Lots of finesse on this

much above average Sicilian example of the variety.

ALESSANDRO DI CAMPOREALE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C/Da Mandranova, Snc

90043 - Camporeale (PA)

+39 092437038

info@alessandrodicamporeale.it

alessandrodicamporeale.it

SICILY

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SICILIA DOP ROSSO RISERVA

VINO BIOLOGICO

“MARIA COSTANZA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

14,19%

Residual Sugar

4,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe red fruits and aromatic herbs aromas and flavors with a pleasant balsamic

note. Beautiful concentration and structure; firm and rounded tannins with a

deep and savory finish.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 123 Km. 12+700, Snc

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)

+39 0922878207

info@milazzovini.com

milazzovini.com

SICILY

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TERRE SICILIANE IGP NERO

D’AVOLA VINO BIOLOGICO

“AQUILAE” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero D’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lively long, wonderful balance, clean with a beautiful freshness and florality

to this crisp, bright midweight. Far removed from over the top, high in alcohol

Sicilian reds you might have tried. Lovely.

CVA CANICATTÍ S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Aquilata Snc, 92024

92024 - Canicatti’ (AG)

+39 0922829371

info@cvacanicatti.it

cvacanicatti.it

SICILY

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THARROS IGT BIANCO

“KARMIS CUVEE” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vernaccia, Vernaccia

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Outstanding example of Vernaccia di Oristano blended in with Vermentino: it’s

also an intelligent way to showcase the former grape’s many qualities given that

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

out of favour, unfortunately. Floral with ripe golden fruits aromas and flavors

echoing nicely on the long reverberating finish.

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Genova, 48-50

09072 - Cabras (OR)

+39 0783290806

info@vinicontini.com

vinicontini.com

SARDINIA

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TOSCANA IGT CABERNET

FRANC “FILARE 18” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A layered Cabernet Franc wine with depth and flavours of blackberries, cassis,

spice and tobacco. Clean, fresh, very well balanced, long, smooth and very trueto-type.

Knockout wine; this grape has really found a home in specific parts of

Tuscany.

CASADEI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Località San Rocco , S.N.C.

57028 - Suvereto (LI)

+39 0558300411

info@tenutacasadei.it

tenutacasadei.it

TUSCANY

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TRENTINO DOC SAUVIGNON

“VICH” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A wonderful Sauvignon Blanc wine offering a complex and pretty tropical fruitrich

nose, with citrus hints and flavors similar to the aromas. Crisp, clean, with

well-balanced acidity and a pleasantly long bright finish.

CANTINA DI LA-VIS E VALLE DI CEMBRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Carmine , 7

38015 - Lavis (TN)

+39 0461440153

info@ethica.biz

la-vis.com

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Note:

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TRENTO DOC SPUMANTE PAS

DOSE’ “ALTEMASI” 2009

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

1,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Amazing Méthode Traditionnel in a warm year, built upon fruit complexity and

a deft balance between concentration and freshness, supported by the long

ageing. Elegant with a creamy citrus mouthfeel that lingers impressively on both

the taste buds and memory.

CAVIT S.C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Ponte , 31

38123 - Trento (TN)

+39 0461381711

cavit@cavit.it

cavit.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Note:

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VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE

BRUT 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Outstanding Prosecco. Fresh, long lovely really precise apple and white flower

aroma and flavors. Juicy. Nice complexity, balanced, good character with a savory

finish.

AZIENDA VIN.FOLLADOR DI ROSSI ITALIA & C. SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gravette, 42

31010 - Farra Di Soligo (TV)

+39 0438898222

info@folladorprosecco.com

folladorprosecco.com

VENETO

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VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

16gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A lovely Prosecco. Notes of hawthorn flower, elderberry and pear. Well balanced

with a pleasant crispy finish, and repeating floral and white stone fruit reminders.

NANI RIZZI AZ. AGR. DI SPAGNOL DENIS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Stanghe, 22

31049 - Guia Di Valdobbiadene (TV)

+39 0423900645

info@nanirizzi.it

nanirizzi.it

VENETO

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VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI

JESI DOC PASSITO “IKÓN” 2013

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Verdicchio

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

140gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Subtle, well balanced, and expressive, showing a panoply of different fruit

aromas and flavors. Interesting and harmonious: has lift but also depth of fruit,

plus noteworthy refinement. Orange apricot marmalade, with candied lemon

nuances linger long on the aftertaste.

CASALFARNETO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Farneto, 12

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)

+39 0731889001

info@casalfarneto.it

casalfarneto.it

MARCHE

Note:

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VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA “LIMITED

EDITION - MERRITT ROAD” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vidal

Alcohol Percentage

10,3%

Residual Sugar

236,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An amazing, intriguing, beautifully complex nose, with intense notes of tropical

fruit, orange peel and honey. Powerful and structured, with a great acidity that

makes this wine balanced, with an appealing character and a pleasant refreshing

finish. Hard to pick betwen these two lovely Ontario sweet wines.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA “LIMITED

EDITION” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vidal

Alcohol Percentage

11,19%

Residual Sugar

202,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Outstanding! Great complexity on the nose, with a symphony of honey, vanilla,

dried apricot, tropical fruit and white blossom aromas. A big concentrated

stickie, but showcasing lovely elegance too, balance, and a long and fresh finish.

Knockout wine from Ontario.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI

IGT BIANCO CUVÉE “MASO

TORESELLA” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Sauv.Blanc, Chard, Gew

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful pale color. Great nose, with an astonishing complexity of litchi, passion

fruit, dry herbs and hints of tropical fruit. Suave, fine-grained, powerful, long.

Excellent.

CAVIT S.C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Ponte , 31

38123 - Trento (TN)

+39 0461381711

cavit@cavit.it

cavit.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Note:

112


VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI DOC “I

CANNICCI DEL CONTE” 2011

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano, Malvasia Toscana,

Canaiolo

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

132,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex and appealing nose: oxidized apples, pears and burnt orange, then

notes of caramel, toffee, mocha and butterscotch. Refreshing with an impressive

acidity well balanced by the sweetness; long and lingering. Like a great Colheita.

AZ. AGR. SAN FABIANO TENIMENTI CONTI BORGHINI BALDOVINETTI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S.Fabiano, 33

52100 - Arezzo (AR)

+39 057524566

info@fattoriasanfabiano.it

fattoriasanfabiano.it

TUSCANY

Note:

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VINO NOBILE DI

MONTEPULCIANO DOCG

RISERVA “VITAROCCIA” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very complex, elegant and traditional, with tobacco, sour cherry, earth, forest

floor, mushroom, and still lots of lively fruit. An amazing freshness and great

tannic grip. Potential for further ageing, but nice and silky already.

ICARIO SOC. AGRICOLA A.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Delle Pietrose, 2

53045 - Montepulciano (SI)

+39 0578758845

info@icario.it

icario.it

TUSCANY

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VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ

BRUT ROSÉ MILLESIMATO

“SANTA MARTINA” 2012

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero, Turbiana

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

raspberry fruit aromas, balsamic hints and some chocolate notes. Elegant and

complex, long and very satisfying.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Pilandro, 1

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910363

info@pilandro.it

pilandro.it

LOMBARDY

Note:

115


ABRUZZO DOP

PECORINO 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Pecorino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Herbs and stone fruit aromas and flavors. Fresh, rich, full bodied, with a well

balanced acidity neatly extending the aromas and flavors on the long pristine

and piercing back end.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA TERZINI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 52

65028 - Tocco Da Casauria (PE)

+39 0859158147

info@cantinaterzini.it

cantinaterzini.it

ABRUZZO

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LAMPADIAS PGI

“ILIA” 2016

Wine Category

Still Rosé Wines

Grape Variety

Agiorgitiko, Syrah

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful perfume; floral aromas of rose petals, honeysuckle, jasmine and

strawberry. Textural palate with a refreshing acidity. Delicious all around: sirenlike,

it’s hard to remain immune from this wine’s sultry, sexy charms.

MERCOURI ESTATE S.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Korakochori Ilias

27100 - Pyrgos (Greece)

+30 2621041601

mercouri@otenet.gr

mercouri.gr

ILIA - GREECE

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC

“TENUTA I GELSI” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A beautiful example of Aglianico. Appealing nose, with spicy, aromatic herbs and

persistent balsamic notes. Full bodied and structured but complex and elegant,

with a pleasant long and persistent finish.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA OFANTO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Paduli

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972020289

info@tenutaigelsi.com

tenutaigelsi.com

BASILICATA

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118


AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE

SUPERIORE DOCG 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico Del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely sapidity and freshness; this has concentration as well as grace. The

aromatics are refined and subtle, a showcase of tar and orange fruit aromas.

Texturally very impressive. A lovely refined finish showcases pebbly nuances and

dark fruits. Very good.

CASA VINICOLA ARMANDO MARTINO S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Luigi Lavista, 2/A

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972721422

info@martinovini.com

martinovini.com

BASILICATA

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE

SUPERIORE DOCG

“LA FIRMA” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

3,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is an unusually stylish example of Aglianico del Vulture, with a luscious,

almost sultry mouthfeel. Long, rich and polished, with ripe strawberry and red

cherry aromas and flavors complicated by spicy herby and tobacco. Finishes

with noteworthy intensity and vibrancy. Irrestible, world-class red that will repay

cellaring (ten years + in a good cellar).

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 159

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972723689

info@cantinedelnotaio.it

cantinedelnotaio.it

BASILICATA

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ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT GRIGIO

“PENÓNER” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely bright wine, yellow and green fruit, a bright texture with buttery softness

and zippy clean, very refreshing aftertaste, which makes you want to take

another sip right away. Clean and well defined.

CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORTACCIA SOC.AGR. COOP.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Del Vino, 23

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)

+39 0471880115

info@cantina-cortaccia.it

kellerei-kurtatsch.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Note:

121


ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE

BRUT “ATHESIS” 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Pinot E Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

12,8%

Residual Sugar

9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely light golden straw color. Lively bubbles with subtle aromas of lemon and

apple and some yeasty hints make for an intriguing nose. Fresh, crisp, and lively,

with a great acid-sugar balance and noteworthy persistence. Super sparkler.

KETTMEIR

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cantine, 4

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)

+39 0471963135

info@kettmeir.com

kettmeir.com

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

Note:

122


ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE

BRUT “PRAECLARUS” 2011

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A very nice sparkling wine, elegant and fresh, offering lovely aromas and flavors

of apple and pear fruit. Well balanced, boasting good acidity and texture, with an

interesting and lingering long finish.

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN PAOLO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Castel Guardia, 21

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)

+39 0471662183

info@stpauls.wine

stpauls.wine

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO

“COSTA DELLE CORONE” 2008

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful and charming nose that hints at air-dried fruit but is neither overripe

nor overwhelming; delightful inner-mouth perfume of violet, ripe red and black

fruits, with spicy notes of pepper. Full and rich with nicely balancing acidity

extending the flavors on the long back end.

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA MONTECI S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

San Michele, 34

37026 - Pescantina (VR)

+39 0457151188

info@monteci.it

monteci.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO

RISERVA “FRACASTORO” 2007

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone

Alcohol Percentage

15,39%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A nuanced an appealingly classic example of Amarone. Tar, red flower petals, and

blueberries overlay a hint of chalk. Slight hint of sea salt adds further complexity.

Very ripe and rich style, with a long spicy finish.

VIGNETI VILLABELLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Localita’ Ca’ Nova, 2

37011 - Calmasino Di Bardolino (VR)

+39 0457236448

info@vignetivillabella.com

vignetivillabella.com

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOC RISERVA 2009

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

3,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Appealing fresh fruity nose with balsamic bouquet and leather and tar notes.

Rich, structured and fruity on the palate.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA VILLA SAN CARLO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Della Segheria , 25

37033 - Montorio (VR)

+39 3929814592

info@villasancarlo.wine

villasancarlo.wine

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely weight on the palate, a real mouthful but with a smooth texture and

bright, moreish fruit and tannins. Elegant, smooth, satisfying. Solid, easy drinking

Amarone with plenty of charm.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG “PAGUS

BISANO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely discreet nose with a twist of black pepper mixed in with the dark fruit.

Lovely balance and depth without being heavy, a super crowd pleaser, hard not

to like and enjoy. Who’s to say Amarone has to be always massive?

CANTINA DI VERONA SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Olmo, 11

37141 - Verona (VR)

+39 045550032

federico@cantinadiverona.it

cantinadiverona.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOP CLASSICO

“CAMPEDEL” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex nose; black and red dried fruit, walnut, coffee, sweet spices and

tobacco. Concentrated, rich, smooth tannins, elegant; what is expected from an

Amarone, but balances it all very well.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GAMBA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gnirega, 19

37020 - Marano Di Valpolicella (VR)

+39 3493154527

info@vinigamba.it

vinigamba.it

VENETO

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA

BRUT “ARDIVA” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,57%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

bright and fresh, with some citrus and pear fruits aromas and flavors, with very

good length and precision on the back end.

VINI COSTA SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cimitero, 24

31044 - Montebelluna (TV)

+39 0423600673

info@vinicosta.it

vinicosta.it

VENETO

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

14gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Immediately impressive with its fine perlage and a pronounced and complex

nose of ripe fruit including melon, apricot, peach and kiwi. A clean, fresh and

lively Prosecco. The finish is generous and long, with concentrated fruit and a

dash of residual sugar to balance. Super stuff.

TENUTA AMADIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Longon, 74

31010 - Monfumo (TV)

+39 0423560099

info@tenutamadio.com

tenutamadio.com

VENETO

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BARBARESCO DOCG

RISERVA “CURRÀ” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

High intense and complex nose; violet, ripe blueberries and prunes, with sweet

spicy notes and balsamic hints. Deep, structured with a long and lingering finish.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ROBERTO SAROTTO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ronconuovo, 13

12050 - Neviglie (CN)

+39 0173630228

roberto@robertosarotto.com

robertosarotto.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

“VIGNA LA ROSA” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe sour cherry aromas and flavors; notes of sage, truffle and tar, with balsamic

and sweet cinnamon hints. Big tannins, powerful and lingering aftertaste; a

contemplative Barolo that will also gain by being cellared for 5 years+.

FONTANAFREDDA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

fontanafredda.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

CANNUBI 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense nose; rose and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, with a slightly balsamic

hint. Structured, elegant, concentrated, with firm tannins that will need time

(cellar at least five years+). Quite long and persistent.

BORGOGNO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gioberti, 1

12060 - Barolo (CN)

+39 017356108

amministrazione@borgogno.com

borgogno.com

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG DEL COMUNE DI

SERRALUNGA D’ALBA 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red. Lovely complex nose speaks of very floral aromas, plus sour cherry,

raspberry and orange, as well as spicy notes of clove and coffee beans. Red

cherry, tar and minerals on the structured, lively acid palate. Bright, long and

persistent finish.

FONTANAFREDDA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba, 15

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173626111

press@fontanafredda.it

fontanafredda.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

FOSSATI 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A nice, complex and intense nose; pretty rose and potpourri perfume, wild

berries aromas and flavors. Structured, powerful, with a high astringency not yet

integrating.

BORGOGNO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gioberti, 1

12060 - Barolo (CN)

+39 017356108

amministrazione@borgogno.com

borgogno.com

PIEDMONT

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BENACO BRESCIANO IGT

PASSITO 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano, Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

120gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Golden-yellow. Bright, coherent fruit and sweetness, with well-handled new

oak, and a cool lemony aspect to the honeyed sweet tropical and pomaceous

orchard fruit, which keeps this light and lively. Well made, satisfying, and clear.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PILANDRO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Pilandro, 1

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910363

info@pilandro.it

pilandro.it

LOMBARDY

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BIANCHELLO DEL METAURO

DOC SUPERIORE “CELSO” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Bianchello

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pale straw. Beautiful nose. Good, rich, dry, nice and creamy, with some green

olive and fresh pomaceous fruit character and good brightness on the finish. A

characterful wine that grows on you with each sip.

AZIENDA AGRARIA GUERRIERI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via San Filippo, 24

61030 - Piagge (PU)

+39 0721890152

info@aziendaguerrieri.it

aziendaguerrieri.it

MARCHE

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “SASSOCHETO” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Incredibly deep colour, dark with a bright crimson rim. Very rich spicy nose,

with plenty of herb, rosemary and a generous dollop of dark fruit flavors. An

interesting style of Brunello, very dense to taste but the wine has smoothness

and plenty of juice. Joyous.

IL GRAPPOLO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Traversa Dei Monti

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0574813730

ilgrappolo@ilgrappolofortius.it

ilgrappolofortius.it

TUSCANY

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CABERNET FRANC ICEWINE

NIAGARA PENINSULA VQA

“LIMITED EDITION” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Franc

Alcohol Percentage

10,1%

Residual Sugar

249,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red. Cranberry, red cherry, orange zest aromas and flavors. A little lacking

in acid for the enormous sugar content present but this is less cloying than it

seems initially…like a liquid rhubarb-strawberry pie. And very typical of the Cab

Franc Icewine style.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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CAMPANIA IGP ROSSO

“NERO 70” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico, Piedirosso

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An interesting red made with late harvested native Italian grapes growing on the

island of Ischia. Very big and ripe yet retains its freshness. Juicy dark fruits and

ripe tannins, plus a lovely smoky nuance on the long, just slightly warm but silky

finish. Light and lively despite it’s late harvested nature and rather fleshy big size.

