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

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

<strong>2020</strong><br />

676 Top wines selected<br />

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


TABLE OF CONTENTS<br />

Forewords ................................................................ 5<br />

Maurizio Danese ....................................................... 6<br />

Giovanni Mantovani .................................................... 7<br />

Stevie Kim. ............................................................ 8<br />

Introduction ...............................................................11<br />

Judges .................................................................. 13<br />

Trophies ................................................................. 21<br />

Selected Wines ........................................................... 25<br />

Wineries Index. ..........................................................336<br />

Wines Index ............................................................ 344<br />

Regional Index. ..........................................................355<br />

3


FOREWORDS<br />

5


Vinitaly has created a system at <strong>the</strong> service of companies designed to interpret markets<br />

and promote business. This system includes initiatives such as OperaWine, Vinitaly Wine<br />

Club, Vinitaly International Academy and wine2wine, joined by Wine South America in<br />

Brazil and, as of <strong>2020</strong>, Wine to Asia in Shenzhen, China. In <strong>the</strong> meantime, we are working<br />

on a new initiative in North America. All <strong>the</strong>se international events are dedicated to <strong>the</strong><br />

promotion, commerce, and culture of wine.<br />

In Italy and <strong>the</strong> Old Continent, we take wine culture for granted, yet it still has to be<br />

developed in areas where wine consumption is much more recent and where taste and<br />

trends are still evolving. <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong>—with its selection of a wide range of wines<br />

assessed by an accredited jury of oenologists, sommeliers, buyers, and journalists—is a valid<br />

starting point for new ‘wine lovers’ and a landmark publication for admirers and operators<br />

active in <strong>the</strong> wine sector, including wine-making companies <strong>the</strong>mselves.<br />

<strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is a product that is by no means limited to <strong>the</strong> pages of a guide: it is<br />

interpreted as a brand that companies whose wines have been selected can exhibit during<br />

trade fairs and on <strong>the</strong>ir bottles, as well as in a series of initiatives and events around <strong>the</strong><br />

world ranging from b2b to master classes and tastings.<br />

This concentration of expertise seeks to enhance <strong>the</strong> commitment of those wineries that<br />

invest to improve <strong>the</strong>ir production by helping <strong>the</strong>m achieve even more market recognition.<br />

This mission is part of Vinitaly’s DNA: going back 53 editions, Vinitaly has always worked as<br />

a tool to promote <strong>the</strong> Italian and international wine sector.<br />

Maurizio Danese<br />

President of Veronafiere<br />

6


Wine is a fascinating yet complex product and a tool such as <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> is<br />

essential for its promotion by bringing wines, wineries, old and new consumers toge<strong>the</strong>r and<br />

stimulating <strong>the</strong> international market.<br />

This year, 676 5Star wines were assessed for Vinitaly by <strong>the</strong> specialist jury in <strong>the</strong> only guide<br />

created by an international trade fair, starting off from a base of 3,100 entries compared to<br />

2,733 in 2018.<br />

This is a clear sign of <strong>the</strong> authoritativeness that companies recognize in this format (first<br />

launched three years ago) and in a jury made up of 100 experts arranged by geographical<br />

specialization and led by Lynne Sherriff MW, Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Robert Joseph,<br />

Daniele Cernilli, Monty Waldin, and Bernard Burtschy.<br />

Only 22% of <strong>the</strong> wines entered by 1,100 wineries in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, <strong>the</strong> United<br />

States, France, and obviously Italy were included by <strong>the</strong> jury in <strong>the</strong> guide—in o<strong>the</strong>r words, only<br />

<strong>the</strong> labels that achieved a score of at least 90 hundredths. This internationally recognized<br />

assessment score in hundredths ensures that correct values are given to wine production.<br />

There were also growing numbers for <strong>the</strong> 2019 edition of Wine Without Walls, <strong>the</strong> section<br />

dedicated to natural, biodynamic and low-sulphite wines: this year 63 wines were selected in<br />

this category (compared to 24 selected for <strong>the</strong> same category in 2018) starting from a base<br />

of 135 entries (as opposed to <strong>the</strong> 45 total entries received last year). This is clear testimony to<br />

a growing interest on <strong>the</strong> market and among wine producers for what was a niche segment<br />

only a few years ago.<br />

This result attests to <strong>the</strong> credibility of a tool designed to make <strong>the</strong> difference between<br />

professionals in <strong>the</strong> HoReCa sector, buyers and distributors, taking its own place in Vinitaly’s<br />

mission of becoming a preferential promotion vehicle on Italian and international markets alike.<br />

Giovanni Mantovani<br />

CEO of Veronafiere<br />

7


Every year organizing <strong>5StarWines</strong> presents a new challenge and this year was no exception.<br />

However, our team has embraced each obstacle as an opportunity to improve and—<br />

hopefully—we have made progress with regards to <strong>the</strong> formation of <strong>the</strong> team of judges<br />

(both reconfirmed and new), <strong>the</strong> organization of <strong>the</strong> event, and <strong>the</strong> smooth running of<br />

operations for our three-day tasting marathon leading up to Vinitaly. Let me remind<br />

readers that <strong>the</strong> main objective of <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> selection is to facilitate <strong>the</strong> showcase of<br />

participating producers with a special attention to <strong>the</strong> awardees (our “5Star” wines).<br />

In order to do this, a dedicated team is required not just during <strong>the</strong> three-day affair, but also<br />

before and after <strong>the</strong> event to maximize awardees’ promotion during Vinitaly. In particular,<br />

every year, <strong>the</strong> tasting finishes late into <strong>the</strong> evening, after <strong>the</strong> General Chairmen tally <strong>the</strong><br />

final score for <strong>the</strong> wines (grazie Pedro, Robert, Bernard, Monty, and Lynne!). That same<br />

evening, and well into <strong>the</strong> early hours of <strong>the</strong> following day, our team works to publish <strong>the</strong> list<br />

of all <strong>the</strong> producers awarded with 90 points and above. The next step entails liaising with<br />

<strong>the</strong> IT team from Veronafiere so that <strong>the</strong>y can properly assign <strong>the</strong> winners on <strong>the</strong> Vinitaly<br />

App and push notifications of winners on <strong>the</strong> App while <strong>the</strong> expo is in full swing in <strong>the</strong><br />

fairgrounds. At first glance this process may sound straightforward enough. However, you<br />

must trust me when I tell you that it takes extreme patience and dedication to streamline<br />

various teams to make <strong>the</strong> magic happen. On that note, I would like to firstly thank our<br />

<strong>5StarWines</strong> team: Marina who dedicates most of her life to shape <strong>the</strong> guide in its current<br />

form; Karla and Franco for taking on every query that comes <strong>the</strong>ir way always with a smile;<br />

Gaia and Andrea for coordinating all aspects of <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

8


After Vinitaly <strong>the</strong>re are plenty of things to follow-up including Wine Searcher listings, special<br />

tastings during our various Vinitaly events in Verona and abroad, planning <strong>the</strong> new Web App<br />

for <strong>the</strong> next edition, not to mention planning <strong>the</strong> following edition of <strong>the</strong> book. All this work<br />

cannot happen without a <strong>5StarWines</strong> support team: Michela, Giulia, Daniela, Joy, Ornella,<br />

Rebecca, Nasir, Marco, Giacomo, Veronica, Lucrezia, Luca, Maria, Mauro, Francesco, Franco,<br />

Daria, Bruno, Stefano, Sabrina, Lenalisa, Marta, Elisa, Silvia, Flavio, Monica, Alessandro, Fabio,<br />

and everybody else that I may have forgotten.<br />

Gianni Bruno, Brand Manager at Vinitaly, and his dedicated team also deserve a special<br />

mention for continuing to believe in this project and assisting in every possible way in its<br />

organization.<br />

I would like to thank, once again, ICE-Italian Trade Agency for <strong>the</strong>ir unwavering support in<br />

bringing our international cohort of judges to Verona.<br />

Special thanks to <strong>the</strong> Assoenologi association—in particular to President Riccardo Cotarella<br />

and Director Paolo Brogioni—for continuing to endorse <strong>the</strong> event. Thank you to lead<br />

enologists Giacomo Moretti and Andrea Zanni for <strong>the</strong>ir seamless organization of <strong>the</strong> wines<br />

on site before, during, and after <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

This year, <strong>the</strong> “Chief Indian Editor” was Monty Waldin who has also already provided some<br />

excellent—and some typically esoteric—suggestions as to how we can improve <strong>the</strong> book<br />

for <strong>the</strong> next edition (please let us at least wrap this one first!). I would like to thank him for<br />

all his work and precious input in <strong>the</strong> event.<br />

<strong>5StarWines</strong> is truly a collective effort. Team members and affiliate partners have been<br />

outstanding and generous in <strong>the</strong>ir support and efficiency even at stressful times and, once<br />

more, I would like to extend my most sincere grazie di cuore to all involved.<br />

Stevie Kim<br />

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

Managing Director of Vinitaly International<br />

9


10


INTRODUCTION<br />

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One of <strong>the</strong> most encouraging aspects of this year’s <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> blind wine tasting<br />

from an Italian perspective was how well many of <strong>the</strong> wines from cooperative wineries fared.<br />

Right across <strong>the</strong> board from Trentino-Alto Adige and <strong>the</strong> Veneto in <strong>the</strong> north, to Puglia, Sicily<br />

and Sardinia in <strong>the</strong> south.<br />

Historically, Italy’s cooperatives have found <strong>the</strong>mselves—like <strong>the</strong>ir peers in o<strong>the</strong>r European<br />

countries—in <strong>the</strong> invidious situation of needing to generate cash flow by supplying base<br />

wines in bulk to independent, privately owned producers and merchant-blenders who quite<br />

rightly have no substantive interest in acknowledging <strong>the</strong> source of <strong>the</strong> wine publicly when<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir focus is consolidating <strong>the</strong> building of <strong>the</strong>ir own brand and margins. And worse, <strong>the</strong><br />

private producers (and dare I say my fellow commentators in <strong>the</strong> media) can often be ra<strong>the</strong>r<br />

dismissive about <strong>the</strong> very concept of <strong>the</strong> cooperative model, arguing that <strong>the</strong> winemaking is<br />

akin to making soup, whereby everything goes into <strong>the</strong> pot, nullifying wine’s most cherished<br />

shibboleth, namely terroir expression.<br />

But this argument falls down when we remember that <strong>the</strong> virtue of soup is that it often does<br />

contain a range of flavours precisely because of <strong>the</strong> range of ingredients within. Likening<br />

onions, carrots, peas and so on to say Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, and Corvinone may seem<br />

strange but is indubitably valid. And blending Corvina, Rondinella, Oseleta, and Corvinone<br />

grapes from say a dozen cooperative producers provides potentially nearly fifty lots to work<br />

with, assuming of course <strong>the</strong> cooperative has <strong>the</strong> fermentation space.<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r reason in favour of cooperatives (President Trump, please look away now…) is<br />

climate change. This is challenging everyone, and everything we take for granted, from <strong>the</strong><br />

availability of our customary foodstuffs in <strong>the</strong> shops or even <strong>the</strong> availability of <strong>the</strong> train we<br />

usually hope to catch to go to work.<br />

Disrupted transport services apply to grapes, too. If sap movement in <strong>the</strong> vine phloem stops<br />

because of extreme heat and dryness, this compromises <strong>the</strong> crop in terms of both quality<br />

and potential yield. The ability cooperative winegrowers have to share fixed costs in times<br />

of uncertainty—historically political uncertainty, now climatical—is a comforting advantage, if<br />

not of course a panacea.<br />

Editing <strong>the</strong> tasting notes for <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> winners can be both a trauma and a<br />

pleasure. Let me explain, by starting with <strong>the</strong> pleasure.<br />

The pleasure is having a truly international panel of judges. This is <strong>the</strong> only way Italy, or<br />

any o<strong>the</strong>r wine producing country, can measure itself against international yardsticks for<br />

wine quality, wine style, and value for money. Not only does <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> attract<br />

globally renowned Masters of Wine and Sommeliers as judges, it also reels in viticulturists and<br />

oenologists as well as marketing, branding and sales experts. The mix of judges, <strong>the</strong>refore,<br />

means each wine not only gets tasted by different palates, but also by minds whose<br />

interpretations can be as diverse as <strong>the</strong>y are synergistic regarding styling, value for money,<br />

or terroir expression. This diversity is important in an international tasting whose wines are<br />

drawn from both hemispheres, not just Italy, and with wines from 17 countries in total.<br />

The trauma comes with trying to distill <strong>the</strong> several individual tasting notes each wine<br />

generates into a single note that perfectly represents each 5Star wine on its own merits.<br />

But words are no substitute for tasting <strong>the</strong> wines yourselves, of course.<br />

Monty Waldin<br />

General Chairman<br />

and Tasting Note Editor<br />

12


JUDGES<br />

13


JUDGES<br />

The significance of <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> lies in <strong>the</strong> highly-qualified,<br />

international panel of judges comprising Masters of Wine, Master<br />

Sommeliers, sommeliers, wine journalists, and oenologists. Under<br />

<strong>the</strong> scientific guidance of Lynne Sherriff MW, <strong>the</strong> international team<br />

of judges was led by an expert panel of General Chairmen: Pedro<br />

Ballesteros Torres, Master of Wine from Spain and Member of <strong>the</strong><br />

Governing Council of <strong>the</strong> Institute of Masters of Wine; Bernard<br />

Burtschy, President of <strong>the</strong> French Wine Press and columnist for<br />

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

Business International; Daniele Cernilli, “Doctor Wine” and cofounder<br />

of Gambero Rosso; Monty Waldin, wine writer (Decanter),<br />

broadcaster, and author of 13 books on arganic and biodynamic wine.<br />

Wines were initially tasted by working panels of judges and<br />

assigned points up to 100. In order to receive <strong>the</strong> 5StarWine<br />

recognition, wines that scored 90 or above during <strong>the</strong> first<br />

panel tasting were re-sampled by <strong>the</strong> General Chairmen.<br />

The whole group of judges featured 100 professionals with<br />

high credentials. <strong>5StarWines</strong> judges are also Michelin-starred<br />

restaurateurs, importers, educators, and o<strong>the</strong>r wine sector<br />

professionals that give this guide immense credibility and standing.<br />

On <strong>the</strong> importance of <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> selection for <strong>the</strong> wineries,<br />

Pedro Ballesteros adds: “From a professional point of view, it’s good<br />

for Italian wines. Here, <strong>the</strong>re is a majority of foreign experts in wine<br />

who are going to be able to position Italian wines in relation to <strong>the</strong><br />

competitors from o<strong>the</strong>r country. They are going to introduce an element<br />

of ‘international taste’, which should be extremely helpful for Italian<br />

producers. <strong>5StarWines</strong> should be a major tool for Italian producers<br />

to receive feedback on how <strong>the</strong> quality of <strong>the</strong>ir wines is perceived by<br />

top-level experts from all over <strong>the</strong> world. A unique opportunity for<br />

Italian producers to source precious information about <strong>the</strong>ir wines.”<br />

The international and expert reputation of <strong>the</strong> judges coupled with <strong>the</strong><br />

participation of over 3000 wines from continents such as Europe as<br />

well as North and South America highlights <strong>the</strong> growing importance<br />

of <strong>5StarWines</strong> globally.<br />

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THE 5 STAR WINES TEAM<br />

Stevie Kim<br />

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

Managing Director of Vinitaly International<br />

GENERAL CHAIRMEN<br />

Lynne Sherriff MW<br />

Senior General Chairman<br />

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

Bernard Burtschy<br />

Chief of Le Figaro Vin<br />

Daniele Cernilli<br />

Doctor Wine and Founder<br />

of Gambero Rosso<br />

Monty Waldin<br />

Wine Journalist and<br />

Italian Wine Podcast Host<br />

Pedro B. Torres MW<br />

Italian Wine Ambassador<br />

and Writer<br />

Robert Joseph<br />

Editor at Large,<br />

Meininger’s Wine<br />

Business International<br />

15


PANEL CHAIRMEN<br />

Andy Howard MW<br />

Director of Vinetrades<br />

Brandon Tebbe MS<br />

Italian Wine Ambassador, Owner<br />

and winemaker of KELT Wines<br />

Charles Curtis MW<br />

Founder of WineAlpha<br />

David Glancy MS<br />

CWE Founder and CEO of San<br />

Francisco Wine School<br />

Francesco Marchio IWE<br />

Managing Director of<br />

VinoVeritas Asia Limited<br />

Henry Davar IWE<br />

Wine Educator<br />

Isao Miyajima<br />

Journalist<br />

Massimiliano Apollonio<br />

Winemaker of<br />

Apollonio Casa Vinicola<br />

Michael Garner<br />

<strong>Book</strong> Author, Wine Journalist and<br />

Italian Wine Specialist at Tria Wines<br />

Ned Goodwin MW<br />

Owner of Wine Diamonds,<br />

Japan<br />

Pierpaolo Petrassi MW<br />

Head of Category<br />

at Waitrose<br />

Regine Lee MW<br />

National Account Manger<br />

at Liberty Wines<br />

Richard Kershaw MW<br />

Founder of Richard<br />

Kershaw Wines<br />

Shigeru Hayashi<br />

Writer and Founder<br />

of Soloitalia Co. Ltd.<br />

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JUDGES<br />

Abi Duhr<br />

Wine Writer, Wine Producer<br />

and Journalist for Vino<br />

Adam Teeter<br />

CEO and Co-Founder<br />

of VinePair<br />

André Ribeirinho<br />

CEO of Adegga<br />

and WineSpots<br />

Anna Baranova IWA<br />

Wine Educator<br />

at Millesime School<br />

Bernardo Pinto IWA<br />

Technical Director<br />

of Zahil Importadora<br />

Christopher Barnes<br />

Founder and Editor<br />

at Grape Collective<br />

Corinne Keddie IWE<br />

Wine Communicator and Area<br />

Representative for The Opimian Society<br />

David Lynch<br />

Editorial Director at<br />

Sommselect<br />

Douglas Kim MS<br />

Lead Sommelier<br />

at Picasso, Bellagio<br />

Edegar Scortegagna<br />

Wine DIrectior of<br />

Luiz Argenta Vinhos Finos<br />

Emma Gao<br />

General Manager and Winemaker<br />

of Silver Heights Vineyard<br />

Franco Bernabei<br />

Founder and Winemaker<br />

at Enoproject<br />

Gianpaolo Paterlini<br />

Consultant at VINOvations<br />

Gill Gordon Smith IWE<br />

CEO of Fall from Grace<br />

wine-education-tasting<br />

Gurvinder Bhatia IWE<br />

Wine Editor at Quench Magazine and<br />

President of Vinomania Consulting<br />

Hayley Black IWE<br />

Fine Wine Specialist<br />

of Northwest Beverages<br />

Irving So IWA<br />

Wine Consultant and<br />

Educator<br />

Jay Hutchinson IWA<br />

Principal of Hutchinson Wine<br />

Consulting<br />

Jenna Briscoe IWA<br />

General Manager<br />

of Café Medina<br />

Jennifer Delaloca IWA<br />

Wine and Lifestyle blogger at<br />

Blogly.dk and Bloggersdelight.dk<br />

Jinglin Zhang IWE<br />

Director at Grape Paradise<br />

International Wine Co., Ltd.<br />

Laura Donadoni IWA<br />

President of La Com<br />

Wine Agency<br />

Lorenzo Landi<br />

Winemaker<br />

Marcia J. Hamm IWE<br />

Wine Buyer & Manager<br />

of Hicks Fine Wines<br />

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JUDGES<br />

Maria Gerari IWA<br />

Wine Consultant<br />

Marino Braccu<br />

General Manager of Otto e<br />

Mezzo Bombana Hong Kong<br />

Mark Cuff<br />

Owner of<br />

The Living Vine Inc.<br />

Matteo Bernabei<br />

Winemaker at<br />

Enoproject<br />

Mat<strong>the</strong>w Landry IWA<br />

Manager & Beverage Director<br />

of The Stable House Bistro<br />

Melissa M. Su<strong>the</strong>rland IWA<br />

Senior Sales Advisor<br />

at Panebianco Wines<br />

Nikolay Chashchinov IWA<br />

Wine Educator at Millesimé<br />

Wine School - Marine Express<br />

Richard Sagala IWA<br />

CEO of IMBA (International<br />

Montreal Butler Academy)<br />

Robert Miller IWA<br />

Sommelier and Account<br />

Manager at The Vine Agency<br />

Roddy Ropner IWA<br />

Director at<br />

Wellspring Wines<br />

Snezhana Revchuk IWA<br />

Sommelier at<br />

Molto Buono Restaurant<br />

Stefan Metzner IWA<br />

Owner of Seminare<br />

and Beratung<br />

Stephen Brook<br />

Contributing Editor<br />

at Decanter<br />

Sue Tolson IWA<br />

Managing Editor<br />

of WineSofa<br />

Tushar Borah<br />

Sommelier at Jumeirah<br />

Group of Hotels<br />

Vanessa Green IWA<br />

Wine Director at Crimson Wine,<br />

Apples and Pears Restaurant Group<br />

Veronika Denisova IWA<br />

Deputy Director and Lecturer<br />

at Enotria Wine School<br />

Vincenzo Donatiello<br />

Head Sommelier<br />

at Piazza Duomo<br />

Vladislav Markin IWA<br />

Co-founder of L’Appartement83<br />

Ying Guo IWA<br />

Sommelier at 67 Pall Mall<br />

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ASSOCIATE JUDGES<br />

Alice Wong IWA<br />

Journalist, Co-founder and<br />

Wine coach at Vinetude Asia<br />

Andrea Eby IWA<br />

Manager and Buyer at Banville<br />

& Jones Wine Co.<br />

Annette Lizotte IWA<br />

Consultant Wine & Relocation<br />

Consultant<br />

Carrie Wong IWA<br />

Wine Educator, Enjoy Wine<br />

and Life Limited<br />

Ca<strong>the</strong>rine Stratton IWA<br />

Owner and Educator at C.S.<br />

Selections LLC<br />

Davy Leung<br />

Educator at Aquaseason<br />

Professionals Limited<br />

Erik Klein IWA<br />

Importer and Distributor<br />

at Best Wines Distribution<br />

Jaimie Puckett<br />

Head Sommelier at Mandarin<br />

Oriental Boston<br />

Julia Yimin Liu<br />

Founder of 7International<br />

Wine and More<br />

Kristin Campbell<br />

Co-owner and COO of<br />

San Francisco Wine School<br />

Margaret Spillane<br />

Sommelier at<br />

Angler Restaurant<br />

Michelle Erland IWA<br />

Wine Director and General<br />

Manager at Pastificio Rana<br />

Niklas Bergqvist IWE<br />

Head Sommelier and Wine<br />

Educator at Vinkällaren Grappe<br />

and Restaurangakademien<br />

Paul Bologna<br />

Sommelier at<br />

The Ritz-Carlton,<br />

Rancho Mirage<br />

Senay Özdemir<br />

Founder and CEO<br />

of House of Red & White<br />

Vasilii Sirotkin<br />

Sommelier at<br />

Molto Buono Restaurant<br />

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ASSOENOLOGI<br />

Andrea Faustini<br />

Winemaker<br />

Andreino Addis<br />

Winemaker<br />

Bruno Pittaro<br />

Winemaker<br />

Carmine De Iure<br />

Winemaker<br />

Celestino Poser<br />

Winemaker<br />

Corrado Eridani<br />

Winemaker<br />

Dina Bolettieri<br />

Winemaker<br />

Enrico Salvatori<br />

Winemaker<br />

Fabio Toscana<br />

Winemaker<br />

Federico Defilippi<br />

Winemaker<br />

Goffredo Pasolli<br />

Winemaker<br />

Jacopo Giannotti<br />

Winemaker<br />

Josef Romen<br />

Winemaker<br />

Maurizio Maurizi<br />

Winemaker<br />

Patrizia Marenco<br />

Winemaker<br />

Rocco Vallorani<br />

Winemaker<br />

Sandro Cavicchioli<br />

Winemaker<br />

Thomas Mayr<br />

Winemaker<br />

Umberto Trombelli<br />

Winemaker<br />

Valerio Fuson<br />

Winemaker<br />

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TROPHIES<br />

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TROPHIES<br />

Trophies for <strong>5StarWines</strong> - <strong>the</strong> <strong>Book</strong> were selected by <strong>the</strong> international,<br />

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

tasting. Judges evaluated <strong>the</strong> wines based on <strong>the</strong> following criteria:<br />

Sight, Bouquet, and Taste. Trophies were attributed to <strong>the</strong> wine with<br />

<strong>the</strong> highest overall score in each category.<br />

WINERY OF THE YEAR – GRAN VINITALY: Trophy awarded to <strong>the</strong><br />

producer who obtained <strong>the</strong> highest average score from at least<br />

3 wines, which must have obtained an award in at least 2 different<br />

categories.<br />

BEST ITALIAN WINE – BANCO BPM: Trophy awarded to <strong>the</strong> Italian<br />

wine that obtained <strong>the</strong> highest overall score during <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong><br />

selection.<br />

BEST WHITE, ROSÉ, RED, SWEET, FRIZZANTE and SPARKLING<br />

WINES: Trophy awarded to <strong>the</strong> wines that obtained <strong>the</strong> highest score<br />

in each category during <strong>the</strong> <strong>5StarWines</strong> selection.<br />

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WINERY OF THE YEAR - GRAN VINITALY 2019<br />

CANTINE ANTONIO MAZZELLA SAS - ISCHIA (NA)<br />

BEST ITALIAN WINE - BANCO BPM 2019<br />

ITALIAN WINE WITH HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE<br />

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

BAROLO DOCG TERLO RISERVA 2013<br />

L’ASTEMIA PENTITA SRL - BAROLO (CN)<br />

Score 96<br />

BEST WHITE WINES 2019<br />

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

ISCHIA DOC BIANCOLELLA “VIGNA DEL LUME” 2018<br />

CANTINE ANTONIO MAZZELLA SAS - ISCHIA (NA)<br />

Score 95<br />

BEST ROSÉ WINES 2019<br />

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

CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOP “HEDÒS” 2018<br />

CANTINA TOLLO S.C.A. - TOLLO (CH)<br />

Score 92<br />

BEST RED WINES 2019<br />

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

ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO “SERRANU” 2015<br />

CANTINA TANI - MONTI (SS)<br />

Score 95<br />

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BEST SWEET WINES 2019<br />

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

PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOC “BEN RYÉ”<br />

DONNAFUGATA S.R.L. - MARSALA (TP)<br />

Score 95<br />

BEST FRIZZANTE WINES 2019<br />

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

LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO DOP<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO “VINI DEL RE” 2018<br />

CANTINA SETTECANI CASTELVETRO SOC. COOP. AGR<br />

SETTECANI DI CASTELVETRO (MO)<br />

Score 94<br />

BEST SPARKLING WINES 2019<br />

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

LESSINI DURELLO DOC SPUMANTE BRUT “SETTECENTO33”<br />

CANTINA DI SOAVE - SOAVE (VR)<br />

Score 93<br />

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SELECTED WINES<br />

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96<br />

BAROLO DOCG TERLO RISERVA 2013<br />

A textbook Barolo with everything in its proper place. The red fruit<br />

aromas are bright and clearly defined. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong> wine shows<br />

<strong>the</strong> best of <strong>the</strong> Nebbiolo grape from which it is made, being savoury,<br />

intense, elegantly smooth with fine grained tannins and lightly spicy,<br />

mouthwatering fruit.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

L’ASTEMIA PENTITA S.R.L.<br />

Via Crosia, 40<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 0173560501<br />

svetlana@astemiapentita.it<br />

astemiapentita.it<br />

95<br />

ISCHIA DOC BIANCOLELLA “VIGNA DEL LUME” 2018<br />

A stunning bone-dry white from <strong>the</strong> mythical-like island of Ischia in<br />

<strong>the</strong> Gulf of Naples, home to playboys, Michelin stars and best of all,<br />

<strong>the</strong> native Biancolella grape. Its lightly oily texture and orange blossom,<br />

honeysuckle, fennel, pollen and rose water notes gain <strong>the</strong>ir underlying<br />

salty resonance from <strong>the</strong> island’s volcanic soils. Unmissable.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Biancolella 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CANTINE ANTONIO MAZZELLA<br />

S.A.S.<br />

Serbatoio, 2<br />

80077 - Ischia (NA)<br />

+39 081901541<br />

info@ischiavini.it<br />

ischiavini.it<br />

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95<br />

ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO “SERRANU” 2015<br />

This classic Sardinian red was made by fermenting toge<strong>the</strong>r <strong>the</strong> hand<br />

picked grapes of Cannonau and Bovaleddu. The evident concentration<br />

of dark fruits makes it a serious mouthful, despite its modest price<br />

tag. It’s worth decanting and savouring over dinner on two successive<br />

nights in order to see how <strong>the</strong> fruit fills out to its full expression.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 50%,<br />

Bovaleddu 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA TANI<br />

Reg. Conca Sa Raighina, 2<br />

07020 - Monti (SS)<br />

+39 335472221<br />

info@cantinatani.it<br />

cantinatani.it<br />

95<br />

PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOC “BEN RYÉ” 2016<br />

A stunning, super-sweet but super-refreshing Muscat of Alexandria<br />

(‘Zibibbo’) white. Meticulously made by adding raisined Muscat grapes<br />

to slow down already fermenting Muscat wine. Crystal clear orange<br />

peel and notes of marmalade. Outstanding elegance, depth & clarity.<br />

Wonderfully drinkable.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,27%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

195gr/l<br />

DONNAFUGATA S.R.L.<br />

Via S. Lipari, 18<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923724258<br />

pr.international@donnafugata.it<br />

donnafugata.it<br />

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94<br />

BAROLO DOCG 2014<br />

The wet 2014 Barolo vintage was not a complete wash-out, with its<br />

classic pale garnet hue and well-defined red cherry, raspberry, violet,<br />

licorice, nutmeg and clove notes. Decant, serve at cellar temp ra<strong>the</strong>r<br />

than slightly warmer room temperature. Enjoy over a light first course<br />

such as tagliolini with white truffle.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

PAOLA SORDO S.R.L.<br />

Via Alba Barolo, 175<br />

12060 - Castiglione Falletto (CN)<br />

+39 3453112859<br />

info@paolasordo.it<br />

paolasordo.it<br />

94<br />

BAROLO DOCG BRICCO SAN PIETRO 2015<br />

A profound Barolo from 25-year-old Nebbiolo vines of Bricco San<br />

Pietro, a vineyard in <strong>the</strong> Monforte d’Alba township. Facing <strong>the</strong> southwest,<br />

it gets <strong>the</strong> afternoon heat, but spongy, water-retentive limey clay<br />

soils protect vines from heat stress. The red rose, red plum, orange skin<br />

and spice flavours are fresh, persistent & deeply diverting.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,67%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

CASCINA SÒT<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Loc. Bussia S.Pietro, 27/A<br />

12065 - Monforte d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 3346105267<br />

info@cascinasot.com<br />

cascinasot.com<br />

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94<br />

EPOMEO IGT BIANCO “VILLA CAMPAGNANO” 2018<br />

The Biancolella grape expresses floral, fruity aromas and flavors.<br />

The Forastera grape brings those aromas down to earth, capturing <strong>the</strong><br />

essence of Mediteranean scrub, adding aniseed, oregano & sun-baked<br />

thyme. Add an undertow of salty smokey-herb from volcanic soils and<br />

you get a fantastic white with beautifully pure saline fruit flavours.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Biancolella 50%,<br />

Forastera 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CANTINE ANTONIO MAZZELLA<br />

S.A.S.<br />

Serbatoio, 2<br />

80077 - Ischia (NA)<br />

+39 081901541<br />

info@ischiavini.it<br />

ischiavini.it<br />

94<br />

LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO DOP<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO “VINI DEL RE” 2018<br />

A full swa<strong>the</strong> of cherry sourness, amaro, chinotto and juicy rhubarb are<br />

crammed into a sturdy frame of <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco Grasparossa grape’s<br />

super-smooth tannins, fun-loving froth and bright acidity. This is a<br />

winning wine, of considerable energy, juicy fruit exuberance, rustic<br />

charm and intensity.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

CANTINA SETTECANI -<br />

CASTELVETRO SOCIETÀ<br />

COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA<br />

Via Modena, 184<br />

41014 - Settecani di Castelvetro (MO)<br />

+39 3357733871<br />

f.amorotti@cantinasettecani.it<br />

cantinasettecani.it<br />

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94<br />

VALLE D’AOSTA DOP PETITE ARVINE 2016<br />

A lightly oaked (10% barrel aged) Petite Arvine from Valle d’Aosta<br />

whose luminous golden hue foreshadows generous golden apple,<br />

pear, mango and orange peel flavours along with butterscotch from<br />

oak ageing. Its Alpine inner freshness adds an irresistible tang to this<br />

vibrant white, which is crying out for <strong>the</strong> company of a warm cheese<br />

fondue.<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Petite Arvine 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,4gr/l<br />

LA SOURCE S.A.S. DI CELI<br />

STEFANO E C. SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Loc. Bussan Dessous, 1<br />

11010 - Saint-Pierre (AO)<br />

+39 0165904038<br />

info@lasource.it<br />

lasource.it<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2014<br />

93<br />

An Amarone della Valpolicella whose beautiful deep ruby colour (from<br />

<strong>the</strong> thick-skinned Corvina grapes) presages inviting flavours of dark<br />

cherries, ripe plums and dried garden herb notes. The wine fermented<br />

for 25 days and aged two years in large, traditional chestnut casks,<br />

not to make <strong>the</strong> wine ‘oaky’ but to accentuate its moreish mouthfeel.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 55%, Corvinone 20%,<br />

Rondinella 25%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

ASTORIA VINI<br />

Via Crevada<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 04236699<br />

info@astoria.it<br />

astoria.it<br />

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BAROLO DOCG RAVERA 2015<br />

93<br />

This Barolo from Ravera, a cru in Novello township comes from<br />

Nebbiolo vines planted in <strong>the</strong> early 1950s. Pale ruby coloured, it shows<br />

typical Barolo notes of red cherry, violets and roses. The mouthfeel is<br />

rich, deeper than usual due to a warmer than usual growing season.<br />

Everything – <strong>the</strong> fruit, <strong>the</strong> tannins, <strong>the</strong> touch of oak - is polished &<br />

refined.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


COPERTINO DOP ROSSO RISERVA “DIVOTO” 2010<br />

93<br />

A Negroamaro from Puglia’s often unremittingly hot Salento peninsula,<br />

a wide open, flat space shared by both wild cactae as well as <strong>the</strong><br />

grapevine. This is a robust, barrel aged, unfiltered red. Its dense, honest,<br />

almost extreme ripeness and chocolate-plum texture are perhaps best<br />

embraced in <strong>the</strong> company of a popular local dish, like roast lamb.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negroamaro 70%,<br />

Montepulciano 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

APOLLONIO CASA VINICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Via San Pietro in Lama, 7<br />

73047 - Monteroni di Lecce (LE)<br />

+39 0832327182<br />

info@apolloniovini.it<br />

apolloniovini.it<br />

EMILIA IGP LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE<br />

“MARCELLO ORO” 2018<br />

93<br />

The Lambrusco Maestri grape from which this cheerfully lively, soft<br />

red sparkler is made, is undergoing a revival around its native Parma<br />

area in Emilia, in <strong>the</strong> western part of Emilia-Romagna. Its concentrated<br />

dark blueberry and black cherry fruit with savoury dried rose notes suit<br />

sausages, suckling pig or wood-fired grilled meats.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Maestri 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

24gr/l<br />

ARIOLA VIGNE E VINI S.R.L.<br />

Strada della Buca, 5/A<br />

43010 - Langhirano (PR)<br />

+39 0521637678<br />

info@viniariola.it<br />

viniariola.it<br />

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ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO “MONTESSU” 2016<br />

93<br />

A marriage of Sardinian Carignan Noir (‘Carignano’) with international<br />

grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and<br />

Syrah displaying a deep ruby colour, allied to an overall impression of<br />

freshness, purity and serious, deeply layered dark fruits seasoned by<br />

notes of pepper, spices, lea<strong>the</strong>r, earth, and redwood pine. Will age well.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano 60%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 10%,<br />

Cabernet Franc 10%,<br />

Merlot 10%, Syrah 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

AGRICOLA PUNICA S.P.A.<br />

Loc. Barrua, snc<br />

9010 - Santadi (SU)<br />

+39 0781941012<br />

info@agripunica.it<br />

agripunica.it<br />

LESSINI DURELLO DOC SPUMANTE BRUT<br />

“SETTECENTO33”<br />

93<br />

The Cantina di Soave has put serious work into this sparkling wine from<br />

<strong>the</strong> volcanic slopes of <strong>the</strong> nearby Lessini mountains. Smooth white<br />

peach and Asian pear notes, lifted by crunchier red apple, are seasoned<br />

with wisteria, lilac and white iris. No need for food with this beauty.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Durella 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI SOAVE<br />

Viale della Vittoria, 100<br />

37038 - Soave (VR)<br />

+39 0456139811<br />

sebastiano.pressi@cantinasoave.it<br />

cantinasoave.it<br />

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MALVASIA DELLE LIPARI DOC PASSITO DI SALINA<br />

“NA’ JM” 2015<br />

93<br />

This amber hued, sweet but savoury Sicilian stunner was made by sundrying<br />

<strong>the</strong> picked grapes on reed mats to concentrate <strong>the</strong> sugars. Its<br />

inviting amber colour mirrors rich dried apricot, lush toffee and sticky<br />

caramel notes, lifted by luscious, tangy dried nectarine. Opens out<br />

beautifully after 30 minutes in <strong>the</strong> glass, if you can be that patient.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia di Lipari 95%,<br />

Corinto nero 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

152gr/l<br />

CANTINE COLOSI S.R.L.<br />

Dir. Viaria C Fraz. Giammoro, snc<br />

98042 - Giammoro (ME)<br />

+39 0909385549<br />

info@cantinecolosi.it<br />

cantinecolosi.it<br />

SICILIA DOC BIANCO VENDEMMIA TARDIVA<br />

“KRYSOS” 2017<br />

93<br />

A Grillo made from selected over-ripe bunches <strong>the</strong>n cool-fermented<br />

to leave a wine with intense rose water and wisteria scents and silky,<br />

but dense and opulent flavours of dried stonefruits, figs, quince paste<br />

& candied mandarin oranges topped with a light nuttiness. Nei<strong>the</strong>r too<br />

sweet nor cloying, but scarily easy to drink. Like sunshine in a glass.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

180gr/l<br />

FEUDO DISISA<br />

Via Roma, 392<br />

90139 - Palermo (PA)<br />

+39 0916127109<br />

info@vinidisisa.it<br />

feudodisisa.it<br />

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SICILIA DOC FRAPPATO VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“DUMÈ” 2018<br />

93<br />

This organic Frappato stood out for its balance and digestibility,<br />

its open, fluid, savoury and refreshing character. Classic Frappato in<br />

o<strong>the</strong>r words. The ripe red fruit flavours of crushed raspberries and<br />

candied cherries were seasoned by a light dusting of rose petals, wild<br />

herbs and a hint of pepper. A really classy aperitif red.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Frappato 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

VINI PER NATURA<br />

TENUTA GORGHI TONDI S.A.S.<br />

DI DORETTA TUMBARELLO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Sanità, 29/B<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719741<br />

marketing@gorghitondi.it<br />

gorghitondi.it<br />

SICILIA DOC GRILLO “EUGHENÈS” 2018<br />

93<br />

An exceptional dry white wine defined by its lemony-citrus and stone fruit<br />

pungency, a saline lick of Mediterranean herb and compelling gooseberrylike<br />

intensity. Multi-layered, this is a stunning wine, firmly Sicilian, yet with<br />

no hint of sunburn despite <strong>the</strong> often powerful Sicilian heat.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

SIBILIANA VINI S.R.L.<br />

S.S. 115 Bivio Triglia Scaletta, snc<br />

91020 - Petrosino (TP)<br />

+39 0923961632<br />

info@sibilianavini.it<br />

sibilianavini.it<br />

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TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “RÀSOLE” 2016<br />

93<br />

A deeply coloured, robust, oaky Super Tuscan red with great depth of<br />

smooth, darkly ripe fruits with a creamy edge, smooth tannins and with<br />

plenty of ageing potential–if of course you can resist its come-hi<strong>the</strong>r<br />

moreishness. The Petit Verdot component is well used, adding colour,<br />

some extra spice and depth, but without overpowering <strong>the</strong> wine.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 50%, Merlot 20%,<br />

Petit Verdot 20%,<br />

Cabernet Franc 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

LE FORCONATE S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via del Palazzone, 2 – Fraz. Piazze<br />

53040 - Cetona (SI)<br />

+39 0578244174<br />

info@leforconate.it<br />

leforconate.it<br />

TRENTINO DOC MARZEMINO SUPERIORE<br />

“DEI ZIRESI” 2016<br />

93<br />

This Marzemino impressed from <strong>the</strong> moment it was poured, with its<br />

imposing bright ruby purple colour, its forceful mountain herb and<br />

violet scents, smooth, intensely rounded wild blueberry, amarena<br />

cherry & dark plum flavours, topped with a characteristic note of sweet<br />

almond. The classic Trentino food pair is corn polenta with mushrooms.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Marzemino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,2gr/l<br />

VIVALLIS S.C.A.<br />

Via Per Brancolino, 4<br />

38060 - Nogaredo (TN)<br />

+39 0464412073<br />

info@vivallis.it<br />

vivallis.it<br />

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TRENTINO DOC PINOT GRIGIO RISERVA<br />

“CASTEL FIRMIAN” 2017<br />

93<br />

This Pinot Grigio grown near <strong>the</strong> Adige (Etsch) river in Mezzocorona<br />

township, Trentino, was cool fermented and aged 10 months in barrels.<br />

Luminous yellow, it shows tropical fruit mixed with yellow flowers,<br />

vanilla and candied lemon, all topped off with a gentle lick of oak from<br />

barrel ageing. An everyday wine with great complexity.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

NOSIO S.P.A. - MEZZACORONA<br />

Via del Teroldego, 1/E<br />

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)<br />

+39 0461616186<br />

dsemenzato@mezzacorona.it<br />

mezzacorona.it<br />

VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

“CANAYLI” 2018<br />

93<br />

A brilliant yellow-hued Vermentino di Gallura with fine typicity: saline<br />

and pungent, with a whiff of oak seaming <strong>the</strong> edges. Stone fruit and<br />

maritime herb barrel across <strong>the</strong> mid-palate, with a winning warmth and<br />

generosity plus reviving citrus, grapefruit and savoury saltiness. This is<br />

a showcase Vermentino, full but with nothing out of place.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,04%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,27gr/l<br />

CANTINA GALLURA S.C.A.<br />

Via Val di Cossu, 9<br />

07029 - Tempio Pausania (SS)<br />

+39 079631241<br />

direzione@cantinagallura.com<br />

cantinagallura.net<br />

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VERNACCIA DI ORISTANO DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“JUIGHISSA GIUDICATO DI ARBAREE” 2009<br />

93<br />

Vernaccia di Oristano is one of Sardinia’s classic wine styles, combining<br />

a robust level of alcohol, and plenty of savoury sweetness allied to<br />

natural vibrancy. Pale-amber coloured, with dense chestnut, marzipan,<br />

dried fig and fresh mango perfumes. This fascinating, well-balanced<br />

wine would pair well especially with strong blue cheeses.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vernaccia di Oristano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

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

09170 - Oristano (OR)<br />

+39 078333383<br />

roberto.p@vinovernaccia.com<br />

vinovernaccia.com<br />

92<br />

ABRUZZO DOC PECORINO “COSTA DEL MULINO” 2018<br />

A blend of 90% Pecorino and 10% Cococciola, <strong>the</strong> latter a recently<br />

revived, easy to grow and mouthwateringly salty-tasting white grape<br />

found along Italy’s south-central Adriatic coast. Rousing <strong>the</strong> spent<br />

yeast deposits during ageing has broadened <strong>the</strong> wine’s green lemon<br />

freshness, softening it but without comprising its insistent vibrancy.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino 90%,<br />

Cococciola 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,9gr/l<br />

CANTINA FRENTANA<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA<br />

Via Perazza, 32<br />

66020 - Rocca San Giovanni (CH)<br />

+39 087260152<br />

backoffice@cantinafrentana.it<br />

cantinafrentana.it<br />

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92<br />

ABRUZZO DOP PECORINO SUPERIORE 2018<br />

A richer, ripe stone-fruited Pecorino style with a mineral, zesty edge<br />

on <strong>the</strong> palate which keeps <strong>the</strong> wine balanced. Nice green apple acidity<br />

provides freshness. Good weight, density and purity on <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

Very attractive for early drinking.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

CASAL THAULERO S.R.L.<br />

C.da Cucullo, snc<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859032533<br />

info@casalthaulero.it<br />

casalthaulero.it<br />

92<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC CHARDONNAY RISERVA<br />

“BARON SALVADORI” 2016<br />

A powerful Chardonnay, almost like an old-style Californian wine, but<br />

with a fine line of acidity to create refreshing mineral streaks which<br />

keep <strong>the</strong> fruit pure and fresh. The wine aged 10 months in 500-litre<br />

oak casks ra<strong>the</strong>r than smaller 225-litre barrels to avoid excess oakiness,<br />

allowing <strong>the</strong> ripe stone and tropical fruit to reach <strong>the</strong>ir full expression.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,6gr/l<br />

NALS MARGREID<br />

Via Heiligenberg, 2<br />

39010 - Nalles (BZ)<br />

+39 0471678626<br />

info@kellerei.it<br />

kellerei.it<br />

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92<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC LAGREIN GRIESER RISERVA<br />

“PRESTIGE LINE” 2016<br />

This red from Lagrein grapes grown in Alto Adige’s warm Bolzano<br />

(Bozen) valley ripened slowly, helped by pebbly, heat retentive soils<br />

in which tiny quartz fragments twinkle when <strong>the</strong> sun shines. A wine<br />

with very rich, ripe blackberry fruit and a fine-grained mouthfeel. Worth<br />

savouring over two days to see how <strong>the</strong> fruit relaxes and expresses.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lagrein 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,2gr/l<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI BOLZANO<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

Via San Maurizio, 36<br />

39100 - Bolzano (BZ)<br />

+39 0471270909<br />

info@kellereibozen.com<br />

kellereibozen.com<br />

92<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC SAUVIGNON “KOFL” 2017<br />

A Sauvignon Blanc with ripe gooseberry and basil aromas with a twist<br />

of nectarine. The oak is nicely balanced–not always easy to achieve<br />

with a sometimes pungently aromatic grape like Sauvignon Blanc–<br />

and augments a rich palate whose layers of tangy citrus and classic<br />

gooseberry freshness, end on an elegant note of wet stone.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

CANTINA KURTATSCH<br />

Strada del Vino, 23<br />

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)<br />

+39 0471880115<br />

info@cantina-kurtatsch.it<br />

cantina-kurtatsch.it<br />

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92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“MARNE 180” 2015<br />

An Amarone whose generous mass never loses its balance. The hand<br />

picked grapes were left to dehydrate for 4 months. After fermentation,<br />

sensitive oak ageing allowed <strong>the</strong> tannins to fill out fully. Balsamic<br />

notes mix with super-ripe dark cherry, coffee, tobacco, chocolate and<br />

eucalyptus, plus dandelion weed, cardamom pod and menthol.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 35%, Corvinone 35%,<br />

Rondinella 20%, Rossignola 3%,<br />

Oseleta 5%, Negrara 2%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

AGRICOLA F.LLI TEDESCHI S.R.L.<br />

Via G. Verdi, 4/A<br />

37029 - Pedemonte (VR)<br />

+39 0457701487<br />

info@tedeschiwines.com<br />

tedeschiwines.com<br />

92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2013<br />

An Amarone della Valpolicella with plenty of bottle age which means it<br />

is now at <strong>the</strong> stage whereby <strong>the</strong> Corvina grape, from which it was built,<br />

can express its inherent intensity fully, with juicy dried red fruit kept<br />

fresh by more obviously vibrant cranberry notes.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

Via Colonia Orfani di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

samantha@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

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92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2016<br />

This Amarone della Valpolicella was built around Corvina, whose<br />

grapes are well suited to air-drying, in this case for 4 months, before<br />

fermentation and ageing in oak. Soft black cherry and blackberry<br />

notes are lifted by tangy sour red cherries. Fig and sultana flavours are<br />

sprinkled with dusty dried floral notes. Drink over <strong>the</strong> next 5-8 years.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

Via Colonia Orfani di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

samantha@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“SAN GIORGIO” 2015<br />

Refreshing aromatic style of Amarone having impressive balance and<br />

insistency with a range of lea<strong>the</strong>r, mulberry and dried fruit flavours<br />

in a demure, savoury ra<strong>the</strong>r than savoury-sweet blockbuster style.<br />

This makes it much more versatile in terms of food paring. A typical<br />

local food pairing might be mature Monte Veronese cow’s milk cheese.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvinone 40%, Corvina 40%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,7gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BOSCAINI<br />

CARLO SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Via Sengia, 15<br />

37015 - Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR)<br />

+39 0457731412<br />

vino@boscainicarlo.it<br />

boscainicarlo.it<br />

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92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

RISERVA 2013<br />

A velvety Amarone with deliciously dark, herby-fresh plum fruit made<br />

from Corvina (thick grape skins suited to air-drying), Corvinone (depth)<br />

and Rondinella (fluidity) grapes, air-dried for 4 months, losing 40% of<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir volume, concentrating flavours and sugars, with 30 months in<br />

large oak vats. A deeply elegant wine with impeccable balance.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 20%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,5gr/l<br />

CAMPOREALE SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

DI LAVARINI MARIO E C. S.S.<br />

Via Casa Zamboni, 2<br />

37024 - Arbizzano di Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 0456020624<br />

info@camporealevini.it<br />

camporealevini.it<br />

92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA<br />

“HATTESO” 2010<br />

A delightfully deep purple Amarone in <strong>the</strong> full flush of exuberant,<br />

late adolescence. Its youthful blueberry fruit now underlying nicely<br />

developing and spicy balsamic notes of violets and peonies. Fullbodied<br />

and deeply layered, this is an Amarone to decant. Stand well<br />

back and hope for a big dinner dish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 30%,<br />

Rondinella 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

GARBOLE DI FINETTO ETTORE &<br />

FILIPPO SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Loc. Garbole, 1<br />

37039 - Tregnago (VR)<br />

+39 3405853199<br />

info@garbole.it<br />

garbole.it<br />

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92<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO “TERRA VENETICA” 2015<br />

The team behind this voluptuous organic Amarone della Valpolicella<br />

are confident enough in <strong>the</strong> quality of <strong>the</strong>ir grapes that <strong>the</strong>y soak <strong>the</strong><br />

grape skins in <strong>the</strong> fermenting juice for up to two months. The result is<br />

a juicy, nuanced, dark, fresh-fruited red with plenty of spice and pepper<br />

notes and an elegant, smooth mouthfeel.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 35%,<br />

Rondinella 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

ENOITALIA S.P.A.<br />

Loc. Colombara, 5<br />

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

+39 0458876200<br />

stefania.vittoni@enoitalia.it<br />

enoitalia.it<br />

92<br />

BAROLO DOCG 2015<br />

The 100% Nebbiolo grapes for this mouthwatering Barolo are<br />

fermented cool and slow for around three weeks. The wine aged in a<br />

mix of large, traditional Slavonian oak vats and smaller barrels. The red<br />

cherry fruit, which forms <strong>the</strong> core of this still young wine, is crunchily<br />

vibrant, a real pick-me-up. Drink between now & 2025.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,9gr/l<br />

GEMMA S.P.A.<br />

Via Alba, 11/C<br />

12050 - Serralunga d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173262360<br />

luigi.piacentini@premiumwine.it<br />

gemmacantine.it<br />

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92<br />

BAROLO DOCG CANNUBI RISERVA 2013<br />

The Nebbiolo grapes for this Barolo from <strong>the</strong> Cannubi cru spent 30<br />

days on skins and aged 36 months in traditional large oak vats. The<br />

wine opens up gently in <strong>the</strong> glass and shows classic violet and red<br />

cherry and soft fig fruit, allied to shapely and integrated tannins that<br />

will soften to add fur<strong>the</strong>r textural breadth over <strong>the</strong> next 5 to 12 years.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

L’ASTEMIA PENTITA S.R.L.<br />

Via Crosia, 40<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 0173560501<br />

svetlana@astemiapentita.it<br />

astemiapentita.it<br />

92<br />

CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOP “HEDÒS” 2018<br />

A Mediterranean pink with everything you’d need if you plan to take<br />

it with you to Abruzzo’s endless beaches for an alfresco lunch: thirstquenching<br />

red watermelon freshness, reviving red berry fruit to provide<br />

a pre-prandial tang of excitement in your mouth as <strong>the</strong> picnic basket<br />

food is laid out, and finishing with enough poise and effusive gulpability<br />

as you finally dive in to surf <strong>the</strong> waves.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA TOLLO S.C.A.<br />

Viale Garibaldi, 68<br />

66010 - Tollo (CH)<br />

+39 087196251<br />

info@cantinatollo.it<br />

cantinatollo.it<br />

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92<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN SELEZIONE<br />

“VILLA ROSA” 2015<br />

A stunning Chianti Classico with all <strong>the</strong> key components, classic<br />

Sangiovese red fruit flavours and an elegant structure. The mouthfeel<br />

is soft and generous with elegant, well-integrated red cherry tannins<br />

leaving a savoury aftertaste. A graceful wine with good ageing potential.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,1gr/l<br />

FAMIGLIA CECCHI<br />

Loc. Casina dei Ponti, 56<br />

53011 - Castellina in Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 057754311<br />

dgozzi@cecchi.net<br />

famigliacecchi.it<br />

92<br />

COLLI EUGANEI FIOR D’ARANCIO DOCG PASSITO<br />

“IL GELSO DI LAPO” 2015<br />

Beautiful burnished gold colour. Great intensity of ripe, tropical musky<br />

stone fruit. Masses of sweetness, viscous, yet <strong>the</strong>re is still plenty of<br />

acidity to balance. Has a complex, herbal note on <strong>the</strong> palate. Very fresh<br />

despite <strong>the</strong> intense sugar flavours. A sweet-natured sipper from airdried<br />

grapes with sensitive oak barrel ageing.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

174gr/l<br />

QUOTA 101 S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Malterreno, 12<br />

35038 - Torreglia (PD)<br />

+39 3477685162<br />

info@quota101.com<br />

quota101.com<br />

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92<br />

FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO DOP 2018<br />

The Falanghina grape is named after wooden poles to which <strong>the</strong> vines<br />

were first tied in antiquity. This pale gold white shows soft apricot<br />

fruit melding with crunchier, brisker, more mouthwatering grapefruit.<br />

Versatile for both food and solo sipping. A volcanic stoniness provides<br />

a suitably savoury background. Will age for ano<strong>the</strong>r 2-3 years.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI SOLOPACA<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

Via Bebiana, 38<br />

82036 - Solopaca (BN)<br />

+39 0824977921<br />

comunicazione@cantinasolopaca.it<br />

cantinasolopaca.it<br />

92<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2018<br />

Straw yellow, this dry white Fiano di Avellino has both an oily texture<br />

for a smooth feel plus an integrated core of underpining lemony<br />

acidity whose tangy sensations in <strong>the</strong> mouth offset a lovely creaminess<br />

thanks to ageing <strong>the</strong> wine on <strong>the</strong> fine yeast deposit or lees left after<br />

fermentation. Will develop beautifully over <strong>the</strong> next 5 years.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA D’AIONE S.R.L.<br />

Via Sanpaolo, snc<br />

83010 - Tufo (AV)<br />

+39 0825998353<br />

segreteria@terredaione.it<br />

terredaione.it<br />

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92<br />

GARDA DOP CHARDONNAY 2018<br />

A Garda Chardonnay whose mouth-wateringly knife-edged notes of<br />

citrus were rounded out by leaving <strong>the</strong> wine in contact with its spent<br />

yeast deposits ra<strong>the</strong>r than by blasting it with inappropiate oak notes<br />

from barrel ageing. This has allowed <strong>the</strong> wine’s fine silky-soft texture<br />

and vibrant white peach fruit to come to <strong>the</strong> fore.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA COLLI MORENICI S.A.C.<br />

Str. Monzambano, 75<br />

46040 - Ponti Sul Mincio (MN)<br />

+39 0376809745<br />

commerciale@cantinacollimorenici.it<br />

cantinacollimorenici.it<br />

92<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG 2018<br />

A textbook Greco di Tufo whose Greco grapes were soft pressed, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

fermented and aged with no oak influence. The result is a dry white<br />

wine of notable freshness, with pronounced flavours of white flowers,<br />

white pear and stone fruit plus a crisp mouthfeel whose tension creates<br />

natural refreshment value. Textbook Greco di Tufo for early drinking.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA D’AIONE S.R.L.<br />

Via San Paolo, 23<br />

83010 - Tufo (AV)<br />

+39 3384106333<br />

info@terredaione.it<br />

terredaione.it<br />

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92<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG 2018<br />

Despite its pale appearance, this Greco is a multi-flavoured thirstquencher<br />

showing beguiling floral and stone fruit notes, pleasantly<br />

dense texture and balanced freshness from laser-like acidity.<br />

Has <strong>the</strong> body and broad overall mouthfeel to handle salted fried sea<br />

food with ease.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

VIGNE IRPINE S.R.L.<br />

Via Taverna della Figura, 58/B<br />

83030 - Santa Paolina (AV)<br />

+39 0825968682<br />

info@vigneirpine.it<br />

vigneirpine.it<br />

92<br />

LAZIO IGP BELLONE “ANTHIUM” 2018<br />

A Bellone with excellent typicity and broad consumer appeal.<br />

Brilliant lemon-green in colour. Complex notes of yellow apple,<br />

nectarine, peach and apricot are framed by a brooding mineral tone<br />

that aligns itself nicely with a textural oiliness and an overall savoury<br />

fruit intensity. Rich, juicy, precise, persistent & exquisite.<br />

LAZIO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bellone 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


92<br />

MANZONI MOSCATO 13.0.25 VINO SPUMANTE DI<br />

QUALITÀ EXTRA DRY ROSÉ “VIOLETTE” 2017<br />

A fizz from <strong>the</strong> pink-skinned Manzoni Moscato grape whose delicate<br />

copper hue comes from contact between <strong>the</strong> grape skins and <strong>the</strong> juice.<br />

A savory mouthfeel buffers a lick of sweetness. So well, in fact, that<br />

this fea<strong>the</strong>rweight feels palpably dry. Citrus, orange peel, baked apple<br />

notes. Energetic & crunchy. A very good glass of sparkling wine.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Incrocio Manzoni 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

17gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CONTE COLLALTO S.A.R.L.<br />

Via XXIV Maggio, 1<br />

31058 - Susegana (TV)<br />

+39 0438435811<br />

info@cantine-collalto.it<br />

cantine-collalto.it<br />

92<br />

MARCA TREVIGIANA IGT TRAMINER 2016<br />

This fruity white from Treviso province was made from Gewürztraminer<br />

or Traminer aromatico in local parlance. Soaking <strong>the</strong> grape skins in<br />

<strong>the</strong> cooled grape juice maximised natural scents of musk and jasmine.<br />

Soft and fleshy on <strong>the</strong> palate, this style is often made fatter and sweeter.<br />

This one won credit for being svelte, classy and dry.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Traminer aromatico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

BRAVIN DI DAVIDE BRAVIN<br />

San Lorenzetto, 42<br />

31040 - Campodipietra (TV)<br />

+39 3402292394<br />

info@cantinabravin.it<br />

cantinabravin.it<br />

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92<br />

MARCHE IGT BIANCO “GUERRIERO BIANCO” 2017<br />

This medium to full-bodied white from <strong>the</strong> Marche is made from<br />

Bianchello which frames <strong>the</strong> texture and Verdicchio which adds <strong>the</strong><br />

class. The oak from brief barrel ageing is seamlessly integrated,<br />

supporting ra<strong>the</strong>r than dominating <strong>the</strong> intense Mediterranean herb,<br />

green fig, yellow plum, olive and almond flavours. Balanced and<br />

beautifully bright.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bianchello 90%,<br />

Verdicchio 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,8gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRARIA GUERRIERI<br />

Via San Filippo, 24<br />

61038 - Terre Roveresche (PU)<br />

+39 0721890152<br />

info@aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

aziendaguerrieri.it<br />

92<br />

MAREMMA TOSCANA DOC ROSSO 2016<br />

A vibrant and pleasurable Super Tuscan from <strong>the</strong> Tuscan coast, an area<br />

of Italy in which <strong>the</strong>y really thrive. Well balanced & expressive, with a<br />

complex medley of finely polished and brimmingly juicy dark fruits<br />

over a super-smooth mouthfeel. A light sprinkling of oak tops off this<br />

generous, darkly smooth red.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Syrah 35%, Petit Verdot 35%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


92<br />

MODENA DOC LAMBRUSCO SPUMANTE BRUT ROSÉ<br />

MILLESIMATO “LINK” 2018<br />

FERRO13, self-described as ‘an atypical winery from Verona’,<br />

makes wines from across Italy. This dark, Grasparossa shows<br />

pungent strawberry and starburst fruit aromas and more delicate<br />

maraschino cherry freshness in <strong>the</strong> mouth, ending with a parade<br />

of mouth-watering red apple, cherry & strawberry juiciness.<br />

Deliciously frothy.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 85%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

12,2gr/l<br />

FERRO13<br />

Strada delle Trincee, 13/D<br />

37135 - Verona (VR)<br />

+39 0454622781<br />

info@ferro13.it<br />

ferro13.it<br />

92<br />

MODENA DOP LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE<br />

“DEI TENORI” 2018<br />

A deftly blended Lambrusco combining 60% Lambrusco Grasparossa<br />

(’red grape stalk’) for its solid core of dark earthy tannins, 20%<br />

Lambrusco Oliva (olive shaped berries, hence <strong>the</strong> name) for colour,<br />

savoriness and soft strawberry fruit, and 20% Lambrusco Salamino<br />

(salami-shaped bunches) for its structure and exuberant, moreish dark<br />

fruit. Enjoy!<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Oliva 20%,<br />

Lambrusco Salamino 20%,<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 60%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,6gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CAMPANA SERGIO<br />