ANTONIO MAZZELLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Serbatoio, 2

80070 - Ischia (NA)

+39 081901541

info@ischiavini.it

ischiavini.it

CAMPANIA

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC

“DONOSU “ 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Yes, this is quite alcoholic but it’s typical of the grape and surprisingly elegant

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

cherry and strawberry aromas and flavors. Balanced, complex and blessed with a

complex, long finish.

CANTINA TANI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Conca Sa Raighina, 2

07020 - Monti (OT)

+39 3386432055

info@cantinatani.it

cantinatani.com

SARDINIA

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CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC

RISERVA “GAVINO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Carignano

Alcohol Percentage

15,6%

Residual Sugar

1,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice fruity and Mediterranean maquis notes. Great density, full body, tannic but

not aggressive. Long and lingering on the finish, this is an ultra-smooth, really

captivating Carignano wine from a producer that is especially adept at turning

out smooth, user-friendly wines with the grape.

MESA S.A.S. DI ENRICA LUIGIA FONTANA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Su Baroni

09010 - Sant’Anna Arresi (CI)

+39 0781965057

info@cantinamesa.it

cantinamesa.com

SARDINIA

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CASTEL DEL MONTE ROSSO

RISERVA DOCG

“VIGNA PEDALE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero di Troia

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

territory. Fresh raspberry, blackberry and strawberry aromas and flavors are

complicated by delicate herbs and dry spices. Medium weight on palate, with a

pleasant, fresh and inviting myrtle and sweet spices finish.

AZIENDA VIN. TORREVENTO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Prov.Le 234 Km 10,600

70033 - Corato (BA)

+39 0808980923

info@torrevento.it

torrevento.it

APULIA

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CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO

RISERVA DOCG CLASSICO

“CRISIO” 2013

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Verdicchio

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

texture is silky, the finish long and honeyed. Very good example of Verdicchio

Riserva and the character it can develop with a few years in the bottle.

CASALFARNETO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Farneto, 12

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)

+39 0731889001

info@casalfarneto.it

casalfarneto.it

MARCHE

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CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO

RISERVA DOCG CLASSICO

“DINO” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Verdicchio

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful gold color, a delicious spicy-floral nose, and an interesting, complex,

structured mouthfeel make for a knockout wine. Lovely and long bittersweet

finish.

FILODIVINO SAF SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Serra , 46

60030 - San Marcello (AN)

+39 0731026139

info@filodivino.it

filodivino.it

MARCHE

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CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOP

2016

Wine Category

Still Rosé Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful color; intriguing fruity nose, rich of ripe cherry, strawberry and peach

aromas and flavors. Very vibrant acidity on the palate gives it an extra lift and all

the yummy fruits linger long on the almost crunchy palate. Delicious.

CASA VINICOLA MONTESELVA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Nilo, Snc

65015 - Montesilvano (PE)

+39 0854681090

info@monteselva.it

monteselva.it

ABRUZZO

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CHENIN BLANC

W.O. WELLINGTON

“DIEMERSFONTEIN” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good full straw yellow. Beautifully floral nose of fresh white fruits and sweet

spices. Vibrant and elegant; intriguing, well balanced and textured, with a

pleasant and lingering finish.

DIEMERSFONTEIN

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Newtown,

7655 - Wellington (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

diemersfontein.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN

SELEZIONE “POGGIO ROSSO”

2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13,69%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Great depth, finesse and complexity in this classic Chianti Classico. Red berries,

tobacco, violet petals on the nose speak of high quality Sangiovese, complicated

by some nice oak integration. Structured, elegant, very silky tannins, this beauty

finishes long and persistent. Great wine.

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SAN FELICE S.P.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. San Felice

53019 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)

+39 05773991

info@agricolasanfelice.it

agricolasanfelice.it

TUSCANY

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COLLI DI PARMA DOC

MALVASIA FRIZZANTE 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

White Wines with residual sugar up

to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Malvasia aromatica

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

10,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A beautiful and authentic expression of a Malvasia di Candia Aromatica, offering

jasmine, buttercup, white pepper, orange blossom and tangerine oil aromas

and flavors. Fresh, fruity and subtly sweet, with just enough acidity to provide

wonderful clarity and cut. A lovely and charming wine.

AMADEI FRANCO & C SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Via Langhirano, 298

43124 - Parma (PR)

+39 0521648247

amadeifederico@libero.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE

DOLCE 2016

Wine Category

Sweet Sparkling White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

6,5%

Residual Sugar

90gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very clean finish but less complex on the palate than the beautiful floral and

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

Giallo, in Italian) that will win fans by the handful!

CA’ DEL COLLE DI FACCHIN MAURO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G. Marconi, 1469

35030 - Vo’ (PD)

+39 0499940384

info@cadelcolle.com

cadelcolle.com

VENETO

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE

DOLCE 2016

Wine Category

Sweet Sparkling White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

6,69%

Residual Sugar

99gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, fresh, more complex than most Moscato Giallo wines. Long, clean, very

bright with a pleasant lightly chalky texture and delightful candied orange peel,

orange oil and tangerine jelly nuances.

CANTINE DEI COLLI TRAMONTE SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Delle Terme, 8

35037 - Teolo (PD)

+39 0499935033

info@cantinetramonte.it

cantinetramonte.it

VENETO

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE

DOLCE “MAELI” 2015

Wine Category

Sweet Sparkling White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

6%

Residual Sugar

90gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Citrus blossom, tangerine, orange oil and sweet spices. A nice, fresh, light and

very elegant wine that speaks of the Moscato Giallo variety. Very well done.

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA MAELI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Pirio, 28

35038 - Torreglia (PD)

+39 3381136749

elisa@maeliwine.com

maeliwine.it

VENETO

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE DRY MILLESIMATO

“SEMPLICEMENTE VINCENZO” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

22gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very rich, ample, round, concentrated, almost too large and broad, with a pretty,

almost peppery nose. Great intensity but the acidity is a little dominant presently,

but its noteworthy aromatic complexity and very harmonious mouthfeel put this

a notch above most of its competitors in the same price bracket. Long and floral

on the bright finish.

TOFFOLI SOC. AGR. SS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Liberazione, 26

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)

+39 0438978204

toffoli@proseccotoffoli.it

proseccotoffoli.it

VENETO

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COSTA TOSCANA IGT

ANSONICA ISOLA DEL GIGLIO

“SENTI OH!” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Ansonica

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

Ansonica. Nice freshness and lift and much above average complexity speak of

the grand crus that are the islands of the Tuscan archipelago for this variety. One

of Italy’s best wines made anywhere with this variety.

ROSSI GIOVANNI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Provinciale, 54

58012 - Isola Del Giglio (GR)

+39 3886078375

giovanni@fontuccia.it

fontuccia.it

TUSCANY

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CUSTOZA DOC SUPERIORE

“LA TORRE - SEITERRE

SAN LEONE” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Garg, Trebb, Tocai, Malva

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice complexity; white flowers, peachy, with exotic and spicy nuances adding

interest and depth. Enjoyable and easygoing, but at the same time intense and

savory; balanced, full, rich and mineral, with a long aftertaste.

AZ. AGR. RIZZI LUIGINO E CLAUDIO S.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Dossi 26

37051 - Bovolone (VR)

+39 0457945498

info@seiterre.com

seiterre.eu

VENETO

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EMILIA IGT FORTANA

FRIZZANTE DOLCE

“FORTANINA LA LUNA” 2016

Wine Category

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l

Grape Variety

Fortana

Alcohol Percentage

7%

Residual Sugar

71gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely acid-sugar balance, clean, long, juicy, with a delightful easy-to-drink

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

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

give it its due.

CANTINE CECI SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Provinciale, 99-99A

43056 - Torrile (PR)

+39 0521810252

info@lambrusco.it

lambrusco.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ETNA DOC BIANCO VINO

BIOLOGICO “SALISIRE” 2012

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Carricante

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense complex aromatic expression on the nose of ripe fruit, dry orange peel,

with a nice reminiscence of volcanic minerality and balsamic notes lurking in the

background. Powerful and elegant on the palate, with beautifully harmonious

acidity. Well balanced with a persistent and long minerally close.

VIVERA SACARL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.P. 59/Iv C.Da Martinella

95015 - Linguaglossa (CT)

+39 095643837

info@vivera.it

vivera.it

SICILY

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FALANGHINA VINO SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY 2015

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Falanghina

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

18gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

White flowers plus a lots of fruit: yellow apples, pineapple, white pear and

peaches galore here. Full mid-palate, fresh, lively, bit of sugar on the end

enhances finish. An unusual but fun style of Falanghina.

CANTINE IORIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Scauzone, 2

82030 - Torrecuso (BN)

+39 3483772727

export@cantineiorio.it

cantineiorio.it

CAMPANIA

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT

SATEN “CUVÈE MONOGRAM”

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A textbook Franciacorta. Nicely ripe stone fruit and melon, with well integrated

autolytic character. Excellent acid-fruit-sugar balance. Pleasant to drink right now

but will keep three-five years in a good cellar.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)

+39 0307751042

cantina@castelfaglia.it

castelfaglia.it

LOMBARDY

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT

SATEN MILLESIMATO

“CUVÈE MONOGRAM” 2012

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Green-straw yellow. Fine and persistent perlage. Ripe fruit and citrus aromas

and flavors. Rich, delicate and elegant on the palate with textbook aromas

and flavors typical of the region and the category (Saten is bottled at lower

atmospheres so this bubbly wine tastes creamier than most, very much like a

Crémant).

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)

+39 0307751042

cantina@castelfaglia.it

castelfaglia.it

LOMBARDY

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FREISA D’ASTI DOC SUPERIORE

“BUGIANEN” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Freisa

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

Freisa-style, with an austere and noble personality, but also very Freisa-like

aromas and flavors of dried herbs, spices and strawberry. Sparkling Freisa

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

variety.

AZ AGR LA MONTAGNETTA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bricco Capello, 4

14018 - Roatto (AT)

+39 335309361

info@lamontagnetta.com

lamontagnetta.com

PIEDMONT

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FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC

FRIULANO “VIGNE 50 ANNI”

2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Friulano

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bursting with ripe tropical fruit and herbal notes (apple, sage, rosemary,

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

archetype of this grape variety.

LE VIGNE DI ZAMO’

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via A.Corrado - Loc.Rosazzo, 4

33044 - Manzano (UD)

+39 0432759693

info@levignedizamo.com

levignedizamo.wine

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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GIOIA DEL COLLE DOC

PRIMITIVO “SENATORE” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

10,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An interesting interpretation of Primitivo. Not big and powerful as in Manduria,

but more perfumed and quite long and vibrant. Elegant, rich, with fruity and

spicy aromas and flavors that linger nicely. A wine of great finesse.

CANTINE COPPI DI COPPI ANTONIO MICHELE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.P. Turi - Gioia Del Colle, S.N.

70010 - Turi (BA)

+39 0808915049

info@vinicoppi.it

vinicoppi.it

APULIA

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO

CASALESE DOC “.G” 2016

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Grignolino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Memorable Grignolino. Long and floral, this is richer and creamier than most

wines made with this variety, but offers all the typical aromas and flavors that

make these wines so enjoyable: redcurrant, rosehip, delicate fresh herbs. Try this

lightly chilled.

VICARA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Madonna Delle Grazie, 5

15030 - Rosignano Monf.To (AL)

+39 0142488054

vicara@vicara.it

vicara.it

PIEDMONT

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO

“BARRILE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nieddera, Caddiu

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ambitious, with barrique ageing and a ripe dark plum and smoky blackberry

aromas and flavors. Full bodied, rather warm, dense but soft and long. Plenty of

pleasure to come both now and in the years ahead. Lovely, showy red.

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Genova, 48-50

09072 - Cabras (OR)

+39 0783290806

info@vinicontini.com

vinicontini.com

SARDINIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO

“SERRANU” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau Muristellu M

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

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

Mediterranean note and myrrh on the aftertaste. Nice mouthfeel, with wellbalanced

tannins. Very well done. Complex , enjoyable and with a great finish.

CANTINA TANI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Conca Sa Raighina, 2

07020 - Monti (OT)

+39 3386432055

info@cantinatani.it

cantinatani.com

SARDINIA

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ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOC

RIVE ALTE FRIULANO

“TOC BAS” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Friulano

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very Friulano! Complex, weighty aromas and flavors of ripe orchard fruit,

minerals and sage are both intense and luscious. Well done, this really shows the

heights this cultivar can attain in Isonzo’s rocky soils.

RONCO DEL GELSO DI BADIN GIORGIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Isonzo, 117

34071 - Cormons (GO)

+39 048161310

info@roncodelgelso.com

roncodelgelso.com

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI

CASTELVETRO DOC FRIZZANTE

SEMISECCO “ROSSO FOSCO” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Grasparossa

Alcohol Percentage

10%

Residual Sugar

20gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A really good example of Lambrusco Grasparossa wine. Bright and refreshing,

full of wild berry aromas and flavors, but with the tannic heft and chewy nature

of all Grasparossa wines, the least wimpy of all the Lambrusco grape varieties.

Finishes classically dry. Appetizing.

CANTINA SOCIALE FORMIGINE PEDEMONTANA S.A.C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Radici In Piano, 228

41043 - Corlo Di Formigine (MO)

+39 059 558122

info@lambruscodoc.it

lambruscodoc.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAZIO IGP SHIRAZ 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Syrah

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A very typical and expressive example of the grape variety. Attractive ripe red

fruit aromas and flavors with spicy notes fill the glass. Rich, focused, smooth and

savory, with a lovely fluidity; a pleasure to drink.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGT BELLONE

“CASTORE” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Bellone

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A delicious, easygoing and unusual white wine with sneaky concentration and

depth. Well balanced with a pleasant mineral finish plus hints of triopicsal fruit. A

lovely Bellone. Lazio would do well to do away with all the pointless Sauvignon

Blanc and Chardonnay planted over the years and go back to interesting natives

such as this one.

CINCINNATO COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cori Cisterna Km 2, 23

04010 - Cori (LT)

+39 069679380

info@cincinnato.it

cincinnato.it

LAZIO

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LISON DOCG CLASSICO

“150” 2013

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Tocai Friulano

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Yellow-gold color in the glass. Fresh and clean with inviting aromas of saffron

and candied fruits. The palate has very good richness and intensity, with an oily,

orange zest character, good concentration and cleansing acidity. Original, with a

lots of personality.

BORGO STAJNBECH

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Belfiore, 109

30020 - Pramaggiore (VE)

+39 0421799929

info@borgostajnbech.com

borgostajnbech.com

VENETO

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LUGANA DOC “CAMILLA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano Lugana

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A nice example of Trebbiano di Lugana, now better known as Turbiana. Stone

fruit, fresh apples, flowers; no ridiculous banana and papaya, atypical of the

variety. Lovely concentration, smooth texture on palate, multi-layered finish.

Lovely.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MALAVASI DANIELE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Localita’ Casina Sacco, 1

25010 - Pozzolengo (BS)

+39 0309918759

info@malavasivini.it

malavasivini.it

LOMBARDY

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LUGANA DOC SIRMIONE 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice complex nose of fresh herbs, citrus fruit and anise. Open, exciting, supple

and juicy on the palate; multi-layered, persistent, with a lovely bitter nuance at

the back.

AVANZI AGRICOLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Risorgimento, 32

25080 - Manerba Del Garda (BS)

+39 0365551013

info@avanzi.net

avanzi.net

LOMBARDY

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MARCHE IGT BIANCO

“GUERRIERO BIANCO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Bianchello

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pale white color. Bright and crisp, with a perfumed mix of stone fruit and wild

herbs in both the nose and the palate. Crisp and clean on the zingy finish.

AZIENDA AGRARIA GUERRIERI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via San Filippo, 24

61030 - Piagge (PU)

+39 0721890152

info@aziendaguerrieri.it

aziendaguerrieri.it

MARCHE

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MENFI DOC CHARDONNAY 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Classic aromas of yellow apple, pear, sweet citrus and mango, nicely weighty

wine without being overwhelming. Nicely persistent finish of baking spices,

cedar and mirabelle, showcases perfect balance of ripe fruit and buttery spicies,

and truly noteworthy focus. Very pleasurable.

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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MONFERRATO DOC BIANCO

“SOLOLUNA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Arneis, Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

2,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich and powerful, with a tropical and balsamic character and a pleasant spicy

note. Well balanced with a good aftertaste. Really delicious, with a long aftertaste

and a serious, deep quality to its flavors that lingers for minutes.