Via Rubiera, 50<br />

41011 - Campogalliano (MO)<br />

+39 059526712<br />

info@tenutecampana.it<br />

tenutecampana.it<br />

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92<br />

ORVIETO DOC CLASSICO SUPERIORE MUFFA NOBILE<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO “CALCAIA” 2015<br />

The gently golden hues of this sweet Umbrian white come from <strong>the</strong> nobly<br />

rotten (‘muffa nobile’) grapes it was made from. Look for flavours of<br />

candied fruit, calendula, orange blossom and its subsequent marmalade<br />

fruit, hay, oregano, and wood spices. Its lightly oily texture makes it a<br />

good choice with toasted unsalted bread spread with liver paté.<br />

UMBRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grechetto 80%,<br />

Procanico 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

137gr/l<br />

BARBERANI<br />

Loc. Cerreto - Voc. Mignattaro, 26<br />

05023 - Baschi (TR)<br />

+39 0763341820<br />

info@barberani.com<br />

barberani.it<br />

92<br />

PASSITO DI NOTO DOP “SCARAMAZZO” 2018<br />

A sweet white wine made with hand picked, sun-dried Moscato<br />

grapes grown in sou<strong>the</strong>rn Sicily, in Pachino township whose name,<br />

appropriately, derives from Bacchus, <strong>the</strong> Roman deity of wine. Golden<br />

yellow, with rich dried apricot and orange peel notes and a refreshing<br />

juiciness, this wine has lovely opulence but no excess heaviness. Bravo.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

128,2gr/l<br />

CASA VINICOLA FEUDO RUDINÌ<br />

S.R.L.<br />

C.da Camporeale, snc<br />

96018 - Pachino (SR)<br />

+39 0931595333<br />

stefania@vinirudini.it<br />

vinirudini.it<br />

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92<br />

PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOP “ARBARIA” 2016<br />

Invitingly deep gold in colour, this sweet Muscat of Alexandria<br />

(‘Zibibbo’) made from dried grapes on Pantelleria island shows lovely<br />

candied fruit and orange marmalade notes with ginger spice, saffron<br />

and burnt sugar, all held in place by its vibrant inner freshness. No oak<br />

used, and none needed. Bottle age has added a sweet nuttiness. Bravo.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

133,2gr/l<br />

VINISOLA S.R.L.<br />

C.da Kazzen, 11<br />

21026 - Pantelleria (TP)<br />

+39 3356042155<br />

info@vinisola.it<br />

vinisola.it<br />

92<br />

PERGOLA DOC ALEATICO SUPERIORE “ORTAIA” 2016<br />

A bone dry, dark ruby-coloured Aleatico red from <strong>the</strong> Marche. Its<br />

dried rose, wild forest fruit, wild strawberry, pomegranate and dried<br />

cranberry fruit flavours and aromas seduced <strong>the</strong> judges, but <strong>the</strong>y were<br />

equally impressed by its impeccable balance, bright savoriness and well<br />

contained richness.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aleatico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


92<br />

RIESLING TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE EDESHEIMER<br />

ROSENGARTEN DEUTSCHER PRÄDIKATSWEIN PFALZ<br />

2018<br />

A golden, super-sweet Riesling from south-west Germany with a<br />

savoury undertow of salty beeswax and honey, dried orange peel, red<br />

peach and freshly pressed red apple, with a twist of crunchy green pear<br />

juice to give that refreshing, salty-acidic tang. Try with <strong>the</strong> local dish<br />

Saumagen, pig’s stomach stuffed with pork and vegetables.<br />

GERMAN<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Riesling 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

9,74%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

213,7gr/l<br />

WEINGUT WERNER ANSELMANN<br />

GMBH<br />

Staatsstraße, 58-60<br />

67483 - Edesheim (GER)<br />

+49 632394120<br />

info@weingut-anselmann.de<br />

weingut-anselmann.de<br />

92<br />

SICILIA DOC ZIBIBBO VINO BIOLOGICO “RAJÀH” 2018<br />

A zinger of a Zibibbo (Muscat of Alexandria) from organic vines in<br />

Trapani province. It captures <strong>the</strong> mosaic of salty, spicy, savory aromas<br />

and flavours of Sicily that recall <strong>the</strong> island’s historic arabic influences:<br />

coriander, cardamom, capers and caper flower, lemon verbena and<br />

citrus kaffir lime. A joy to pair with couscous and harisa.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Zibibbo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

VINI PER NATURA<br />

TENUTA GORGHI TONDI S.A.S.<br />

DI DORETTA TUMBARELLO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Sanità, 29/B<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719741<br />

marketing@gorghitondi.it<br />

gorghitondi.it<br />

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92<br />

SOAVE SUPERIORE DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“CIONDOLA - ROCCA SVEVA” 2017<br />

Rocca Sveva is <strong>the</strong> medieval name for what was <strong>the</strong>n a medieval hamlet<br />

or ‘borgo’ but is now Soave town, home to one of Italy’s flagship whites.<br />

This benchmark example blends soft tropical yellow fruits around a<br />

mouthwatering core of vibrant greengage and green lemon with a<br />

almond twist. Keep it light with a cous-cous, feta cheese and green<br />

salad.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garganega 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI SOAVE<br />

Viale della Vittoria, 100<br />

37038 - Soave (VR)<br />

+39 0456139811<br />

sebastiano.pressi@cantinasoave.it<br />

cantinasoave.it<br />

92<br />

TAURASI DOCG “PAGO DEI FUSI” 2011<br />

This 100% Aglianico aged 24 months in oak, showing real purity of fruit,<br />

especially ripe dark cherry notes, but with a matte ra<strong>the</strong>r than glossy<br />

finish making it extra food-friendly. In <strong>the</strong> mouth, <strong>the</strong> wine shows depth<br />

and concentration whilst avoiding heaviness. Its slightly wild, earthy,<br />

almost untamed character adds charming individuality.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

TERREDORA DI PAOLO S.S.A.<br />

Via Serra, snc<br />

83030 - Montefusco (AV)<br />

+39 0825968215<br />

info@terredora.com<br />

terredora.com<br />

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92<br />

TAURASI DOCG “VIGNA CINQUE QUERCE” 2011<br />

You can tell from its bright, rich, jammy cherry fruit with a likeably spicy<br />

edge that this wine comes from <strong>the</strong> luminously bright climes of Avellino<br />

province in Italy’s deep south. But because <strong>the</strong> Aglianico grapes are<br />

grown at very high altitudes <strong>the</strong> richness is tempered, forging a fine<br />

inner structure which gives <strong>the</strong> wine its insistent mouthfeel.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

C ANT INA IN MO NTEM A R A N O D AL 1983<br />

SALVATORE MOLETTIERI<br />

C.da Musanni, 19<br />

83040 - Montemarano (AV)<br />

+39 3477740206<br />

info@salvatoremolettieri.com<br />

salvatoremolettieri.com<br />

92<br />

TAURASI DOCG 2009<br />

Picked in early November, <strong>the</strong> 100% Aglianico grapes fermented for<br />

25 days. The wine aged in wooden vats for 30 months before bottling.<br />

The result is an Aglianico with soft tannins and deep flavours of lea<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

coal dust, balsam, licorice, Turkish spices & tobacco over layers of deep,<br />

dark fruit. A terrific wine with more life ahead of it.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,02gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CALAFÈ<br />

Viale dei Fiori, snc<br />

83030 - Prata Principato Ultra (AV)<br />

+39 0825781010<br />

calafebp@gmail.com<br />

calafe.it<br />

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92<br />

TERRE DI CHIETI IGT ROSSO “KUBBADÌ” 2011<br />

A rich, powerful Montepulciano whose red cherry flavours are seasoned<br />

with darker, chewier blackcurrant and reviving spice notes from 20%<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite 2011 being a hot year, <strong>the</strong> wine retains its<br />

freshness, elegance and <strong>the</strong> potential to age fur<strong>the</strong>r, aided by sensitive<br />

use of oak ageing.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 40%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 20%,<br />

Sangiovese 20%, Merlot 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

CANTINE MUCCI S.R.L.<br />

C.da Vallone di Nanni, 65<br />

66020 - Torino di Sangro (CH)<br />

+39 0873913366<br />

info@cantinemucci.com<br />

cantinemucci.com<br />

92<br />

TERRE SICILIANE IGT BIANCO PASSITO “HEKATE” 2015<br />

Cleverly constructed amber-coloured Sicilian sweet white made from<br />

a base of Viognier (poached pear), Sauvignon Blanc (gooseberry),<br />

Semillon (creaminess) and Chardonnay (crispness) to which shrivelled<br />

Muscat of Alexandria grapes are <strong>the</strong>n added to create a voluptuously<br />

musky ensemble with mandarin, candied chestnut and orange zest.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 60%, Viognier 10%,<br />

Sauvignon 10%, Semillon 10%,<br />

Chardonnay 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

120gr/l<br />

NOSIO S.P.A. - FEUDO ARANCIO<br />

C.da Portella Misilbesi<br />

92017 - Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)<br />

+39 0461616186<br />

dsemenzato@mezzacorona.it<br />

feudoarancio.it<br />

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92<br />

TERRE SICILIANE IGT MOSCATO PASSITO VINO<br />

BIOLOGICO 2017<br />

A musky sweet Sicilian organic white Moscato bursting with honeylayed<br />

fruit. Notes of warm almonds and candied oranges <strong>the</strong>n emerge.<br />

A beautiful wine with well judged inner freshness, sweetness & balance.<br />

A lovely wine for chilled strawberries & lighter blue cheese. Made by <strong>the</strong><br />

Tuscany-based Lo Franco family.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

116gr/l<br />

FATTORIA LA VIALLA DI GIANNI,<br />

ANTONIO E BANDINO LO FRANCO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEM.<br />

Via di Meliciano, 26<br />

52100 - Arezzo (AR)<br />

+39 0575421286<br />

cantina@lavialla.it<br />

www.lavialla.it/uk/<br />

92<br />

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO<br />

“BARSAGLINA DEL RINASCIMENTO” 2015<br />

No wonder this red is called ‘Renaissance’. The Barsaglina grape<br />

from which it is made almost died out in its Massa Carrara homeland<br />

on <strong>the</strong> Tuscan coast, <strong>the</strong> same area from which Renaissance Man,<br />

Michelangelo, sourced marble for his ‘David’. A very dark red with<br />

intense wild blackberry fruit, and an undertow of bloody, wild herbseasoned<br />

meat.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barsaglina 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

PIANDACCOLI<br />

Via di Piandaccoli, 7<br />

50055 - Malmantile - Lastra a Signa (FI)<br />

+39 0550750005<br />

info@piandaccoli.it<br />

piandaccoli.it<br />

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92<br />

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “D’OVIDIO” 2013<br />

An oak-aged Super Tuscan from north-eastern Tuscany whose<br />

structured primary blackcurrant fruit and oaky vanilla notes have<br />

softened and melded with bottle age. The result is fruit showing more<br />

obvious savoriness in <strong>the</strong> mouth, and <strong>the</strong> diminishing spicy vanilla oak<br />

leaves more space for leafy, balsamic, violet, mint and cigar notes.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 40%,<br />

Montepulciano 40%,<br />

Merlot 10%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,2gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SAN LUCIANO<br />

DI OVIDIO ZIANTONI E FIGLI<br />

Loc. San Luciano, 90<br />

52048 - Monte San Savino (AR)<br />

+39 0575848518<br />

info@sanlucianovini.it<br />

sanlucianovini.it<br />

92<br />

TULLUM DOP ROSSO RISERVA 2013<br />

Grapes in <strong>the</strong> Tullum DOC in Abruzzo must grow on land sited away<br />

from <strong>the</strong> valley floor in order to create deeper, fuller wines like this<br />

boisterous 100% Montepulciano. Its dense, dark, brooding wild black<br />

berry fruit easily stood up to <strong>the</strong> task of being barrel aged for 12<br />

months. Stylish and substantive.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

FEUDO ANTICO S.R.L.<br />

Via Crocevecchia, 101<br />

66010 - Tollo (CH)<br />

+39 0871969128<br />

info@feudoantico.it<br />

feudoantico.it<br />

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92<br />

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT RIVE DI SAN PIETRO DI BARBOZZA<br />

MILLESIMATO “NEBBIA” 2018<br />

A smartly crafted Valdobbiadene Prosecco which impressed both for<br />

its bright flavours of white pear and yellow blossom and for <strong>the</strong> way <strong>the</strong><br />

fruit was lifted by a hint of musk. It was crisp and elegant on <strong>the</strong> palate,<br />

mouthfillingly refreshing, deliciously smooth.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

CANTINE VEDOVA S.R.L.<br />

Via Erizzo, 6<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423972037<br />

commerciale@cantinevedova.com<br />

cantinevedova.com<br />

92<br />

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY “DELÌGO” 2018<br />

Lonely hearts Proseccos can spend years worrying about what <strong>the</strong>y<br />

must do to stand out from <strong>the</strong> crowds at jam-packed Prosecco speeddating<br />

events. But if, like this Prosecco, you can say your Glera grapes<br />

come from historically well-appointed vines, are tongue-tingling bright<br />

with excellent personal hygiene, <strong>the</strong>n Prosecco love will surely strike.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

22gr/l<br />

COL DEL LUPO S.S.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Rovede, 37<br />

31020 - Vidor (TV)<br />

+39 0423980249<br />

info@coldellupo.it<br />

coldellupo.it<br />

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92<br />

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATO “ZIMOR” 2018<br />

A smooth, savoury meld of Prosecco’s calling cards: orchard fruit<br />

favours with cool scents of mountain herbs. Light-weight and balletic,<br />

with <strong>the</strong> fine bead of fizz and moreish acidity conferring length, poise<br />

and direction. Delicious.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 85%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15gr/l<br />

C&C S.R.L.<br />

Via Maestri del Lavoro, 20/B<br />

33083 - Villotta di Chions (PN)<br />

+39 0434630667<br />

martina.dresseno@cecsrl.eu<br />

cecsrl.eu<br />

92<br />

VALLE D’AOSTA DOC PETITE ARVINE<br />

“VIGNA DEVIN ROS” 2017<br />

A typically refreshing, bone - dry 100% Petite Arvine white from steep<br />

slopes in <strong>the</strong> sun-trap Devin Ros vineyard in <strong>the</strong> Aosta Valley. Bright<br />

straw yellow, citrusy, with white flower and broom notes and generously<br />

round in <strong>the</strong> mouth. Pairs with cured meats, fish, shellfish, white meats,<br />

and most members of Aosta’s well-stocked cheese board.<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Petite Arvine 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


92<br />

VALTELLINA SUPERIORE DOCG SASSELLA “PG40” 2011<br />

This 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) red from Sondrio province in <strong>the</strong><br />

Valtellina displays a pale garnet colour, beautiful ripe red forest fruit<br />

and spice aromas. These are developing into lea<strong>the</strong>r, tobacco, licorice<br />

and nutmeg, along with notes of graphite. Medium to full-bodied in<br />

weight, this mouthwatering wine is now coming into its prime.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chiavennasca 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


92<br />

VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO DOC 2009<br />

A lush but lively sweet Tuscan white made from dried grapes with<br />

extra intensity due to <strong>the</strong> hot 2009 vintage. The sweet juice was slow<br />

fermented and aged in small cherry wood casks, only partially filled.<br />

Despite 10 years of age, this Vin Santo shows fresh notes of dried<br />

plums, raisins and orange blossom. Try with aged pecorino cheese.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano Toscano 90%,<br />

Malvasia Bianca 5%,<br />

Sangiovese 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

264,6gr/l<br />

VITIVINICOLA TOSCANA<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA PER AZIONI<br />

Loc. Ponte di Meleto<br />

53013 - Gaiole in Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 0577749217<br />

a.caserta@castellomeleto.it<br />

vino.castellomeleto.it<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC “IL SIGILLO” 2013<br />

91<br />

An Aglianico with deep, plum, dried violet flavours overlaid by oak<br />

notes from wood ageing. The owner — <strong>the</strong> son of a notary — called<br />

this wine ‘Il Sigillo’, <strong>the</strong> seal on a notarial contract. The best contract for<br />

this red would stipulate serving with fusilli pasta, local veal and pork<br />

sausages sprinkled with grated horseradish.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,1gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC “LA FIRMA” 2001<br />

91<br />

Ano<strong>the</strong>r Aglianico from Cantine del Notaio (<strong>the</strong> ‘notary’s winery’), this<br />

time ‘La Firma’, or <strong>the</strong> signature at <strong>the</strong> end of a notary’s contract. A 2001,<br />

so with plenty of age, from grapes that can ripen into late November<br />

due to <strong>the</strong> high altitudes of <strong>the</strong> Vulture volcano. Soft, savoury red fruit,<br />

licorice and balsamic notes, ready for a beef stew.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,16gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC “MACARICO” 2016<br />

91<br />

A deep, inky dark, intense Aglianico red from <strong>the</strong> Vulture volcano in<br />

Basilicata, oak aged in cellars dug into <strong>the</strong> volcanic tuff in <strong>the</strong> 1600s<br />

by Franciscan monks. The tannins which shape <strong>the</strong> inner core of <strong>the</strong><br />

wine are long and smooth, keeping <strong>the</strong> wild, herby, smokey red fruits in<br />

check, making this extra versatile with food.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,06gr/l<br />

MACARICO VINI<br />

DI CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@macaricovini.it<br />

macaricovini.it<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“COLIGNELLI” 2015<br />

91<br />

A vivid and organic interpretation of <strong>the</strong> under-rated Aglianico grape.<br />

Bright and cheerful, super fresh and delicious dark cherry and dark<br />

plum notes are its calling cards. Deep, fruity, complex, juicy and well<br />

concentrated.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

FRANCESCO RADINO S.R.L.<br />

Via Vetera, 84<br />

75100 - Matera (MT)<br />

+39 3385882673<br />

info@radino.it<br />

radino.it<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“CARATO VENUSIO” 2012<br />

91<br />

An Aglianico del Vulture with ‘superiore’ on <strong>the</strong> label like this one will<br />

have been oak aged, which in <strong>the</strong> case of this smooth operator was<br />

French oak. The result is a lush savory wine with masses of dark plum<br />

and black cherry fruit, sumptuous, majestic, spicy and fine-grained. Still<br />

youthfully grainy, so a braised Basilicata lamb would pair well.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI VENOSA S.C.A.R.L.<br />

Via Appia, 86<br />

85029 - Venosa (PZ)<br />

+39 097236702<br />

info@cantinadivenosa.it<br />

cantinadivenosa.it<br />

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AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

RISERVA 2011<br />

91<br />

A brooding Aglianico from <strong>the</strong> prized Rionero area on <strong>the</strong> slopes of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Vulture, Basilicata’s bird of prey-shaped volcanic peak. A dense<br />

blueberry-fruited red, with gentle vanilla oak so as not to overwhelm.<br />

Decant before preparing <strong>the</strong> typical local dish of slow roast lamb with<br />

oven-baked potatoes.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

CASA VINICOLA ARMANDO<br />

MARTINO S.R.L.<br />

Via Luigi La Vista, 2/A<br />

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

+39 0972721422<br />

info@martinovini.com<br />

martinovini.com<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC BIANCO “AMOS” 2016<br />

91<br />

A very good example of how <strong>the</strong> Müller Thurgau grape can produce<br />

a light to mid weight white wine with lovely creaminess, clear creamy<br />

citrus freshness and no sense of overblown fatiness, a potential Achilles<br />

heel for this variety.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Bianco 40%, Pinot<br />

Grigio 25%, Chardonnay 10%,<br />

Kerner 10%, Sauvignon 10%,<br />

Müller-Thurgau 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

CANTINA KURTATSCH<br />

Strada del Vino, 23<br />

39040 - Cortaccia (BZ)<br />

+39 0471880115<br />

info@cantina-kurtatsch.it<br />

cantina-kurtatsch.it<br />

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ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT BIANCO “ATHESIS” 2017<br />

91<br />

A Pinot Blanc white whose sensitive oak ageing allows <strong>the</strong> clear stone<br />

fruit, grilled pineapple and sweet spice flavours to shine brilliantly,<br />

<strong>the</strong> light dusting of vanilla notes from oak ageing very much in <strong>the</strong><br />

supporting ra<strong>the</strong>r than dominant role.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Bianco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,4%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,1gr/l<br />

KETTMEIR S.P.A.<br />

Via Cantine, 4<br />

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)<br />

+39 0471963135<br />

j.romen@kettmeir.com<br />

kettmeir.com<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC PINOT BIANCO “PLÖTZNER” 2018<br />

91<br />

A very elegant Pinot Bianco with notes of white peach and barely ripe<br />

pineapple. The palate shows a good balance between high and fresh<br />

acidity and a bit of creamy lees from ageing <strong>the</strong> wine on its fine yeast<br />

deposits to round off <strong>the</strong> edges. Very fresh and will round out with<br />

bottle age.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Bianco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN PAOLO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA<br />

Via Castel Guardia, 21<br />

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)<br />

+39 0471662183<br />

info@stpauls.wine<br />

stpauls.wine<br />

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ALTO MINCIO IGT BIANCO PASSITO “LE CIME” 2017<br />

91<br />

An enticing, luxuriant golden white wine made from hand-picked and<br />

purposely shrivelled Moscato Giallo and Garganega grapes. Precisely<br />

expressed notes of ripe peach, candied fruit, mango and saffron are<br />

lifted by a lemony core and <strong>the</strong>n carefully encased in a delicate wrap<br />

of vanilla oak from having been fermented and aged in small wooden<br />

barrels.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo 50%,<br />

Garganega 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

120gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

RICCHI F.LLI STEFANONI S.S.<br />

Strada Festoni, 13/D<br />

46040 - Monzambano (MN)<br />

+39 0376800238<br />

info@cantinaricchi.it<br />

cantinaricchi.it<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO<br />

“COSTA DELLE CORONE” 2009<br />

91<br />

A Valpolicella Amarone beautifully displaying ripe notes of black cherry<br />

and black berry jam whose exuberance is carefully offset by an overall<br />

savory inner texture. Lea<strong>the</strong>r and tobacco notes emerge as <strong>the</strong> wine<br />

opens up in <strong>the</strong> glass, hinting at <strong>the</strong> wine’s potential to age fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

A rich, integrated amarone with a lingering finish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 75%, Corvinone 15%,<br />

Rondinella 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,4gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA MONTECI S.S.<br />

Via San Michele, 34<br />

37026 - Pescantina (VR)<br />

+39 0457151188<br />

commerciale@monteci.it<br />

monteci.it<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“MONTE SANT’URBANO” 2013<br />

91<br />

Classic and elegant, with a ripe nose and some nice rustic, lea<strong>the</strong>ry<br />

complexity. On <strong>the</strong> palate <strong>the</strong> texture is firm and dense, with powerful<br />

yet not aggressive tannins. Some warmth, but not excessive heat.<br />

Nice length.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 25%,<br />

Molinara 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

SPERI VITICOLTORI<br />

Via Fontana, 14<br />

37029 - San Pietro in Cariano (VR)<br />

+39 0457701154<br />

info@speri.com<br />

speri.com<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

2010<br />

91<br />

Aromas of incense, dried prune and dark chocolate. Really elegant<br />

palate considering <strong>the</strong> evident depth and concentration. It delivers<br />

cocoa and dried fruit as well with finely packed tannins, with a grippy<br />

edge. The fruit, tannins, alchool and fresh acidity are perfectly in sync.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 80%, Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,5gr/l<br />

CA’ PIGNETO<br />

Via Pignetto, 1<br />

37024 - Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 3403140325<br />

info@capigneto.com<br />

capigneto.com<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

RISERVA “CAMPO INFERI” 2013<br />

91<br />

An Amarone from a single vineyard site called Riserva Campo, whose<br />

old vines contain over half a dozen different grape varieties. The wine,<br />

not made every year, shows splendidly smokey-raisin aromas with<br />

deep, sleek, dried red and black fruit, all lifted by herby, almost peppery<br />

notes in <strong>the</strong> aftertaste. A classic red, a step back in vinous time.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%,<br />

Corvinone 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

BRUNELLI LUIGI<br />

Via Cariano, 10<br />

37029 - San Pietro in Cariano (VR)<br />

+39 0457701118<br />

info@brunelliwine.com<br />

brunelliwine.com<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA<br />

“FAMIGLIA PASQUA” 2010<br />

91<br />

A deep ruby-coloured Valpolicella Amarone with lashings of sensuously<br />

ripe, dark cherry jam fruit. Ageing in new 225-litre oak barrels and<br />

500-litre tonneaux has made for extra soft tannins, creating a mouthfeel<br />

as lush, velvety and smooth as <strong>the</strong> tummy of a newly born kitten. A<br />

modern expression of Amarone whose hedonistic fruit will engulf you.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Rondinella<br />

25%, Oseleta 10%,<br />

Corvinone 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,5gr/l<br />

PASQUA VIGNETI E CANTINE S.P.A.<br />

Via Belvedere, 135<br />

37131 - San Felice Extra (VR)<br />

+39 0458432111<br />

relest@pasqua.it<br />

pasqua.it<br />

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AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA<br />

“LEONE ZARDINI” 2011<br />

91<br />

An Amarone with typical lush aromas of cherry jam, red licorice, dried<br />

red fruit, chocolate and lea<strong>the</strong>r. Supple, creamy and concentrated<br />

on <strong>the</strong> palate, with nei<strong>the</strong>r rough edges nor notes of overripeness.<br />

Spicy and long with a bright fresh aftertaste thanks to <strong>the</strong> high quality<br />

of both grapes and winemaking.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvinone 40%, Corvina 35%,<br />

Rondinella 20%, Molinara 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7gr/l<br />

AGRICOLA PIETRO ZARDINI -<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE<br />

Via Cadeniso, 24<br />

37029 - San Pietro in Cariano (VR)<br />

+39 0456800989<br />

info@pietrozardini.it<br />

pietrozardini.it<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA<br />

“RINALDO MARCHESINI” 2012<br />

91<br />

Lovely, typical Amarone, with a nuanced, complex fruit character from<br />

a high percentage of old vines, giving <strong>the</strong> wine an extremely elegant<br />

structure with focussed texture and polished tannins from both <strong>the</strong><br />

grapes and <strong>the</strong> oak, and a lasting aftertaste of ripe plums, cherries and<br />

chocolate.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 55%, Corvinone 30%,<br />

Rondinella 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,3gr/l<br />

MONTE CILLARIO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Santa Cristina - Fraz. Parona di Valpolicella, 1/B<br />

37124 - Verona (VR)<br />

+39 045941387<br />

montecillariovini@gmail.com<br />

montecillariovini.com<br />

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BARBARESCO DOCG “MONTERSINO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A Barbaresco from single site in Treiso called Montersino with perfect<br />

south-facing exposure. The majority of <strong>the</strong> Nebbiolo vines date from<br />

1970, producing wines with deep colour and mouthfilling finesse,<br />

aided by sensitive ageing in oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.<br />

A proper, classic & gorgeous Nebbiolo with all components in perfect<br />

shape.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “LITINA” 2016<br />

91<br />

A crisp Barbera, red with crunchy tannins underpinning some lovely<br />

deep, dark berry fruit lifted by a splash of redcurrants. The wine is<br />

attractively rich, a well balanced Barbera with real character and Italian<br />

style, clean and bright, intense and mouth-filling with plenty of juiciness.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,8gr/l<br />

CASCINA CASTLET<br />

Strada Castelletto, 6<br />

14055 - Costigliole d’Asti (AT)<br />

+39 0141966651<br />

info@cascinacastlet.com<br />

cascinacastlet.com<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “RIVE” 2016<br />

91<br />

A Barbera d’Asti Superiore which goes that extra mile in terms of its<br />

lifted floral aromatics, ripe red fruits and raspberry, red plum, chocolate<br />

and black tea flavours. Medium bodied with racy acidity and plush<br />

tannins. Beautifully balanced.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


BARBERA D’ALBA DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“LA PANTALERA” 2016<br />

91<br />

A likeably intense Barbera with aromas of dark red cherries and a<br />

distinct, but not overpowering, toasty oak character. On <strong>the</strong> palate <strong>the</strong><br />

wine shows good intensity and richness, and layered notes of crunchy<br />

red fruit with more savoury liquorice and spice notes. Really good<br />

potential for fur<strong>the</strong>r ageing over <strong>the</strong> next five years.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,89%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,7gr/l<br />

AGRICOLA GIAN PIERO MARRONE<br />

Frazione Annunziata, 13<br />

12064 - La Morra (CN)<br />

+39 0173509288<br />

denise@agricolamarrone.com<br />

agricolamarrone.com<br />

BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“1930 UNA BUONA ANNATA” 2015<br />

91<br />

This Barbera del Monferrato Superiore displays opulent plum and black<br />

cherry notes on <strong>the</strong> nose. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong>re is plentiful and very ripe,<br />

but not jammy, fruit. Sleek and concentrated without being overbearing,<br />

thanks to is bright acidity. A classic style of Barbera, pungent, balanced<br />

and versatile.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

TENUTA LA TENAGLIA S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Strada Santuario di Crea, 5<br />

15020 - Serralunga di Crea (AL)<br />

+39 0142940252<br />

info@latenaglia.com<br />

tenutatenaglia.it<br />

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BAROLO DOCG CERRETTA 2015<br />

91<br />

A single site Barolo from Nebbiolo vines grown next to Garesio’s winery<br />

in Serralunga d’Alba. Traditional winemaking and a sunny south-facing<br />

site on white clay soils mixed with sand give this Barolo its ripe, rich<br />

shape but without creating any impression of heaviness. Smooth<br />

textured, pure-tasting traditional Barolo with years ahead of it.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


BAROLO DOCG DEL COMUNE<br />

DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA 2015<br />

91<br />

A Barolo softened by ageing in large Austrian oak vats and showing all<br />

<strong>the</strong> classic characteristics of <strong>the</strong> Nebbiolo grape variety from which it is<br />

made, <strong>the</strong> oak being totally in <strong>the</strong> background. On <strong>the</strong> palate, notes of<br />

dried rose and vibrant red cherry fruit take center stage. A lovely midweight<br />

Barolo with delicate vibrancy.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


BOLGHERI DOC SUPERIORE “MARONEA” 2015<br />

91<br />

A bold Bolgheri Superiore whose Cabernet Sauvignon grapes provide<br />

notes of wild Mediterranean scrub, with a sheen of vanilla oak apparent<br />

from ageing in 225-litre French barrels. The dark licorice berry fruit<br />

notes are intense but not over-powering making for a pleasing and<br />

smooth red wine.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

FATTORIA CASA DI TERRA<br />

Loc. Ferruggini, 162/C<br />

57022 - Castagneto Carducci (LI)<br />

+39 0565749810<br />

camilla.federighi@fattoriacasaditerra.com<br />

fattoriacasaditerra.com<br />

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG “P. 56” 2013<br />

91<br />

Nicely old school Brunello with plenty of width to its deep, dark cherry<br />

fruit seasoned with purple flower petals and exotic orange zest. Good<br />

level of extraction with balanced fruit and tannins. A lingering, velvety,<br />

Sangiovese with great gastronomic potential.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG RISERVA 2012<br />

91<br />

A marvelous old school Brunello Riserva from Roberto Terzuoli, who<br />

trained with <strong>the</strong> Biondi-Santi family. The vines are in Montalcino’s nor<strong>the</strong>ast,<br />

an area noted for Sangiovese with velvety tannins and succulent<br />

fruit that suit medium term drinking. It shows classic dried flower,<br />

blueberry and licorice notes combined with a vibrant balsamic flourish.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

SASSODISOLE S.S.<br />

Pod. Sasso di Sole, 85<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577834303<br />

info@sassodisole.it<br />

sassodisole.it<br />

CABERNET SAUVIGNON SONOMA COUNTY 2015<br />

91<br />

A juicy California Cabernet Sauvignon showing a range of rich, focused<br />

dark fruits such as plum, blackberry and blackcurrants. The meld<br />

between fruit flavours, grape tannins and oak influence makes for a<br />

deeply vivid California Cab experience. Bravo.<br />

SONOMA COUNTY - CALIFORNIA<br />

USA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 84%,<br />

Petit Verdot 7%, Malbech 5%,<br />

Merlot 3%, Cabernet Franc 1%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,29gr/l<br />

E. & J. GALLO WINERY<br />

LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY<br />

Yosemite Boulevard, 600<br />

95354 - Modesto (CAL)<br />

+1 7072175908<br />

louise.jordan@ejgallo.com<br />

louismartini.com<br />

79


CAMPANIA IGP ROSSO “TERRA DI LAVORO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A smooth yet robust Aglianico-dominated red from its favorite volcanic<br />

terrain, <strong>the</strong> slopes of Roccamonfina mountain in Campania. Barrel<br />

ageing has accentuated Aglianico’s full, dark fruit. In a supporting<br />

role <strong>the</strong> Piedirosso rounds out <strong>the</strong> mid-palate without adding tannic<br />

baggage, just a twist of brambly dark fruit.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 80%,<br />

Piedirosso 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC<br />

“MAIMONE - TERRE DEL SINIS” 2017<br />

91<br />

Fine tannins characterize this generously proportioned wine from<br />

Sardinia, made with <strong>the</strong> island’s most importatnt red grape variety, <strong>the</strong><br />

Cannonau (Grenache Noir). The wine shows an intriguing mix of dried<br />

mixed berries, mostly cranberry, sweet spices and violets, with gloriously<br />

fruity underlying tannins which are softening up as <strong>the</strong> wine ages.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

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

09170 - Oristano (OR)<br />

+39 078333383<br />

roberto.p@vinovernaccia.com<br />

vinovernaccia.com<br />

CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC RISERVA<br />

“BUIO BUIO” 2016<br />

91<br />

Deep colour, lots of spice, a touch of herb on <strong>the</strong> nose and palate, ripe<br />

black fruits and well integrated oak. A classy example of this DOC.<br />

Has plenty of potential to age. Marries ripeness of fruit, fresh acidity<br />

and lots of interest from <strong>the</strong> Carignan grape.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,4%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

CANTINA MESA S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Su Baroni, snc<br />

09010 - Sant’Anna Arresi (SU)<br />

+39 0781965057<br />

m.arcaini@cantinamesa.com<br />

cantinamesa.com<br />

81


CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG<br />

“VICTORYA 1607” 2017<br />

91<br />

Frappato and Nero d’Avola grapes furnish this bright, open-knit, fine<br />

grained Sicilian red with its juicy red and black cherry fruit. The name<br />

recalls <strong>the</strong> 17th-century Sicilian noblewoman who encouraged <strong>the</strong><br />

cultivation of vineyards in this area.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 50%,<br />

Frappato 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA<br />

CASA DI GRAZIA<br />

DI MARIA GRAZIA DI FRANCESCO<br />

S.P.51 Km Gela - Scoglitti<br />

93012 - Gela (CL)<br />

+39 3483738964<br />

sales@casadigrazia.com<br />

casadigrazia.com<br />

CERASUOLO DI VITTORIA DOCG 2016<br />

91<br />

An unoaked Sicilian red made from very low yielding vines planted on<br />

a high, exposed site at 400 metres (1,310 feet) in 1974. The richness of<br />

texture and a layered, compact style of fruit expression makes for a<br />

well-proportioned wine. Decant before serving. Look for dark, ripe fruit,<br />

savoury herbs, bay leaf, tobacco and balsamic notes.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Frappato 50%,<br />

Nero d’Avola 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,08%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,4gr/l<br />

TENUTA VALLE DELLE FERLE<br />

C.Da Valle delle Ferle, snc<br />

95041 - Caltagirone (CT)<br />

+39 3288359712<br />

info@valledelleferle.it<br />

valledelleferle.it<br />

82


CESANESE DEL PIGLIO DOCG “CAMPANINO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A li<strong>the</strong>, pure-tasting central Italian red with very direct, clear and<br />

soft notes of violets and dark black cherries combined with a twist<br />

of red cherry, dark plum, violets and pink peppercorns, all of which<br />

are beautifully understated. Refreshing, energetic and engaging.<br />

Impeccable.<br />

LAZIO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cesanese di Affile 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA<br />

“BASILICA SAN MARTINO” 2014<br />

91<br />

A Chianti Classico with classic red fruit flavours of Sangiovese such as sour<br />

cherry complemented by black fruit flavours from <strong>the</strong> double-barrelled<br />

Cabernet component include blackcurrants (Cabernet Sauvignon) and<br />

soothing violets (Cabernet Franc).<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 85%, Cabernet<br />

Sauvignon 10%,<br />

Cabernet Franc 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

BASILICA CAFAGGIO S.A.R.L.<br />

Via S. Martino in Cecione, 5<br />

50022 - Panzano Greve in Chianti (FI)<br />

+39 0558549094<br />

info@cafaggio.wine<br />

cafaggio.wine<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2016<br />

91<br />

This Chianti Classico made from 100% Sangiovese was praised for<br />

being a great example of <strong>the</strong> more traditional style, unencumbered by<br />

heaps of new oak or fancy winemaking techniques which can make <strong>the</strong><br />

fruit shiny and polished, but often hollow too. It is savoury with herbal,<br />

balasmic and cypress notes. A juicy Tuscan tagliata would pair well.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

VILLA DEL CIGLIANO<br />

DI ANNA MACCAFERRI<br />

MONTECCHI<br />

Via Cigliano, 17<br />

50026 - San Casciano Val di Pesa (FI)<br />

+39 3421857943<br />

direzione@villadelcigliano.it<br />

villadelcigliano.it<br />

84


CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2016<br />

91<br />

Castello di Albola’s Riserva blends <strong>the</strong> best lots of Sangiovese, selected<br />

only after <strong>the</strong> young wines have been given <strong>the</strong> chance to age in <strong>the</strong><br />

cellar. The tannins are well-handled both from <strong>the</strong> Sangiovese grapes,<br />

and from <strong>the</strong> oak used for ageing. The wine’s parade of red cherry, mint,<br />

and Victoria plum fruit are marshalled in fine, elegant lines.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

CASTELLO DI ALBOLA<br />

Via Pian d’Albola, 31<br />

53017 - Radda in Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 0577738019<br />

info@albola.it<br />

albola.it<br />

CILENTO DOP AGLIANICO “CENITO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A darker fruited expression of this variety - blackberry and blueberry<br />

with hints of spiced plum. Very velvety texture with great tannin and<br />

acidity structure. Can be aged for ano<strong>the</strong>r 3 years. Rich but so nicely<br />

drinkable.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

LUIGI MAFFINI<br />

Via Serri, 34/D<br />

84050 - Giungano (SA)<br />

+39 3393161361<br />

info@luigimaffini.it<br />

luigimaffini.it<br />

85


CINQUE TERRE SCIACCHETRÀ DOP 2016<br />

91<br />

One of Italy’s heroic sweet white wines, from hand picked, air dried, foot<br />

trodden grapes on steep terrain around Cinqueterre on <strong>the</strong> Ligurian<br />

coast. Amber coloured, it offers vivid candied lemon and orange tea<br />

notes with rich marmalade and quince jam sweetness from <strong>the</strong> Rosesse<br />

grape, beautifully held in check by <strong>the</strong> Bosco grape’s natural tannin.<br />

LIGURIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bosco 80%, Rossese bianco<br />

20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

125gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA POSSA<br />

DI BONANINI SAMUELE HEYDI<br />

San Antonio, 72<br />

19017 - Riomaggiore (SP)<br />

+39 3483162470<br />

info@possa.it<br />

possa.it<br />

CIRÒ DOP ROSSO CLASSICO SUPERIORE RISERVA<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO “FEDERICO SCALA” 2016<br />

91<br />

A Cirò Rosso made on a Calabrian estate owned by <strong>the</strong> Scala family<br />

since 1600, a stone’s throw from <strong>the</strong> Ionian Sea. It shows deep velvety<br />

fruit, seasoned with subtle oak notes allied to a nice balance of fresh<br />

acidity with notes of rose petals and eucalyptus. The aftertaste is<br />

persistent and concentrated.<br />

CALABRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Gaglioppo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SANTA<br />

VENERE FEDERICO SCALA S.R.L.<br />

Tenuta Voltagrande Sp4 Km 10<br />

88813 - Cirò (KR)<br />

+39 096238519<br />

amministrazione@santavenere.com<br />

santavenere.com<br />

86


COLLI DI SCANDIANO E DI CANOSSA DOC<br />

LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“CARDINALE PIGHINI” 2018<br />

91<br />

A bright and frothy red with seductive red and black berry aromas<br />

pouring out of <strong>the</strong> glass. In <strong>the</strong> mouth, <strong>the</strong> wine’s naturally fresh<br />

character is based on a seam of bright acidity, and it is this which<br />

accentuates both <strong>the</strong> fruit characters and <strong>the</strong> palate intensity. A lovely<br />

ripe fruit finish with intensely fresh blackberry and dark cherry notes.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

EMILIA WINE S.C.A.<br />

Via 11 Settembre 2001, 3<br />

42019 - Scandiano (RE)<br />

+39 0522989107<br />

elena@emiliawine.eu<br />

emiliawine.eu<br />

COLLI EUGANEI FIOR D’ARANCIO DOCG PASSITO 2013<br />

91<br />

A suave, sweet white made from Moscato Giallo, a native north Italian<br />

grape. It shows musky aromas of baked tart crust and pale orange<br />

blossom. In <strong>the</strong> mouth, <strong>the</strong> sweetness is delicate, textured and builds<br />

steadily, like waves of intense yellow flowers rippling warmly across<br />

your tongue on a sun-filled day. Exotic, evocative & emphatic.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

200gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

MONTEGRANDE DI CRISTOFANON<br />

LUIGI E FIGLI S.S.<br />

Via Torre, 2<br />

35030 - Rovolon (PD)<br />

+39 0495226276<br />

info@vinimontegrande.it<br />

vinimontegrande.it<br />

87


COLLI TORTONESI DOC TIMORASSO<br />

“FILARI - DERTTHONA” 2017<br />

91<br />

A light lemony-yellow, creamily textured white made from <strong>the</strong><br />

Timorasso grape. It shows plenty of soft citrus fruit notes allied to white<br />

flowers, peach, almond, dried pineapple, candied lemon skin and even<br />

white pepper. The creamy texture comes from ageing <strong>the</strong> wine on its<br />

spent yeast lees.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Timorasso 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BOVERI LUIGI<br />

Via XX Settembre, 6<br />

15050 - Costa Vescovato (AL)<br />

+39 0131838165<br />

info@boveriluigi.com<br />

boveriluigi<br />

COLLIO DOC MALVASIA 2015<br />

91<br />

Luxuriously deep colour from <strong>the</strong> skin contact with a complex nose<br />

of hay, beeswax and a hint of caramel. The palate shows a lush, waxy<br />

texture, almost palpable tannic grip and a bracing bitter note at <strong>the</strong><br />

end.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia Istriana 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA DRAGA<br />

DI MIKLUS MILANO & C.<br />

San Floriano del Collio, 8<br />

34070 - San Floriano del Collio (GO)<br />

+39 3297265005<br />

info@draga-miklus.com<br />

draga-miklus.com<br />

88


CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE RIVE DI OGLIANO SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY<br />

MILLESIMATO “LE RIVE DI OGLIANO” 2017<br />

91<br />

A Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore from a single site<br />

or ‘rive’ on hilly land in Ogliano township in Treviso province. The hilly<br />

terrain is free-draining and full of stones that originated in <strong>the</strong> Alps.<br />

The stones soak up <strong>the</strong> sun and make for grapes with deep, ripe-tasting<br />

flavours, as shown by this consumer friendly Prosecco.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15,8gr/l<br />

MASOTTINA S.P.A.<br />

Via Custoza, 2<br />

31015 - Conegliano (TV)<br />

+39 0438400775<br />

marketing@masottina.it<br />

masottina.it<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE RIVE DI SUSEGANA SPUMANTE DRY<br />

“COL SANDAGO - UNDICI” 2018<br />

91<br />

Attractive, soft, generous style of sweeter Prosecco showing finesse<br />

on <strong>the</strong> palate with a good combination of ripe peach fruit, crisp citrus<br />

acidity, soft mousse and long flavour. Although a sweeter style, <strong>the</strong>re is<br />

enough acid here to keep <strong>the</strong> wine balanced and lively.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

20gr/l<br />

H.TS. 1892 S.P.A.<br />

Via Barriera, 41<br />

31058 - Susegana (TV)<br />

+39 043864468<br />

info@colsandago.it<br />

colsandago.it<br />

89


CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT CUVÉE 2018<br />

91<br />

A pale yellow Prosecco with aromas of lemon, lime, white apple<br />

blossom and firm-skinned yellow peaches. The fruit notes on <strong>the</strong> palate<br />

are equally & perfectly balanced, lifted by <strong>the</strong> acidity and making for<br />

a Prosecco with a long, satisfying aftertaste. Finishes with a gloriously<br />

savoury yeasty note. Great tension and elegance.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 95%, Chardonnay 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,4gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

VIGNE MATTE S.R.L.<br />

Via Tea, 8<br />

31030 - Rolle (TV)<br />

+39 0438975798<br />

info@vignematte.it<br />

vignematte.it<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT RIVE DI COLFOSCO<br />

“RIVA DEI FIORI” 2018<br />

91<br />

A single site Prosecco with a pale yellow hue and a fine mousse of<br />

tiny foaming bubbles. Well balanced, it shows classic, intense and multilayered<br />

pear, green apple and citrus notes, overlain by white flowers<br />

and lilac. A wine of precision and elegance, with notable minerality and<br />

a crisp vibrancy. Good potential to age fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MONTESEL<br />

DI MONTESEL RENZO<br />

Via San Daniele, 42<br />

31010 - Colfosco (TV)<br />

+39 0438781341<br />

info@monteselvini.it<br />

monteselvini.it<br />

90


CONERO DOCG RISERVA “NERONE” 2015<br />

91<br />

A carefully constructed red from <strong>the</strong> Conero area on Italy’s Adriatic<br />

coast made from 100% Montepulciano grapes, half of which are<br />

fermented freshly picked with <strong>the</strong> rest left to first shrivel, <strong>the</strong>n<br />

concentrate. Scrumptious morello cherry, blackberry and raspberry<br />

jam flvaours. Serve with white truffle shaved pasta or aged pecorino<br />

(sheep) cheese.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

TERRE CORTESI - MONCARO<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

AGRICOLA<br />

Via Piandole, 7/A<br />

60036 - Montecarotto (AN)<br />

+39 073189245<br />

terrecortesi@moncaro.com<br />

moncaro.com<br />

EMILIA IGT LAMBRUSCO SPUMANTE DRY MILLESIMATO<br />

“MARCELLO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A really bright and vibrant example of what a sweeter style of traditional<br />

Lambrusco is. In this case, made from 100% Lambrusco Maestri grapes<br />

whose natural balance and textural creaminess, crab apple zip and<br />

pithiness, are all washed over with drippingly juicy blackberry sweetsavoriness.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Red Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Maestri 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

29gr/l<br />

ARIOLA VIGNE E VINI S.R.L.<br />

Strada della Buca, 5/A<br />

43010 - Langhirano (PR)<br />

+39 0521637678<br />

info@viniariola.it<br />

viniariola.it<br />

91


ETNA DOC ROSSO “FEUDO DI MEZZO” 2016<br />

91<br />

An appealing smokey aroma and deep core of savouriness. Dusty<br />

notes of black cherry and sweet spices, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper,<br />

spiced red plum and oak. Really assertive tannins, but finely knit.<br />

Can age 5 years more.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 90%,<br />

Nerello Cappuccio 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CALCAGNO<br />

Via Regina Margherita, 153<br />

95012 - Passopisciaro (CT)<br />

+39 3387772780<br />

info@vinicalcagno.it<br />

vinicalcagno.it<br />

ETNA DOC ROSSO “O’SCURU O’SCURU” 2016<br />

91<br />

Well-made, medium ruby coloured Etna Rosso with nice ripeness of<br />

fruit. Lovely cherry and plum fruit, with nutmeg, prune, cinnamon and<br />

dark chocolate seasoning. A touch of vanilla oak from barrel ageing<br />

provides an exotic flourish.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,8gr/l<br />

AL-CANTÀRA<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

C.da Feudo Sant’Anastasia S.P. 89<br />

95036 - Randazzo (CT)<br />

+39 3393392350<br />

info@al-cantara.it<br />

al-cantara.it<br />

92


ETNA DOC ROSSO “SUL VULCANO” 2016<br />

91<br />

This Nerello Mascalese was hand-picked in mid-October, fermented<br />

cool to retain <strong>the</strong> fruit and had a light seasoning of oak in older barrels<br />

to allow for an accentuated mouthfeel. It has lovely pure fruit, a soft<br />

structure with ripe tannins and a mouthwatering mouthfeel. It is well<br />

balanced and shows excellent typicity, its minerality shining though.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,45%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

DONNAFUGATA S.R.L.<br />

Via S. Lipari, 18<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923724258<br />

pr.international@donnafugata.it<br />

donnafugata.it<br />

ETNA DOC ROSSO RISERVA 2014<br />

91<br />

A Nerello Mascalese whose deep concentration of cherry jam notes and<br />

nutmeg spice envelops you. A really well-made red, avoiding heaviness<br />

whilst keeping a beautiful balance.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

FRANCESCO TORNATORE<br />

Via O. Motta Tornabene, 3<br />

95128 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 0957131576<br />

info@tornatorewine.com<br />

tornatorewine.com<br />

93


FALANGHINA DEL SANNIO DOC “INSIGNE” 2018<br />

91<br />

A white Campanian wine with generous body and excellent balance.<br />

Lovely flinty aromas overlay honey and crisp pear notes. The palate<br />

shows overt stone fruit and <strong>the</strong>n Williams pears, with an inner core of<br />

zesty acidity which really brings <strong>the</strong> wine to life. Nervy enough for solo<br />

sipping, but with <strong>the</strong> depth of fruit for main courses too. Bravo.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


FRANCIACORTA DOCG BRUT MILLESIMATO<br />

“CRUPERDU” 2012<br />

91<br />

A super high intensity, pale gold Franciacorta with fine and persistent<br />

bubbles and balanced notes from being part vinified in oak.<br />

Nice play between ripe yellow and deeper greengage fruit, allied<br />

to toasty aromas from <strong>the</strong> oak component and lees ageing. Great<br />

complexity and a lingering aftertaste.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero 70%,<br />

Chardonnay 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CASTELLO BONOMI<br />

TENUTE IN FRANCIACORTA<br />

Via San Pietro, 46<br />

25030 - Coccaglio (BS)<br />

+39 0307721015<br />

info@castellobonomi.it<br />

castellobonomi.it<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC PIGNOLO 2011<br />

91<br />

A very dense, chewy Pignolo with a huge concentration of fruit. It still<br />

has a lot of tannin and acidity, as one might expect from this robust<br />

grape that once faced extinction. The new oak notes from barrel ageing<br />

make it glossy, modern and appealing to <strong>the</strong> international market<br />

witout losing its lovely, unique Pignolo personality.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pignolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,3gr/l<br />

EUGENIO COLLAVINI VITICOLTORI<br />

S.R.L.<br />

Via Forum Julii, 2<br />

33040 - Corno di Rosazzo (UD)<br />

+39 0432753222<br />

collavini@collavini.it<br />

collavini.it<br />

95


FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC SAUVIGNON BLANC<br />

“DUALITY” 2017<br />

91<br />

This Friulian Sauvignon Blanc is made in a very powerful, generous style<br />

but retains its balance having avoided over-ripeness and <strong>the</strong> slide away<br />

from crunchy gooseberry fruit notes into sticky butter-toffee territory.<br />

Its generous viscosity on <strong>the</strong> palate means it would suit oily fish dishes,<br />

or soups with peppers and green vegetables.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon blanc 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA SPECOGNA<br />

Rocca Bernarda, 4<br />

33040 - Corno di Rosazzo (UD)<br />

+39 0432755840<br />

info@specogna.it<br />

specogna.it<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC SAUVIGNON RISERVA<br />

“ETTARO” 2013<br />

91<br />

A bone dry Sauvignon Blanc whose aromas of passion fruit, white<br />

flowers, creamy vanilla, and lemon grass are certainly on <strong>the</strong> more<br />

reserved than exuberant side of <strong>the</strong> Sauvignon Blanc spectrum.<br />

A smooth, elegant & persistent mouthfeel is built on fine notes of salty<br />

minerality. Raw fish would be a suitable match.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon blanc 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

CASTELLO DI BUTTRIO S.R.L.<br />

Via Morpurgo, 9<br />

33042 - Buttrio (UD)<br />

+39 0432673015<br />

info@castellodibuttrio.it<br />

castellodibuttrio.it<br />

96


FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC SCHIOPPETTINO DI<br />

PREPOTTO 2016<br />

91<br />

This juicy Friulian red from <strong>the</strong> big-bunched Schioppettino grape<br />

is bone dry and shows beautifully judged, ripe blackberry fruit<br />

with real luminosity. It aged 24 months in 500-litre oak tonneaux.<br />

As Schioppettino wines can take a couple of years to settle down in<br />

bottle, this wine is perfect to drink now or over <strong>the</strong> next 5 years.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Schioppettino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GRILLO IOLE<br />

DI MUZZOLINI ANNA<br />

Via Albana, 60<br />

33040 - Prepotto (UD)<br />

+39 3284696888<br />

info@vinigrillo.it<br />

vinigrillo.it<br />

FRIULI GRAVE DOC FRIULANO “CASE SUGAN” 2017<br />

91<br />

A bright lemon-gold Friuliano with intense golden apple, nectarine,<br />

ripe peach and sweet spice notes, all sprinkled with ginger and mixed<br />

Mediterranean herbs. The palate shows intensity and <strong>the</strong> high level of fruit<br />

is well balanced by a mineral backbone. It will fur<strong>the</strong>r improve with ageing.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Friulano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

SAN SIMONE DI BRISOTTO S.R.L.<br />

Via Prata,<br />

33080 - Porcia (PN)<br />

+39 0434578633<br />

info@sansimone.it<br />

sansimone.it<br />

97


GATTINARA DOCG “TRE VIGNE” 2013<br />

91<br />

Elegant pale garnet with a pronounced nose of red fruits, violets,<br />

cloves, nutmeg and graphite, showing tertiary aromas of black truffle<br />

and balsam. The palate has finesse and complexity with <strong>the</strong> aftertaste<br />

persistent. An outstanding wine to keep and age longer.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

TRAVAGLINI GIANCARLO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via delle Vigne, 36<br />

13045 - Gattinara (VC)<br />

+39 0163833588<br />

azienda@travaglinigattinara.it<br />

travaglinigattinara.it<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG “COLLE SERRONE” 2017<br />

91<br />

A very long and wonderfully elegant Greco di Tufo boasting an arresting<br />

straw gold colour, and focused aromas of fresh green apple sprinkled<br />

with lemon citrus. On <strong>the</strong> palate one expects <strong>the</strong> wine to be broad,<br />

buttery and fat but instead it is slim, sleek and vibrant.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA DI MARZO<br />

Via Gaetano di Marzo, 2<br />

83010 - Tufo (AV)<br />

+39 0825998025<br />

info@cantinedimarzo.it<br />

cantinedimarzo.it<br />

98


GRECO DI TUFO DOCG “FEUDO DI CASTELMOZZO”<br />

2017<br />

91<br />

A straw-yellow Greco di Tufo with honey aromas and a juicily succulent,<br />

waxy peach palate. It appears lightly sweet but is in fact bone dry with<br />

pithy, lemony asperity on <strong>the</strong> mid-palate providing lift and eager foodfriendliness.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco di Tufo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

ANNICCHIARICO<br />

Via Acquara, 9<br />

83030 - Santa Paolina (AV)<br />

+39 3283273516<br />

annicchiaricoleo@libero.it<br />

feudodicastelmozzo.it<br />

IRPINIA DOC FIANO “VIGNA ROTOLE” 2017<br />

91<br />

Prettily perfumed Fiano from a steep site at fairly high altitude. Notes of<br />

yellow wildflowers combine with distinctive savory minerality. A good<br />

example of Irpinia Fiano with <strong>the</strong> concentration of fruit to develop<br />

fur<strong>the</strong>r in bottle. Good value for money.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA DI PRISCO<br />

C.da Rotole, 27<br />

83040 - Fontanarosa (AV)<br />

+39 0825475738<br />

cantinadiprisco@libero.it<br />

cantinadiprisco.com<br />

99


IRPINIA DOC GRECO “VALLICELLI” 2014<br />

91<br />

A late picked but bone dry, lees aged, unoaked Greco white showing<br />

a smooth, rich, powerful but not heavy mouthfeel and classic flavours.<br />

The perfect match for a typically eaten local dish such of salt cod.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA COLLI<br />

DI CASTELFRANCI S.R.L.<br />

C.da Braudiano, snc<br />

84013 - Castelfranci (AV)<br />

+39 082772392<br />

collidicastelfranci@virgilio.it<br />

collidicastelfranci.com<br />

IRPINIA DOC ROSSO CAMPI TAURASINI<br />

“CRETAROSSA” 2012<br />

91<br />

The fruit on this 2012 Irpinia Rosso is very approachable. The fresh fruit<br />

with a touch of earth makes for an easier drinking style of Campania<br />

Aglianico. It is juicy, plump and full of dark black berry and damson<br />

fruits, allied with some typical spice such as star anise.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA I FAVATI<br />

DI PETROZZIELLO ROSANNA<br />

Piazza Barone di Donato, 41<br />

83020 - Cesinali (AV)<br />

+39 0825666898<br />

info@cantineifavati.ir<br />

cantineifavati.it<br />

100


IRPINIA DOC ROSSO CAMPI TAURASINI 2014<br />

91<br />

Attractive, floral and typical Aglianico on <strong>the</strong> nose. Dark fruit on <strong>the</strong><br />

palate, a touch of spice, elegant with crisp acidity and firm tannins<br />

which are not too drying. A good example, with bright fruit, good purity,<br />

very nicely integrated oak.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

ADDIMANDA GIANLUIGI<br />

C.da Piana, 50<br />

83030 - Taurasi (AV)<br />

+39 3471836610<br />

info@cantineaddimandataurasi.it<br />

cantineaddimandataurasi.it<br />

IRPINIA DOC ROSSO CAMPI TAURASINI 2014<br />

91<br />

Beautifully elegant example of Aglianico, typical of <strong>the</strong> 2014 vintage.<br />

Very clean, fresh, dark berry fruits, extremely well integrated oak.<br />

Some floral notes, hints of black currant leaf. On <strong>the</strong> palate, smooth<br />

tannins, well balanced acidity. A lovely, well-weighted example.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

FONZONE CACCESE SAS<br />

Loc. Scorzagalline, snc<br />

83052 - Paternopoli (AV)<br />

+39 08271730100<br />

info@fonzone.it<br />

fonzone.it<br />

101


IRPINIA DOP AGLIANICO 2016<br />

91<br />

Bright, juicy, forward, attractive style of Campanian Aglianico. Lifted<br />

violet and jasmine notes on <strong>the</strong> nose, matched with spice, dark cherry<br />

fruits on <strong>the</strong> palate. Medium bodied, this has good acidity and firm<br />

tannins. Clean, fresh, persistent and deliciously modern.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

SANPAOLO<br />

AZIENDA AGRARIA S.R.L.<br />

Via Aufieri - C.Da San Paolo, 25<br />

74123 - Torrioni (AV)<br />

+39 0832704398<br />

valentina.leuci@claudioquarta.it<br />

claudioquarta.it<br />

ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT BIANCO “OIRAD” 2015<br />

91<br />

A sweet Sardinian white whose deep gold colour presages some really<br />

lovely dried orange peel and candied apple notes. Dried fruit on palate<br />

and nice development which shows some nutty flavor. Complexity and<br />

richness but good acidity, well balanced.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia 34%, Nasco 33%,<br />

Moscato 33%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,28%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

140gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA<br />

FERRUCCIO DEIANA & C.SAS<br />

Via Gialeto, 7<br />

09040 - Settimo San Pietro (CA)<br />

+39 070749117<br />

info@ferrucciodeiana.it<br />

ferrucciodeiana.it<br />

102


ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGT ROSSO “USELLUS” 2015<br />

91<br />

Ripe, deep, rich, hefty wine with lots of depth, but still retains freshness<br />

and complexity on <strong>the</strong> palate. Spicy, leafy black berry and cherry notes.<br />

Some attractive characters here. A touch of chocolate and earthiness<br />

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

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bovale 50%, Carignano 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,83%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,61gr/l<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE LA GIARA<br />

SOCIETÀCOOPERATIVAAGRICOLA<br />

Bivio Esvovedu, snc<br />

09090 - Usellus (OR)<br />

+39 0783938006<br />

info@cantinalagiara.it<br />

cantinalagiara.it<br />

ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOC CHARDONNAY RIVE ALTE<br />

“SIET VIGNIS” 2017<br />

91<br />

A fresh, cool, intense Chardonnay from Friuli. This has nicely balanced<br />

oak, quite rich, yet not overpowering stone fruit characters on <strong>the</strong><br />

palate. Bright honeysuckle, acacia, yellow peach, pineapple, and mango<br />

notes are topped of with some creamy vanilla from oak ageing.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA RONCO<br />

DEL GELSO DI BADIN GIORGIO<br />

Via Isonzo, 117<br />

34072 - Cormons (GO)<br />

+39 048161310<br />

info@roncodelgelso.com<br />

roncodelgelso.com<br />

103


ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOC FRIULANO RIVE ALTE<br />

“TOC BAS” 2017<br />

91<br />

A beautiful mid-yellow white from <strong>the</strong> Friulano grape variety, with<br />

complex notes of fresh and bruised white and green kernel fruit, with<br />

broader, more obviously exotic yellow peach, spice and nutty-citrus<br />

notes emerging. Fresh, vibrant and with natural balance.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Friulano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA RONCO<br />

DEL GELSO DI BADIN GIORGIO<br />

Via Isonzo, 117<br />

34072 - Cormons (GO)<br />

+39 048161310<br />

info@roncodelgelso.com<br />

roncodelgelso.com<br />

ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOP ROSSO “RONDON” 2016<br />

91<br />

A crunchy Bordeaux-style blend from north-east Italy whose four main<br />

components all play a resounding part. Cabernet Sauvignon provides its<br />

customary blackcurrent and hedgerow flavours, whilst Cabernet Franc<br />

is similar if less obviously bold. Merlot gives <strong>the</strong> wines its enveloping<br />

mouthfeel. Ageing in oak and clay amphora rounds out <strong>the</strong> ensemble.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Merlot 50%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 30%,<br />

Cabernet Franc 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA COLMELLO<br />