PESCAJA AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cima, 59

14010 - Cisterna D’Asti (AT)

+39 0141979711

info@pescaja.com

pescaja.com

PIEDMONT

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MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO

DOC “SPYRO” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

14,44%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby. Expressive nose of ripe black fruits with some spicy notes ofr added

interest. Dry, full and firm on the palate, almost austere in fact, but this needs

time to integrate and to develop further. Should be easy enough to achieve, as

this has lots of ageing potential.

CANTINA RIPA TEATINA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Tiboni, 7

66010 - Ripa Teatina (CH)

+39 0871399001

cantina.ripateatina@inwind.it

cantinaripateatina.it

ABRUZZO

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NURAGUS DI CAGLIARI DOC

“MOVIDA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Nuragus

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep straw yellow. Heady, aromatic wine with ripe stone fruit and herb aromas

and flavors that are very typical of the variety. Fresh and intense, with crisp

acidity and a twist of bitter almond on long finish. Nuragus is a Sardinina white

grape that is starting to amke a big comeback, as it should; it provides a more

herbal, less fruity and lower in alcohol white than deos Vermentino.

CANTINA SOCIALE DI MONSERRATO SOC. COOP. AGRICOLA A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G.Cesare , 2

09042 - Monserrato Cagliari (CA)

+39 070560301

info@cantinadimonserrato.it

cantinadimonserrato.it

SARDINIA

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PIEMONTE DOC ALBAROSSA

“ALBARONE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Albarossa

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

0,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Perfumed aromas of blackberry and chocolate, with an Albarossa-typical spicy

note. Intensely flavored, well balanced, this wine shows just how interesting this

crossing (Chatus x Barbera) can be. Lovely.

MARCO BONFANTE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)

+39 0141725012

micaela@marcobonfante.com

marcobonfante.com

PIEDMONT

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PINOTAGE W.O. ROBERTSON

“CAPE DREAMS” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pinotage

Alcohol Percentage

13,89%

Residual Sugar

4,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good full ruby. Intense and complex on the nose, with great purity of fruit

aromas, spicy and smoky notes and a balsamic hint. Clean, fresh and long, with a

pleasantly fruity note.

CAPE DREAMS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

R60 Vinkrivier

Robertson (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

croftsales.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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PROSECCO DOC FRIZZANTE

2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

White Wines with residual sugar up

to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Outstanding Grignolino. Lovely balance, true to type fruit aromas and flavors.

Long and floral, with a delicate vibrant mouthfeel that is richer and creamier than

most wines made with this variety. Chill this slightly and enjoy with veal, chicken,

turkey.

LE RIVE DI BONATO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Grave Di Negrisia , 50

31047 - Negrisia Di Ponte Di Piave (TV)

+39 0422754137

info@lerive.it

lerive.it

VENETO

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PROSECCO DOC TREVISO

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY

“GALIE” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

12gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pure expression of Glera (white flowers, green apple, white peach), with a

refined mousse for this well made, balanced, stylish, pleasant Prosecco. And

longer than most too.

AC SRL - ASTORIA VINI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Viale Antonini, 9

31035 - Crocetta Del Montello (TV)

+39 04236699

info@astoria.it

astoria.it

VENETO

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RED WINE RESERVE

“CHATEAU MIHOPE” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Carbernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

1,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep opaque ruby. Intriguing, rich and fresh fruity nose with blackcurrant,

blackberry and black cherry aromas and flavors. Long, elegant and well

balanced, with very nice oak richness. Another very well made Bordeaux blend

with juiciness and an international appeal to it.

NINGXIA MEIYU WINEMAKER LIMITED COMPANY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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REGGIANO DOC LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE DOLCE

“I QUERCIOLI” 2016

Wine Category

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Marani e Salamino

Alcohol Percentage

8,3%

Residual Sugar

49,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice and elegant wine, with a lovely wild red berry character and a delicately

refined herbal and mineral quality. Unusually refined for Lambrusco wine, this has

nonethelss very good weight and depth, offering above average compelxity.

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via I.Newton, 13/A

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)

+39 0522942135

info@medici.it

medici.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ROSSO PICENO DOC

VINO BIOLOGICO

“ROSSO DI FORCA” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese, Montepulciano

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

The bright nose is clean, fresh, and there’s plenty of fruity intensity and depth to

the flavors. Clean, fresh, tactile and long. A well-made, internationally-styled red

that is likely to win over many fans attracted to a softer, fruity midweight red that

offers plenty of early appeal.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BIOLOGICA CENTANNI GIACOMO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Aso, 159

63010 - Montefiore Dell’Aso (AP)

+39 0734938530

info@vinicentanni.it

vinicentanni.it

MARCHE

Note:

186


SALAPARUTA DOC

NERO D’AVOLA RISERVA

“GIACOMO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Herbs and floral perfume; bright dark berry fruit aromas and a pleasant

cinnamon spice on the finish. This is a very well made wine; multi-layered, firm

tannins are well balanced with the fruit. Finishes pleasant and persistent.

VINI VACCARO AGRICOLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C/Da Comune, Snc

91020 - Salaparuta (TP)

+39 0924 75151

info@vinivaccaro.it

vinivaccaro.it

SICILY

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SAUVIGNON BLANC SUHO DRY

“QUERCUS” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A fresh and clean Sauvignon Blanc wine. Full of character, expressive, balanced,

elegant; with its signature varietal grape appeal and a long rich mid palate.

VINSKA KLET GORISKA BRDA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Zadruzna Cesta, 9

5212 - Dobrovo (Slovenia)

+39 53310100

info@klet-brda.si

klet-brda.si

SLOVENIA

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SICILIA DOC BIANCO

“ADÈNZIA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Grillo, Insolia

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Some peach and fresh citrus character on the bright fresh if uncomplicated nose.

Bright and taut on the start, then quite creamy, finishing well balanced, nicely

creamy and deep. A delicious wine.

BAGLIO DEL CRISTO DI CAMPOBELLO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C/Da Favarotta S.S. 123, Km19+200

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)

+39 0922877709

mail@cristodicampobello.it

cristodicampobello.it

SICILY

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SICILIA DOC BIANCO RISERVA

“FEUDO ARANCIO - DALILA”

2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Grillo, Viognier

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep straw-yellow color. A rich expression of Grillo with the Viognier adding

an extra level of florality and ripe, stone fruit notes. There’s enough acidity to

balance the overall richness and ripeness. Closes pleasant and long, with a

mineral undertone.

FEUDO ARANCIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Teroldego, 1/E

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)

+39 0461616399

info@mezzacorona.it

mezzacorona.it

SICILY

Note:

190


SICILIA DOC ZIBIBBO VINO

BIOLOGICO “RAJÁH” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Zibibbo

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely aromatic nose, typical of dry Zibibbo, with nice peach and grapefruit

aromas and flavors and a hint of raisins. Rich, dry, delicate and fresh on the

palate. A characterful wine.

TENUTA GORGHI TONDI SAS

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Sanita’, 29/B

91025 - Marsala (TP)

+39 0923719741

info@gorghitondi.com

gorghitondi.it

SICILY

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SICILIA DOP ROSSO VINO

BIOLOGICO “MARIA

COSTANZA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

14,39%

Residual Sugar

4,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe baking spices and herbal notes with pretty ripe berry fruit on the nose. Rich,

ripe, concentrated and full bodied, with integrating tannins.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 123 Km. 12+700, Snc

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)

+39 0922878207

info@milazzovini.com

milazzovini.com

SICILY

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SPARKLING WINE BRUT 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Delightful floral and fruity aromas, with citrusy notes and a touch of brioche.

Serious bubbly of real depth and complexity. Lovely, clean; very well balanced

and long.

NINGXIA CHANDON

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

lvmh.cn

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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TERRE SICILIANE IGP BIANCO

“CHARA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Catarratto, Insolia

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

1,299999952gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A good white blend, with rich body and savory character that offers early

accessibility and uncomplicated drinking. A lovely and precise wine, refreshing

and with nice length. An easygoing style that will have plenty of admirers.

FEUDO DISISA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 392

90139 - Palermo (PA)

+39 0916127109

info@vinidisisa.it

vinidisisa.it

SICILY

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194


TERRE SICILIANE IGT ROSSO

“BARONE D’ALBIUS” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

N.A Syrah C.S. Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is very well made. Very subtle, complex, with balsamic hints to the spicy

red and dark fruit aromas and flavors, and great balance. Graceful, nuanced, and

refined. A wonderful wine.

FEUDO ARANCIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Teroldego, 1/E

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)

+39 0461616399

info@mezzacorona.it

mezzacorona.it

SICILY

Note:

195


TOSCANA IGT ROSSO

“CUM LAUDE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon,

Syrah, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

13,6%

Residual Sugar

0,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Sour cherry and smoky notes. Dark coal accents mingle with dried prune and

cranberry notes on palate. A solid showing for international grapes that though

much planted in Tuscany, rarely show this well in the region (within a few

noteworrthy exceptions, of course).

BANFI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Castello Di Poggio Alle Mura

53024 - Montalcino (SI)

+39 0577840111

banfi@banfi.it

castellobanfi.com

TUSCANY

Note:

196


TRENTINO DOC CHARDONNAY

“BOTTEGA VINAI” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very stylish and charming wine with vibrant character. Light toast and ripe

golden delicious apples moving to crisp Granny Smith. Great balance, complexity

and finesse with a crisp acidity and a lingering white flowers finish.

CAVIT S.C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Ponte , 31

38123 - Trento (TN)

+39 0461381711

cavit@cavit.it

cavit.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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TRENTINO DOC NOSIOLA 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Nosiola

Alcohol Percentage

12,69%

Residual Sugar

2,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh but ripe aromas and flavors of mango, peach and apple with almond skin

and hazelnut flavors that are typical of the variety. Fresh and mineral, with a long

quince character. A good example of a grape that has fallen recently on hard

times, as Nosiola is tough to work with especially in the vineyard, but it’s also a

variety that gives wonderfully fresh, vibrant clean white wines low in alcohol.

CANTINA TOBLINO SCA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Longa - Fr. Sarche, 1

38076 - Madruzzo (TN)

+39 0461564168

info@toblino.it

toblino.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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TRENTINO DOC VINO SANTO

“ARELE” 2000

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Nosiola

Alcohol Percentage

13,3%

Residual Sugar

160gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Hazelnut and apricot aromas and flavors. Clean, well defined and balanced,

precise and long. A very well made wine with a lovely almond and sweet tropical

fruit aftertaste that goes on and on.

CAVIT S.C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Ponte , 31

38123 - Trento (TN)

+39 0461381711

cavit@cavit.it

cavit.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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VALDOBBIADENE DOCG

SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE

SPUMANTE DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

27gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, bright, smooth, delicate green apple aromas and flavors with a refreshing

feel overall. Well balanced. A very pleasant if not overly complex example of

Cartizze.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MARSURET SOC. AGRICOLA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Barch, 17

31049 - Guia Di Valdobbiadene (TV)

+39 0423900139

marsuret@marsuret.it

marsuret.it

VENETO

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VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO

DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE BRUT 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lively mousse; refined and elegant, suave and creamy on the palate, with crisp

citrus acidity and a hint of pear skin. Clean and balanced, refreshingly dry. A pure

and typical expression of a high quality Prosecco.

LE BERTOLE DI BORTOLIN G. & C. SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Europa, 20

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)

+39 0423975332

info@lebertole.it

lebertole.it

VENETO

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VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY “PRESTIGE 1821” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

13,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Expressive and well defined, with lemon drop and fresh white flowers. Refreshing

and vibrant, creamy and mouthfilling, well balanced, with pleasant bubbles and a

long crisp and fresh finish.

ZONIN1821 - FAMIGLIA ZONIN

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Borgolecco, 9

36053 - Gambellara (VI)

+39 0444640111

presidenza@zonin1821.it

zonin1821.it

VENETO

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VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATO 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

16gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful floral and appley notes on the nose. Rich, complex, full and long on the

crisp and clean finish with harmonious acidity. Much above average Prosecco.

AZIENDA VIN.FOLLADOR DI ROSSI ITALIA & C. SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gravette, 42

31010 - Farra Di Soligo (TV)

+39 0438898222

info@folladorprosecco.com

folladorprosecco.com

VENETO

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VALLE D’AOSTA DOP

CHARDONNAY “CUVEE BOIS”

2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright golden-tinged yellow. Intense and rich nose of ripe tropical fruits with

vanilla notes is lifted by white flowers and spicy herbs. Long, clean and very

smooth, with flavors similar to the aromas. Just a bit too much oak on the finish

at present, but cellaring this beauty for a couple of years should take care of that.

LES CRETES SOC AGR DI CHARRERE & C.S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc.Villetos, 50

11010 - Aymavilles (AO)

+39 0165902274

info@lescretes.it

lescretes.it

AOSTA VALLEY

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VALPOLICELLA DOC

CLASSICO SUPERIORE

“VERJAGO-DOMINI VENETI” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

6,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bold and rich, ripe but not jammy, with plenty of fruit, with a partly air-dried, late

harvest quality. Nicely handled because you get a wine with both depth and

levity, but this is more similar to a Ripasso than a Valpolicella.

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2

37024 - Negrar (VR)

+39 0456014300

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it

cantinanegrar.it

VENETO

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VALPOLICELLA DOP

SUPERIORE 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvine, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Well defined, floral, fresh red cherry fruit. Balanced, savory, elegant and

easygoing. This is exactly what an everyday Valpolicella should be: easygoing,

cheerful and above all, drinkable.

CANTINA GIOVANNI EDERLE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Santa Giuliana, 2

37128 - Verona (VR)

+39 045913797

info@giovanniederle.it

giovanniederle.it

VENETO

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VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC

CLASSICO SUPERIORE 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe black fruit and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Brightly acid, but round in

the mouth thanks to very good sugar-fruit and tannin balance; lovely texture

and a long finish. A brilliant Ripasso.

GIUSEPPE CAMPAGNOLA SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Agnella , 9

37020 - Valgatara (VR)

+39 0457703900

campagnola@campagnola.com

campagnola.com

VENETO

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VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC

CLASSICO SUPERIORE

“LA CASETTA-DOMINI VENETI” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely long, clean, fresh floral, ripe fruit and chocolaty but not over the top; a

successful style of Ripasso, a wine that is often all over the board and too much

like a wannabe Amarone. This is very fine.

CANTINA VALPOLICELLA NEGRAR

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ca Salgari 2, 2

37024 - Negrar (VR)

+39 0456014300

natascia.lorenzi@cantinanegrar.it

cantinanegrar.it

VENETO

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VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI

JESI DOC CLASSICO SUPERIORE

“GRANCASALE” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Verdicchio

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Yellow fruit, honey and citrus delicate aromas and flavors. Juicy on palate,

elegant, clean and mineral. Great balance of acid and alcohol with a really good

fruit concentration and a long savory and mineral finish.

CASALFARNETO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Farneto, 12

60030 - Serra Dè Conti (AN)

+39 0731889001

info@casalfarneto.it

casalfarneto.it

MARCHE

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VERDUNO PELAVERGA DOC

2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pelaverga Piccoli

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very typical of Verduno Pelaverga, the wine made with the Pelaverga Piccolo

variety. Very enjoyable, with bright midweight red fruit and mushroom dust

aromas and flavors. A hint of game and porcini emerge on the finish. Immensely

likeable wine, and easy to pair with food (tomato pasta, pizza, pan-roasted white

meats).

DIEGO MORRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Cascina Mosca, 37

12060 - Verduno (CN)

+39 3284623209

info@morrawines.com

morrawines.com

PIEDMONT

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VERMENTINO DI GALLURA

DOCG “RENADORO” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vermentino di Gallura

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Well defined aromatics, fennel, minerals and fresh citrus speak of the Vermentino

of Gallura and the area’s granite soils. Nice freshness, good lengthand balance.

Already very expressive.

ZANATTA S.S SOC. AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Daniele Manin, 37

31027 - Spresiano (TV)

+39 3926167907

info@vignetizanatta.it

vignetizanatta.it

SARDINIA

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VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA

DOC “ORRIU - UN ANNO DOPO”

2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Extremely interesting aromas of stone fruit, minty herbs and marine breezes.

Showcases a lovely fruity expression, with a savory, fresh and open-knit quality

on the long finish. Very typical but also much above average Vermentino with

greater than usual depth, complexity and length. We should have scored this

higher.

QUARTOMORO DI SARDEGNA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Napoli, 73

09094 - Marrubiu (OR)

+39 3467643522

info@quartomoro.it

quartomoro.it

SARDINIA

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VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA

DOC RISERVA “SOLE DI

SARDEGNA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Vermentino di Sardegna

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

4,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean fruit expression, singing the typical style of good Vermentino wines from

the “Sardegna” denominazione. Not very complex, but delicate, savory and juicy,

persistent and enjoyable. A perfect introduction to both grape and wine.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTESPADA S.RL.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc.Giunchizza

07038 - S.Trinita’ D’Agultu E Vignola (OT)

+39 3493737613

albertini@montespada.it

montespada.it

SARDINIA

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VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC

RISERVA 1991

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Vernaccia di Oristano

Alcohol Percentage

17%

Residual Sugar

1,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This vinous treasure holds tightly to the time within its folds. A rare treat to try a

wine such as this. Green olive and sage, also candied lemon and brown curry. The

evolution has left a heaviness at the heart of this wine, but this is to be expected

as the same passage of time leaves deep feelings in the hearts of humans as

well. An outstanding wine that is really hard to forget.

AZIENDA VINICOLA ATTILIO CONTINI S.P.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Genova, 48-50

09072 - Cabras (OR)

+39 0783290806

info@vinicontini.com

vinicontini.com

SARDINIA

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VIDAL ICEWINE NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA

“KITTLING RIDGE” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vidal

Alcohol Percentage

11,19%

Residual Sugar

202,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright golden yellow. Lovely long archetypal Vidal icewine, with tropical fruit,

honeyed, spice aromas and flavors that linger impressively. Ultra smooth and

suave, with a ton of sugary sweetness but also the acidity necessary to make it

seem less sweet than it really is.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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ABRUZZO DOP COCOCCIOLA

SUPERIORE “FERZO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Cococciola

Alcohol Percentage

12,69%

Residual Sugar

6,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A little known grape variety, this is bright and refreshing. Apple, pear and citrus

fruit are complmented by minty herbs and a delicately balsamic note. Lovely. We

all need to know mroe about Cococciola, and hopefully taste more true-to-type

examples from other producers in the future as well.

CODICE CITRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Cucullo, S.N.

66026 - Ortona (CH)

+39 0859031342

citra@citra.it

citra.it

ABRUZZO

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC

“IL PATTO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

7,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Elegant and direct aromas, with a fresh easygoing mouthfeel and a clean finish

that feature red cherry, inky spices, and fresh herbs. Offers smooth tannins and

fruity charm in spades on the long saline finish.

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 159

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972723689

info@cantinedelnotaio.it

cantinedelnotaio.it

BASILICATA

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC

“IL REPERTORIO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A beautiful nose featuring plenty of ripe redcurrant and wild flowers, then spicy

and meaty. Clean, long and well balanced, with silky tannins and a pleasant

savory finish. Picks up some tannic heft with aeration but stays light and lively. A

very pretty Aglianico del Vulture that will age well for 4-8 years.

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 159

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972723689

info@cantinedelnotaio.it

cantinedelnotaio.it

BASILICATA

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DISTRIBUITO DA CANTINE DI PALMA

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC

“TENUTE PIANO REGIO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very young Aglianico but real underlying depth and finesse here thanks also

to the bright minerality that the Vulture brings home in spades; lots of oak too

unfortunately, so this needs time, but there’s plenty of fruit and structure to make

the waiting game worth playing.

CANTINE STRAPELLUM

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Zona Pip - Lotti N. 14 E N. 15, Snc

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972722891

info@cantinedipalmasrl.com

cantinestrapellum.com

BASILICATA

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ALCAMO DOC BIANCO

“BUNIFAT” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Catarratto Lucido

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

0,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely fresh, balanced, very savory and tasty, with a pleasant fruity finish that

lasts and lasts. Perfect to match with Mediterranean-themed fish cuisine. The

Cataratto varieties seems to shine here.

POSSENTE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G. Martino, 49

91011 - Alcamo (TP)

+39 0924502706

info@possente.it

possente.it

SICILY

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ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT

BIANCO “PLÖTZNER” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Pinot Bianco

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Subtle melon and stone fruit aromas and flavors, with a Brazil nut character. Nice,

creamy, rich and balanced, with a pleasant fresh acidity in background.

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN PAOLO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Castel Guardia, 21

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)

+39 0471662183

info@stpauls.wine

stpauls.wine

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE

BRUT ROSE’ “ATHESIS” 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautifully clean and precise, with a rich and fruity nose, combining the purity of

the region’s cool climate and the structure of Pinot Noir. The palate is rich, fresh

and vibrant, enhanced by a beautiful creamy mousse and lingering finish. Pinot

Noir bubblies this good are rare in Italy.

KETTMEIR

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cantine, 4

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)

+39 0471963135

info@kettmeir.com

kettmeir.com

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

5,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean and expressive air-dried grapes aromas shine through on the nose; then

nice fruitiness and very discreet oakiness on the suave but dense and powerful

palate. Lovely balance and finishes not just long, but classically dry. Truly

noteworthy Amarone.

LA COLLINA DEI CILIEGI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc.Erbin, 36

37023 - Grezzana (VR)

+39 0158484301

info@lacollinadeiciliegi.it

lacollinadeiciliegi.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG “Q” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean and precise, with a dried cherry and chocolate character. Rich, ripe, sweet,

lacking a bit of freshness that would better pull the wine into focus; still, it’s

pretty irresistible as is.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

“TERRE DI VERONA” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A lovely clean and floral nose for an Amarone. Rich, fresh and well balanced, with

an almost Valpolicella Ripasso-like quality rather than the richer strcuture we are

used to with Amarone. But lovely nonetheless.

CANTINA DI VERONA SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Olmo, 11

37141 - Verona (VR)

+39 045550032

federico@cantinadiverona.it

cantinadiverona.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice floral notes of violet, dried fruit aromas and sweet spicy hints. Maybe just

a little residual sugar here, but elegant, lovely balanced, rounded and with a

pleasant fruity finish.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

7,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A lovely, big-hearted example of Amarone exploding with flavour: blackberry,

cassis, vanilla oak, nutmeg, sweet spices, cooked black cherrries. The finish is just

slightly simple, but this classic Amarone is hard to resist.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

CLASSICO 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep garnet red. Complex ripe cherries, toasted almond and sweet spice aromas

and flavors. Powerful, warm, smooth, velvety tannins, with a pleasant slightly

bitter finish.

SAN RUSTICO VALGATARA SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Pozzo - Valgatara, 2

37020 - Marano Di Valpolicella (VR)

+39 0457703348

info@sanrustico.it

sanrustico.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

CLASSICO 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

8,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is a very typical classic Amarone. Complex and ripe nose speaks of cheries

macerated in brandy, chcocolate, plums and sweet spices; rich and long with

intense raisin character on the long sulty creamy finish.

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bolla, 11

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)

+39 0457701349

info@farinawines.com

farinawines.com

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA

VALPOLICELLA DOCG

CLASSICO “VIGNE ALTE” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

8,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe fruit and sweet spices aromas and flavors, with a lightly balsamic hint.

Clean, fresh and lovely ripe on palate, with a pleasant long and persistent finish.

CANTINA F.LLI ZENI S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Costabella, 9

37011 - Bardolino (VR)

+39 04572110022

info@zeni.it

zeni.it

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA

“CAPITEL MONTE OLMI” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta

Alcohol Percentage

17%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Everything is in the right place here. Nice deep dark red; complex and rich nose

of strawberry jam, licorice , cinnamon, clove and prune, with a well-integrated

wood. Full bodied, well balanced with unbridled elegance and a lovely crunchy

bite in the mid-palate. Ok, fill my glass up please!

AGRICOLA F.LLI TEDESCHI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Verdi, 4

37029 - S. Pietro In Cariano (VR)

+39 0457701487

tedeschi@tedeschiwines.com

tedeschiwines.com

VENETO

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG CLASSICO RISERVA

“MONTEFANTE” 2010

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Corvinone

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

1,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex and multilayered red, showing dried figs, raisins, chocolate, mint and

cigar box aromas and flavors. Good and brave example with low residual sugar.

Vibrant acidity and tannins support the beautiful texture. Long and lingering

perfume on the bright suave finish. Lovely not over the top Amarone.

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bolla, 11

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)

+39 0457701349

info@farinawines.com

farinawines.com

VENETO

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT

2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An under-ripe style of Prosecco that boasts lots of freshness and a delicate

salinity. Clean, fresh and long, with bright apple and pear aromas and flavors and

a pleasantly lightly bittersweet finish.

TENUTA AMADIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Longon, 74

31010 - Monfumo (TV)

+39 0423560099

info@tenutamadio.com

tenutamadio.com

VENETO

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ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA

BRUT “ERA GRANDE” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice and fresh nose, white flowers with pear and banana aromas for added

complexity. Good intensity and concentration. Nicely fresh, with well-balanced

refereshing acidity, and a lingering, floral finish.

TENUTA AMADIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Longon, 74

31010 - Monfumo (TV)

+39 0423560099

info@tenutamadio.com

tenutamadio.com

VENETO

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BARBARESCO DOCG

RISERVA 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dried red fruits aromas and flavors, with licorice and earth hints. Full body, well

balanced, with firm tannins and a pleasant finish.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ROBERTO SAROTTO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ronconuovo, 13

12050 - Neviglie (CN)

+39 0173630228

roberto@robertosarotto.com

robertosarotto.com

PIEDMONT

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BARBERA D’ALBA DOC 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Barbera

Alcohol Percentage

13,6%

Residual Sugar

4,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A most impressive example with concentrated fruit, integrated oak and lots of

supporting acidity. The finish is long and still tightly wound suggesting that this

wine will continue to age well. Complex black fruit and spice on the finish, round

out this gorgeous red.

GIORDANO VINI SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cane Guido, 47Bis/50

12055 - Valle Talloria Di Diano D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173239111

cristina.morando@giordano-vini.com

giordanovini.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

“MARIALUNGA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A classic style of Barolo. Not huge, but with evident tannins and acidity, and an

attractive elegance, plus the archetypal faded red rose petals and hint of tar,

despite its youth. Will prove a keeper.

CASCINA BRUNI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Bruni, 6

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173613208

bruni@cascinabruni.it

cascinabruni.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

BRICCO DELLE VIOLE 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Not especially big or hugely ripe, but very typical of the region and grape. Some

lovely wild red berry fruit and floral perfume on the above average nose. Elegant

on the palate too, with lovely red fruit notes and harmonious acid-fruit-tannin

balance. This will pick up weight and complexity with a little bottle age, at which

point this score will look very ungenerous.

VAJRA - G.D. VAJRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Delle Viole, 25

12060 - Barolo (CN)

+39 017356257

gdvajra@tin.it

gdvajra.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG CERRATI 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Elegant nose; rose, raspberry, cherry and herb aromas and flavors. Complex,

balanced, with well-integrated tannins and a truly mouthwatering but

harmonious acidity. Pleasant and excellent to drink right now.

TENUTA CUCCO AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Mazzini, 10

12050 - Serralunga D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173613003

info@tenutacucco.it

tenutacucco.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG PERNO 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Hefty, powerful, style. Robust tannins. Lacks a little precision and refinement

just now. Needs much more time to develop but lots of potential here. Serious,

traditional, austere Barolo.

SORDO GIOVANNI AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Alba-Barolo 175, 11 Bis

12060 - Castiglione Falletto (CN)

+39 017362853

info@sordogiovanni.it

sordogiovanni.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

RAVERA 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Restrained Nebbiolo wine combining power with subtlety. Very polished

tannins, cleansing acidity and lots of complex flavors on the palate. Elegant, well

integrated oak with the potential to age 20+ years.

REVA S.AGR.S

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Località San Sebastiano, 68

12065 - Monforte D’Alba (CN)

+39 0173789269

info@revamonforte.it

revamonforte.it

PIEDMONT

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BAROLO DOCG

ROCCHETTEVINO 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

1,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A classic example of Barolo. Rose and raspberry flavors and aromas. Balanced,

juicy, with an already approachable palate but the ability to age. Prehaps just a

touch too firm and drying on the finish.

AZIENDA AGR.OBERTO MARCO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Santa Maria, 1

12064 - La Morra (CN)

+39 017350217

info@ciabotberton.it

ciabotberton.it

PIEDMONT

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BASILICATA IGT ROSSO

“L’ATTO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico del Vulture

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

9,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rather sweet vanilla and herbs slightly dominate the easygoing red fruit aromas

and flavors. Made in rather modern style, easily accessible style, this rather wellbalanced

red offers a long, classically dry finish.

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO SOC. AGR. A R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Roma, 159

85028 - Rionero In Vulture (PZ)

+39 0972723689

info@cantinedelnotaio.it

cantinedelnotaio.it

BASILICATA

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BRACHETTO D’ACQUI DOCG

SPUMANTE DOLCE

“DUCHESSA LIA” 2016

Wine Category

Sweet Sparkling Red Wines

Grape Variety

Brachetto

Alcohol Percentage

6,5%

Residual Sugar

110gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is a lovely juicy wine that is full of super ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit.

Yes it is quite sweet, but very nicely balanced. A good example of an underrated

style.

DUCHESSA LIA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Corso Piave, 140

12058 - S. Stefano Belbo (CN)

+39 0141843006

info@duchessalia.it

duchessalia.it

PIEDMONT

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “IL VINO DEI POETI” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lifted dried violet, cranberry and cherry notes on palate and nose. Good balance

between acidity and concentration of fruit. Firm and lingering tannins, with a lot

of finesse in the mouthfeel. A classically-styled Brunello.

BOTTEGA SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Vicolo Aldo Bottega, 2

31010 - Bibano Di Godega S.U. (TV)

+39 0438406808

alicelorenzet@bottegaspa.com

bottegaspa.com

VENETO

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BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

DOCG “PODERE CASISANO” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese Grosso

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red with a hint of amber at the rim. Aromas and flavors of redcurrant, tea

leaf, licorice and earth. A bit of volatility and warmth mark the overall balance.

Very fine to drink right now and over the next few years, but maturing fast.

CASISANO - TOMMASI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Ronchetto, 2

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)

+39 0457701266

wine@tommasi.com

tommasi.com

TUSCANY

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CABERNET GERNISCHT

“GERUIHONG” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Gernischt,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

13,89%

Residual Sugar

3,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A characterful wine; with cassis and bright pepper aromas and flavors,

underpinned by herbaceous and balsamic notes. Nice, with an attractive length.

Well made. This variety is one that the Chinese winemakers should pay more

attention to as the country seems remarkably capable of making great wines

with it.

NINGXIA DONGFANGYUXING WINERY CO., LTD.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CABERNET GERNISCHT DRY 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Gernischt,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A very well made Carmenère (the name used outside of China for this variety),

which is bright and definitely original thanks to a touch of grass and burned

rubber on the finish. Ripe red fruit leads the way however, and on the elegant,

powerful finish this showcases loads of strawberry and red cherry nuances.

NINGXIA XIYUWANGQUAN WINERY CO., LTD.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“GERUIHONG” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon,

Cabernet Gernischt

Alcohol Percentage

13,89%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A powerful Cabernet Sauvignon driven wine, with intense, concentrated and ripe

black currant fruits aromas. Has a slightly musky edge on the palate (perhaps

the Cab Gernischt). Very good concentration, the palate is well balanced, loads

of well integrated oak. Impressive.

NINGXIA DONGFANGYUXING WINERY CO.LTD.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

“LANCUI” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good full ruby. Interesting nose of ripe black fruits with pleasant hints of

eucalyptus. Deep and well balanced on the palate. A very enjoyable and

drinkable example of Chinese wine.

NINGXIA LI LAN WINE CO.,LTD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

lilanwinery.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON

RESERVE 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

5,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fully saturated ruby. Hints of green bell pepper and cedar on the nose, with

sweet and sour blue fruit nuances. This is soft and fruity, not to mention well

balanced, boasting repeating ripe red and blue fruit characters.

NINGXIA SENMIAO MOON VALLEY ORCHID WINERY CO.,LTD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CAMPANIA IGT FIANO “ANTE

HIRPIS” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Falanghina

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A fresh juicy wine, open, easygoing and clean. Not the most intense Fiano

character but lovely and full of early appeal. Drink up sooner than later.

VINICOLA DEL SANNIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 87 Km 72+200, Snc

82037 - Castelvenere (BN)

+39 0824940407

info@vinicoladelsannio.it

vinicoladelsannio.it

CAMPANIA

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CANNELLINO DI FRASCATI

DOCG 2014

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Malvasia, Grechetto

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

61,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense honeyed apricot and tropical fruit notes on the nose; then slightly less

intense on the palate, with more dried apricot and mandarin nuances followed

by a lingering golden raisin finish. This is blessed by vibrant acidity neatly

focusing the aromas and flavors; it’s a superb Cannellino.

VILLA SIMONE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Frascatti-Colonna, 29

00078 - Monte Porzio Catone (RM)

+39 069449717

info@villasimone.it

villasimone.it

LAZIO

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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC

“MAIMONE” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cannonau

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very typical Cannonau. Red fruits aromas and flavors and earthy notes are

complemented by red rose petals and violet. Elegant, soft and well balanced. A

very pleasant wine, offering an excellent value for money.