DI GROTTA S.R.L.<br />

Gorizia, 133<br />

34072 - Farra d’Isonzo (GO)<br />

+39 0481888445<br />

colmello@spin.it<br />

colmello.it<br />

104


KAMPTAL DAC RIESLING SEEBERG 1. OTW<br />

LANGENLOIS 2015<br />

91<br />

A meticulously picked, pressed and aged organic Riesling from Davis<br />

Weszeli, who switched city life for winegrowing in 2011. The grapes are<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Seeberg, a hill site in <strong>the</strong> Kamptal on whose sandy loam over<br />

gneiss soils <strong>the</strong> Riesling thrives. Pure, peachy fruit with perfect ripeness,<br />

zing and clarity.<br />

AUSTRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Riesling 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

WEINGUT WESZELI GMBH<br />

Großer Buriweg, 16<br />

3550 - Langenlois (AUS)<br />

+43 273436780<br />

weingut@weszeli.at<br />

weszeli.at<br />

LACRIMA DI MORRO D’ALBA DOC SUPERIORE<br />

“ORGIOLO” 2017<br />

91<br />

A benchmark Lacrima di Morro d’Alba made by one of its greatest<br />

exponents and advocates. Ruby violet in colour, and packed with<br />

intensely aromatic violet, cherry, strawberry, rose petal and sweet<br />

spice notes (cinnamon & cardamon). The palate is rich with a nice fruit<br />

concentration and a pleasant finish.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lacrima 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GIOVANNI E<br />

FRANCESCA MAROTTI CAMPI S.S.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Sant Amico, 14<br />

60030 - Morro d’Alba (AN)<br />

+39 3331119449<br />

wine@marotticampi.net<br />

marotticampi.it<br />

105


LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA DOC FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“DEL FONDATORE” 2017<br />

91<br />

A red, seemingly brooding Lambrusco made by <strong>the</strong> ancestrale method<br />

of letting <strong>the</strong> juice from <strong>the</strong> Sorbara grapes finish <strong>the</strong>ir fermentation in<br />

<strong>the</strong> bottle in which <strong>the</strong> wine is sold. Jam-packed with wild raspberry<br />

and o<strong>the</strong>r red fruits, this is a vibrant, joyous wine of perfect weight,<br />

incredible versatility with food.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CLETO CHIARLI SOCIETÀ<br />

AGRICOLA S.N.C.<br />

Via Belvedere, 8<br />

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)<br />

+39 0593163311<br />

italia1@chiarli.it<br />

chiarli.it<br />

LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO DOC<br />

FRIZZANTE SECCO “FOR.MO.SA” 2018<br />

91<br />

A textbook Lambrusco Grasparossa. It shows a creamy-soft yet<br />

assertive texture, making it food-friendly. Its pulpy fruit shows lipsmackingly<br />

delicious dark fruit flavours with herbal notes mixing with<br />

<strong>the</strong> soft black cherry. The mouthfeel is smooth and moreish. A very<br />

good example.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

11gr/l<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE FORMIGINE<br />

PEDEMONTANA SOCIETÀ<br />

AGRICOLA COOPERATIVA<br />

Via Radici in Piano, 228<br />

41043 - Formigine (MO)<br />

+39 059558122<br />

vendite@lambruscodoc.it<br />

lambruscodoc.it<br />

106


LAMBRUSCO SALAMINO DI SANTA CROCE DOP<br />

FRIZZANTE SEMISECCO “03 - TERRE DEI PIO”<br />

91<br />

Beautiful intensity of bright red and black berry fruit on <strong>the</strong> nose with<br />

high notes of blueberries and sloes. The palate shows enough fresh<br />

acidity to carry <strong>the</strong> lingering finish with its twist of final sweetness.<br />

The ideal pizza wine.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Salamino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

10%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

20gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI CARPI E SORBARA<br />

Via Cavata, 14<br />

41012 - Carpi (MO)<br />

+39 059643071<br />

carpi@cantinadicarpi.it<br />

cantinadicarpiesorbara.it<br />

LEVERANO DOP ROSSO RISERVA 2013<br />

91<br />

A soft, fragrant Negroamaro from <strong>the</strong> Salento in Puglia in Italy’s deep<br />

south. Notes of soft and juicy raspberry and hedgerow fruit seasoned<br />

with rosemary and baking spices with well integrated oak.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negroamaro 80%,<br />

Malvasia Nera di Lecce 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

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

Via Marche, 1<br />

73045 - Leverano (LE)<br />

+39 0832925053<br />

info@cantinavecchiatorre.it<br />

cantinavecchiatorre.it<br />

107


LIGURIA DI LEVANTE IGT ROSATO “MEA ROSA” 2018<br />

91<br />

A darkish pink Ligurian wine praised for its coherency and clarity,<br />

beauty and balance. Highly complex notes of basil oil, ginger, quinine<br />

and rosemary. A rosato that really holds your interest and is delicious,<br />

mouthwatering and moreish.<br />

LIGURIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino Nero 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,8gr/l<br />

CANTINE LUNAE BOSONI S.R.L.<br />

Via Bozzi, 63<br />

19034 - Luni (SP)<br />

+39 0187669222<br />

info@cantinelunae.com<br />

cantinelunae.it<br />

LUGANA DOC “TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A fresh, clean, mineral and citrus driven blend which shows a very nice<br />

balance between acidity, tree fruits and a touch of nuttiness, combined<br />

with jasmine flower. Bright, fresh and very drinkable, this Lugana<br />

finishes with a long, stony aftertaste.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano di Lugana 70%,<br />

Garganega 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

Via Colonia Orfani di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

samantha@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

108


MANDROLISAI DOC ROSSO SUPERIORE “ANTIOGU”<br />

2015<br />

91<br />

A super Sardinian red with a lush, even raunchy, black cherry nose.<br />

Sumptuous though still youthfully tannic in <strong>the</strong> mouth, it has tension<br />

and drive. An assertive and very well strutured wine from <strong>the</strong> Barbagia<br />

hills in <strong>the</strong> center of <strong>the</strong> island, with guts and personality.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bovaleddu 50%,<br />

Cannonau 30%, Monica 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

FRADILES S.N.C.<br />

Via Sandro Pertini, 2<br />

08030 - Atzara (NU)<br />

+39 3331761683<br />

info@fradiles.it<br />

fradiles.it<br />

MANZONI BIANCO VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT<br />

PUTÉL “LA ZERBAIA” 2014<br />

91<br />

Ripe and oozing ambition, this lightly faded bronze sparkling white is<br />

generously round. Stone and orchard fruits, all punctuated by talcy acid<br />

pungency, lime zest sashay <strong>the</strong> wine to a long finish. Of fine balance,<br />

intensity and real personality, this will age well in bottle over <strong>the</strong> next<br />

3-6 years at least.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Manzoni Bianco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


MARCA TREVIGIANA IGT TAI 2017<br />

91<br />

A fascinating white from Tai Rosso, a red grape also known as Cannonau<br />

or Grenache Noir. The juice fermented like white wine, with only short<br />

contact with <strong>the</strong> (dark) skins. A cool ferment with frequent lees stirring<br />

gave a creamily exotic, red apple-fruited white that pairs beautifully<br />

with oven-baked or grilled fish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Tai 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BRAVIN<br />

DI DAVIDE BRAVIN<br />

San Lorenzetto, 42<br />

31040 - Campodipietra (TV)<br />

+39 3402292394<br />

info@cantinabravin.it<br />

cantinabravin.it<br />

MARCHE IGT ROSSO “LUKONT” 2015<br />

91<br />

Deep ruby in colour this rich, complex, well-structured & appealingly<br />

juicy red shows notes of soft lea<strong>the</strong>r, hay, toast & baking spices, along<br />

with a warming effect from masses of dark blue and black fruit from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Montepulciano grape. Vanilla influences from oak ageing make this<br />

finely assembled red more suited to main courses than on its own by<br />

<strong>the</strong> glass.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

IL CONTE DI VILLAPRANDONE<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

C.da Colle Navicchio, 28<br />

63076 - Monteprandone (AP)<br />

+39 073562593<br />

info@ilcontevini.it<br />

ilcontevini.it<br />

110


MARSALA DOC VERGINE RISERVA<br />

“N.167 SINGLE BARREL” 2001<br />

91<br />

The judges ran out of words to praise this beautiful, amber coloured<br />

marvel of a Marsala which aged over 15 years in a single cask. Very<br />

concentrated, it shows an excellent balance between richness,<br />

sweetness and acidity, a complex range of dried fruits, caramel, nuts<br />

and fantastic, fascinating oxidative aromas and flavours.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Liqueur White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo 50%, Catarratto 25%,<br />

Inzolia 25%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

19%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

16gr/l<br />

CARLO PELLEGRINO & C. S.P.A.<br />

Via del Fante, 39<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719911<br />

marketing@carlopellegrino.it<br />

carlopellegrino.it<br />

MODENA DOC LAMBRUSCO SPUMANTE DRY<br />

“PRUNO NERO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A lovely example of <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco Grasparossa from its homeland<br />

of Modena, showing characteristic almond notes over an elegant<br />

mouthfeel, oozing juicy blackberry, raspberry and blueberry fruits with<br />

fine fizziness. It is exuberant and youthful with a well-balanced richness<br />

to <strong>the</strong> fruit and streamlined tannins.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Red Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Grasparossa 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

21gr/l<br />

CLETO CHIARLI<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.N.C.<br />

Via Belvedere, 8<br />

41014 - Castelvetro (MO)<br />

+39 0593163311<br />

italia1@chiarli.it<br />

chiarli.it<br />

111


MONREALE DOC NERO D’AVOLA “VUARIA” 2015<br />

91<br />

A bone dry Nero d’Avola red from around Palermo, Sicily whose deep<br />

undercurrent of lea<strong>the</strong>r, mineral and game is overlaid by rich, full-bodied,<br />

but impeccably balanced and juicy dark fruit. A worthy representative<br />

of Monreal or <strong>the</strong> ‘Mount Royal’, named after its conquest by <strong>the</strong><br />

Norman counts 900 or so years ago.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,75gr/l<br />

FEUDO DISISA<br />

Via Roma, 392<br />

90139 - Palermo (PA)<br />

+39 0916127109<br />

info@vinidisisa.it<br />

feudodisisa.it<br />

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC “NEGUS” 2012<br />

91<br />

The richness of this red made from 100% Montepulciano grapes<br />

in Abruzzo is due both to a hot season and letting grapes mature<br />

later on <strong>the</strong> vine than usual before picking. A lick of soft French oak<br />

adds smooth vanilla topping to very dense and dark cherry, kirsch,<br />

and chocolate notes. A big wine in need of a lavishly carniverous dish.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

CASCINA DEL COLLE<br />

DI D’ONOFRIO A. & C. S.S.<br />

Via Piana, 85/A<br />

66010 - Villamagna (CH)<br />

+39 0871301093<br />

info@lacascinadelcolle.it<br />

lacascinadelcolle.it<br />

112


MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOC “PLATEO” 2011<br />

91<br />

Deep, brooding, very intense and powerful 100% Montepulciano red<br />

with some lovely aromas of blackberry fruit, damson plus sexy spicy<br />

oak notes. The palate is very savoury and smooth, with very good<br />

weight, density and purity of fruit. A wine with serious intent.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

AGRIVERDE S.R.L.<br />

Via Stortini Villa Caldari, 32/A<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859032101<br />

marketing@agriverde.it<br />

agriverde.it<br />

MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO DOP<br />

“PERSONALMENTE” 2008<br />

91<br />

Beautifully refined and elegant on both <strong>the</strong> nose and palate. The cooler<br />

2008 vintage shows through here. There is a great balance between<br />

dark berry and cherry fruits, well used oak, spice notes and lingering,<br />

fresh acidity. A wine that is in great shape now, but will drink well for<br />

at least five years.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CASIMIRRI MANUEL<br />

Via Pianagallo, 33/A<br />

64013 - Corropoli (TE)<br />

+39 3483859463<br />

aziendacasimirri@tiscali.it<br />

aziendacasimirri.com<br />

113


MOSCATO VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ DOLCE<br />

“FASHION VICTIM”<br />

91<br />

Benchmark lightly sparkling Moscato, defined by a grapey ginger<br />

spiciness and a delicate palate bursting with orchard fruit. The froth<br />

is juicy, <strong>the</strong> finish suitably long, <strong>the</strong> flavours pure. This offers a lot of<br />

pleasure as an aperitif or in a shady spot by <strong>the</strong> swimming pool.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

95gr/l<br />

ASTORIA VINI<br />

Via Crevada<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 04236699<br />

info@astoria.it<br />

astoria.it<br />

NURAGUS DI CAGLIARI DOC “PERLAS” 2018<br />

91<br />

A very well made expression of what is often a neutral grape variety.<br />

A wine of exceptional purity, harmomy and balance. Intense aromas of<br />

waxy yellow plums, white peach, plantain and wild mint recall Sardinia’s<br />

mediteranean scrub and present a savory counterpoint to <strong>the</strong> vibrant<br />

fruit. Pure and evocative of where it’s grown.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nuragus 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE DI DOLIANOVA<br />

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

09041 - Dolianova (CA)<br />

+39 070744101<br />

info@cantinedidolianova.it<br />

cantinedidolianova.it<br />

114


PECORINO VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT<br />

MILLESIMATO “FENAROLI” 2014<br />

91<br />

Well made traditional method sparkling wine whose Pecorino fruit<br />

shows vibrant acidity, good freshness and an attractive melange of<br />

stoned fruit and zesty lemon charactes. Fresh on <strong>the</strong> nose, with soft<br />

bubbles, this has <strong>the</strong> typical attractively light bitterness that is <strong>the</strong><br />

hallmark of <strong>the</strong> Pecorino grape.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,32%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,5gr/l<br />

CITRA VINI<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

C.da Cucullo, snc<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859031342<br />

info@citra.it<br />

citra.it<br />

PIAVE DOC RABOSO “POTESTÀ” 2015<br />

91<br />

This is a delicious ruby-coloured red that strikes a pose of elegance<br />

and tradition, showing <strong>the</strong> natural heft and tannic mettle of <strong>the</strong> Raboso<br />

Piave grape variety in all its glory. Dried roses, sandalwood, bitter cherry<br />

and root spice notes happily mingle. The acidity is bright, conferring<br />

freshness and pointed length.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Raboso Piave 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,8gr/l<br />

TENUTA BONOTTO DELLE TEZZE<br />

DI BONOTTO ANTONIO<br />

Duca d’Aosta, 36<br />

31028 - Vazzola (TV)<br />

+39 0438488323<br />

amministrazione@bonottodelletezze.it<br />

bonottodelletezze.it<br />

115


PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOC “ATER” 2014<br />

91<br />

Primitivo di Manduria is one of Italy’s most forceful reds, hailing from<br />

Puglia’s dazzlingly bright, torrid, almost endless Salento peninsula.<br />

Descriptors like sumptuous and juicy, powerful and chocolatey are<br />

often applied to Primitivo’s dark fruits flavours here, and this wine is a<br />

classic example, seasoned with charred oak notes from wood ageing.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

IONIS S.R.L.<br />

Via Alcide de Gasperi, 84/A<br />

74015 - Martina Franca (TA)<br />

+39 0804857810<br />

info@ionisvini.com<br />

ionisvini.com<br />

PUGLIA IGT PRIMITIVO “ANCESTRALE” 2016<br />

91<br />

Darkly fruited, <strong>the</strong>re is plenty of ripe, sunny, plush damson and red berry<br />

fruit in this well made Puglian Primitivo. This is all about ripe fruits,<br />

fermented to dryness but still very pleasurable and wonderfully juicy.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA<br />

SERGIO DEL CASALE<br />

Via San Biagio, 35<br />

66054 - Vasto (CH)<br />

+39 0873364697<br />

info@sergiodelcasale.com<br />

sergiodelcasale.com<br />

116


PUGLIA IGT PRIMITIVO 2017<br />

91<br />

A lovely dry, full-bodied vivacious Puglian Primitivo with typically ripe<br />

Mediterranean tannins, whose jammy, spicy, red fruit notes are seasoned<br />

with resinous Mediterranean herbs that revive and slake <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Primitivo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,6%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CANTINA PIETRO TAURO<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA A R.L.<br />

Via Cavour, 88<br />

70011 - Alberobello (BA)<br />

+39 0804321285<br />

cantina.oleificio.tauro@virgilio.it<br />

-<br />

RECIOTO DI SOAVE DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“ROCCA SVEVA” 2016<br />

91<br />

Powerful acidity balances <strong>the</strong> rich, sweet character here. Notes of<br />

raisined fruits, dried apricots, apple pie, spices and creme-brûlée.<br />

Lively, complex, plenty to enjoy.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garganega 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

110gr/l<br />

CANTINA DI SOAVE<br />

Viale della Vittoria, 100<br />

37038 - Soave (VR)<br />

+39 0456139811<br />

sebastiano.pressi@cantinasoave.it<br />

cantinasoave.it<br />

117


RECIOTO DI SOAVE DOCG CLASSICO VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“LE SPONDE” 2017<br />

91<br />

An organic Recioto di Soave with intense, deep, sweet notes of cooked<br />

apricots combined with fresh acidity and purity of fruit. Some tropical<br />

pineapple notes, lots of candy sugar sweetness yet still retains a lovely<br />

freshness on <strong>the</strong> palate. Great complexity, clarity and balance here.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garganega 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

154,2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

COFFELE ALBERTO<br />

Via Roma, 5<br />

37038 - Soave (VR)<br />

+39 0457680007<br />

info@coffele.it<br />

coffele.it<br />

REGGIANO DOP LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“CONCERTO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A super expressive Reggiano Lambrusco frizzante red, with bright<br />

raspberry, bubblegum, sweet cherry, lavender rose and spice notes<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Lambrusco Salamino grapes. Very fresh and integrated with<br />

plush tannins. Mouth watering and beautifully balanced.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Salamino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8,5gr/l<br />

MEDICI ERMETE & FIGLI<br />

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

42124 - Reggio Emilia (RE)<br />

+39 0522942135<br />

francesca@medici.it<br />

medici.it<br />

118


REGGIANO DOP LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“IL SIGNOR CAMPANONE” 2018<br />

91<br />

Very fresh, clean Lambrusco. Great acidity here combined with aromas<br />

and flavours of crushed raspberry. Leafy hints on <strong>the</strong> nose and palate.<br />

A delicate style of Lambrusco but all <strong>the</strong> better for it. No bitterness, just<br />

a lovely freshness crying out.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco Salamino 85%,<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

CANTINE LOMBARDINI S.R.L.<br />

Via Cavour, 15<br />

42017 - Novellara (RE)<br />

+39 0522654224<br />

cecilia@lombardinivini.it<br />

lombardinivini.it<br />

ROCCAMONFINA IGT ROSSO<br />

“BARILETTA - TELARO” 2018<br />

91<br />

A lively, very attractive, fruity style of Campania red with notes of juicy<br />

black plums, blueberry and dark cherry, all sprinkled with violet petals.<br />

In <strong>the</strong> mouth, <strong>the</strong> wine is crisp-tasting and lively, and would easily suit a<br />

wide variety of light to medium-weight dishes.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bariletta (Primitivo locale) 85%,<br />

Casavecchia 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

LAVORO E SALUTE<br />

VINI TELARO SOCIETÀ<br />

COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA ARL<br />

Via Cinque Pietre, 2<br />

81044 - Galluccio (CE)<br />

+39 0823925841<br />

info@vinitelaro.it<br />

vinitelaro.it<br />

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ROMA DOP BELLONE 2017<br />

91<br />

A Bellone with a typical straw-yellow colour and customary voluminous<br />

yet fluid texture. Sumptuous and rich from what was a warmer growing<br />

season, it never<strong>the</strong>less avoids <strong>the</strong> hint of resin that typifies this<br />

grape variety. Complex notes of marzipan, green olive and pine nuts<br />

counterpoint <strong>the</strong> fruit.<br />

LAZIO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bellone 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CASA DIVINA PROVVIDENZA<br />

Via dei Frati, 140<br />

00048 - Nettuno (RM)<br />

+39 3392342969<br />

maxrognoni@casadivinaprovvidenza.it<br />

casadivinaprovvidenza.it<br />

ROMA DOP BELLONE 2018<br />

91<br />

A nuanced, complex white from <strong>the</strong> Bellone grape with wild mint and<br />

sage notes. These alternate with this variety’s typical apricot, yellow<br />

plum & green fig aromas. Everchanging, with suggestions of tense<br />

briney olives and savory green almonds, adding additional complexity<br />

and curiousity.<br />

LAZIO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Bellone 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CASA DIVINA PROVVIDENZA<br />

Via dei Frati, 140<br />

00048 - Nettuno (RM)<br />

+39 3392342969<br />

maxrognoni@casadivinaprovvidenza.it<br />

casadivinaprovvidenza.it<br />

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ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC “CASTELLO BANFI” 2017<br />

91<br />

Nearly four decades ago Castello di Banfi’s owners, <strong>the</strong> Mariani family,<br />

put Montalcino on <strong>the</strong> contemporary wine world’s map. Versatility<br />

and drinkability are <strong>the</strong>ir watchwords, with this Rosso di Montalcino<br />

(Brunello’s junior sibling) a good example for its overtly soft, fruity,<br />

moreishly strawberry fruit and floral hints.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,2%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

BANFI S.R.L.<br />

Castello di Poggio Alle Mura, 1<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

michela.dominici@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.it<br />

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC<br />

“POGGIO ALLE MURA - CASTELLO BANFI” 2017<br />

91<br />

Textbook Sangiovese with a good ripeness of tannin, raspberry and<br />

blood orange notes with a slight chocolate note. Well integrated acidity<br />

with very clean and savory fruit. A fruit-forward finish with well judged<br />

use of oak.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,9%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,7gr/l<br />

BANFI S.R.L.<br />

Castello di Poggio Alle Mura, 1<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

michela.dominici@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.it<br />

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SALENTO IGP ROSSO “QU.ALE” 2017<br />

91<br />

A really successful, smooth-textured red blend of three very diverse<br />

varieties, namely Puglian stalwarts Primitivo (dark plums) and<br />

Negroamaro (almond notes) plus French invader King Cabernet<br />

(blackcurrants) from Bordeaux. And which dish does Claudio Quarta<br />

suggest to go with it? Pizza, which is from Campania…!<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negroamaro 40%,<br />

Primitivo 30%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,1gr/l<br />

CLAUDIO QUARTA VIGNAIOLO<br />

S.R.L.<br />

C.Da Porvica - S.P. 124, 29000<br />

74123 - Lizzano (TA)<br />

+39 0832704398<br />

valentina.leuci@claudioquarta.it<br />

claudioquarta.it<br />

SICILIA DOC GRILLO “LALÙCI” 2018<br />

91<br />

A Grillo grinning with inviting fresh florals, lime citrus and exotic fruits<br />

with chalky minerality generating superb tension on <strong>the</strong> mid-palate<br />

beneath some round, juicy and mouthwatering yellow and green fruit<br />

notes. Great balance.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

BAGLIO DEL CRISTO<br />

DI CAMPOBELLO<br />

C.da Favarotta S.S. 123 Km 19+200<br />

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

+39 0922877709<br />

mail@cristodicampobello.it<br />

cristodicampobello.it<br />

122


SICILIA DOC NERO D’AVOLA VINO SPUMANTE EXTRA<br />

DRY ROSÉ “P’AMURI” 2017<br />

91<br />

A soft Sicilian sparkling pink wine with delicate aromas, especially of<br />

red fruits such as red cherry. These are followed up on <strong>the</strong> palate by<br />

some particularly juicy and lively strawberry notes, lain on a soft bed of<br />

creaming, red peach skin-flavoured bubbles.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

12gr/l<br />

CANTINE LA VITE S.C.A.<br />

C.Da Le Schette, snc<br />

93016 - Riesi (CL)<br />

+39 0934929308<br />

debilio@laviteriesi.it<br />

laviteriesi.it<br />

SICILIA DOC ROSSO “ADÈNZIA” 2016<br />

91<br />

An even blend of Nero d’Avola and Syrah whose rich, clear and wellcontained<br />

dark fruit flavours won admiring plaudits for <strong>the</strong>ir brightness<br />

and depth, and ripeness without straying into to <strong>the</strong> over-ripe, jammier<br />

end of <strong>the</strong> spectrum. A well styled populist red.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 50%,<br />

Syrah 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

BAGLIO DEL CRISTO<br />

DI CAMPOBELLO<br />

C.da Favarotta S.S. 123 Km 19+200<br />

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

+39 0922877709<br />

mail@cristodicampobello.it<br />

cristodicampobello.it<br />

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SICILIA DOP ROSSO VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“MARIA COSTANZA” 2017<br />

91<br />

Layered complexity combining dark fruit and tarry notes, with dried<br />

sage and lea<strong>the</strong>r. Great balance with juicy acidity, ripe tannins and ripe<br />

fruit character, along with long earthy finish. Depth and complexity<br />

meets great drinkability and wide appeal.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO<br />

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

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

+39 0922878207<br />

info@milazzovini.com<br />

milazzovini.com<br />

SICILIA DOP ROSSO RISERVA VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“MARIA COSTANZA” 2013<br />

91<br />

Bottle age has allowed <strong>the</strong> often exuberantly rich textures of youthful<br />

Nero d’Avola to round out, allowing <strong>the</strong> fruit a fuller, broader expression<br />

as its sinks comfortably into this wine’s naturally rich tannins. Look for<br />

notes of deep wild blackberry compote, with cocoa, coffee, smoke and<br />

wild garrigue herbs.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO<br />

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

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

+39 0922878207<br />

info@milazzovini.com<br />

milazzovini.com<br />

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SICILIA IGP ROSSO “DUCA DI MONTALBO” 2004<br />

91<br />

A savoury Sicilian red with ripe plum, red cherry, dried thyme, tobacco,<br />

violet and lea<strong>the</strong>r notes. It shows remarkable fruit for its age, a balanced<br />

acidity and tannin, and ends with a long, powerful note of macerated<br />

black cherry rubbed into warm lea<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero d’Avola 70%,<br />

Nerello Cappuccio 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA G. MILAZZO<br />

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

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

+39 0922878207<br />

info@milazzovini.com<br />

milazzovini.com<br />

SOAVE SUPERIORE DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“FOSCARIN SLAVINUS” 2017<br />

91<br />

Delicious late harvest character here made as a dry wine. Intense,<br />

rounded, elegant notes of barely ripe pineapple, white peach &<br />

nectarine. Soft, creamy yet with very well balanced acidity. The finish<br />

has quite a bit of salty licorice (from volcanic soils) suggesting <strong>the</strong> wine<br />

might become even rounder and fruitier with time.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garganega 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

MONTETONDO DI MAGNABOSCO<br />

GINO E MARTA E TOLO MARIA<br />

PAOLA S.A.<br />

Via San Lorenzo, 89<br />

37038 - Soave (VR)<br />

+39 0457680347<br />

info@montetondo.it<br />

montetondo.it<br />

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SPARKLING WINE BRUT ROSÉ RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY<br />

SONOMA COUNTY<br />

91<br />

A subtle coral hue belies <strong>the</strong> intensity of tangy red berry fruit flavours,<br />

expanding across a spindle of bright acidity. This is light to midweighted<br />

in <strong>the</strong> context of sparkling wine, with real thrust of fruit and<br />

parry of structure. A delicious wine ready to please.<br />

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY - CALIFORNIA<br />

USA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Noir 58%,<br />

Chardonnay 32%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,15gr/l<br />

E. & J. GALLO WINERY<br />

J VINEYARDS & WINERY<br />

Yosemite Boulevard, 600<br />

95354 - Modesto (CAL)<br />

+1 7074315479<br />

louise.jordan@ejgallo.com<br />

jwine.com<br />

SUVERETO DOCG VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“MONTECRISTO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A well-structured Bordeaux-style blend from <strong>the</strong> Tuscan coast with a<br />

mix of flavours and aromas ranging from juicy dark blackberry fruit and<br />

crunchier crushed cranberry sprinkled with tobacco, bell pepper and a<br />

freshly ridden, still warm, lea<strong>the</strong>r riding saddle.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%,<br />

Merlot 40%, Petit Verdot 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,31gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

BULICHELLA S.R.L.<br />

Loc. Bulichella, 131<br />

57028 - Suvereto (LI)<br />

+39 0565829892<br />

infovini@bulichella.it<br />

bulichella.it<br />

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TAURASI DOCG “450 V” 2013<br />

91<br />

A well run family-owned Irpinia estate whose success with <strong>the</strong> Aglianico<br />

grape in <strong>the</strong> sometimes unforgiving landscape of Taurasi comes as no<br />

surprise to avid fans of all things Campanian. The wine showed spicy,<br />

floral, violet-driven aromas. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong> tannins support <strong>the</strong><br />

intense violet, black cherry and dark plum flavours.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PETILIA<br />

DI BRUNO ROBERTO<br />

C.Da Pincera, snc<br />

83011 - Altavilla Irpina (AV)<br />

+39 3494241760<br />

teresa.petilia@gmail.com<br />

aziendaagricolapetilia.it<br />

TAURASI DOCG “DELISIO” 2012<br />

91<br />

A ruby-red Taurasi with nicely integrated and refined oak. Nutmeg spice<br />

combines with wild blackberry. Muscular tannins and high acidity will<br />

allow this to age for ano<strong>the</strong>r 5-7 years. Already developing savory lea<strong>the</strong>r<br />

notes which give it complexity and a mineral-driven, volcanic edge.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,2gr/l<br />

TENUTA DE LISIO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA A R.L.<br />

C.da Chianzano, 77<br />

83040 - Montemarano (AV)<br />

+39 3925324359<br />

info@fratellidelisiocantine.it<br />

fratellidelisiocantine.it<br />

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TAURASI DOCG RISERVA<br />

“LA LOGGIA DEL CAVALIERE” 2012<br />

91<br />

This Taurasi has matured nicely, its Aglianico fruit elegant, bright and<br />

persistent making it extremely attractive to drink. Its well managed<br />

tannins make it super food-friendly and give an underlying core of<br />

textural complexity.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

gr/l<br />

TENUTA CAVALIER PEPE<br />

SOCIETÀ AGR S.R.L.<br />

Via Santa Vara, snc<br />

83050 - Sant’Angelo d’Esca (AV)<br />

+39 082773766<br />

eventi@tenutacavalierpepe.it<br />

tenutapepe.it<br />

TEROLDEGO ROTALIANO DOC RISERVA “NOS” 2012<br />

91<br />

An intense Teroldego showing flavours characteristic of this grape<br />

variety with blackberry, black cherry and a smokey and meaty<br />

character mixed with cardamom, nutmeg, tobacco, dark chocolate and<br />

wet leaves. The palate has a good acidity that toge<strong>the</strong>r with <strong>the</strong> rich<br />

tannins will allow <strong>the</strong> wine to develop well over <strong>the</strong> next five years.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Teroldego 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

NOSIO S.P.A. - MEZZACORONA<br />

Via del Teroldego, 1/E<br />

38016 - Mezzocorona (TN)<br />

+39 0461616186<br />

dsemenzato@mezzacorona.it<br />

mezzacorona.it<br />

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TERRE DI CHIETI IGT PECORINO<br />

“DON VENANZIO” 2018<br />

91<br />

Pale green yellow, with pronounced buttery aromas, almond flower<br />

and nuttiness. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong>re is richness and generosity from a<br />

touch of vanilla from oak ageing, all backed with lifted acidity. A rich,<br />

even opulent example of Abruzzo’s mastery of <strong>the</strong> increasingly popular<br />