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Oristano - Loc. Rimedio, 6/A

09170 - Oristano (OR)

+39 078333383

vinovernaccia@tiscali.it

cantinadellavernaccia.it

SARDINIA

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CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC

SUPERIORE “ARRUGA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Carignano

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A complex, spicy and herbal red wine with loads of character. Loads of sweet

fruit on the palate, especially dark plums and blackberries. The bold tannin

structure will encourage further ageing. This is a truly superior Carignan wine,

very, very, very impressively done here.

CANTINE SARDUS PATER

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Rinascita, 46

09017 - Sant’Antioco (CI)

+39 0781800274

info@cantinesarduspater.it

cantinesarduspater.it

SARDINIA

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CASTEL DEL MONTE BOMBINO

NERO DOCG “VERITAS” 2016

Wine Category

Still Rosé Wines

Grape Variety

Bombino Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

2,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely light pink color with orange hints, then offers up a boatload of fresh

strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors. Elegant, fresh, creamy, with a long

and mineral finish. Bombino Nero is one of Italy’s least known native grapes, yet

it makes outstanding fresh midweight red wines and deliciously perfumed rosés

like this beauty. Well done.

AZIENDA VIN. TORREVENTO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Prov.Le 234 Km 10,600

70033 - Corato (BA)

+39 0808980923

info@torrevento.it

torrevento.it

APULIA

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CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA

DOCG 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola Frappato

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Textbook Cerasuolo di Vittoria (don’t confuse this with Abruzzo’s Cerasuolo

d’Abruzzo, a Rosato wine), with high Frappato perfume. Original, distinctive and

very precise with fresh, lifted floral and spicy red fruit aromas and flavors. Pretty

and rather open-knit on the palate. Smooth and persistently fruity on the finish.

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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CESANESE DEL PIGLIO DOCG

SUPERIORE RISERVA

“TORRE DEL PIANO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cesanese

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Red cherry and strawberry nuances on the nose that boasts neat sweet spice

nuances. Bright, fresh, fruity, then a little oaky but lively, this will probaly be

best in a couple of years time. Truly noteworthy example of a wine made with

Cesanese d’Affile variety, one of Italy’s least known yet potentially great wine

grapes.

CASALE DELLA IORIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Piazza Regina Margherita, 1

030100 - Acuto (FR)

+39 0775 56031

info@casaledellaioria.com

casaledellaioria.com

LAZIO

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CESANESE DEL PIGLIO

DOCG SUPERIORE RISERVA

“VAJOSCURO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cesanese d’Affile

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,01gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Floral, fresh red fruits with Cesanese-typical spices; very true-to-type, and that’s

a real plus. Clean but slightly drying finish; will match heavenly with hearty dishes

such as stews.

SOC. AGRICOLA GIOVANNI TERENZI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Forese,13

03010 - Serrone (FR)

+39 0775594286

info@viniterenzi.com

viniterenzi.com

LAZIO

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT “CUVEE

SELECTION” 2010

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Pinot N/M/Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

12,27%

Residual Sugar

9,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

The nose is definitely Champagne; a bright mix of fruit flavors and light vegetal

notes. Nice, clean, creamy, well balanced, with a smooth texture and a great

fluidity.

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Rue Du Pressoir, 11

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)

+39 325383475

champagne@chassenay.com

chassenay.fr

GRAND EST - FRANCE

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CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSÉ

“CUVÉE” 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Alcohol Percentage

12,3%

Residual Sugar

9,69gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Elegant and restrained nose, with hints of strawberry and redcurrant. Clean,

fresh, lively with a well-managed dosage. Finishes long and with a quite savory

quality.

SCA CHASSENAY D’ARCE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Rue Du Pressoir, 11

10110 - Ville Sur Arce (France)

+39 325383475

champagne@chassenay.com

chassenay.fr

GRAND EST - FRANCE

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CHARDONNAY “BEINANI” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Vidal

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright straw-gold. Interesting, quite complex and moderately intense nose of

hawthorn and acacia flowers, with fresh fruit aromas, citrus notes and mineral

hints. Well balanced, fresh and medium bodied.

HUIDA SUNSHINE ECOLOGICAL WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

nxhuida.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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CHARDONNAY NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA

“LIMITED EDITION” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

13,6%

Residual Sugar

5,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright straw yellow. Elegant, round and rich, with very intriguing spicy oak note

nicely complementing rich tropical fruit and buttery flavors. Finishes long and

smooth. Lovely balance and a distinct cool climate quality.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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CHENIN BLANC W.O.

WELLINGTON RESERVE

“CARPE DIEM” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Chenin Blanc

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good full straw yellow. A very interesting and complex nose; honey, jasmine,

apple, peach and quince aromas, citrus notes of grapefruit underpinned by

pleasant mineral hints. Complete, full, well-balanced and compelling, with a clean

finish. Easy to love.

DIEMERSFONTEIN

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Newtown,

7655 - Wellington (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

diemersfontein.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN

SELEZIONE “IL SOLATIO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very elegant and precise Chianti Classico, with a complex set of aromas (red

fruits, violets and some other floral characters) and a fresh, crunchy palate which

is not over-rich typical of the Radda sub-zone. Very nice tannin structure, which

will promote some long ageing.

ZONIN1821 - FAMIGLIA ZONIN

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Pian D’Albola, 31

53017 - Radda In Chianti (SI)

+39 0444640111

presidenza@zonin1821.it

zonin1821.it

TUSCANY

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CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG

RISERVA “CAMPOMAGGIO” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,55gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Ripe red cherry and pomegranate, tomato leaf, sandalwood, potpourri, finishes

up a little tart but with enough structure to avoid it coming off as hard. Lovely

Sangiovese fruit.

CASTELLANI - VIGNETI DI CAMPOMAGGIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Popolo, 90

56025 - Pontedera - Fraz. Santa Lucia (PI)

+39 0587292900

info@castelwine.com

castelwine.com

TUSCANY

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CIRCEO DOP ROSSO

“NOBILVITE” 2016

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Plenty of ripe berries and herbs on the nose and in the mouth. Creamy, supple,

and smooth with very polished tannins, offering an easy to drink quality with a

nicely balanced toasty finish. Enjoyable, this is a really big wine for the price.

V.G. SRL - CANTINA VILLA GIANNA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Maremmana Snc

04016 - Sabaudia Borgo S.Donato (LT)

+39 077350757

info@villagianna.it

villagianna.it

LAZIO

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COLLI DEL LIMBARA IGT

NEBBIOLO “KARANA” 2016

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nebbiolo

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, fresh and perfumed. Long, juicy with a well-balanced palate, this is a rare

example of Sardinian Nebbiolo wine; and though it certainly brings to mind

some of the characteristics of the great wines of the Langhe, this is resolutely an

island, marine environment wine. Lovely wine you’ll have hard time not downing

by the bucketful.

CANTINA GALLURA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Val Di Cossu, 9

07029 - Tempio Pausania (OT)

+39 079631241

info@cantinagallura.com

cantinagallura.net

SARDINIA

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COLLI DI LUNI DOC BIANCO

“FIOR DI LUNA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vermentino, Greco, Albarola

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh, appealing, juicy, very young, and plenty of fruity aromas. Pleasant and

easygoing in mouth, wine showing some depth. Herb notes and salty finish make

for another glass. Nice drink!

CANTINE LUNAE BOSONI S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Bozzi, 63

19034 - Ortonovo (SP)

+39 0187669222

bosoni@cantinelunae.com

cantinelunae.it

LIGURIA

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COLLI EUGANEI DOC ROSSO

“ORTONE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon,

Cabernet Franc

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A proper Bordeaux look-alike, with judicious gamey notes and all. It growns on

you. Soft dark blackberry and black cherry, also pretty orange blossom florals

that really set this wine apart. Plenty of fruit and structure.

QUOTA 101 - SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Malterreno, 12

35038 - Torreglia (PD)

+39 0425410922

info@quota101.com

quota101.com

VENETO

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR

D’ARANCIO DOCG SECCO

“BIANCO INFINITO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice Moscato Giallo aromas; clearly not made with Moscato Bianco, as this is

richer, with strong note of honey, orange oil, sweet spices and tangerine jelly.

Impressively clean and precise on the finish where litchee and fresh citrus note

dominate. Lovely, clean, with a long fruity and fairly dry finish.

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA MAELI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Pirio, 28

35038 - Torreglia (PD)

+39 3381136749

elisa@maeliwine.com

maeliwine.it

VENETO

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COLLI EUGANEI FIOR

D’ARANCIO DOCG SPUMANTE

DOLCE 2016

Wine Category

Sweet Sparkling White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

6,5%

Residual Sugar

109gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely freshness, very clean and long. White flowers, aromatic herbs, citrus

notes of orange peel. A little delicate and not the last word in concentration but

brimming with early appeal. A downright fun wine that is a great buy!

QUOTA 101 - SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Malterreno, 12

35038 - Torreglia (PD)

+39 0425410922

info@quota101.com

quota101.com

VENETO

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COLLI MACERATESI DOC

RIBONA 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Maceratino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich but could use a bit more freshness for added lift and clarity. Clean, long

and ripe, this showcases neatly the high potential of the cultivar to make high

quality wines. Looking forward to trying more wines from this grape variety and

producer! Nicely reminiscent of Maceratino grape variety.

SANTA CASSELLA SOCIETA AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Santa Cassella, 7

62018 - Potenza Picena (MC)

+39 0733671507

info@santacassella.it

santacassella.it

MARCHE

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COLLI MACERATESI DOC

RIBONA “LE GRANE” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Ribona

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,89gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This nicely balanced wine made with a little-known Italian native grape

boasts fresh herb and floral notes complicated by ripe yellow fruit and savory

herb elements. Intense, dry, clean and vibrant on the finish, this has sneaky

concentration and a ripe, luscious mouthfeel. Highly enjoyable wine that makes

us hope more producers will want to try their hand at making wines with Ribona.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BOCCADIGABBIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Castelletta, 56

62012 - Civitanova Marche (MC)

+39 073370728

info@boccadigabbia.com

boccadigabbia.com

MARCHE

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COLLI PIACENTINI DOC

BONARDA “MONT’ARQUATO”

2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Croatina

Alcohol Percentage

13,77%

Residual Sugar

9,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A very good and typical example of Croatina wine that offers ripe tannins. Clean,

vibrant and crisp on the palate; lots of fresh fruit and refreshing acidity with a

long and creamy finish.

CANTINE CASABELLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Casabella

29014 - Ziano Piacentino (Piacenza) (PC)

+39 0523804441

info@cantinecasabella.com

cantinecasabella.eu

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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COLLIO DOC PINOT GRIGIO

“CA’ RONESCA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Plenty of fruit and flavor. Concentrated and clean; un unusual expression of Pinot

Grigio that is richer and heavier than most examples. The finish is savory and

long.

I MAGREDI DI MICHELANGELO TOMBACCO & C. S.A.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Sole 15, 15

33090 - Domanins Di San Giorgio Della (PN)

+39 042794720

info@imagredi.com

imagredi.com

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE BRUT 2015

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely perfume of green apples, white peach and nectarine. Elegant, delicate

wine with a precise balance. Clean, long; just a little simple or would have

garnered a higher score.

MASOTTINA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Custoza, 2

31015 - Conegliano (TV)

+39 0438400775

info@masottina.it

masottina.it

VENETO

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

17gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex aromas of minerals, chalk, apple blossoms, crisp green apples,

pineapple and papaya. Quite rich and sweet, fresh, bubbly, with some persistence

in a light almondy twist.

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Colvendrame, 25

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)

+39 0438894153

bernardi@cantinabernardi.it

cantinabernardi.it

VENETO

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

15gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Appealing and fresh nose of ripe citrus and white flowers. Creamy, suave, softly

textured, nice sweetness with a crisp and vibrant acidity. This is a much above

average example of what the Glera variety can deliver when a talented producer

is at work with it. Fill my glass, pronto!

CASE BIANCHE SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Barriera, 41

31058 - Susegana (TV)

+39 043864468

info@colsandago.com

colsandago.com

VENETO

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CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE

PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY

MILLESIMATO 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

18gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Quite a forceful style of Prosecco with a powerful, slightly harsh edge to the

palate. Under-ripe pear skin characters dominate the palate but the wine is

balanced with an attractive amount of residual sweetness.

FATTORIA CONCA D’ORO DI CIMETTA ENOL. FRANCESCO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Dei Colli, 55/A

31015 - Conegliano (TV)

+39 0438450477

info@fattoriaconcadoro.com

fattoriaconcadoro.com

VENETO

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280


COSTA D’AMALFI DOC ROSSO

RISERVA FURORE 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico Piedirosso

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright ruby red. Intense nose of violet, ripe blueberries and prunes with

complicating spicy notes. Structured, deep, with dense tannins and a smooth

fruity finish. Lovely.

MARISA CUOMO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G. B. Lama, 16/18

84010 - Furore (SA)

+39 089830348

info@marisacuomo.com

marisacuomo.com

CAMPANIA

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DELLE VENEZIE IGT MÜLLER

THURGAU “PIAN DI FESTA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Muller Thurgau

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely, easygoing and easily accessible Müller-Thurgau aromas and flavors. Light

and varietally accurate (green apple, thyme, lime), it’s hard not to look for a

funnel, rather than a glass!

CANTINA VALDADIGE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Don Cesare Scala, 45

37020 - Brentino Belluno (VR)

+39 0456284064

amministrazione@cantinavaldadige.it

cantinavaldadige.eu

VENETO

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EMILIA IGP LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE “BOCANEGRA 11.0”

2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling Red

Wines with residual sugar up to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Maestri, Lambrusco Ancellotta

Alcohol Percentage

11,43%

Residual Sugar

19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, fresh, long, lovely and easygoing wine that speaks of the Lambrusco

varieties the minute it’s poured. Frothy and ripe, with a creamy mouthfeel

enlivened by juicy acidity that nicely extends the ripe dark berry and cherry

flavors.

OINOE SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Dei Ronconi, 23

43029 - Traversetolo (PR)

+39 0521842680

info@oinoevini.it

oinoevini.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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EMILIA IGP LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE “MARCELLO ORO -

LANGHIRANO PARMA” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Maestri

Alcohol Percentage

10,5%

Residual Sugar

28gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh, fruity, precise, balanced and appetizing. A nice and pleasurable wine that

offers nice freshness, precise aromas and flavors and a saline texture that will

marry well with savory, fatty foods. Puts all those bad Lambrusco wines you

might have tried to shame.

ARIOLA VIGNE E VINI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Della Buca, 5/A

43010 - Langhirano (PR)

+39 0521637678

info@viniariola.it

viniariola.com

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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EMILIA IGT LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE “TERRE VERDIANE

1813” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

20gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Almost inky-ruby with a bright purple froth. Fruity, floral and fresh; then a touch

green in the middle. Always luscious and fruity, but could use even a bit more

fruit for a still higher score.

CANTINE CECI SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Provinciale, 99-99A

43056 - Torrile (PR)

+39 0521810252

info@lambrusco.it

lambrusco.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG

“60” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Erbaluce

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Delicate but pure aromas of fresh white fruits with an underlying balsamic note.

Refreshing acidity on the long and mineral, downright savory finish. A rather

refined wine.

CANTINA DELLA SERRA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Strada Nuova, 12

10010 - Piverone (TO)

+39 012572166

cs.laserra@gmail.com

cantinadellaserra.com

PIEDMONT

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG

PASSITO 2010

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Erbaluce

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

141,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A beautiful gold yellow color. Complex nose of ripe peach, dried and candied

fruit. Structured, depth, well balanced, persistent and long with a pleasant dried

fruit aftertaste.

TENUTA ROLETTO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Porta Pia, 69/71

10090 - Cuceglio (TO)

+39 0124492293

info@tenutaroletto.it

tenutaroletto.it

PIEDMONT

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ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG

SPUMANTE BRUT “MASILE’”

2012

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Erbaluce

Alcohol Percentage

12,89%

Residual Sugar

6,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pale colour with a fine mousse. The perfumed hints typical of the Erbaluce

grape (thyme, green apple, lime, almonds) come through on the nose and in the

mouth. Lots of character here. Very attractive traditional method sparkling wine

made with a native Italian cultivar that deserves to be better known.

LA MASERA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada San Pietro, 32

10010 - Piverone (TO)

+39 3318016881

info@lamasera.it

lamasera.it

PIEDMONT

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ETNA DOC ROSSO

“LU VERU PIACIRI” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nerello Mascalese, Nero Cappuccio

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful color. Interesting and complex nose of pretty red cherries and sweet

baking spices aromas and flavors; notes of white pepper, minerals, earth and tar

persist impressively. Elegant, soft and charming, with a fresh acidity.

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23

95100 - Catania (CT)

+39 095222644

az.alcantara@googlemail.com

al-cantara.it

SICILY

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ETNA DOC ROSSO “O’SCURU

O’SCURU” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nerello Mascalese, Nerello

Cappuccio

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful aromas and flavors of sweet ripe cherry, pomegranate and sweet

cinnamon; with tobacco and mineral notes. Impressive wine; intense, creamy,

with a persistent finish and a reminiscence of cocoa.