Pecorino grape.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

AGRICOLA SAN NICOLA<br />

C.da Crivella, snc<br />

66020 - Pollutri (CH)<br />

+39 0873902606<br />

coopsannicola@libero.it<br />

-<br />

TERRE SICILIANE IGP PASSITO “GRILLODORO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A very intensely concentrated sweet Sicilian white, with clearly<br />

expressed dried apricot, honey and lemon confit notes. The palate is<br />

very sweet and concentrated, with good balance between sweetness<br />

and acidity.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grillo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

120gr/l<br />

VINI PER NATURA<br />

TENUTA GORGHI TONDI SAS DI<br />

DORETTA TUMBARELLO SOCIETÀ<br />

AGRICOLA<br />

Via Sanità, 29/B<br />

91025 - Marsala (TP)<br />

+39 0923719741<br />

marketing@gorghitondi.it<br />

gorghitondi.it<br />

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TERRE SICILIANE IGP ROSSO “SICÈ” 2014<br />

91<br />

A lively Sicilian red showing black fruit notes with good intensity<br />

and a seasoning of charred wood oak ageing, notes of nutmeg,<br />

cloves, cinnamon and black olive. The palate is dry with a good fruit<br />

concentration and a persistent follow-through.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nocera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

NICOLAS GATTI RUSSO<br />

C.Da Cupranì, snc<br />

98064 - Librizzi (ME)<br />

+39 0941368173<br />

info@tenutagatti.com<br />

tenutagatti.com<br />

TORGIANO ROSSO RISERVA DOCG<br />

“VIGNA MONTICCHIO - RUBESCO” 2013<br />

91<br />

A powerfully structured Umbrian Sangiovese with a strong tannic and<br />

acidic profile, allowing it to age. Its pure, wild cherry nose leads to a<br />

deep, moreish mouthfeel and a sweet spicy finish. Can age for ano<strong>the</strong>r<br />

5-10 years.<br />

UMBRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

LUNGAROTTI SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Viale Giorgio Lungarotti, 2<br />

06089 - Torgiano (PG)<br />

+39 075988661<br />

lungarotti@lungarotti.it<br />

lungarotti.it<br />

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TOSCANA IGT BIANCO VINO BIOLOGICO “PA’RO” 2017<br />

91<br />

A interesting bone-dry Tuscan white whose rich texture comes<br />

from fermenting <strong>the</strong> grape juice on <strong>the</strong> grapeskins. Its gets its crisp<br />

backbone from <strong>the</strong> Trebbiano Toscano, its rounded, central core from<br />

<strong>the</strong> generous Grechetto and its bright yellow peach fruit from <strong>the</strong><br />

Malvasia. A good example of a skin contact or ‘orange’ dry white.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Trebbiano 40%, Grechetto 40%,<br />

Malvasia 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

BUCCIA NERA<br />

DI MANCINI ALESSIA<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE<br />

Loc. Campriano, 9<br />

52100 - Arezzo (AR)<br />

+39 0575361613<br />

info@buccianera.it<br />

buccianera.it<br />

TOSCANA IGT CABERNET FRANC 2015<br />

91<br />

A Tuscan Cabernet Franc with great definition, perfectly matching a<br />

lovely light leafiness with beautifully expressed blueberry fruit in a wine<br />

of finely grained structure, rich and silky texture with a lingering finish.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Franc 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

VILLA VIGNAMAGGIO<br />

Via Petriolo, 5<br />

50022 - Greve in Chianti (FI)<br />

+39 0558544468<br />

prodotti@vignamaggio.com<br />

vignamaggio.com<br />

131


TOSCANA IGT MAMMOLO “IL LEGATO” 2016<br />

91<br />

A bright ruby Tuscan red whose Mammolo grapes pour out generous<br />

measures of violet, red cherry and raspberry notes, <strong>the</strong> latter<br />

with a twist of spicy cloves, nutmeg and Mediterranean rosemary.<br />

The mouthfeel is fresh with tannins that are polished and refined.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Mammolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

CINCINELLI MARCO<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

Piazza della Vittoria, 11<br />

52010 - Capolona (AR)<br />

+39 3356913678<br />

marcocinci@libero.it<br />

aziendaagricolacincinelli.it<br />

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “ALTORE” 2013<br />

91<br />

A hand picked, barrel aged, purple-coloured Sangiovese and Cabernet<br />

Sauvignon blend with intense notes of bell pepper, tobacco, ripe black<br />

fruit and black olive. The juicy fruit is gently bolstered by some classy<br />

new oak from ageing in French barrels leaving a tangy savoury finish.<br />

Well made.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 50%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “BALTO” 2017<br />

91<br />

A mightily juicy Bordeaux-Rhone style Super Tuscan blend from <strong>the</strong><br />

Tuscan coast. It was aged one year in French oak barrels. Elegant and<br />

fruity, with scents of violet, berries, vanilla, pepper & sweet spices.<br />

A smooth sipper with a good structure, crunchily approachable tannin<br />

and well proportioned mouthfeel.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Shiraz 40%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 40%,<br />

Merlot 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

IL PONTE S.R.L.<br />

Strada Carige Alta, 15<br />

58011 - Capalbio (GR)<br />

+39 3334843966<br />

capalbio@agricolailponte.com<br />

agricolailponte.com<br />

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “FOGLIATONDA” 2016<br />

91<br />

A lovely brisk red wine from near Florence made from <strong>the</strong> Foglia<br />

Tonda, a native grape variety named for its round leaf and whose wines<br />

show similarities to Sangiovese, a relative of <strong>the</strong> Foglia Tonda family.<br />

Fermented and aged in terracotta amphora, it shows savoury notes of<br />

fresh red cherry and softer notes of dark plum and mulberry.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Foglia Tonda 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

PODERE EMA<br />

Strada Chiantigiana<br />

50012 - Bagno a Ripoli (FI)<br />

+39 055641633<br />

cantina@podereema.it<br />

podereema.it<br />

133


TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “FONTALLORO” 2016<br />

91<br />

Fontalloro is aways a very definite expression of <strong>the</strong> chameleon-like<br />

ability of Sangiovese to reflect its vineyard origins in terms of weight,<br />

textural expression in <strong>the</strong> mouth and overall flavour profile. Here it is bold,<br />

deep, dusky & warming, but still impatiently youthful, understandable<br />

given its warm sou<strong>the</strong>rn Chianti region origins. Patience.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

FELSINA S.P.A. SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via del Chianti, 101<br />

53019 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)<br />

+39 0577355117<br />

info@felsina.it<br />

felsina.it<br />

TOSCANA IGT ROSSO “PACTIO” 2016<br />

91<br />

A Super Tuscan with bright red cherry, raspberry and berry fruit aromas.<br />

There is a lot of juicy, fleshy fruit here with some spice, a tannic edge<br />

and subtle oak from barrel ageing. The Sangiovese character comes<br />

through, with a little extra black fruit from <strong>the</strong> two Bordeaux varieties<br />

in <strong>the</strong> blend.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 60%,<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 20%,<br />

Merlot 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,9gr/l<br />

FERTUNA S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

S.P. Aurelia Antica, Loc. Grilli<br />

58040 - Gavorrano (GR)<br />

+39 056688138<br />

info@fertuna.it<br />

fertuna.it<br />

134


TRENTINO DOC GEWÜRZTRAMINER<br />

“BOTTEGA VINAI” 2018<br />

91<br />

A glorious Gewürztraminer with beautifully precise honeyed peach<br />

aromas with a balancing spice note typical of this variety. The overall<br />

mouthfeel is full with rich, concentrated flavours of stone fruit, apricot<br />

pits, ginger spice and rose blossoms. Well made and complex with a<br />

temptingly exotic drinkability.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Gewürztraminer 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Via del Ponte, 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

TRENTINO DOC MÜLLER THURGAU SUPERIORE<br />

“ZEVERI” 2017<br />

91<br />

Delicate but distinct floral and green apple, pear, lemon and lime zest<br />

with white pepper notes. Shows elegance on <strong>the</strong> nose and its zingy<br />

core of acidity brightens <strong>the</strong> appealingly viscous palate. Well integrated<br />

alcohol makes this an easy drinking wine, with refinement, balance,<br />

finesse & a slight touch of sweetness.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Müller-Thurgau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CAVIT S.C.<br />

Via del Ponte, 31<br />

38123 - Trento (TN)<br />

+39 0461381711<br />

cavit@cavit.it<br />

cavit.it<br />

135


TRENTINO DOC SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017<br />

91<br />

A crisp, pale lemon-coloured Sauvignon Blanc with hallmark flavours<br />

of guava and lemongrass, gooseberry and passion fruit, peapod and<br />

lime. Its zippy acidity and refreshing, complex mouthfeel demonstrate a<br />

really well-balanced, unoaked wine with well judged intensity.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sauvignon blanc 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,7gr/l<br />

VIVALLIS S.C.A.<br />

Via Per Brancolino, 4<br />

38060 - Nogaredo (TN)<br />

+39 0464412073<br />

info@vivallis.it<br />

vivallis.it<br />

TULLUM DOP PASSERINA 2018<br />

91<br />

A vibrant, unoaked dry white from <strong>the</strong> mouthwatering Passerina grape<br />

variety with a mix of lightly honeyed (but dry) notes, cut with a saltycitrus<br />

twist, almonds and dried herbs. Soaking <strong>the</strong> unfermented juice<br />

on <strong>the</strong> grape skins has also given some added food-friendly mouthfeel.<br />

Will become more buttery with bottle age.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Passerina 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

FEUDO ANTICO S.R.L.<br />

Via Crocevecchia, 101<br />

66010 - Tollo (CH)<br />

+39 0871969128<br />

info@feudoantico.it<br />

feudoantico.it<br />

136


UMBRIA IGP BIANCO “LA MARCHESA” 2018<br />

91<br />

A floral, highly perfumed Umbrian white with lovely energy and focus.<br />

Exotic lychee fruit is tempered by soft, soothing banana and crunchier<br />

Bartlett pear notes, seasoned with jasmine and vanilla. The wine ends<br />

with a refreshing and thirst quenching grapefruit twist.<br />

UMBRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grechetto 85%,<br />

Riesling Renano 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

FEUDI SPADA S.R.L.<br />

Vicolo della Costa, snc<br />

05014 - Castel Viscardo (TR)<br />

+39 3493532424<br />

leoni_alessadnro@hotmail.it<br />

feudispada.it<br />

VALDARNO DI SOPRA DOC PRATOMAGNO ROSSO<br />

RISERVA “ISEI” 2015<br />

91<br />

A punchy red from a small estate in <strong>the</strong> Arno valley, between Florence’s<br />

hills and <strong>the</strong> plains of Arezzo, now with its own Val d’Arno di Sopra<br />

DOC. A big, full, juicy and pleasurable Sangiovese with a touch of redfruited<br />

Merlot and spicy Syrah. Elegant oak, with some lovely violet<br />

floral notes. Smooth, glossy tannins. A very good wine.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 40%, Merlot 30%,<br />

Syrah 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

EREDI BENITO MANTELLINI<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Via Comugni, 51<br />

52028 - Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)<br />

+39 3381895562<br />

segreteria@campodelmonte.it<br />

campodelmonte.it<br />

137


VALDOBBIADENE DOCG SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY “CUVEE VIVIANA” 2018<br />

91<br />

A typically bold, rich, ripe Cartizze Prosecco with a notably creamy<br />

texture, concentrated and juicy ripe pear and lemon fruit underpinned<br />

by <strong>the</strong> slight touch of savoury sweetness which makes it a super match<br />

with canapes.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

25gr/l<br />

SPUMANTI VALDO S.R.L.<br />

Via Foro Boario, 20<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 04239090<br />

andrea.felisi@valdo.com<br />

valdo.com<br />

VALDOBBIADENE DOCG SUPERIORE DI CARTIZZE<br />

SPUMANTE DRY “MO COLLECTION” 2018<br />

91<br />

A powerful Prosecco from Cartizze, a blessed suntrap with plenty of<br />

old vines. Delicate fragrances of white flowers, yellow stone fruits and a<br />

soft ra<strong>the</strong>r than tart red apple core. Rich in <strong>the</strong> mouth, with a wheelingly<br />

persistent fizz.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

22,47gr/l<br />

MIONETTO S.P.A.<br />

Via Colderove, 2<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 04239707<br />

mionetto@mionetto.it<br />

mionetto.com<br />

138


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT “NUMERO 10” 2016<br />

91<br />

Discreet, classy and ambitious style of Prosecco with more nuance<br />

on <strong>the</strong> nose, a superior feel to <strong>the</strong> mousse and a livelier balance on<br />

<strong>the</strong> palate than most examples, with great purity of expression and<br />

lingering notes. A perfect Sunday morning wine.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

SPUMANTI VALDO S.R.L.<br />

Via Foro Boario, 20<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 04239090<br />

andrea.felisi@valdo.com<br />

valdo.com<br />

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE BRUT MILLESIMATO<br />

“BOSCO DI FRATTA” 2017<br />

91<br />

A very good example of Prosecco, with an attractive, vibrant mousse<br />

and quite soft on <strong>the</strong> palate despite <strong>the</strong> low dosage. Shows a very<br />

attractive, fragrant, perfumed nose with floral notes, combined with a<br />

fleshy palate.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

SANFELETTO S.R.L.<br />

Via Borgo Antiga, 39<br />

31020 - San Pietro di Feletto (TV)<br />

+39 0438486832<br />

sanfeletto@sanfeletto.it<br />

sanfeletto.it<br />

139


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE DOSAGGIO ZERO “30 RACCOLTI” 2017<br />

91<br />

Very clean and fresh on both <strong>the</strong> nose and palate, this is a very nice<br />

example of zero dosage Prosecco. Extremely dry on <strong>the</strong> palate, <strong>the</strong>re is<br />

a load of minerality here, with an almost salty aftertaste. The wine has a<br />

fine mousse and shows lots of finesse. Very good for a Prosecco nature.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY “FONTANA VECIA” 2018<br />

91<br />

The yeasty aromas on this Valdobbiadene Prosecco add some complex<br />

intrigue to lemon and white flower notes, whilst salty minerality on<br />

<strong>the</strong> palate give <strong>the</strong> rapier-like citrus fruit <strong>the</strong> perfect sense of tone.<br />

This makes for a sparkler that is perfect for drinking with friends but<br />

would not be at all out of place at a more formal occasion.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

14gr/l<br />

VALDOBBIADENE<br />

COLESEL SPUMANTI S.R.L.<br />

Via Vettorazzi e Bisol, 4<br />

31049 - S.Stefano di Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423901055<br />

info@colesel.it<br />

colesel.it<br />

VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATO “GIOSUÈ” 2018<br />

91<br />

A Valdobbiadene Prosecco with aromas of orchard fruits such as green<br />

apple and Bartlett pear, added to which is a light dusting of marcona<br />

almonds. The mouthfeel is creamy, frothy and exuberant. A glass of<br />

sheer deliciousness.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15,99gr/l<br />

CIODET SPUMANTI S.R.L.<br />

Via Piva, 104<br />

31049 - Valdobbiadene (TV)<br />

+39 0423973131<br />

prosecco@ciodet.it<br />

ciodet.it<br />

141


VALLE D’AOSTA DOC CHAMBAVE MUSCAT FLÉTRI<br />

2016<br />

91<br />

A little treasure from Valle d’Aosta, a sweet Moscato Bianco (Muscat<br />

Blanc a Petits Grains) made from shrivelled grapes whose notes<br />

of dried apricot, candied oranges, warm hazelnut and juicy figs are<br />

beautifully balanced with <strong>the</strong> wine’s effortlessly natural sweetness.<br />

Like putting sweet sunshine in your stomach.<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Muscat Blanc<br />

a Petits Grain 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

180gr/l<br />

LA VRILLE<br />

Fraz. Grangeon, 1<br />

11020 - Verrayes (AO)<br />

+39 3332393695<br />

lavrille.cave@gmail.com<br />

lavrille.it<br />

VALLE D’AOSTA DOC CHARDONNAY<br />

“CUVÉE BOIS” 2016<br />

91<br />

While strongly marked by sweet oak on <strong>the</strong> nose and palate, this is<br />

a powerful, concentrated, Aosta Valley Chardonnay that never<strong>the</strong>less<br />

retains good balance through its forceful finish. Rich and round, it will<br />

please consumers looking for impact and concentration. The style was<br />

influenced by <strong>the</strong> great 100% Chardonnay white wines of Burgundy.<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

LES CRETES SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

DI CHARRÈRE & C.S.S.<br />

Loc. Villetos, 50<br />

11010 - Aymavilles (AO)<br />

+39 0165902274<br />

monique@lescretes.it<br />

lescretes.it<br />

142


VALLE D’AOSTA DOP CHARDONNAY 2015<br />

91<br />

An alpine Chardonnay with a seductive pine aroma and well<br />

integrated touch of oak. This makes for a very refreshing wine with<br />

<strong>the</strong> characteristic vibrant acidity of <strong>the</strong> high, cool, Val d’Aosta clearly<br />

evident. The very precise, pure stone-fruit flavours show refinement,<br />

balance and depth in a wine of delicate creaminess<br />

AOSTA VALLEY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,3gr/l<br />

LA SOURCE S.A.S. DI CELI<br />

STEFANO E C. SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Loc. Bussan Dessous, 1<br />

11010 - Saint-Pierre (AO)<br />

+39 0165904038<br />

info@lasource.it<br />

lasource.it<br />

VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO SUPERIORE<br />

“SANGIORGIO” 2015<br />

91<br />

A full-bodied wine of compelling aromas across red to dark fruit<br />

suggestions, sandalwood and orange rind. Clearly well handled fruit,<br />

<strong>the</strong> grape tannins are finely tuned and fruit freshness is <strong>the</strong> driver.<br />

A touch of oak from barrel ageing is well integrated.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 40%, Corvinone 30%,<br />

Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,2%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,7gr/l<br />

CORTE RUGOLIN S.N.C.<br />

Via Rugolin, 2<br />

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

+39 0457702153<br />

info@corterugolin.it<br />

corterugolin.it<br />

143


VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOC CLASSICO SUPERIORE<br />

2017<br />

91<br />

A traditionally made Valpolicella Ripasso with a really satisfying and<br />

soft mouthfeel coupled with equally fine balance and inner harmony.<br />

Aged in traditional large oak vats, this is complex and concentrated<br />

wine with precise dark cherry, ripe plum, fragrant floral notes and no<br />

obtrusive oak. Ends with a lovely, persistent aftertaste.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 20%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

GIUSEPPE CAMPAGNOLA S.P.A.<br />

Via Agnella, 9<br />

37020 - Valgatara di Marano di Valpolicella (VR)<br />

+39 0457703900<br />

campagnola@campagnola.com<br />

campagnola.com<br />

VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO DOP SUPERIORE<br />

“CA’ DEI ROCCHI - MONTERÈ” 2016<br />

91<br />

A brightly fruited Valpolicella Ripasso with plenty of vanilla, black<br />

cherry and raspberry notes, plus <strong>the</strong> classic strawberry note from <strong>the</strong><br />

dominant Corvina grape. Its easy-drinking texture make it ideal for<br />

autumnal dishes such as vegetarian risotto with mushrooms or red<br />

radicchio, pasta with beans or Risotto al Tastasal (with seasoned pork).<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 80%, Rondinella 15%,<br />

Molinara 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,7gr/l<br />

TINAZZI S.R.L.<br />

Via delle Torbiere, 13<br />

37017 - Lazise (VR)<br />

+39 0456470697<br />

welcome@tinazzi.it<br />

tinazzi.it<br />

144


VENETO IGT BIANCO “MINA” 2018<br />

91<br />

A perfectly poised, dry, brisk wine. This is <strong>the</strong> sort of easy-drinking white<br />

wine to galvanize those of us requesting a dry, crisp, light-bodied wine,<br />

in this case brightened and deepened by <strong>the</strong> inclusion of a little touch<br />

of Sauvignon Blanc. An easy-drinking wine in <strong>the</strong> best sense.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 45%,<br />

Incrocio Manzoni 45%,<br />

Sauvignon 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

ASTORIA VINI<br />

Via Crevada<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 04236699<br />

info@astoria.it<br />

astoria.it<br />

VENETO IGT TAI “LA ZERBAIA” 2017<br />

91<br />

A soft Veneto white with a pronounced nose of buttered apricot, acacia<br />

and yellow peach. The high fruit concentration, warming mouthfeel and<br />

creamy, almost buttery, structure is lifted by well-judged creamy-citrus<br />

acidity. The aftertaste is long and satisfying. Well grown, well made and<br />

well worth trying.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Tai 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


VENEZIA DOC SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY ROSÉ<br />

MILLESIMATO 2018<br />

91<br />

Astoria is a dynamic company with a strong presence in Italy’s bar and<br />

restaurant sector. Their success is based on wines with stylish fruit and<br />

drinkability. This pale salmon pink sparkler is a fine example, boasting<br />

a fea<strong>the</strong>r-weight palate but impressive fruit intensity and textural<br />

complexity ra<strong>the</strong>r than overtly showiness. Exceptional balance.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Raboso Piave 70%,<br />

Pinot Nero 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15gr/l<br />

ASTORIA VINI<br />

Via Crevada<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 04236699<br />

info@astoria.it<br />

astoria.it<br />

VENEZIA GIULIA IGP CABERNET FRANC “GJLDO” 2016<br />

91<br />

A 100% Cabernet Franc praised for being representative of<br />

<strong>the</strong> local style. Medium-bodied, very smooth and with bright<br />

notes of cassis, a soft texture and a really refreshing mouthfeel.<br />

This is an understated red that can be savoured on its own, but will<br />

cope admirably once dinner arrives on <strong>the</strong> table.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Franc 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

PIERPAOLO PECORARI<br />

Via Tommaseo, 56<br />

34070 - San Lorenzo Isontino (GO)<br />

+39 0481808775<br />

info@pierpaolopecorari.it<br />

pierpaolopecorari.it<br />

146


VENEZIA GIULIA IGT BIANCO “PLUS” 2015<br />

91<br />

An off-dry, golden, unoaked white made by picking <strong>the</strong> various<br />

grapes at different flavour ripeness levels, from bone dry, to slightly<br />

over-ripe and off-dry, to fully shrivelled and super sweet. The result is<br />

concentrated tropical fruit, candied orange and sweet spice flavours<br />

which are light in <strong>the</strong> mouth. An ideal meditation wine.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Friulano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7gr/l<br />

BASTIANICH S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA UNIPERSONALE<br />

Via Darnazzacco, 44/2<br />

33043 - Cividale del Friuli (UD)<br />

+39 0432700943<br />

winery@bastianich.com<br />

bastianich.com<br />

VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI DOC CLASSICO<br />

SUPERIORE VINO BIOLOGICO “VIGNETO DI TOBIA”<br />

2016<br />

91<br />

This powerful pale golden coloured white Verdicchio presents broad<br />

smokey, toasty aromas on <strong>the</strong> nose. The palate has intense ripe yellow<br />

stone fruit flavours that create a generous, almost exoctic richness. This<br />

gives around mouthfeel which prevents itself falling into fatness by<br />

being centred on a core of crisp green apple fruit.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio bianco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,7gr/l<br />

COL DI CORTE S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

San Pietro, 19/A<br />

60036 - Montecarotto (AN)<br />

+39 073189435<br />

info@coldicorte.it<br />

coldicorte.it<br />

147


VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOCG “BRANU” 2018<br />

91<br />

A Vermentino from Sardinia’s Gallura region, where hard scrabble<br />

granite soils have transformed from hard rock hard to something more<br />

friable, thanks to wea<strong>the</strong>ring over time. Such soil types can produce<br />

intense but not heavy wines, like this one, with lovely green and yellow<br />

fruit notes and plenty of depth, too.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

SURRAU S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

S.P. Arzachena Porto Cervo<br />

07021 - Arzachena (SS)<br />

+39 078982933<br />

info@surrau.it<br />

vignesurrau.it<br />

VERMENTINO DI GALLURA DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

“KARAGNANJ” 2017<br />

91<br />

A lively Sardinian Vermentino, crisp and lightly saline with plenty of<br />

texture in <strong>the</strong> mouthfeel, in part from letting <strong>the</strong> grapes skins soak<br />

briefly with <strong>the</strong> grapes during pressing. Very fresh and perky with that<br />

lovely salinity for which <strong>the</strong> wines of Gallura are known.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

TONDINI<br />

Zona San Leonardo, snc<br />

07023 - Calangianus (SS)<br />

+39 3494157829<br />

info@cantinatondini.it<br />

cantinatondini.it<br />

148


VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA DOC “GALATEA” 2018<br />

91<br />

An attractively perfumed Sardinian Vermentino, with citrus fruit, green<br />

plum, melon, and wild herb notes. On <strong>the</strong> palate <strong>the</strong> wine shows a really<br />

creamy texture, very clean, refreshing ripe stone fruit and white flower<br />

notes with Vermentino’s characteristic licorice twist. Very food-friendly.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

F.LLI RAU SNC - TENUTA L’ARIOSA<br />

Predda Niedda Sud Str., 15<br />

07100 - Sassari (SS)<br />

+39 079261905<br />

distrau@rau.it<br />

lariosa.it<br />

VERMENTINO DI SARDEGNA DOC “SU’ORMA” 2017<br />

91<br />

A Sardinian Vermentino with racy acidity, aromatic and complex.<br />

Sea spray, ripe lemon, golden delicious apple, ripe apricot, apple blossom<br />

and beeswax notes. Subtle and well integrated oak from barrel ageing.<br />

Rich, round and full palate, unique, distinctive and delicious.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

SU’ENTU CANTINE S.R.L.<br />

S.S131 Km 41,<br />

9025 - Sanluri (VS)<br />

+39 7093571206<br />

andreaballeri@cantinesuentu.com<br />

cantinesuentu.com<br />

149


VERONA IGT GARGANEGA<br />

“TORRE DEL FALASCO” 2018<br />

91<br />

There is a good density to this Garganega with sunny lemon fruit<br />

and zest on <strong>the</strong> palate. Not hugely complex, this never<strong>the</strong>less is a<br />

perfect wine to enjoy over <strong>the</strong> next 6-12 months. Finishes with a crisp,<br />

mouthwateringly fresh, clean and savoury mineral tang.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garganega 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

Via Colonia Orfani di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

samantha@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO DOCG<br />

“BURBEROSSO” 2015<br />

91<br />

Stefano Sorlini’s Vino Nobile comes from Montepulciano, an area of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Vino Nobile zone renowned for classic Tuscan Prugnolo Gentile,<br />

smooth and insistent cherry fruit. Keeping <strong>the</strong> wine in oak barrels of 25<br />

and 50 hl allows <strong>the</strong> fruit its brightest expression. Beautifully compact,<br />

firm but not forbidding, food-friendly. Drink now-2030.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 90%,<br />

Canaiolo 5%, Mammolo 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS<br />

“FAIV” 2011<br />

91<br />

A lovely lemon-gold sparkling wine from organic Arneis grapes. It has a<br />

body and heft that really speaks of <strong>the</strong> variety. Ripe lemon and slightly<br />

nutty notes careen across a wine with a mouthwatering core from a<br />

strong presence of stone fruit, green apple, lime and ripe lemon.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Arneis 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,8gr/l<br />

MARCHISIO FAMILY ORGANIC<br />

ESTATE S.S.A.<br />

Via della Vittoria, 9<br />

12050 - Castellinaldo d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 3245454838<br />

info@tenutacaduruss.it<br />

tenutacaduruss.it<br />

VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ BRUT ROSÉ 2014<br />

91<br />

A traditional method sparkling pink wine showing very pretty, intricate<br />

wild strawberry fruit aromas, a vibrant mouthfeel lifted by crunchy<br />

cranberry fruit overlain by a yeasty bread note for savoriness. Lovely<br />

mousse and crisp finish.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling Rosé Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero 70%,<br />

Chardonnay 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

FRANCESCO BELLEI & C.<br />

Via Nazionale, 130/132<br />

41030 - Bomporto (MO)<br />

+39 059902009<br />

amministrazione@francescobellei.it<br />

francescobellei.it<br />

151


VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ EXTRA BRUT<br />

“VERVE” 2013<br />

91<br />

A pale, salmon pink coloured sparkling wine whose bubbles are lively<br />

and persistent. The mouthfeel has a strong, savory, mineral-driven,<br />

almost understated edge, which is hard to achieve but makes for an<br />

especially food friendly fizz. Add some pristine pale red fruit notes<br />

from <strong>the</strong> Pinot Noir and you have a versatile, classy sparkler.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

VIGNE OLCRU S.R.L.<br />

Via Buca, 26<br />

27047 - Santa Maria Della Versa (PV)<br />

+39 0385799958<br />

info@vigneolcru.com<br />

vigneolcru.com<br />

VINO SPUMANTE DI QUALITÀ EXTRA BRUT<br />

MILLESIMATO VINO BIOLOGICO 2014<br />

91<br />

The Funaro family founded <strong>the</strong>ir winery in 2003 having decided<br />

to make wine from vineyards that had been in <strong>the</strong>ir family for three<br />

generations. Their sparkling Chardonnay shows marvelous balance and<br />

finesse. The creamy, elegant texture and lingering finish complement<br />

<strong>the</strong> delicate citrus and stone fruit arrayed in multiple layers,<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

FUNARO S.R.L.<br />

C.da Scavi, snc<br />

91029 - Santa Ninfa (TP)<br />

+39 0916851589<br />

info@funaro.it<br />

funaro.it<br />

152


90<br />

AGLIANICO DEL TABURNO DOCG ROSSO 2015<br />

This is an especially pretty Aglianico del Taburno, with pure concentration<br />

of ripe black fruits, a hint of smoke and crushed black rocks. Firm but ripe<br />

tannins. Great typicity and balance. Fresh and pleasant.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC “MASQITO GOLD” 2012<br />

Gamey aromas, liquorice. Sumptuous and full-bodied Aglianico, bold<br />

tannins, savoury and spicy. Long and no lack of elegance with super<br />

depth too. Nothing shy about it, as <strong>the</strong> lovely herbal lift to <strong>the</strong> dark fruit<br />

profile of <strong>the</strong> wine shows, via some nice tomato leaf and tobacco notes.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

COLLI CERENTINO S.R.L.<br />

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 10<br />

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

+39 3293256624<br />

collicerentino@libero.it<br />

collicerentino.com<br />

90<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE DOC “TITOLO” 2016<br />

One of Basilicata’s flagship wines, an Aglianico del Vulture made<br />

in a traditional style and which shows notable typicity and supreme<br />

elegance, and without any needlessly heavy interference from oak.<br />

A very good representation of place and grape. Bravo.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,28gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA ELENA FUCCI<br />

C.da Solagna del Titolo, snc<br />

85022 - Barilee (PZ)<br />

+39 3204879945<br />

info@elenafuccivini.com<br />

elenafuccivini.com<br />

154


90<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“GUDARRÀ” 2014<br />

A deep ruby coloured Aglianico showing a mix of cranberry, orange<br />

citrus, sour cherry, lea<strong>the</strong>r and licorice aromas. These set <strong>the</strong> perfect<br />

tone for a well structured wine, deep, juicy, voluminous and with spicy,<br />

wild blackberry fruit and soft oak. Nice acidity and long aftertaste.<br />

Great potential to age over <strong>the</strong> next decade.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,6gr/l<br />

VULCANO & VINI S.R.L.<br />

Cda Finocchiaro<br />

85024 - Lavello (PZ)<br />

+39 0972877033<br />

info@vulcanoevini.com<br />

vinibisceglia.it<br />

90<br />

AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE SUPERIORE DOCG<br />

“LA FIRMA” 2012<br />

An Aglianico with aromas of white pepper, well-ripened red damson<br />

and black cherry fruit. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong> wine is really elegant, super<br />

soft, juicy and deep with waves of ripe tannins lapping gently around<br />

<strong>the</strong> islands of fruit. Nice acidity, integrated and youthful, this is a Vulture<br />

Aglianico with a bright future ahead.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,01gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

155


90<br />

ALCAMO DOC BIANCO “BUNIFAT” 2017<br />

A Catarratto Bianco Lucido showing pronounced tropical fruit notes,<br />

such as pineapple and guava, with a sliver of new oak languishing in<br />

<strong>the</strong> background so as not to get too much in <strong>the</strong> way of <strong>the</strong> fruit-fest.<br />

Nicely weighted and zingy. Long, lingering.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Catarratto Bianco<br />

Lucido 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,8gr/l<br />

POSSENTE S.C.A.<br />

Via G. Martino, 49<br />

91011 - Alcamo (TP)<br />

+39 0924502706<br />

maria@possente.it<br />

possente.it<br />

90<br />

ALTA LANGA DOCG SPUMANTE EXTRA BRUT<br />

MILLESIMATO “CUVÉE AURORA” 2014<br />

A very fresh and notably assertive Pinot-Chardonnay fizz both on <strong>the</strong><br />

nose and on <strong>the</strong> palate. Very fresh tasting with really bright fruit, a good<br />

structure and a crisp, mineral feel to it. Good yeastiness too, which<br />

adds density but without making <strong>the</strong> wine at all heavy. An excellent<br />

candidate not just as an aperitif but with lighter dishes too.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Nero 70%,<br />

Chardonnay 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,9%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

BANFI S.R.L.<br />

Castello di Poggio Alle Mura, 1<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577840111<br />

michela.dominici@banfi.it<br />

castellobanfi.it<br />

156


90<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC CHARDONNAY<br />

“VIGNA MASO REINER” 2017<br />

The aromatics on this Chardonnay are deep and as expressive as<br />

one would hope. Fresh, ripe fruits, cleansing acidity, clever use of<br />

new and old oak, this shows a balance of refinement and power. Fine<br />

concentration, <strong>the</strong>re is some lovely fruit purity here. Great to drink now.<br />

Finishes with a lovely saline note.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,4%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

KETTMEIR S.P.A.<br />

Via Cantine, 4<br />

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)<br />

+39 0471963135<br />

j.romen@kettmeir.com<br />

kettmeir.com<br />

90<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC GEWÜRZTRAMINER “JUSTINA” 2018<br />

Really elegant and bright style of Gewürztraminer. Pale lemon colour<br />

with orange blossom and lychee notes leading to spiced and powdery<br />

violet aromas. Light on its feet and delicious, with easy to like lychee,<br />

peach and nectarine notes. Good balance between <strong>the</strong> body and aroma.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Gewürztraminer 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CANTINA PRODUTTORI SAN<br />

PAOLO SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

COOPERATIVA<br />

Via Castel Guardia, 21<br />

39057 - San Paolo (BZ)<br />

+39 0471662183<br />

info@stpauls.wine<br />

stpauls.wine<br />

157


90<br />

ALTO ADIGE DOC SPUMANTE EXTRA BRUT RISERVA<br />

“1919” 2012<br />

A traditional method fizz which was part-fermented in barrel to add<br />

power and food-friendliess, but which also oozes lovely zippy citrus<br />

fruits combined with a delicate strawberry and raspberry note from<br />

<strong>the</strong> Pinot Noir. Good balance between freshness and yeastiness. Linear<br />

acidity and creamy mousse. A very refined example.<br />

TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 60%,<br />

Pinot Nero 40%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,5gr/l<br />

KETTMEIR S.P.A.<br />

Via Cantine, 4<br />

39052 - Caldaro (BZ)<br />

+39 0471963135<br />

j.romen@kettmeir.com<br />

kettmeir.com<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOC<br />

“LE GUAITE DI NOEMI” 2008<br />

A big Amarone on every level. Masses of spicy red forest fruit, huge<br />

tannins that feel like big beanbags you could seat yourself and a couple<br />

of friends on, lashings of oak from barrel ageing and with lots of fruit to<br />

balance everything out. Very generous, but very balanced. Bravo.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvinone 35%, Corvina 35%,<br />

Rondinella 20%, Oseleta 5%,<br />

Croatina 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

17,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,4gr/l<br />

LE GUAITE DI NOEMI<br />

Via Capivilla, 10/A<br />

37030 - Mezzane di Sotto (VR)<br />

+39 3428063564<br />

noemi@leguaite.it<br />

leguaite.it<br />

158


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOC CLASSICO<br />

“MORAR” 2009<br />

An Amarone della Valpolicella demonstrating plenty of richly redfruited<br />

aromatics and flavours, such as raspberry, bilberry, earthy<br />

blackcurrants and plums close to going pruney. Classic, broad, and<br />

generous. Well made for <strong>the</strong> style, and from an unusually hot year, too.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 75%, Corvinone 25%,<br />

Rondinella 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

VALENTINA CUBI<br />

Via Casterna, 60<br />

37022 - Fumane (VR)<br />

+39 0457701806<br />

export@valentinacubi.it<br />

valentinacubi.it<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG<br />

“CA’ DEI ROCCHI - LA BASTIA” 2015<br />

Rich, dense cherry and blackberry nose. Sleek and concentrated. Really<br />

nice fruit quality on <strong>the</strong> mid-palate. Has power, spice and persistence.<br />

Well made.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%,<br />

Corvinone 20%,<br />

Rondinella 15%,<br />

Molinara 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,4gr/l<br />

TINAZZI S.R.L.<br />

Via delle Torbiere, 13<br />

37017 - Lazise (VR)<br />

+39 0456470697<br />

welcome@tinazzi.it<br />

tinazzi.it<br />

159


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG “Q” 2016<br />

A deep ruby colour with medium intensity on <strong>the</strong> nose of plum, cherry<br />

jam and a sultana twist. The palate has a well-worked, medium level<br />

of acidity which gives good flow to <strong>the</strong> wine with <strong>the</strong> alcohol wellintegrated<br />

into deep, robust but round and powerful fruit flavours which<br />

are precise and thus neatly avoid <strong>the</strong> obvious pitfall of jamminess.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,5gr/l<br />

CANTINA VALPANTENA VERONA<br />

S.C.A.<br />

Via Colonia Orfani di Guerra, 5/B<br />

37142 - Quinto (VR)<br />

+39 045550032<br />

samantha@cantinavalpantena.it<br />

cantinavalpantena.it<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG 2010<br />

A typically intense Amarone in terms of flavour and fruit weight,<br />

but one which is really nicely balanced, mainly because any residual<br />

sweetness is hidden in <strong>the</strong> background. This allows <strong>the</strong> fresh red fruit<br />

notes with a touch of preserved cherry to shine, along with rosemary<br />

and sage and a dash of cocoa.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 70%, Rondinella 20%,<br />

Oseleta 5%, Croatina 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,69gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CA’ DEI<br />

RONCHI<br />

Via Archimede, 1<br />

37024 - Arbizzano (VR)<br />

+39 3496631229<br />

marketing@cadeironchi.it<br />

cadeironchi.it<br />

160


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

“CAMPEDEL” 2015<br />

An intense, concentrated Amarone that feels it is set to full throttle in an<br />

open-topped, super-charged automobile whilst blasting out beautiful<br />

notes of ripe black cherry, wild cranberry, resinous herbs, macerated<br />

sloes and silky chocolate. Stand well back!<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 40%, Corvinone 40%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GAMBA<br />

GNIREGA S.S SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Gnirega, 19<br />

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

+39 3493154527<br />

info@vinigamba.it<br />

vinigamba.it<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

2014<br />

With highly concentrated fruit and with a deep texture, this is a<br />

powerful Amarone made in a traditional style. It shows notes of rich<br />

dark plum and damson fruits, barbecue sauce and molasses. It develops<br />

beautifully in <strong>the</strong> glass, becoming deeper and more complex whilst<br />

retaining its balance.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 60%, Corvinone 25%,<br />

Rondinella 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA “I SCRIANI”<br />

DI COTTINI STEFANO & C.<br />

SOCIETÀ SEMPLICE<br />

Via Ponte Scrivan, 7<br />

37022 - Fumane (VR)<br />

+39 0456839251<br />

info@scriani.it<br />

scriani.it<br />

161


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

2015<br />

A big, full throttle, juicy Amarone della Valpolicella with plenty of room<br />

for development. Dried fig and cherry fruit with underlying herbs<br />

smoke and lea<strong>the</strong>r. Smooth tannins that grip but balance well with <strong>the</strong><br />

high alcohol. A classic style of Amarone.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 75%, Rondinella 20%,<br />

Negrara 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

7,5gr/l<br />

GERARDO CESARI S.P.A.<br />

Loc. Sorsei, 3<br />

37010 - Cavaion Veronese (VR)<br />

+39 0456260928<br />

hospitality@cesariverona.it<br />

cesariverona.it<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

2016<br />

An Amarone with a complex, well tailored aroma profile, of red and pink<br />

fruit, chocolate, coffee, black fruit, sour cherries, dried fruit, cinnamon<br />

and oak spices. The acidity level perfectly balances <strong>the</strong> very rich fruit<br />

concentration. A wine demonstrating refined elegance and super<br />

drinkability.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 50%, Corvinone 20%,<br />

Rondinella 20%, Molinara 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA FARINA S.R.L.<br />

Via Bolla, 11<br />

37029 - Pedemonte di San Pietro in Cariano (VR)<br />

+39 0457701349<br />

info@farinawines.com<br />

farinawines.com<br />

162


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG CLASSICO<br />

RISERVA 2013<br />

A bright and fresh Amarone della Valpolicella, with an expressive cherry<br />

fruit and floral note on <strong>the</strong> nose. Clean and balanced with an elegant<br />

texture and good length. Highly recommended.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 75%, Corvinone 15%,<br />

Rondinella 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,24gr/l<br />

TENUTA SANTA MARIA<br />

DI GAETANO BERTANI<br />

Loc. Novare, 1<br />

37024 - Arbizzano di Negrar (VR)<br />

+39 0459587308<br />

elisa.corradi@tenutasantamaria.wine<br />

tenutasantamaria.wine<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG RISERVA<br />

“I FONDATORI” 2011<br />

An Amarone with a very intense nose, lifted and perfumed cherry<br />

fruit. Rounded fruit on <strong>the</strong> palate, full of drive and energy, with a nicely<br />

lingering smokey and savoury edge, refined tannins, and very well<br />

balanced with a long lasting finish. Impeccable quality.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 40%, Corvinone 40%,<br />

Rondinella 15%, Oseleta 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6,2gr/l<br />

FABIANO VINI<br />

Via Verona, 6<br />

37060 - Sona (VR)<br />

+39 0456082333<br />

export2@viverdistribuzione.it<br />

fabiano.it<br />

163


90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOCG VALPANTENA<br />

“GRAAL” 2015<br />

An Amarone showing cranberry sauce and baking spice notes. Elegant<br />

body and concentration. No hint of excess sweetness or thickness.<br />

Mineral, spicy, balanced, elegant and well weighted. Palate is superb,<br />

clean and balanced, evolving but gorgeous already. Can you resist…?<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 50%, Corvinone 30%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,8gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA CORTE<br />

FIGARETTO DI BUSTAGGI<br />

ALBERTO E MAURO S.S.<br />

Via Clocego, 48/A<br />

37142 - Poiano (VR)<br />

+39 3358390747<br />

cortefigaretto@cortefigaretto.it<br />

cortefigaretto.it<br />

90<br />

AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA DOP CLASSICO<br />

RISERVA “CAMPEDEL” 2010<br />

The key to this awesome Amarone is how it creates a savouriness in its<br />

fruit expression, despite <strong>the</strong> fruit doing everything in its power to kid<br />

you into thinking it is actually laden with much, much more than <strong>the</strong><br />

merest touch of super-charged sweetness. Interesting wine said our<br />

panel, and with good reason.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Corvina 40%, Corvinone 40%,<br />

Rondinella 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

16%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

6gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA GAMBA<br />

GNIREGA S.S SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Gnirega, 19<br />

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

+39 3493154527<br />

info@vinigamba.it<br />

vinigamba.it<br />

164


90<br />

ASOLO PROSECCO DOCG SPUMANTE BRUT 2018<br />

A classic nose mixing light green pear with deeper notes of yellow pear<br />

and a hint of stone fruit heralds this excellent example of an Asolo DOCG<br />

Prosecco. A balance of ripeness and green orchard fruits dominate a<br />

full & lively palate with a lovely crisp and lingering finish. Delicate and<br />

well balanced with fruit predominating and floral undertones.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

TENUTA AMADIO<br />

Via Longon, 74<br />

31010 - Monfumo (TV)<br />

+39 0423560099<br />

info@tenutamadio.com<br />

tenutamadio.com<br />

90<br />

BARBARESCO DOCG 2015<br />

Elegant and consistent Barbaresco. Very rich in aromas: rose,<br />

pomegranate, vanilla, tea leaf, cinnamon & sweet paprika. The palate is<br />

wide and mouthfilling with a great balance due to a nice freshness and<br />

fine tannin sensation.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “EPICO” 2016<br />

A plump, rich, black cherry dominated palate with sweet, almost lateharvested,<br />

dried fruits providing softness to balance firm tannins and<br />

acidity. A less common style for Barbera d’Asti, this provides some<br />

wonderfully attractive drinking.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,4gr/l<br />

PICO MACCARIO S.S. AGRICOLA<br />

Via Cordara, 87<br />

14046 - Mombaruzzo (AT)<br />

+39 0141774522<br />

giulia@picomaccario.com<br />

picomaccario.com<br />

90<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE<br />

“LA BALZANA” 2016<br />

Bright, fresh, stylish example of rich, ripe, dark fruited Barbera.<br />

Good density on <strong>the</strong> palate. Not as complex as some but finishes with<br />

an attractive savoury, spicy edge. Excellent pizza wine.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

IVALDI FRANCO<br />

Strada Caranzano<br />

15016 - Cassine (AL)<br />

+39 3487492231<br />

info@francoivaldivini.com<br />

francoivaldivini.com<br />

166


90<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “MENEGO” 2015<br />

A Barbera d’Asti with notable balance and genuine typicity.<br />

Characteristically bold and forward wine for <strong>the</strong> vintage with lots<br />

of drippingly ripe blackberry and dark cherry. The concentration<br />

is significant but <strong>the</strong> acidity keeps <strong>the</strong> wine light, fluid and super<br />

digestible.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,1gr/l<br />

MARCO BONFANTE S.R.L.<br />

Strada Vaglio Serra, 72<br />

14049 - Nizza Monferrato (AT)<br />

+39 0141725012<br />

info@marcobonfante.com<br />

marcobonfante.com<br />

90<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE “SAVEJ” 2016<br />

A perfumed, ripe red fruited Barbera d’Asti with notes of black pepper,<br />

spice and mushroom. Juicy on <strong>the</strong> palate, with crisp acidity, and enough<br />

depth and concentration to make it a versatile food wine. Will peak over<br />

<strong>the</strong> next 2-4 years.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

TERRE ASTESANE S.C.A.R.L.<br />

Via Marconi, 42<br />

14047 - Mombercelli (AT)<br />

+39 0141959155<br />

vendite@terreastesane.it<br />

terreastesane.it<br />

167


90<br />

BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE 2016<br />

A modernist expression of Barbera d’Asti with smokey aromas of<br />

redcurrant and blackberry sprinkled with sharper and crunchier<br />

cranberries. On <strong>the</strong> palate we find more red fruit plus a little spice.<br />

A sophisticated, brightly fluid mouthfeel makes this a super pizza wine,<br />

with fluidity, charm–and perfect depth.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Barbera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

BAROLO DOCG “DURÈ” 2014<br />

This is a succesful Barolo from what was a tricky vintage with clean fruit<br />

and excellent balance even at this young stage. Beautiful and complex<br />

aromas of floral, fruit, herbs, and savoriness. Appealing black cherry and<br />

raspberry with iron shavings and tobacco. Concentrated flavours where<br />

<strong>the</strong> fruit holds. Balanced and <strong>the</strong> aftertaste is persistent.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

ACHILLE VIGLIONE SAS.<br />

Via Alba, 13/b<br />

12050 - Serralunga d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 3392294571<br />

info@achilleviglione.com<br />

achilleviglione.com<br />

90<br />

BAROLO DOCG 2015<br />

You get that feeling of encountering a naturally wild fermented red<br />

by this Barolo’s aromas, not just <strong>the</strong> insistent red fruit notes by how<br />

<strong>the</strong>y are softly, quietly and clearly expressed. On <strong>the</strong> palate this Barolo<br />

shows <strong>the</strong> ripeness of <strong>the</strong> 2015 vintage, with toned dark fruit of black<br />

cherry seasoned with blood orange to keep it vibrant, lively.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,9gr/l<br />

PARUSSO ARMANDO<br />

DI PARUSSO F.LLI<br />

Loc. Bussia, 55<br />

12065 - Monforte d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173078257<br />

info@parusso.com<br />

parusso.com<br />

169


90<br />

BAROLO DOCG 2015<br />

A very classic style of Barolo with a lot of tobacco and lea<strong>the</strong>r, and<br />

given <strong>the</strong> hot vintage it shows a good freshness of red fruit with a light<br />

earthiness, and overall has <strong>the</strong> right balance between fruit and tannin.<br />

A fluid, approachable style.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

L’ASTEMIA PENTITA S.R.L.<br />

Via Crosia, 40<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 0173560501<br />

svetlana@astemiapentita.it<br />

astemiapentita.it<br />

90<br />

BAROLO DOCG BOSCHETTI “SERNÌE” 2015<br />

A Barolo boasting, smooth, intense and integrated tannins all of which<br />

are more than amply covered by a big load of rich fruit whose mix of<br />

rich morello cherry, cranberry crispiness topped with wild dark rose,<br />

make this as mouth watering as it is mouthfilling. Hedonistic but also<br />

classic, contained.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

AZIENDA GOMBA<br />

SOCIETÀ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA<br />

Via Boschetti, 2<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 017356121<br />

info@gombaboschetti.it<br />

gombaboschetti.it<br />

170


90<br />

BAROLO DOCG BUSSIA 2015<br />

A Barolo with lovely clear fruit notes and well handled oak having<br />

aged in large wooden vats, partly on fine lees. The lees stirring has<br />

augmented an already pleasing mouthfeeel and maintained <strong>the</strong><br />

freshness of fruit. This one shows great accessibility, is clearly well made<br />

with good typicity.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,9gr/l<br />

AGRICOLA GIAN PIERO MARRONE<br />

Frazione Annunziata, 13<br />

12064 - La Morra (CN)<br />

+39 0173509288<br />

denise@agricolamarrone.com<br />

agricolamarrone.com<br />

90<br />

BAROLO DOCG COSTE DI ROSE 2014<br />

This intense but not heavy Barolo aged in both large Slavonian oak<br />

vats and lightly toasted French barrels. It shows classic Nebbiolo fruit<br />

flavours, more on <strong>the</strong> floral red roses than ‘tarry’ side of <strong>the</strong> oft-quoted<br />

‘tar and roses’ spectrum. Texturally it is vibrant, fluid, digestible and<br />

versatile as a solo sip or with lighter pasta dishes.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

MARCHESI DI BAROLO<br />

Via Alba, 12<br />

12060 - Barolo (CN)<br />

+39 0173564400<br />

reception@marchesibarolo.com<br />

marchesibarolo.com<br />

171


90<br />

BAROLO DOCG RISERVA SAN BERNARDO 2013<br />

Only made in <strong>the</strong> best vintages, this Barolo Riserva shows intense<br />

but highly nuanced notes of raspberry, red cherry and scarlet rose.<br />

Super well balanced in <strong>the</strong> mouth, it shows intense floral notes and<br />

refined tannins allied to vibrant acidity. A complex wine that would suit<br />

a simple meat-based, tomato-free pasta dish.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,57%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VINICOLA PALLADINO<br />

Piazza Cappellano, 9<br />

12050 - Serralunga d’Alba (CN)<br />

+39 0173613108<br />

info@palladinovini.com<br />

palladinovini.com<br />

90<br />

BASILICATA IGP GRECO 2018<br />

A very saline Greco Bianco whose rich but not heavy ripe yellow fruit<br />

provides a generous mouthful. Mouthwatering, and thus well suited to<br />

solo sipping and a good candidate for a vegetarian main course.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco Bianco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

CANTINE STRAPELLUM<br />

C.Da Scavone Lotti 14/15, snc<br />

85027 - Rionero in Vulure (PZ)<br />

+39 3426185074<br />

info@cantinestrapellum.com<br />

cantinestrapellum.com<br />

172


90<br />

BASILICATA IGT BIANCO “IL PATTO” 2018<br />

A white made from a mix of both red and white grapes. Elegant yellow<br />

golden colour with a good intensity on <strong>the</strong> nose mainly from <strong>the</strong><br />

aromatic varieties of <strong>the</strong> blend (eg Moscato, Malvasia) with ripe stone<br />

and tropical fruit. The palate shows complexity under <strong>the</strong> flavour profile<br />

and a persistent, refined aftertaste.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture 25%,<br />

Chardonnay 25%,<br />

Moscato 25%, Malvasia 25%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5,02gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

90<br />

BASILICATA IGT BIANCO “IL PRELIMINARE” 2018<br />

A bright yellow Basilicata white made from a mix of both red and white<br />

grapes. The nose shows a lovely musky, peach-fruit intensity and lovely<br />

aromas of ripe tropical and stone fruit with hints of vanilla, butterscotch<br />

and dried apricot. On <strong>the</strong> palate <strong>the</strong> wine is well balanced with a welljudged<br />

level of alcohol and generous concentration of fruit.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico del Vulture<br />

vinificato in bianco 25%,<br />

Moscato 25%, Malvasia 25%,<br />

Chardonnay 25%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

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90<br />

BASILICATA IGT BIANCO DOLCE “L’AUTENTICA” 2016<br />

An extremely aromatic wine with aromas of baked peach, marmalade<br />

and honey. Still very fresh on <strong>the</strong> palate and <strong>the</strong> acidity is well balanced<br />

with <strong>the</strong> fruity, sugary richness. Nice pithy note on finish. May not suit<br />

everyone’s taste, but it is characterful and well constructed.<br />

BASILICATA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 70%, Malvasia 30%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

110,84gr/l<br />

CANTINE DEL NOTAIO<br />

Via Roma, 159<br />

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

+39 0972723689<br />

info@cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

cantinedelnotaio.it<br />

90<br />

BENEVENTANO IGT FALANGHINA “RESILIENZA” 2017<br />

A Beneventano Falanghina whose nice savoury character with bright<br />

yellow-green fruit notes and saline uplift were matched by some really<br />

good concentration of fruit weight, allied to Falanghina nuttiness on<br />

<strong>the</strong> finish. Well balanced acidity and body. Delicious and with <strong>the</strong><br />

seriousness deserving of its a high score.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Falanghina 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

DONNA CHIARA S.R.L.<br />

Via Stazione, snc<br />

83030 - Montefalcione (AV)<br />

+39 0825977135<br />

info@donnachiara.it<br />

donnachiara.com<br />

174


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BIFERNO DOC ROSSO RISERVA 2014<br />

A deep ruby-red Biferno whose majority of Montepulciano provides<br />

profound fruit intensity in a wine laden with very ripe blackberry, wild<br />

redcurrrants and sticky dark prunes. The tannins are fine grained,<br />

and would suit a slow cooked lamb casserole.<br />

MOLISE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 80%,<br />

Aglianico 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

VINICOLA TOMBACCO S.R.L.<br />

Via S. Tiziano, 34<br />

35010 - Trebaseleghe (PD)<br />

+39 0495796999<br />

info@vitosrl.it<br />

vitosrl.it<br />

90<br />

BOLGHERI DOC ROSSO SUPERIORE<br />

“SAN MARTINO” 2015<br />

A deep purple red showing bold, Bolgheri style ripe black and dark<br />

red fruit, especially blackberry, black plum and mulberry, followed by<br />

a generous twist of black pepper, eucalyptus and Mediterranean herbs<br />

which add an inky and balsamic note. A red with high concentration<br />

and persistence.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%,<br />

Petit Verdot 25%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,73gr/l<br />

CIPRIANA S.R.L.<br />

Loc. Campastrello<br />

57022 - Castagneto Carducci (LI)<br />

+39 3385263533<br />

info@lacipriana.it<br />

lacipriana.com<br />

175


90<br />

BOLGHERI DOC ROSSO SUPERIORE 2016<br />

A benchmark Bolgheri red built with a solid core of refreshing, smooth<br />

red fruit, gently seasoned with <strong>the</strong> barest touch of vanilla from oak<br />

barrel ageing. This is an impressive wine showing a New World level of<br />

ripeness, but with a truly savory and elegant Tuscan texture.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 85%,<br />

Cabernet Franc 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

CASTELLO DI BOLGHERI AZIENDA<br />

AGRICOLA DI FEDERICO ZLERI<br />

DAL VERME<br />

Via Lauretta, 7<br />

57022 - Bolgheri (LI)<br />

+39 0565762110<br />

s.heinz@castellodibolgheri.eu<br />

castellodibolgheri.eu<br />

90<br />

BRINDISI DOC ROSSO RISERVA “SIMPOSIO” 2014<br />

Incredible nose! Very ripe fruits, very complex aromas. On <strong>the</strong> palate<br />

<strong>the</strong> sugar is in balance with <strong>the</strong> tannins and <strong>the</strong> acidity. The majority<br />

of Negroamaro gives smoothness, and wild darkish if not opaque fruit<br />

notes with an almond twang, whilst <strong>the</strong> Malvasia Nera di Brindisi gives<br />

soft, seductive red fruit.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negroamaro 80%,<br />

Malvasia Nera di Brindisi 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

9,8gr/l<br />

RISVEGLIO AGRICOLO SOCIETÀ<br />

COOPERATIVA PER AZIONI<br />

Ss 7 Km 5,700 C.Da Torre Mozza<br />

72100 - Brindisi (BR)<br />

+39 0831519948<br />

info@cantinerisveglio.it<br />

cantinerisveglio.it<br />

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90<br />

BRINDISI DOP ROSSO RISERVA “SINCE 1952” 2016<br />

Super interesting red blend with notable balance, deeply layered fruit<br />

with a reviving central core. The tannins from <strong>the</strong> Negroamaro grape fit<br />

perfectly with those from <strong>the</strong> Montepulciano, making this a harmonious<br />

wine with time on its side, especially at table with meaty main courses.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Negroamaro 80%,<br />

Montepulciano 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,65%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4,8gr/l<br />

CANTINA SOCIALE SAMPIETRANA<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

AGRICOLA A R.L.<br />

Via Mare, 38<br />

72027 - San Pietro Vernotico (BR)<br />

+39 0831671120<br />

commerciale@cantinasampietrana.com<br />

cantinasampietrana.com<br />

90<br />

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2014<br />

Medium ruby in colour, with a bright light orange shade around <strong>the</strong><br />

rim, this is a an excellent traditional style of Brunello di Montalcino with<br />

lovely balance, well integrated oak and lively juicy acid supporting <strong>the</strong><br />

fruit. It has real intensity and persistence of flavour on <strong>the</strong> palate.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG 2014<br />

A good example of <strong>the</strong> Brunello di Montalcino style in that it makes<br />

no attempt to be a blockbuster beating a boorish Brunello drum. If<br />

offers instead subtle fruit intensity allied to smooth mid-weight tannins,<br />

an ambitious balance between some overt red cherry fruit with a<br />

perfect touch of oak spice.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA MARTOCCIA<br />

DI BRUNELLI LUCA<br />

Podere Martoccia, 283<br />

53024 - Montalcino (SI)<br />

+39 0577848540<br />

b.mariotti@poderemartoccia.it<br />

poderemartoccia.it<br />

90<br />

CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY 2014<br />

A well built wine with that effortless richness of dark blue and black<br />

fruit notes we have come to expect when Bordeaux’s finest red wine<br />

grape meets California’s Napa Valley. Look for notes of spice, licorice,<br />

vanilla, blackcurrant jam, soft tannins, <strong>the</strong> merest twist of vanilla pod<br />

and an aftertaste as long as Napa Valley’s Highway 99.<br />

NAPA VALLEY - CALIFORNIA<br />

USA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 90%,<br />

Petit Verdot 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,4%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,13gr/l<br />

E. & J. GALLO WINERY<br />

LOUIS M. MARTINI WINERY<br />

Yosemite Boulevard, 600<br />

95354 - Modesto (CAL)<br />

+1 7072175908<br />

louise.jordan@ejgallo.com<br />

louismartini.com<br />

178


90<br />

CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE ALEXANDER<br />

VALLEY SONOMA COUNTY 2016<br />

A plush California Cab of immense extract, whose plummy fruit and<br />

overall generosity allow it to stand up to and welcome some forceful<br />

notes of oak from barrel ageing. Generous, rich and even smoo<strong>the</strong>r than<br />

a plush and finely woven red carpet on a Hollywood movie premiere<br />

night, this is a showy red that tops <strong>the</strong> box office.<br />

ALEXANDER VALLEY - CALIFORNIA<br />

USA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

E. & J. GALLO WINERY<br />

FREI BROTHERS WINERY<br />

Yosemite Boulevard, 600<br />

95354 - Modesto (CAL)<br />

+1 8663463963<br />

louise.jordan@ejgallo.com<br />

freibro<strong>the</strong>rs.com<br />

90<br />

CAGLIARI DOC MOSCATO “ARBEIS” 2017<br />

Spot on typical Muscat aromas, with hints of flowers, orange peel and<br />

caramel. Sweet but not cloying in any way, with a lingering finish and<br />

admirable balance. Delicious, focused, fine and fantastically fruity.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

TENUTE CARLO PILI S.R.L.<br />

Loc. Sa Misa<br />

09040 - Soleminis (SU)<br />

+39 070749283<br />

info@carlopili.it<br />

carlopili.it<br />

179


90<br />

CALABRIA IGT BIANCO “PECORELLO” 2018<br />

Although this is not an overtly aromatic grape, Pecorello does present<br />

aromas of wild spring herbs, mint, savoury aromatic herbs like tarragon<br />

and marjoram, allied with citrus, lime leaf and coriander. The almost<br />

oily texture is cut with a resinous, stony minerality that exacerbates <strong>the</strong><br />

fresh character here.<br />

CALABRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pecorello 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

IPPOLITO 1845<br />

Via Tirone, 118<br />

88811 - Ciró Marina (KR)<br />

+39 096231106<br />

ippolito1845@ippolito1845.it<br />

ippolito1845.it<br />

90<br />

CALABRIA IGT GRECO 2018<br />

A cracking Calabrian Greco white wine from Catanzaro province in <strong>the</strong><br />

toe of Italy’s boot. Unoaked, <strong>the</strong> fruit nuances are clearly expressed yet<br />

subtle, a good match for a classic, local dish of pasta with chickpeas,<br />

garlic and olive oil.<br />

CALABRIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

5gr/l<br />

STATTI S.R.L.<br />

C.da Lenti, snc<br />

88046 - Lamezia Terme (CZ)<br />

+39 0968456138<br />

marketing@statti.com<br />

statti.com<br />

180


90<br />

CAMPANIA IGP ROSSO “NERO 70” 2017<br />

A deep, inky purple Campanian red with lifted aromatics of kirsch<br />

and blueberry toge<strong>the</strong>r with rhubarb and licorice root. The palate is<br />

plush, with plenty of oak notes, round tannins, and notes of geranium,<br />

blueberry jam, and dried wild herbs. Good structure and it handles all<br />

that concentration well.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 50%,<br />