AL-CANTARA SOC. AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Antonio Cecchi, 23

95100 - Catania (CT)

+39 095222644

az.alcantara@googlemail.com

al-cantara.it

SICILY

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FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO DOP

“BIANCUZITA” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Falanghina

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Round and pretty rich for a Falanghina wine. A Mediterranean character jumps

from the glass when first poured, with aromas of peach, pears, almond, and

complicating dried flower and mineral notes. Fresh, clean, well balanced with a

round texture and a long and pleasant lingering finish.

AZ. AGR. TORRE A ORIENTE DI PATRIZIA IANNELLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Mercuri, 1

82030 - Torrecuso (BN)

+39 0824874274

info@torreaoriente.eu

torreaoriente.com

CAMPANIA

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT

ROSÈ “CUVÈE MONOGRAM”

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pale salmon pink; the nose offers easily accessible wild strawberry and plum

fruit. Clean, fresh, long, juicy and saline, with an almond finish, it’s a rosé

Franciacorta that offers uncomplicated but precise drinking.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASTEL FAGLIA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Boschi Fraz. Calino, 3

25046 - Cazzagno S. Martino (BS)

+39 0307751042

cantina@castelfaglia.it

castelfaglia.it

LOMBARDY

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FRANCIACORTA DOCG EXTRA

BRUT MILLESIMATO RISERVA

2004

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very fine mousse. Great complexity here. Classic brioche, creme patissiere, toast

and strawberry notes on the nose. Lively acidity is balanced by concentrated

fruit. Lovely balanced medium body. Over-achieving sparkler from Franciacorta.

VILLA FRANCIACORTA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Villa, 12

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)

+39 030652329

info@villafranciacorta.it

villafranciacorta.it

LOMBARDY

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293


FRANCIACORTA DOCG PAS

DOSÉ ROSÉ MILLESIMATO

“BOKE’ NOIR” 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich, clean and elegant nose, brioche, wild strawberries, and lightly citrus notes.

Clean, fresh, lively, savory, well balanced and pleasant, with a fresh long finish.

VILLA FRANCIACORTA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Villa, 12

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)

+39 030652329

info@villafranciacorta.it

villafranciacorta.it

LOMBARDY

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294


FREISA D’ASTI DOC SUPERIORE

“SORÌ DI GIUL” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Freisa

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Softer than usual Freisa, but with telltale strawberry aromas and flavors. Lovely

youthfully chewy tannins, this ought to age surprisingly well too. Lovely wine; try

with charcuterie, grilled sausages or burgers.

SOC. AGR. TENUTA SANTA CATERINA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Marconi, 17

14035 - Grazzano Badoglio (AT)

+39 0141925108

info@tenuta-santa-caterina.it

tenuta-santa-caterina.it

PIEDMONT

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FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI

DOC PIGNOLO “MYÒ

VIGNETI DI SPESSA” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pignolo

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely dark damson fruit on the nose. Clean, fresh, long, delightful, early

appeal but an obviously lighter-styled Pignolo, without the tannic clout that

so characterizes this variety. But it’s hard to argue with this wine’s balance and

surprisingly accessible nature.

ZORZETTIG DI ZORZETTIG CAV. GIUSEPPE S.S.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Str. S.Anna - Fraz.Spessa, 37

33043 - Cividale Del Friuli (UD)

+39 0432716156

info@zorzettigvini.it

zorzettigvini.it

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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FRIULI GRAVE DOC SAUVIGNON

“PRESTIGE” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Well typified, varietal character singing its origin, with good maturity and an

appetizing balance to the sage, rosemary, green fig and yellow melon notes.

SAN SIMONE DI BRISOTTO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Prata, 30

33080 - Porcia (PN)

+39 0434578633

info@sansimone.it

sansimone.it

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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GARDA DOC CLASSICO

CHIARETTO

“18 E QUARANTACINQUE” 2016

Wine Category

Still Rosé Wines

Grape Variety

Groppello Marzemino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

4,19gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense and fine on the nose. Floral perfume; cherry, peach, and tropical fruit

aromas. Juicy and fresh on the palate; savory, well balanced with a pleasant

finish.

CITARI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Citari, 2

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910310

info@citari.it

citari.it

LOMBARDY

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298


GARDA DOC CLASSICO ROSSO

“ULTIMO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Groppello Marzemino

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

4,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely balance, clean, fresh and long. A little too tannic currently, so perhaps

cellaring for a couple of years will help take the edge off. There’s certainly

enough fruit lurking beneath the tannic cloak to suggest this ought to blossom

nicely.

CITARI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Citari, 2

25015 - Desenzano Del Garda (BS)

+39 0309910310

info@citari.it

citari.it

LOMBARDY

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299


GAVI DOCG DEL COMUNE DI

GAVI “BRUNO BROGLIA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Cortese

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Yellow fruit and aromatic herbs aromas and flavors are very intense and

concentrated. Typically savory; a very different style from fresh and lean Gavis

that most everyone is accustomed to, this is more like a complex grand cru

Burgundy. Lots of depth here and outstanding balance, with excellent length.

Don’t miss this one!

BROGLIA SOCIETA’ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA (B.S.S.A.)

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Lomellina, 22

15066 - Gavi (AL)

+39 0143642998

broglia.azienda@broglia.eu

broglia.it

PIEDMONT

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GRECO DI TUFO DOCG “FEUDO

DI CASTEL MOZZO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Greco

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

1,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Mineral and crisp citrus notes, plus a hint of honey. A refreshing and savoury

wine, with a slight tannic bite typical of the variety; excellent matched to summer

seaside cuisine dishes.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ANNICCHIARICO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Acquara, 9

83030 - Santa Paolina (AV)

+39 3283273516

annicchiaricoleo@libero.it

feudodicastelmozzo.it

CAMPANIA

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GRIGNOLINO D’ASTI DOC

“ARLANDINO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Grignolino

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Orange-red color is typical of the variety, but this is almost too advanced. The

aromas and flavors of rosehip, redcurrant and fresh herbs are rich and creamy.

Typical varietal Grignolino.

SOC. AGR. TENUTA SANTA CATERINA S.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Marconi, 17

14035 - Grazzano Badoglio (AT)

+39 0141925108

info@tenuta-santa-caterina.it

tenuta-santa-caterina.it

PIEDMONT

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO

CASALESE DOC “ARBIAN” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Grignolino

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

While some might find this to be slightly too evolved, it’s a lovely example of

mature Grignolino that is rounder and smoother than most. Earthiness and

spices; tannic but with a soft mid palate. Just begs for some “vitello tonnato”!

ANGELINI PAOLO SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cascina Cairo, 10

15039 - Ozzano Monferrato (AL)

+39 3468549015

info@societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com

societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com

PIEDMONT

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO

CASALESE DOC “GRIGNO’” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Grignolino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright pale red. Aromas and flavors of rosehip, wild redcurrants, soy sauce and

vanilla. Lively and fresh with high but harmonious acidity lifting the red fruit

flavors on the long finish. A textbook Grignolino, elegant and complex.

BECCARIA DAVIDE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G. Bianco, 3

15039 - Ozzano Monferrato (AL)

+39 0142487321

beccaria@beccaria-vini.it

beccaria-vini.it

PIEDMONT

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GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO

CASALESE DOC “POGGETO”

2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Grignolino

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Sour red cherries and redcurrant aromas have a brightly spicy, smoky and floral

note. Highly energetic on the palate, with a vibrant, well balanced and elegantly

long finish. The firm but noble tannins provide backbone and leave the mouth

feeling clean and ready to drink more.

LA CASACCIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Dante Barbano,, 10

15034 - Cella Monte (AL)

+39 0142489986

vini@lacasaccia.biz

lacasaccia.biz

PIEDMONT

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IRPINIA DOC BIANCO

“CAMPANARO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Fiano, Greco

Alcohol Percentage

13,68%

Residual Sugar

2,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Delicate notes of yellow flowers and chamomile, then intense hints of ripe pear

and grapefruit followed by mint, acacia honey and mineral notes. Fresh, wellbalanced,

with beautiful acidity and a vibrant mineral edge. Long and persistent.

FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO AZIENDE AGRICOLE SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Cerza Grossa, 5

83050 - Sorbo Serpico (AV)

+39 0825986683

info@feudi.it

feudi.it

CAMPANIA

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ISCHIA DOC BIANCOLELLA

“VIGNA DEL LUME” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Biancolella

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright straw-gold. Pomaceous orchard fruit, sweet spices and a hint of orange

peel on the nose. A pleasantly fresh floral note complicates ripe citrus fruit

flavors. Fresh, delicate, and slightly saline, with a pleasant and lingering finish.

ANTONIO MAZZELLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Serbatoio, 2

80070 - Ischia (NA)

+39 081901541

info@ischiavini.it

ischiavini.it

CAMPANIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGP

BIANCO “G’OCEANO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Arvisionadu

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Earthy and ripe, unusual but intriguing, with a lovely salty character. Finishes

classically dry, with noteworthy freshness and saltiness. A unique expression

redolent in marine character.

CANTINA ARVISIONADU

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Loc. Luzzanas

07010 - Benetutti (SS)

+39 3489989260

info@cantina-arvisionadu.it

cantina-arvisionadu.it

SARDINIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

BIANCO “IDE” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

In an innovative style, built upon oak influence, it keeps an expression of its

own, with a Vermentino-typical freshness and a delicate finish. Plenty of bright

grapefruit aromas and flavors that do not succumb to the oak, but still, this will

appeal more to lovers of oak-fermented wines.

TENUTE DELOGU

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ss 291 “Della Nurra” Km 22+329

07100 - Sassari (SS)

+39 0793402948

info@tenutedelogu.com

tenutedelogu.com

SARDINIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

CAGNULARI 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cagnulari

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean, with appealing ripe fruits aromas and flavors, and balsamic hints. Nice

personality, smooth, well balanced, with a long and lovely finish, this wine

showcases well the heights which Cagnulari, an increasingly popular Sardinian

variety can reach. Look out for more beauties from this producer, a recognized

Cagnulari expert.

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA CHESSA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

San Giorgio

07049 - Usini (SS)

+39 3283747069

info@cantinechessa.it

cantinechessa.it

SARDINIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

CAGNULARI “BERANU” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cagnulari

Alcohol Percentage

15,5%

Residual Sugar

0,23gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Floral, ripe red and black fruits aromas and flavors, with an overlay of balsamic

and spicy notes. Clean and fresh, with spicy tannins and lovely balance, with a

long, clean finish.

GALAVERA SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Cesare Battisti, 7

07049 - Usini (SS)

+39 079380150

galavera@tiscali.it

galavera.com

SARDINIA

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT

ROSSO “UTTÌU” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Syrah

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful deep dark red. Intense aromas and flavors of blackberry with delicious

hints of spicy herbs and Oriental woods. Full bodied and elegant at the same

time, with a long finish. Neat winemaking here.

SOCIETÁ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA TENUTE ROSSINI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Localita’ San Salvatore , 1

07030 - Laerru (SS)

+39 3421601281

tenute.rossini@gmail.com

tenuterossini.altervista.org

SARDINIA

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ITALIAN RIESLING DRY

PREMIUM ORGANIC WINE 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Italian Riesling

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright pale straw-green. Aromas of buttercups, green apple, pear and sweet

spices, at first then more tropical. Very good, clean and fresh. A pretty wine, with

rich and intense tropical fruit and orchard notes emerging with aeration.

HO-LAN SOUL (NINGXIA) INTERNATIONAL WINERIES CO., LTD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

holansoul.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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LACRIMA DI MORRO D’ALBA

DOC 2016

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Lacrima

Alcohol Percentage

13,1%

Residual Sugar

33,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very pleasant wine that seduces for its accessibility and attractive aromatic nose,

with floral and peppery aromas that soar from the glass. Plenty of acidity and

crunchy tannins, with a pleasant lively finish.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PELLEGRINI SILVANA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Santa Maria Del Fiore, 42, 42

60030 - Morro D’Alba (AN)

+39 3347739412

info@cantinapellegrini.it

cantinapellegrini.it

MARCHE

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LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOC

FRIZZANTE SECCO 2015

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco di Sorbara

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

13gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely juicy, very floral with red cherry and redcurrant aromas and flavors that

are nicely woven together by a bright floral note that speaks both of red roses

and violets. The violet reminder really emerges on the long bright back end.

GAVIOLI ANTICA CANTINA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Vittorio Veneto 85/A

41015 - Nonantola (MO)

+39 0522908715

stefania@donellivini.it;

gaviolivini.com

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI

CASTELVETRO DOC FRIZZANTE

AMABILE “RIGHI” 2016

Wine Category

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Grasparossa

Alcohol Percentage

8%

Residual Sugar

50gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very good, fruity with an excellent sugar-acid balance. Lovely fruit; elegant and

crowd-pleaser on the palate. A delicious wine that is fairly true-to-type with

chewy Grasparossa tannins and deep black fruit that is also very typical of this

variety.

CANTINE RIUNITE & CIV SOCIETA’ AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via G.Brodolini, 24

42040 - Campegine (RE)

+39 0522905711

info@riuniteciv.com

riunite.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI

CASTELVETRO DOP FRIZZANTE

AMABILE 2016

Wine Category

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Grasparossa

Alcohol Percentage

8%

Residual Sugar

50gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very well made, rich, very dark, Lambrusco wine that is tannic, full-bodied and

chewy, as you’d expect when the Lambrusco Grasparossa variety is being used.

Offers a ton of lovely wild strawberry and black cherry fruit aromas and flavors.

Very typical, with great balancing acidity and a varietally accurate character that

is admirable. Serious drink.

CANTINA SETTECANI - CASTELVETRO SOC.AGR.COOP

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Modena, 184

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)

+39 059702505

info@cantinasettecani.it

cantinasettecani.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI

CASTELVETRO DOP FRIZZANTE

SECCO “MONOVITIGNO” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Grasparossa

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh and clean nose of black fruit; not especially complex but very pure. Palate

is dry, taut, chewy and savory as is to be expected with a wine made with the

Lambrusco Grasparossa variety. Closes vibrant and fresh.

AZ. VITIVINICOLA FATTORIA MORETTO DI ALTARIVA FAUSTO & C.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Tiberia , 13/B

41014 - Castelvetro Di Modena (MO)

+39 059790183

info@fattoriamoretto.it

fattoriamoretto.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAMBRUSCO MANTOVANO DOC

FRIZZANTE “RAYS” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Ancellotta, Ruberti

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

35gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice fresh Lambrusco Mantovano wine with wild and ripe fruits galore on both

nose and palate. The sweetness is evident but there is enough acidity to balance

it and the red fruit flavors carry nicely on the long vibrant back end.

AZ. AG. MONTALDO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.Da Prov. Volta Valeggio

46049 - Volta Mantovana (MN)

+39 0376223323

info@cantinevirgili.it

cantinevirgili.it

LOMBARDY

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LAMBRUSCO SALAMINO DI

SANTA CROCE DOC FRIZZANTE

AMABILE 2016

Wine Category

Slighty-Sweet and Sweet Red Wines

with residual sugar above 30 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Salamino

Alcohol Percentage

8,94%

Residual Sugar

45gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good example of a wine made with Lambrusco Salamino (creamier than

Lambrusco di Sorbara, less tannic than Lambrusco Grasparossa). Nice balance,

vibrant and fresh, but with sneaky fruit concentration. A somewhat short finish

distracts, or would have merited an even higher score.

CANTINA SANTA CROCE SOC. AGR. COOP.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S.S. 468 Di Correggio, 35

41012 - Carpi (MO)

+39 059664007

info@cantinasantacroce.it

cantinasantacroce.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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LAZIO IGP BIANCO

“ANTINOO” 2014

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Viognier

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is a very smart, international white with plenty of new oak and stone and

tropical fruit from the Chardonnay and Viognier. The wine is well made; vibrant,

tense, while round and pleasant on the palate, showing some complexity and

depth.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGP BIANCO PASSITO

“APHRODISIUM” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Viognier, Petit Manseng

Alcohol Percentage

10,5%

Residual Sugar

187gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Really interesting rich, ripe and creative blend made in a bright modern style

with lovely flavor of apricot, orange, blossom and a twist of vanilla oak. Very long

on the creamy but bright finish. Superior winemaking here.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGP CABERNET

SAUVIGNON 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful ruby color. Cherries, ripe cassis and currant aromas and flavors, with

spicy notes of cocoa and licorice. Brightly acid but balanced offering lovely fruit

and polished tannins; creamy and persistent on the solid finish.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGP

PETIT VERDOT 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Petit Verdot

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Cherries and dark currant aromas and flavors are both energetic and focused.

Vibrant, well balanced with a youthfully chewy quality on the long finish. Well

done; at least, Petit Verdot seems to ripen well in Lazio.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGP ROSSO

“MADRESELVA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merl,Petitverd,Cabsauv

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

0gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense ruby red. Complex and intense nose; ripe cherries aromas and flavors

with balsamic notes. Balanced, deep and structured with velvety tannins;

persistent with a fruity finish.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LAZIO IGP

VIOGNIER 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Viognier

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

2,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

The nose is ripe and pronounced with some stone fruit notes. The palate is long

and structured with restrained alcohol and quite good acidity and a textural

mouthfeel. It may not be archetypal Viognier but it is a lovely glass of wine.

CASALE DEL GIGLIO AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.R.L.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Cisterna Nettuno, Km 13

04100 - Le Ferriere (LT)

+39 0692902530

info@casaledelgiglio.it

casaledelgiglio.it

LAZIO

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LIZZANO DOP MALVASIA NERA

“BELVEDERE” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Malvasia Nera

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean and fresh; a very typical Malvasia Nera wine from Puglia that offers

varietally-accurate aromas and flavors of tobacco and scorched earth. Smooth

and long. We need more wines such as this and fewer overly alcoholic Primitivos

from this region.

CANTINE LIZZANO S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Corso Europa, 37/39

74020 - Lizzano (TA)

+39 0999552013

customerservice@cantinelizzano.it

cantinelizzano.it

APULIA

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LUGANA DOC 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano di Lugana

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Discreet and clean on the nose, with easily identifiable apple, stone fruit, mineral

and mint flavors; becomes concentrated and complex on the palate as well as

with prolonged aeration, with an enticing and lively fresh finish persisting nicely.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BERTAGNA GIANFRANCO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Madonna Della Porta, 14

46040 - Cavriana (MN)

+39 037682211

info@cantinabertagna.it

cantinabertagna.it

LOMBARDY

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LUGANA DOC “CA’ DEL MERLO -

SEITERRE - TENUTA FANTONA”

2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Trebbiano di Lugana

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

2,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pleasing modernist interpretation with lift. Fresh and well made, with the usual

crowd-pleasing array of fresh citrus, apple, pear and delicately herbal aromas

and flavors. Nicely fresh and vibrant on the finish.

AZ. AGR. RIZZI LUIGINO E CLAUDIO S.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Dossi 26

37051 - Bovolone (VR)

+39 0457945498

info@seiterre.com

seiterre.eu

VENETO

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MALANOTTE DEL PIAVE DOCG

VINO BIOLOGICO

“IL BARBAROSSA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Raboso Piave

Alcohol Percentage

14,64%

Residual Sugar

6,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very deep color, complex fruit and herbal notes on the nose and a very good

combination of richness and acidity on the palate. Displaying now a touch of

plum, spice and chocolate with a violet edge. Robust but enjoyable example of

this rarely seen grape variety.

LA CANTINA PIZZOLATO SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Iv Novembre, 12

31020 - Villorba (TV)

+39 0422928166

info@lacantinapizzolato.com

lacantinapizzolato.com

VENETO

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MANDROLISAI DOC ROSSO

“KENT’ANNOS” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Muristeddu Cann. Monic

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Great expression of Sardinia for this blend. A herbal touch in the nose and ripe

dark cherry palate really make for a complex, enticing wine. Full bodied, clean,

with well integrated alcohol and a savory lingering finish.

CANTINA SOCIALE DEL MANDROLISAI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Iv Novembre, 20

08038 - Sorgono (NU)

+39 078460113

info@cantinadelmandrolisai.com

cantinadelmandrolisai.com

SARDINIA

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MARCA TREVIGIANA IGT

RABOSO “ZIO TINO” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Raboso

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This wine is very original, with a distinctive aromatic expression, redolent of

blackberries and cloves. Of rare elegance in palate, although not very deep. Nice

finish, persistent.

LE RIVE DI BONATO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Grave Di Negrisia , 50

31047 - Negrisia Di Ponte Di Piave (TV)

+39 0422754137

info@lerive.it

lerive.it

VENETO

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MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC

ROSSO “POGGIO BESTIALE”

2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cab Sau

Alcohol Percentage

14,47%

Residual Sugar

0,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice balance of fresh herbs, black fruits and spicy notes. Full bodied with juicy

acidity and firm tannins on entry that rein in the fruit, but finishes creamy and

long.

FATTORIA DI MAGLIANO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Localita’ Sterpeti 10

58051 - Magliano T.Na (GR)

+39 0564593040

info@fattoriadimagliano.it

fattoriadimagliano.it

TUSCANY

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MARSALA DOC VERGINE

RISERVA DRY 2000

Wine Category

Still Liqueur White Wines

Grape Variety

Grillo Catarrato Inzol

Alcohol Percentage

18,95%

Residual Sugar

13gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very interesting nose; very typical of a high quality Marsala, with really pure

oxidative notes. Could use a little more concentration for a higher score.

CARLO PELLEGRINO & C. SPA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Fante, 39

91025 - Marsala (TP)

+39 0923719911

marketing@carlopellegrino.it

carlopellegrino.it

SICILY

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MARSELAN

“DOMAINE PU SHANG” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Marselan, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

4,4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Round, ripe and sweetly fruity, this deeply colored wine is yet another example

of just how successful Marselan can be in China. The tannins are silky, the aromas

and falvors well delineated and rather profund, and there’s a fruity exuberance

and a polished mouth feel that are all very impressive.

YINCHUAN PU SHANG WINE CO., LTD.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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MENFI DOC FIANO

“COMETA” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Fiano

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Herbaceous notes, with hints of exotic fruit and Mediterranean maquis. Very

pleasant acidity on a medium bodied structure with a long and lingering finish,

this has sneaky complexity and above average density. Yet it drinks so smoothly

you’ll need to be careful you don’t get your mother-in-law criticizing how much

you drink at the table!

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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MERLOT 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby. Coffee, cherry pie and milk chocolate on the nose. Good structure,

perhaps just a bit too much sugar and slightly grippy tannins lower the score,

but this is a pretty well made wine.

LANNY WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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MERLOT CABERNET

“LIUMUGAO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep ruby. A Bordeaux blend, with crunchy cassis fruit, milk chocolate and dark

cherry aromas and flavors underpinned by a pleasant sweet spicy notes. A good

example of modern Chinese winemaking, this is a very well made wine.

NINGXIA HUAHAO WINE CO.LTD.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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MITTERBERG IGT

GEWÜRZTRAMINER-

GOLDMUSKATELLER

“ARUNA” 2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Gewürztraminer, Moscato Giallo

Alcohol Percentage

10,59%

Residual Sugar

225gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A glorious wine. Developing splendidly, neatly combining intensity, richness,

complex flavors and acidity. Very long on the palate. Sweet but not at all cloying.

Finishes very fresh. Will age for 5+ years.

CANTINA PRODUTTORI CORTACCIA SOC.AGR. COOP.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Strada Del Vino, 23

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)

+39 0471880115

info@cantina-cortaccia.it

kellerei-kurtatsch.it

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE

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MODENA DOC LAMBRUSCO

ROSATO FRIZZANTE

“VINI DEL RE” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Rosé Wines with residual sugar up

to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Grasparossa

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An atypically light color for a Grasparossa, but then again, this is a Rosato (rosé)

wine, so it makes sense. Fresh fruity strawberry and black cherry aromas and

flavors are refreshing, and have lovely balance. Pleasant, easygoing Rosato that

just begs a quick chill... after which, hours of enjoyment are guaranteed.

CANTINA SETTECANI - CASTELVETRO SOC.COOP.AGR.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Modena, 184

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)

+39 059702505

info@cantinasettecani.it

cantinasettecani.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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MODENA DOC SPUMANTE BRUT

ROSE’ “QUINTOPASSO” 2013

Wine Category

Sparkling Rosé Wines produced by

bottle fermentation

Grape Variety

Sorbara In Purezza

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

This is a very interesting use of the Lambrusco di Sorbara grape variety. The wine

has quite high acidity and is dry in style but there is good richness and depth

and it could well be a good model for a subset of future wines from this region.

CLETO CHIARLI - PR.I.V.I. S.R.L. (CLETO CHIARLI SOC.AGR.SNC)

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via D. Manin, 15

41122 - Modena (MO)

+39 0593163311

italia@chiarli.it

chiarli.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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MOSCATO DI SORSO-SENNORI

DOC “NURAGHE CRABIONI”

2015

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato

Alcohol Percentage

16,5%

Residual Sugar

79,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Intense and penetrating nose is rich in apricot and grapey aromas and flavors.

Fresh, rich, and dense; nicely balanced with a pleasant clean finish and a zesty

nuance that perks things up nicely.

TRESMONTES SOC. AGR. SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Umberto I Nr. 30, 30

07037 - Sorso (SS)

+39 3468292457

info@nuraghecrabioni.com

nuraghecrabioni.com

SARDINIA

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MOSCATO DI TERRACINA DOC

SECCO “OPPIDUM” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Moscato Di Terracina

Alcohol Percentage

13%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A typical Moscato Bianco type nose from a warm microclimate (more luscious,

honeyed and ripe than northern Italian examples), saline, almost savory in its

personality. A lovely wine.

CANTINA SANT’ANDREA AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Renibbio, 1720

04019 - Borgo Vodice - Terracina (LT)

+39 0773755028

info@cantinasantandrea.it

cantinasantandrea.it

LAZIO

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MUSCAT WHITE DRY 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Roudingxiang

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright golden-tinged straw. Aromas and flavors of orange blosson, acacia

honey, sweet spices and a hint of jasmine on the pretty nose and on the palate

too. Could use just a little more freshness and lift in the mouth, but this winery

shows very good potential. An ecouraging aromatic white that is very varietally

accurate from China.

PUCHANG VINEYARD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Hongliuhe Horticulture Farm, Na

838000 - Turpan, Xinjiang (China)

+39 9958640081

szwang@puchangwine.com

puchangwine.com

XINJIANG - CHINA

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A Z I E NDA AGR I C O L A

NETTUNO DOP CACCHIONE

“NERONIANO” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Cacchione

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

2,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

What a beautiful wine, with a complex floral and spices nose! Leans in with acid

first, followed by the integrated aromatic and honeyed pomaceous or hard

fruit and papaya flavors. A delicious and cool wine. Gotta know more about

Cacchione!

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASA DIVINA PROVVIDENZA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Dei Frati, 140

00048 - Nettuno (RM)

+39 3392342969

viniprovvidenza@libero.it

casadivinaprovvidenza.it

LAZIO

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NOTO DOC NERO D’AVOLA

“SANTA CECILIA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Interesting nose of sour black cherry and blackberry, with a lot of spicy and floral

notes that are typical of Nero d’Avola. Very clean, fresh, balanced and easygoing,

with a quite long fruity finish. A beauty, this will actually age well, though there’s

no point in delaying gratification. Cheers!

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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OFFIDA DOCG PECORINO VINO

BIOLOGICO 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Pecorino

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nougat, pears and herbs aromas and flavors. Fresh, with a silky texture and just

enough acidity to balance. Interesting Pecorino that mercifully doesn’t remind

one of tropical fruit and honey, which a wine made with this grape should never

taste of.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BIOLOGICA CENTANNI GIACOMO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Aso, 159

63010 - Montefiore Dell’Aso (AP)

+39 0734938530

info@vinicentanni.it

vinicentanni.it

MARCHE

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OFFIDA DOCG ROSSO

“LEO RIPANUS . PHARUS” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh, red fruit and spicy aromas. Full bodied, elegant and structured with a

long and pleasant finish, hints of leather, tar and rich ripe red cherry. Very well

balanced.

LA CANTINA DEI COLLI RIPANI SOC. COOP.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Tosciano, 28

63065 - Ripatransone (AP)

+39 07359505

info@colliripani.com

colliripani.com

MARCHE

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PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOP

“ARBARIA” 2014

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Zibibbo

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

122,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh and piercing aromas and flavors of grapefruit, orange and tropical fruit.

Some heat but not overly sweet on the suave luscious finish.

VINISOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C/Da Kazzen, 11

91017 - Pantelleria (TP)

+39 3356042155

info@vinisola.it

vinisola.it

SICILY

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PINOTAGE W.O. STELLENBOSCH

“21 GABLES - SPIER” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pinotage

Alcohol Percentage

14,69%

Residual Sugar

2,59gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Beautiful warm elegant red color; intense nose of red and black fruits, with soft

pepper nuances adding complexity. Juicy ripe black cherry flavors, big tannins

and some astringency on the long spicy finish.

SPIER

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

R310 Baden Powell Rd

7603 - Stellenbosch (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

spier.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOC

“RACCONTAMI” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Blueberry, blackberry, secondary characteristics of tobacco leaf and forest

floor. Clean and supple, with rich fruit aromas, complexity and depth. A supple

Primitivo with dark fruit and big grippy tannins. A great steak wine.

FUTURA 14 SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Viale Mazzini, 132

00195 - Roma (RM)

+39 08574130

d.pasquali@platinumitalia.com

vespavignaioli.it

APULIA

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOLCE

NATURALE DOCG “MADRIGALE”

2013

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

61gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very interesting sweet prune, camphor and tar notes. Both savory and sweet, but

neither too sweet nor too sappy in its expression. Orange rind and marmalade

linger nicely and add further complexity on the finish.

PRODUTTORI VINI MANDURIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Fabio Massimo, 19

74024 - Manduria (TA)

+39 0999735332

info@cpvini.com

cpvini.com

APULIA

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP

“DIODORO” 2015 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

4,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dense oaky nose. Ripe blackberry and plum; leather and earth tones combine

with tobacco and smoke in the mouth. Rich and opulent but not jammy, this is a

really a very good Primitivo wine.

CANTINE SAN GIORGIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 7 Appia Località Serro

74027 - San Giorgio Jonico (TA)

+39 0995924445

info@cantinesangiorgio.it

tinazziexperience.it

APULIA

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP

RISERVA 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

16%

Residual Sugar

11gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very ripe, heartwarming nose; concentrated, a rambunctious southern red

bursting with character and dense fruit, whose savory weight is enough to

outweigh the alcohol. If you want a bruising southern italian Primitivo, this is it.

And even if you don’t want it, this is still it.

ANTICA MASSERIA JORCHE DI GIANFREDA D. & E.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Jorche

74020 - Torricella (TA)

+39 0999573355

jorchewines@jorche.it

jorche.it

APULIA

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PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP

RISERVA “SONETTO” 2012

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Primitivo

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fairly clean and Mediterranean in style; intense fruity and lightly spicy notes,

speaking of heat and great maturity. It keeps some freshness on the close.

Ambitious, but made with consumers in mind.

PRODUTTORI VINI MANDURIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Fabio Massimo, 19

74024 - Manduria (TA)

+39 0999735332

info@cpvini.com

cpvini.com

APULIA

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PROSECCO DOC SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY “CA’ LISETTA” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

13gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright, green fruit and floral aromas and flavors are not especially intense

but clean and nicely focused. The well-handled touch of sugar makes this an

attractive wine with a touch of class.

I MAGREDI DI MICHELANGELO TOMBACCO & C. S.A.S.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Sole 15, 15

33090 - Domanins Di San Giorgio Della (PN)

+39 042794720

info@imagredi.com

imagredi.com

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA

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PROSECCO DOC SPUMANTE

EXTRA DRY GRAN CUVÉE 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,39%

Residual Sugar

12,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Clean and fresh fruity nose is redolent of white peach, nectarine and fresh minty

herbs. The residual sugar combines nicely with the tart acidity to give a smooth

mouthfeel. Finishes delicate, fresh and quite balanced.

TERRE GAIE SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Mattiette, 550

35030 - Vo’ (PD)

+39 0499940462

info@terregaie.it

terregaie.it

VENETO

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PROSECCO DOC TREVISO

SPUMANTE BRUT 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dark red-ruby. Nice character, simple but lots of early appeal. Clean, fresh, fruity,

with a pleasant slightly bitter note but lots of character on the long bright finish.

SALATIN SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Doge Alvise Iv° Mocenigo 5, 57

31016 - Cordignano (TV)

+39 0438995928

info@salatinvini.com

salatinvini.com

VENETO

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PROSECCO DOC TREVISO

SPUMANTE BRUT MILLESIMATO

“VENTUNO” 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh floral bouquet with stone fruit aromas and flavors. The palate is clean,

fresh and long with pretty floral reminders and crisp orchard fruit notes.

CANTINA LA SALUTE SCA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Salute, 8

31047 - Ponte Di Piave (TV)

+39 0422759298

commerciale@cantinalasalute.it

cantinalasalute.it

VENETO

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PROSECCO SUPERIORE

VALDOBBIADENE DOCG EXTRA

DRY CUVÉE TORRI DI CREDAZZO

MILLESIMATO 2016

Wine Category

Sparkling White Wines produced by

fermentation in a glass-lined tank

Grape Variety

Glera

Alcohol Percentage

11,5%

Residual Sugar

13gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Pale straw-green. Subtle pear and peach aromas. Creamy mouthfeel, pure and

refreshing. Opens up slowly, showing great typicity, very fine Prosecco that

finishes pleasantly off-dry.

AZIENDA VIN.FOLLADOR DI ROSSI ITALIA & C. SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Gravette, 42

31010 - Farra Di Soligo (TV)

+39 0438898222

info@folladorprosecco.com

folladorprosecco.com

VENETO

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PROVINCIA DI MANTOVA IGP

LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE

“AL SCAGARÜN” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling Red

Wines with residual sugar up to 35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Ruberti, Maestri, Marani,

Ancellotta

Alcohol Percentage

10,5%

Residual Sugar

15gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Deep red-purple; suave, ripe smooth red and dark berry aromas. Then more

bright red fruit flavors on palate, with a tidy aftertaste; crisp and lively structure,

simple and pleasant, with a fruity, persistent finish.

CANTINE LEBOVITZ DI LEBOVITZ GIANNI & ZAMBONI PAOLO SNC

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Viale Rimembranze, 4 - Fraz. Gove

46037 - Roncoferraro (MN)

+39 0376668115

lebovitz@cantinelebovitz.it

cantinelebovitz.it

LOMBARDY

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PROVINCIA DI MANTOVA

IGT LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE

“INCIOSTAR” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Ancellotta, Ruberti

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

35gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely Ancellotta-based wine with better depth and complexity than most. The

color is tell-tale deep, very typical of the variety, the intense fruitiness is also

characteristic of the grape, as the creamy mouthfeel will win admirers all over.

Very serious producer.

CANTINE VIRGILI LUIGI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Donati, 2

46100 - Mantova (MN)

+39 0376322560

info@cantinevirgili.it

cantinevirgili.it

LOMBARDY

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PROVINCIA DI MANTOVA

IGT LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE

“PJAFOC IMPERIALE” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Ancellotta, Ruberti

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

25gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good raspberry and licorice character. Clean, fresh, with loads of highly

accessible easy to understand red and blue fruit aromas and flavors. A lovely

wine offering plenty of early appeal. Hard to beat at this price!

CANTINE VIRGILI LUIGI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Donati, 2

46100 - Mantova (MN)

+39 0376322560

info@cantinevirgili.it

cantinevirgili.it

LOMBARDY

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PROVINCIA DI PAVIA IGP

PINOT NOIR “DINO TORTI” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Pinot Nero

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

10gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Good full ruby-red. Ripe red cherries and strawberry aromas and flavors are

complemented by savory dried herbs and sweet toasty baking spices. A very

flexible crowd pleaser, that boasts sneaky elegance and excellent value.

AZI. AGRI. TORTI “L’ELEGANZA DEL VINO” DI TORTI PATRIZIA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Frazione Castelrotto, 6

27047 - Montecalvo Versiggia (PV)

+39 0385951000

segreteria@tortiwinepinotnero.com

tortiwinepinotnero.com

LOMBARDY

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RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA

DOCG 2014

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Corvina, Rondinella

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

90gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright sweet and fun! Rasberry, blackberry and wild cassis fruit are beautifully

fresh and crisp, but there’s lots of power here. Really outstanding sweet red wine.

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Col. Orfani Di Guerra, 5/B

37142 - Quinto (VR)

+39 045550032

info@cantinavalpantena.it

cantinavalpantena.it

VENETO

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RECIOTO DI SOAVE DOCG

CLASSICO “ROCCA SVEVA” 2011

Wine Category

Naturally Sweet Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Garganega

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

110gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Golden raisins, caramel, coffee and vanilla aromas and flavors on the complex

nose and palate. Mercifully not overly sweet with a pleasant persistent finish

thanks to lively, harmonious acidity. Recioto di Soave is one of Italy’s best kept

wine secrets, unfortunately.

CANTINA DI SOAVE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Della Vittoria, 100

37038 - Soave (VR)

+39 0456139811

segreteria.direzione@cantinasoave.it

cantinasoave.it

VENETO

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RED WINE DRY

“MONLUXE” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very deep color. Intense dark fruits aromas and flavors. Rich, fresh and well

balanced, with plenty of dark fruit with robust tannins and judiciously used oak.

There’s an underlying seriousness to this wine which hints at positive cellar

development.

YINCHUAN MINGLU WINERY CO., LTD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

hlsdl.wap.cn/233423.aspx

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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RED WINE DRY

“QINGCHUNSUIYUE” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Bei Hong, Bei Mei

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

4,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red. Made with Chinese grape varieties that are a very little known abroad,

but this is well balanced, lightly aromatic, long and full of early appeal. High

curiosity value that will pique interest in the adventurous wine loving set. Go for

it, as this is really lovely!

NINGXIA JINSHAWAN INTERNATIONAL WINERY CO., LTD

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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RED WINE NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA “G.MARQUIS

EPIC - THE SILVER LINE” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet

Franc

Alcohol Percentage

14,39%

Residual Sugar

6,9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red in color. Elegant and typical nose; plenty of black fruit aromas and

spicy peppery hints. Full bodied, rich and round, well balanced with a long finish.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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RED WINE NIAGARA

PENINSULA VQA LEGACY

“LIMITED EDITION” 2014

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet

Franc

Alcohol Percentage

14,19%

Residual Sugar

10,1gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Nice characterful wine, despite the strong influence of oak ageing. Complex

nose; blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavors, with pleasant spicy notes of

cedar and pepper. Balanced, intense, flavorful on the long finish.

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Chrislea RD, 271

L4L 8N6 - Vaughan (Canada)

+001 9057389463

marketing@magnotta.com

magnotta.com

ONTARIO - CANADA

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RED WINE W.O. STELLENBOSCH

“MORGENSTER” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Alcohol Percentage

14,39%

Residual Sugar

2,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

An intense deep dark red, very rich on the nose, offering an intense smell of ripe

plum with hints of black currant, spices and chocolate. Full bodied, fresh and

nicely balanced with a long finish. Very typical of the South African style.

MORGENSTER

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Vergelegen Avenue Off Lourensford Rd

7130 - Somerset West, Cape Town (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

morgenster.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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REGGIANO DOC LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE SECCO

“I QUERCIOLI” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Lambrusco Salamino, Marani

Alcohol Percentage

11,1%

Residual Sugar

13,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fresh and fruity, with ripe cranberry aromas and flavors, hints of ripe cola and

stone accents. Fresh with a long and lingering finish.

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via I.Newton, 13/A

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)

+39 0522942135

info@medici.it

medici.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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REGGIANO DOP LAMBRUSCO

FRIZZANTE SECCO

“PRA DI BOSSO” 2016

Wine Category

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-Sparkling

Red Wines with residual sugar up to

35 gr/l

Grape Variety

Montericco, Marani, Sa

Alcohol Percentage

11%

Residual Sugar

9,6gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright ruby-red. Fresh nose of rose and violet, with hints of dark red cherry.

Could use a bit more fruit in the mouth, but has lovely freshness and length with

a pomegranate remind. Great food wine.

CASALI VITICULTORI SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Delle Scuole, 7

42019 - Pratissolo Di Scandiano (RE)

+39 0522855441

info@casalivini.it

casalivini.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ROMAGNA DOC SANGIOVESE

SUPERIORE “SIGISMONDO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Sangiovese

Alcohol Percentage

13,3%

Residual Sugar

0,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Bright red. Aromas of redcurrant, sweet spices and wild herbs. Lovely round, red

fruit and delicate spice flavors. Try this lightly chilled for maximum enjoyment.

LE ROCCHE MALATESTIANE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Emilia, 104

47921 - Rimini (RN)

+39 0543473300

elena.piva@lerocchemalatestiane.com

lerocchemalatestiane.it

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

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ROMANGIA IGT BIANCO

“NURAGHE CRABIONI -

SUSSINKU” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Vermentino

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

3,09gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Attractively fruity nose, with slightly peppery hints. Rich, ripe, savory, a little high

in alcohol which makes it finish just a tad hot; but you won’t notice when pairing

this white with hearty beef stews or grilled steaks, which are going to prove a

match made in heaven for this bold island wine.

TRESMONTES SOC. AGR. SRL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Umberto I Nr. 30, 30

07037 - Sorso (SS)

+39 3468292457

info@nuraghecrabioni.com

nuraghecrabioni.com

SARDINIA

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RUCHÈ DI CASTAGNOLE

MONFERRATO DOCG “CLÁSIC”

2016

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Ruché

Alcohol Percentage

15%

Residual Sugar

1,2gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Attractive floral nose is brimming with sweet spice and aromatic notes

complicating the ripe red cherry and raspberry jelly aromas. Rich and ripe but

very fresh, with an intense red cherry and spicy character not unlike a dry Black

Muscat wine. A lovely wine with a very original floral-spicy expression. Great

stuff, and a must try.

FERRARIS AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Str. Prov. 14 Loc. Rivi, 7

14030 - Castagnole Monferrato (AT)

+39 0141292202

info@lucaferraris.it

ferrarisagricola.com

PIEDMONT

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SALENTO IGP SUSUMANIELLO

“SERRE” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Susumaniello

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

9gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich, dense, super ripe, perhaps just a touch jammy, with a subtle green streak

at the back adding complexity and refinement. The variety’s typically assertive

tannins rise on the long finish.

CANTINE DUE PALME SOC. COOP.A GRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S. Marco, 130

72020 - Cellino San Marco (BR)

+39 0831617865

info@cantineduepalme.it

cantineduepalme.it

APULIA

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SALICE SALENTINO DOP ROSSO

RISERVA “SELVAROSSA” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Negroamaro, Malvasia

Alcohol Percentage

14,5%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich flavors but a little warm in style, for lovers of richer styled reds. Ripe myrtle

and blackberries, spicy and Mediterranean herbs, dense but suave, deep and

open. High level wine from Apulia’s impressive Riserva.

CANTINE DUE PALME SOC. COOP. AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via S. Marco, 130

72020 - Cellino San Marco (BR)

+39 0831617865

info@cantineduepalme.it

cantineduepalme.it

APULIA

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SALINA IGP BIANCO 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Catarratto, Insolia

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Rich, savory, with nice white plum, pear and lemon aromas and flavors. Fresh,

savory, textured, with well-balanced acidity. Long, and closes not just long but

pleasantly fresh.

CANTINE COLOSI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via San Jachiddu, 25

98152 - Messina (ME)

+39 0909385549

info@cantinecolosi.it

cantinecolosi.it

SICILY

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SALINA IGP BIANCO

“SECCA DEL CAPO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Malvasia di Lipari

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex nose offers herbal notes and ripe stone fruit with a tropical overlay.

Dried honey, menthol, basil, golden apple, passion fruit - it’s all here. Clean, fresh

and long. Finishes impressively; such an interesting wine.

CANTINE COLOSI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via San Jachiddu, 25

98152 - Messina (ME)

+39 0909385549

info@cantinecolosi.it

cantinecolosi.it

SICILY

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SANNIO DOP AGLIANICO

RISERVA VINO BIOLOGICO

“MARRAIOLI” 2011

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Aglianico

Alcohol Percentage

15,19%

Residual Sugar

0,8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dark red. Tobacco, leather and dark cherry on the nose and in the mouth. Rich,

ripe and juicy wine, with good power to the dried fruit character and some spice

character that persists nicely. Traditionally-styled wine.

ANTICA MASSERIA VENDITTI

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Sannitica, 120/122

82037 - Castelvenere (BN)

+39 0824940306

masseria@venditti.it

venditti.it

CAMPANIA

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SAUVIGNON BLANC W.O.

COASTAL REGION “CREATIVE

BLOCK N°2 - SPIER” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Sauvignon, Semillon

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Very clean, fresh and with lovely bright acidity on the palate; very attractive, well

made and enjoyable white wine here. Not overly complex, it has purity, cleansing

acidity and is very clean and modern in style.

SPIER

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

R310 Baden Powell Rd

7603 - Stellenbosch (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

spier.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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SAUVIGNON BLANC W.O.

DURBANVILLE “DIEMERSDAL”

2017

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol Percentage

12,69%

Residual Sugar

3,29gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Fruity nose, rich in tropical fruit aromas and flavors, with spicy and smoky notes.

Full of character, concentrated, expressive and a bit oaky, with a long finish.

DIEMERSDAL

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

M58 (Koeberg Rd)

7550 - Durbanville (WC)

+39 0392789702

info@afriwines.com

diemersdal.co.za

WESTERN CAPE - SOUTH AFRICA

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SICILIA DOC BIANCO

“ALASTRO” 2015

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Grecanico Grillo Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

1,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Dried white flowers and ripe stone fruit are followed by a light spice and flinty

notes on the nose and in the mouth. Very pretty and downright delicious, savory

and expressive, with vibrant acidity and a spicy note on the long generous finish.

You’ll need to watch how much of this easy

drinking beauty you down galss after glass.

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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384


SICILIA DOC BIANCO “GRILLO

PARLANTE” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Grillo

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

1,3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely Grillo aromas and flavors of herbs, citrus fruits and earth. Attractive

intense stone fruit and green pear are especially evident on the nose. Well

balanced, rich and clean in the mouth, with a lightly lemony nuance on the

bright perfumed and vibrant finish. Lovely white wine.

FONDO ANTICO S.R.L. SOC. AGRICOLA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Fiorame, 54/A - Fraz. Rili

91020 - Trapani (TP)

+39 0923864339

info@fondoantico.it

fondoantico.it

SICILY

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SICILIA DOC NERO D’AVOLA

“PLUMBAGO” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

2,7gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Well integrated mix of prune, dates and cinnamon. Lovely long, clean, sneaky

concentration and complexity with a rising note of violet on the bright but rather

ripe finish.

PLANETA

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

C.Da Dispensa

92013 - Menfi (AG)

+39 091327965

raffaella.agrati@planeta.it

planeta.it

SICILY

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SICILIA DOC ROSSO RISERVA

“FEUDO ARANCIO” 2013

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

8gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Lovely fresh wine, with an intensely floral character of violet, integrated with

plenty of black and dark fruit and a sweet spices notes. An easygoing wine; not

the last word in complexity but clean and enjoyable.

FEUDO ARANCIO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Del Teroldego, 1/E

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)

+39 0461616399

info@mezzacorona.it

mezzacorona.it

SICILY

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SICILIA IGP BIANCO

“SELEZIONE DI FAMIGLIA” 2010

Wine Category

Still White Wines processed in

barrels or refined in wood

Grape Variety

Chardonnay

Alcohol Percentage

13,39%

Residual Sugar

5,5gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A pretty good wine, really. Some obvious Chardonnay markers on the nose and

on the palate, with hay-straw, golden pear fruit, and a faint yellow melon note.

Well balanced on the palate, displaying more finesse, especially towards the

finish, than the nose shows. This is not for keeping but impressive for its age.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

S.S. 123 Km. 12+700, Snc

92023 - Campobello Di Licata (AG)

+39 0922878207

info@milazzovini.com

milazzovini.com

SICILY

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SOAVE DOC CLASSICO “ROCCA

SVEVA” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Garganega

Alcohol Percentage

12,5%

Residual Sugar

3gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Reserved on the nose, with lovely delicate floral and balsamic notes. It needs to

be discovered slowly for its savory and mineral taste in mouth, or runs the risk of

seeming thin and tart. Rather, this is elegant, balanced and quite persistent.

CANTINA DI SOAVE

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Via Della Vittoria, 100

37038 - Soave (VR)

+39 0456139811

segreteria.direzione@cantinasoave.it

cantinasoave.it

VENETO

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SYRAH 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Syrah

Alcohol Percentage

14%

Residual Sugar

4gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Complex and appealing nose: blueberry, cassis, cherry and plum aromas, notes

of sweet spice, nutmeg and smoky vanilla oak. A very powerful Syrah wine.

Young and tight. May relax and integrate with some age.

CHATEAU HEDONG

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Ningxia

Wine - Region - (China)

+86 9516366690

nx_wine@163.com

nxhdzy.cn

NINGXIA WINE REGION - CHINA

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390


TERRE SICILIANE IGP

CATARRATTO “AQUILAE” 2016

Wine Category

Still White Wines

Grape Variety

Catarratto

Alcohol Percentage

12%

Residual Sugar

2,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

Crisp, citrus and orchard fruit aromas and flavors. Fresh, with a lovely, pleasant

finish. Excellent value. The Cataratto family of grapes was long underrated and

misunderstood, but Sicily is making some truly interesting wines from the likes of

Cataratto Lucido, Cataratto Esxtra-Lucido and Cataratto Comune nowadays.

CVA CANICATTÍ S.C.A.

Address:

Phone:

E-mail:

Website:

Contrada Aquilata Snc, 92024

92024 - Canicatti’ (AG)

+39 0922829371

info@cvacanicatti.it

cvacanicatti.it

SICILY

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391


TERRE SICILIANE IGP NERO

D’AVOLA VINO BIOLOGICO

“306” 2015

Wine Category

Still Red Wines

Grape Variety

Nero d’Avola

Alcohol Percentage

13,5%

Residual Sugar

3,79gr/l

JUDGES TASTING NOTE

A fresh and easygoing wine. Violet perfume is typical of the variety, as are the