Per’e Palummo 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

CANTINE ANTONIO MAZZELLA<br />

SAS<br />

Serbatoio, 2<br />

80077 - Ischia (NA)<br />

+39 081901541<br />

veramazzella@gmail.com<br />

ischiavini.it<br />

90<br />

CAMPO DE BORJA DO GARNACHA “NAVALTA” 2015<br />

An elegant style of Garnacha. Light ruby in colour, it shows vivacious<br />

orange peel, clove and kirsch notes, a vibrant backbone of tangy acidity<br />

in <strong>the</strong> mouth and well judged oak. A pleasing, eminently gulpable dry<br />

red that is ready to drink.<br />

SPAIN<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Garnacha tinta 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,7gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA PALMERI FAM.<br />

BREITSCHMID-HEINIGER S.R.L.<br />

50547 - Tabuenca (ZA)<br />

+39 34687163015<br />

michelangelo.semilia@palmerisicilia.com<br />

palmerisicilia.es<br />

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CANNELLINO DI FRASCATI DOCG 2016<br />

This is oak handling of clear expertise, used to bring grip and buffer to<br />

<strong>the</strong> teaming fruit. Sweet without being cloying. Generous without being<br />

heavy. Almond, quince and crystalline ginger notes meander about a<br />

textural, mid-weight palate given zest by a whiff of spice.<br />

LAZIO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Naturally Sweet Still White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia de Lazio 80%,<br />

Greco e Grechetto 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

86,2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

VILLA SIMONE<br />

Via Frascati Colonna, 29<br />

00078 - Monte Porzio Catone (RM)<br />

+39 069449717<br />

info@villasimone.it<br />

villasimone.it<br />

90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC “DONOSU” 2017<br />

Deep purple coloured Cannonau (Grenache Noir) showing lovely bright<br />

forest berry notes on <strong>the</strong> nose. An early drinking, youthful Grenache<br />

with boysenberry, black plum and blackberry fruit notes, followed by<br />

cinnamon and some Christmas spice. A fun, approachable red.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

CANTINA TANI<br />

Reg. Conca Sa Raighina, 2<br />

07020 - Monti (SS)<br />

+39 335472221<br />

info@cantinatani.it<br />

cantinatani.it<br />

182


90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC “MONT’SO” 2017<br />

A juicy Cannonau di Sardegna red, with <strong>the</strong> emphasis very much on<br />

smoothness of both <strong>the</strong> fruit flavours– ranging from wild raspberry,<br />

cranberry and red cherry to darker fruits like damson and blackberry–<br />

and <strong>the</strong> tannins which are almost now fully resolved.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,3gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

TENUTE COSTADORIA S.R.L<br />

Giuseppe Mazzini, snc<br />

07039 - Valledoria (SS)<br />

+39 079584284<br />

alessandro@costadoria.com<br />

costadoria.com<br />

90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC CAPO FERRATO<br />

RISERVA 2014<br />

Deep ruby red. Well balanced and rich with a solid core of diverting<br />

fruit on <strong>the</strong> mid palate. Nice ripe blackberry and blackcurrant notes<br />

make it a really pleasant drink that would suit a range of main courses,<br />

with roast lamb, a hot favourite.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,87%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

CANTINA CASTIADAS SOCIETÀ<br />

COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA<br />

Loc. Olia Speciosa, snc<br />

09040 - Castiadas (SU)<br />

+39 0709949004<br />

info@cantinacastiadas.com<br />

cantinacastiadas.com<br />

183


90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC CLASSICO “D53” 2015<br />

Rich, full and youthful. The mid-palate is smooth, quite rich but without<br />

being heavy, <strong>the</strong> oak being very well integrated, with a well-judged<br />

balance in fruit and tannin. A lovely warming red wine for a cold<br />

winter’s day.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,9gr/l<br />

CANTINA DORGALI<br />

Via Piemonte, 11<br />

08022 - Dorgali (NU)<br />

+39 078496143<br />

enoteca@cantinadorgali.com<br />

cantinadorgali.com<br />

90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC NEPENTE DI OLIENA<br />

CLASSICO VINO BIOLOGICO “CARROS” 2015<br />

Very aromatic, redolent of flowers and super-ripe cassis fruit. Clean,<br />

clear, sour cherry notes and vibrant acidity play against a seductive<br />

undercurrent of chocolate and coffee which shows <strong>the</strong> deliciously dark<br />

side of Cannonau (Grenache Noir). Organic.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,66gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

F.LLI PUDDU S.S.<br />

Loc. Orbuddai, SN<br />

08025 - Oliena (NU)<br />

+39 0784288457<br />

info@aziendapuddu.it<br />

aziendapuddu.it<br />

184


90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC NEPENTE DI OLIENA<br />

RISERVA “PRO VOIS” 2012<br />

Very opulent Sardinian Cannonau (Grenache Noir) with lifted aromatics<br />

of red cherry and oak from 12 months barrel ageing. Deep and rich with<br />

a nice, fruity finish and a finely knit tannin profile.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,98gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

F.LLI PUDDU S.S.<br />

Loc. Orbuddai, snc<br />

08025 - Oliena (NU)<br />

+39 0784288457<br />

info@aziendapuddu.it<br />

aziendapuddu.it<br />

90<br />

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC RISERVA<br />

“IL MUTO” 2015<br />

A fresh and lively Cannonau di Sardegna, with an expressive floral<br />

note to <strong>the</strong> ripe blackberry fruit. Crisp and lively on <strong>the</strong> palate, with<br />

firm but ripe (ra<strong>the</strong>r than over-ripe) juicy tannins. All in all this is a very<br />

creditable expression of this grape.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

Italian Superior Quality Wines<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

MONTESPADA S.R.L.<br />

Loc. Giunchizza<br />

07036 - Trinità d’Agultu (SS)<br />

+39 3493737613<br />

montespada@gmail.com<br />

montespada.it<br />

185


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CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA DOC RISERVA<br />

“SINCARU” 2016<br />

A vivacious Cannonau di Sardegna with a super-refreshing mouthfeel.<br />

No mean feat since it is jam-packed with jammy red fruit that crucially<br />

retains an uplifting, upwards trajectory that wakes you up, ra<strong>the</strong>r than<br />

languishing lazily in <strong>the</strong> armchair marked ‘over-ripe’.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cannonau 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

SURRAU S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

S.P. Arzachena Porto Cervo<br />

07022 - Arzachena (SS)<br />

+39 078982933<br />

info@surrau.it<br />

vignesurrau.it<br />

90<br />

CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS DOC “1 IL DOC” 2017<br />

This is a dark and classic interpretation of Carignano, with dark plum<br />

fruit, raspberry jam and a hint of herbs and cloves. The mouth is big and<br />

powerful, with slightly coarse tannin that leaves a drier impression than<br />

<strong>the</strong> richness of fruit would suggest.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,77%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,35gr/l<br />

BIOMAR<br />

Via Garibaldi, 119<br />

09011 - Calasetta (SU)<br />

+39 3921493397<br />

info@biomar.bio<br />

biomar.bio<br />

186


90<br />

CASTEL DEL MONTE DOC ROSSO<br />

VINO BIOLOGICO 2016<br />

This three-way Puglian blend has produced a red with charming cherry<br />

aromas, it is delicate and pretty. On <strong>the</strong> palate it is no surprise <strong>the</strong> wine<br />

is smooth of texture and light of tannic weight. Charming floral notes<br />

are accompanied by ripe red cherry, graceful red currant and intense<br />

blackberry notes.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 15%,<br />

Montepulciano 15%,<br />

Nero di Troia 70%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

LA CANTINA DI ANDRIA<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA AGRICOLA<br />

Via Sosta San Riccardo, 1<br />

76123 - Andria (BT)<br />

+39 0883542912<br />

commerciale@vignuolo.it<br />

vignuolo.it<br />

90<br />

CASTEL DEL MONTE NERO DI TROIA RISERVA DOCG<br />

“OTTAGONO” 2015<br />

A beguilingly old fashioned Nero di Troia with considerable charm.<br />

Aniseed, plum, prune and amaro scents reign over a dusty twine of<br />

herbal tannins, keeping tone and direction. This is full-bodied, dry and<br />

distinctly regional. Surely pleasing for those seeking to explore <strong>the</strong><br />

Italian south.<br />

APULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nero di Troia 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,5gr/l<br />

TORREVENTO S.R.L.<br />

Sp 234 Km 10.600<br />

70033 - Corato (BA)<br />

+39 0808980929<br />

qualita@torrevento.it<br />

torrevento.it<br />

187


90<br />

CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO RISERVA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO “CRISIO” 2015<br />

A Verdicchio picked in stages for optimal ripeness and freshness.<br />

A ripe, round, crowd-pleasing style with lovely acidity, Burgundian<br />

creaminess and texture, lightly tropical fruit with a savoury, clear and<br />

intense aftertaste.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,8gr/l<br />

CASALFARNETO S.R.L.<br />

Via Farneto, 12<br />

60030 - Serra San Quirico (AN)<br />

+39 0731889001<br />

daniela.piccioni@casalfarneto.it<br />

casalfarneto.it<br />

90<br />

CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO RISERVA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO “UTOPIA” 2016<br />

A serious Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi wine with richness and<br />

persistence and a rich silky quality to <strong>the</strong> fruit, with bright notes of<br />

lime, apricot and seasalt. Very well-balanced and great tipicity both of<br />

<strong>the</strong> terroir and <strong>the</strong> Verdicchio grape variety. Very good and Very Jesi.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

MONTECAPPONE S.A.R.L.<br />

Colle Olivo, 2<br />

60035 - Jesi (AN)<br />

+39 0731205761<br />

info@montecappone.com<br />

montecappone.com<br />

188


90<br />

CASTELLI DI JESI VERDICCHIO RISERVA DOCG<br />

CLASSICO “VIGNA NOVALI” 2014<br />

One of Italy’s best wine co-operatives nails <strong>the</strong> Verdicchio grape in this<br />

classy white. Vibrant golden coloured, it launches a myriad of aromas<br />

and flavours from tropical pineapple, mango and coconut underpinned<br />

by a dusting of vanilla from carefully worked barrel ageing. It ends with<br />

an intense saline finish. A super, typical example of Verdicchio.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Verdicchio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,8%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

TERRE CORTESI - MONCARO<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

AGRICOLA<br />

Via Piandole, 7/A<br />

60036 - Montecarotto (AN)<br />

+39 073189245<br />

terrecortesi@moncaro.com<br />

moncaro.com<br />

90<br />

CERASUOLO D’ABRUZZO DOP SUPERIORE<br />

“FERZO” 2018<br />

A Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo whose expression is more subtle than most, <strong>the</strong><br />

perfumed fruit nicely restrained across rhubarb, maraschino cherry and<br />

root spice notes. Mid-weighted and as reliant on its phenolic bones<br />

as much as its acidity for freshness and pulse. Versatile and delicious.<br />

Very elegant, nicely crafted, neatly focused.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,56gr/l<br />

CITRA VINI<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

C.da Cucullo, snc<br />

66026 - Ortona (CH)<br />

+39 0859031342<br />

info@citra.it<br />

citra.it<br />

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90<br />

CHARDONNAY GRAN RESERVA VALLE DE PARRAS<br />

2018<br />

A Chardonnay showing admirable balance and restraint, marked as it<br />

is by a generously round texture, showing elegant golden apple fruit<br />

notes spiked by zingy ripe lemons, plus hazelnuts and hints of toast<br />

from ageing in French oak. Full body, round texture, poise of tension<br />

with crisp acidity. A sense of old world balance. Beautifully integrated.<br />

MEXICO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines processed<br />

in barrels or refined in wood<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

CASA MADERO<br />

Carretera Parras Paila, 7.5<br />

27980 - Parras de la Fuente (MEX)<br />

+001 9057389463<br />

alejandra.azpeitia@madero.com.mx<br />

madero.com<br />

90<br />

CHARDONNAY KALI HART MONTEREY 2016<br />

A streamlined, taut contemporary Californian Chardonnay, melding<br />

sensitive use of oak and bright ripe stone fruit flavours with a meaty,<br />

nutty core from lees ageing. The finish has pulse and crunch. This drinks<br />

well immediately, although will grow in stature with short-term ageing.<br />

SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS - CALIFORNIA<br />

USA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,1%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,28gr/l<br />

E. & J. GALLO WINERY<br />

ROBERT TALBOTT WINERY<br />

Yosemite Boulevard, 600<br />

95354 - Modesto (CAL)<br />

+1 8316593500<br />

louise.jordan@ejgallo.com<br />

talbottvineyards.com<br />

190


90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG 2016<br />

The Vallepicciola style of Chianti Classico focuses on boldly expressed,<br />

rich darkish red fruits, in keeping with Castelnovo Berardenga’s<br />

especially warm terroir. There is oak, too, from ageing in French barrels<br />

plus large oak vats. The oak amplifies <strong>the</strong> texture, adds forest floor and<br />

sage influences but ensures fruit character is maintained.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

VALLEPICCIOLA<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

S.P. 9 di Pievasciata, 21<br />

53019 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)<br />

+39 05771698718<br />

giacomo.mannari@vallepicciola.com<br />

vallepicciola.com<br />

90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN SELEZIONE<br />

“RISERVA DI FIZZANO” 2016<br />

A concentrated Chianti Classico whose deep, dark concentrated fruit<br />

and tannic charge has proved more than a match for <strong>the</strong> oak regime, a<br />

cunning mix of both small barriques and much larger oak vats for both<br />

<strong>the</strong>ir softening and bolstering effects respectively. A deep, satisfying<br />

Gran Selezione with a very promising future.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 90%,<br />

Colorino 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,4gr/l<br />

ROCCA DELLE MACÌE<br />

Loc. Le Macie, 45<br />

53011 - Castellina in Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 05777321<br />

info@roccadellemacie.com<br />

roccadellemacie.com<br />

191


90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG GRAN SELEZIONE<br />

“VILLA LA PAGLIAIA” 2015<br />

A great example of an oak aged Chianti Classico from Castelnuovo<br />

Berardegna, with lush, ripe, full, concentrated fruit beautifully honed<br />

by ageing in both large Slavonian oak barrels and smaller French oak<br />

barrique. A big mouthful to savour now or age in bottle over <strong>the</strong> next<br />

decade.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

VILLA LA PAGLIAIA<br />

Loc. La Pagliaia<br />

53019 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI)<br />

+39 0577359198<br />

info@villalapagliaia.it<br />

villalapagliaia.it<br />

90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA<br />

“GHERARDINO” 2015<br />

A Chianti Classico Riserva showing classic sour cherry Sangiovese notes<br />

allied to forest floor fruit from <strong>the</strong> Merlot, plus cedar and oregano, sun<br />

dried tomato, anise and lea<strong>the</strong>r from oak ageing. A faithful example of<br />

<strong>the</strong> ripeness of <strong>the</strong> 2015 vintage, being both bold, refined and capable<br />

of developing fu<strong>the</strong>r in bottle.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 90%, Merlot 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

VILLA VIGNAMAGGIO<br />

Via Petriolo, 5<br />

50022 - Greve in Chianti (FI)<br />

+39 0558544468<br />

prodotti@vignamaggio.com<br />

vignamaggio.com<br />

192


90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA “LA VERITÀ” 2014<br />

An elegant, classic Chianti Classico Riserva with fresh acidity, nice<br />

balance, and a classic structure–meaning mouthwateringly firmfruited–that<br />

is still developing. It shows notes of fresh red tulips, dried<br />

rosemary, incense, and orange zest, plus wood spice from careful oak<br />

ageing, and <strong>the</strong>re is a long aftertaste.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 80%, Canaiolo 4%,<br />

Colorino 4%, Malvasia Nera 4%,<br />

Merlot 4%, Cabernet<br />

Sauvignon 4%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

VALVIRGINIO<br />

SOCIETÀ COOPERATIVA<br />

Via Nuova del Virginio, 34<br />

50025 - Montespertoli (FI)<br />

+39 0571608538<br />

monique.salotti@collifiorentini.it<br />

collifiorentini.it<br />

90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA “VIGNA CASI” 2015<br />

An excellent interpretation of Chianti Classico, with bright, well-defined<br />

crunchy cranberry fruit and plenty of time on its side to develop fur<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

thanks to <strong>the</strong> well-structured grape tannins.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG RISERVA 2015<br />

A juicy Chianti Classico with pleasingly ripe black cherry, lea<strong>the</strong>r,<br />

dried sage and pomegranate notes, topped off with spicy oak, violets,<br />

chocolate and tobacco. Structured, firm but generous.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 95%,<br />

Canaiolo Nero 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

I SODI SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Loc. I Sodi - Frazione Monti, snc<br />

53013 - Gaiole in Chianti (SI)<br />

+39 0577747012<br />

info@agrisodi.com<br />

agrisodi.com<br />

90<br />

CHIANTI DOCG RISERVA 2015<br />

It is nice to see a 100% native grape variety Chianti DOCG, and even<br />

more so to see one which is thriving with a few years of bottle age under<br />

its belt. Crimson coloured, packed with red cherry and blackberry fruit,<br />

leading to classic notes of dried herbs with tobacco and saddle lea<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

TUSCANY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Sangiovese 90%,<br />

Canaiolo 5%, Colorino 5%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,5gr/l<br />

IL PALAZZO<br />

Via del Moro, 6<br />

52100 - Arezzo (AR)<br />

+39 0575361338<br />

wine@tenutailpalazzo.it<br />

tenutailpalazzo.it<br />

194


90<br />

COLLI DEL LIMBARA IGT ROSSO “OLTREMARE” 2014<br />

Deep ruby with a pronounced intensity of black fruits, dark cherry,<br />

bramble prunes and fruitcake notes along with oak charred wood,<br />

nutmeg, cloves, cigar box and cinnamon. The wine is full-bodied in<br />

terms of its meaty, animal-like fruit. The oak is well integrated & has<br />

potential to age for several years fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carignano 10%, Merlot<br />

40%, Cabernet Franc 40%,<br />

Bovaleddu 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

UNMAREDIVINO<br />

DI SINI GIOACCHINO<br />

Via Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, 9<br />

07022 - Berchidda (SS)<br />

+39 3381054977<br />

info@unmaredivino.it<br />

unmaredivino.it<br />

90<br />

COLLI DI LUNI DOC BIANCO “PERMANO” 2016<br />

Beautiful and distinct aromas of dried oregano and thyme. Acacia<br />

honey, yellow spicy peach, some jasmin flower, with orange blossom,<br />

chamomile and a hint of mint on <strong>the</strong> palate. A powerful, distinct,<br />

intriguing Ligurian white that cries out for a main course.<br />

LIGURIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 50%, Trebbiano 10%,<br />

Malvasia Bianca 10%,<br />

Albana 10%, Albarola 10%,<br />

Durella 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,34gr/l<br />

TERENZUOLA DI IVAN GIULIANI &<br />

C. SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE<br />

Via Vercalda, 14<br />

54035 - Fosdinovo (MS)<br />

+39 0187670387<br />

info@terenzuola.it<br />

terenzuola.it<br />

195


90<br />

COLLI DI LUNI DOC VERMENTINO “SARTICOLA” 2018<br />

A single terroir Vermentino from Liguria showing broad, clear precise<br />

notes of nectarine, ripe peach and vibrant lemon alongside a delicate<br />

minerality. Fresh and slender with a long minerally finish. Very good.<br />

LIGURIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Vermentino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,87gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA FEDERICI<br />

DI GIULIO FEDERICI<br />

Via Forlino, 1<br />

19034 - Luni (SP)<br />

+39 0187661821<br />

cantinefederici@libero.it<br />

cantinefederici.com<br />

90<br />

COLLI DI RIMINI DOC CABERNET SAUVIGNON RISERVA<br />

“E NÈR” 2016<br />

A fruit forward style of Cabernet Sauvignon with dark berry fruit<br />

aromas and flavours. The tannins are firm but not unyielding, creating<br />

a savoury mouthfeel that would suit a richer, juicier main course dinner<br />

dish, ideally having decanted <strong>the</strong> wine a few hours before you sit down<br />

to eat so its inner softness is fully expressed.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

LE ROCCHE MALATESTIANE<br />

Via Emilia, 104<br />

47921 - Rimini (RN)<br />

+39 0543473300<br />

alessio.mazzuca@cevico.com<br />

terrecevico.com<br />

196


90<br />

COLLI EUGANEI FIOR D’ARANCIO DOCG SECCO 2018<br />

Very aromatic version of Moscato Giallo. Perfume-like rose petal<br />

aromas. Very clean and clear without being soulless. Good typicity and<br />

freshness. Apple pie and orange skin notes. Perfect balance.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,2gr/l<br />

CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI S.C.A.<br />

Via Marconi, 314<br />

35030 - Vo’ (PD)<br />

+39 0499940011<br />

paolo@cantinavo.it<br />

cantinacollieuganei.it<br />

90<br />

COLLI EUGANEI FIOR D’ARANCIO DOCG<br />

SPUMANTE DOLCE 2018<br />

A really impressive, bright golden Moscato Giallo from Colli Euganei<br />

which combines intensely aromatic, sweet-tasting nectarine, honey,<br />

and golden apple flavours sprinkled with yellow flower petals. Perfectly<br />

balanced acidity to counterpoint <strong>the</strong> sweetness. A top wine in its<br />

category.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sweet Sparkling White<br />

Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Moscato Giallo 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

6,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

130gr/l<br />

GAMBALONGA EMANUELE<br />

Via Cavalcaressa, 14<br />

35030 - Cinto Euganeo (PD)<br />

+39 0429644376<br />

info@gambalongavini.it<br />

gambalongavini.it<br />

197


90<br />

COLLI MACERATESI DOC RIBONA 2018<br />

An expressive, deep, impeccably made example of <strong>the</strong> Maceratino<br />

grape from its stamping ground in Macerata province in <strong>the</strong> Marche.<br />

Vivid notes of white honeysuckle and elderflower mingle with fruiter<br />

white peach, nectarine and green apple. There is a sense of roundness<br />

and fullness on <strong>the</strong> palate that is carried by a bright, savoury acidity.<br />

MARCHE<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Maceratino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,3%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,7gr/l<br />

SANTA CASSELLA<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Santa Cassella, 7<br />

62018 - Potenza Picena (MC)<br />

+39 0733671507<br />

info@santacassella.it<br />

santacassella.it<br />

90<br />

COLLI PIACENTINI DOC MALVASIA “THETA” 2018<br />

A Malvasia di Candia Aromatica with pleasant, light floral citrus and<br />

lychee notes with an attractive, slight bitterness which is typical of <strong>the</strong><br />

variety. The judges were thrilled to see a really well made still style of<br />

Malvasia di Candia Aromatica instead of one in its more common and<br />

lightly sparkling (frizzante) form.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Malvasia di Candia<br />

Aromatica 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CANTINA VICOBARONE<br />

Via Creta, 60<br />

29010 - Vicobarone (PC)<br />

+39 0523868522<br />

a.motti@cantinavicobarone.com<br />

cantinavicobarone.com<br />

198


90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE DRY CUVÉE 2018<br />

A great example of dry (meaning very slightly sweet) Prosecco style<br />

made with <strong>the</strong> traditional Glera plus a sprinkling of native grapes. All<br />

<strong>the</strong> elements are well balanced, with <strong>the</strong> white peach notes matched<br />

by those of white flowers, both seasoned with a touch of marshmallow<br />

notes. The bubbles are quite big, and <strong>the</strong> aftertaste is creamy.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 92%, Perera 4%,<br />

Bianchetta Trevigiana 4%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

22,93gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

VIGNE MATTE S.R.L.<br />

Via Tea, 8<br />

31030 - Rolle (TV)<br />

+39 0438975798<br />

info@vignematte.it<br />

vignematte.it<br />

90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT<br />

Pure, pure, pure. A Prosecco that captures <strong>the</strong> signature personality of<br />

<strong>the</strong> Glera grape without over-reaching. Pear blossom, apple blossom,<br />

white peach, nectarine, a suggestion of graphite. A minerality and<br />

restraint allied with a juicy acidity recalls stones ra<strong>the</strong>r than outright<br />

stone fruit demanding you to take ano<strong>the</strong>r sip.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10gr/l<br />

MASOTTINA S.P.A.<br />

Via Custoza, 2<br />

31015 - Conegliano (TV)<br />

+39 0438400775<br />

marketing@masottina.it<br />

masottina.it<br />

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90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE BRUT MILLESIMATO 2018<br />

This Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco shows very pure green and<br />

yellow fruit aromas, with white peaches and fresia. In <strong>the</strong> mouth it is<br />

full and creamy, round and balanced a good example of its type with<br />

freshness and a refreshing lemony aftertaste to finish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

8gr/l<br />

IL COLLE S.R.L.<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA<br />

Via Colle, 15<br />

31020 - San Pietro di Feletto (TV)<br />

+39 0438486926<br />

info@proseccoilcolle.it<br />

proseccoilcolle.it<br />

90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO<br />

DOCG SUPERIORE SPUMANTE DRY MILLESIMATO<br />

“SEMPLICEMENTE VINCENZO” 2018<br />

Despite a high level of dosage (23g), this shows superb character on<br />

<strong>the</strong> palate with firm acidity. There is plenty of concentration and intent<br />

in this DOCG wine. It will benefit from fur<strong>the</strong>r time in bottle, allowing it<br />

to fill out to its full potential.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

23gr/l<br />

TOFFOLI SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.S.<br />

Via Liberazione, 26<br />

31020 - Refrontolo (TV)<br />

+39 0438978204<br />

info@proseccotoffoli.it<br />

proseccotoffoli.it<br />

200


90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY<br />

“CASE BIANCHE” 2018<br />

A seriously fruity, fresh and fragrant Conegliano Valdobbiadene<br />

Prosecco, very pleasant and easy to drink not least because of light<br />

sweetness in <strong>the</strong> mid-palate that adds that capacity to feel as if <strong>the</strong> fruit<br />

is sliding along both your tongue but also ei<strong>the</strong>r side of you mouth at<br />

<strong>the</strong> same time. Lovely pear and orange blossom flavours, too.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

15gr/l<br />

H.TS. 1892 S.P.A.<br />

Via Barriera 41,<br />

31058 - Susegana (TV)<br />

+39 043864468<br />

info@colsandago.it<br />

colsandago.it<br />

90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY MILLESIMATTE 2018<br />

A Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco which not only has generous<br />

fruit intensity but it is lifted by its resonant acidity. This results in a very<br />

vibrant and vivacious palate whose main attributes are a well judged mix<br />

of biscuity notes from lees ageing, allied with an interesting saline finish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

14,72gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

VIGNE MATTE S.R.L.<br />

Via Tea, 8<br />

31030 - Rolle (TV)<br />

+39 0438975798<br />

info@vignematte.it<br />

vignematte.it<br />

201


90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY CUVÉE 2018<br />

A pale yellow Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco. It shows very good<br />

intensity in <strong>the</strong> mouth via a wide range of floral and citrus fruit aromas<br />

allied to a pleasant grassy-gooseberry note that adds extra complexity<br />

to <strong>the</strong> wine. The moderate acidity is balanced by <strong>the</strong> flavour intensity.<br />

It ends with a soft almondy, yeasty aftertaste.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 92%, Perera 4%,<br />

Verdiso 4%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

14,8gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

VIGNE MATTE S.R.L.<br />

Via Tea, 8<br />

31030 - Rolle (TV)<br />

+39 0438975798<br />

info@vignematte.it<br />

vignematte.it<br />

90<br />

CONEGLIANO VALDOBBIADENE PROSECCO DOCG<br />

SUPERIORE SPUMANTE EXTRA DRY RIVE DI COLLALTO<br />

MILLESIMATO “PRA’ DEI SALT” 2018<br />

A Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco which is attractively fragrant<br />

and displays typical Prosecco flavour characteristics such as white<br />

peach, white flower petal and icing sugar. The light sweetness that<br />

comes with <strong>the</strong> ‘Extra Dry’ style is really well handled and leads to<br />

lovely honeysuckle and golden apple and roasted almond notes.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by autoclave<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Glera 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

17gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

BERNARDI PIETRO E FIGLI S.S.<br />

Via Mercatelli Loc. S. Anna, 10<br />

31058 - Susegana (TV)<br />

+39 0438781022<br />

info@bernardivini.com<br />

bernardivini.com<br />

202


90<br />

COSTA D’AMALFI DOC ROSSO RISERVA FURORE 2015<br />

A spicy red from <strong>the</strong> Amalfi coast showing a range of wild and pretty<br />

spicy red fruit such as cinnamon, cranberry and dried cherry, sprinkled<br />

with mediterranean herbs and freshly ridden saddle lea<strong>the</strong>r. The tannins<br />

are well-built enough to handle <strong>the</strong> local meatballs (‘polpette’).<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 50%,<br />

Piedirosso 50%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

CANTINE MARISA CUOMO S.R.L.<br />

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

84010 - Furore (SA)<br />

+39 089830348<br />

info@marisacuomo.com<br />

marisacuomo.com<br />

90<br />

DELLE VENEZIE DOC PINOT GRIGIO 2018<br />

Precise and refreshing Pinot Grigio, delightfully simple in style,<br />

delivering floral notes with strong notes of cinnamon, peach, ripe pear<br />

and honeysuckle. Bright acidity with pleasant flavours of citrus and<br />

honey. A pleasing wine with richness and a tidy and crisp finish.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

BORGO STAJNBECH<br />

DI MARINATTO ADRIANA<br />

Via Belfiore, 109<br />

30020 - Pramaggiore (VE)<br />

+39 0421799929<br />

info@borgostajnbech.com<br />

borgostajnbech.com<br />

203


90<br />

DELLE VENEZIE DOC PINOT GRIGIO 2018<br />

This is text book Grigio: baking spice and orchard fruit flavours layered<br />

across a waft of phenolics with moderate acidity. Linear mouthfeel.<br />

Good tow and length. Fresh and long. Dangerously easy to drink in its<br />

light-weight guise. Ready now.<br />

VENETO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,47gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

EREDI SCALA ERNESTO & C.S.S.<br />

Stradone Franchetti, 25<br />

30021 - Caorle (VE)<br />

+39 3200609261<br />

astrid.scala@virgilio.it<br />

viniscala.it<br />

90<br />

EMILIA IGT LAMBRUSCO FRIZZANTE SECCO<br />

“13 TREDICI” 2017<br />

A delicious Lambrusco made in an old fashioned style which our<br />

judges recognised and were enthused by. Its alpine herb aromas,<br />

gentle bubbles and cool climate restraint and savoury mouthfeel all<br />

impressed. The soft fizz places it somewhere between a still table<br />

wine and a typical Lambrusco. Lovely complexity and subtlety to this<br />

Lambrusco.<br />

EMILIA-ROMAGNA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Dry and Semi-Dry Semi-<br />

Sparkling Red Wines with<br />

residual sugar up to 35gr/l<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Lambrusco di Sorbara 85%,<br />

Malbo Gentile 15%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

11,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

10,96gr/l<br />

CASALI VITICULTORI S.R.L.<br />

Via delle Scuole, 7<br />

42019 - Scandiano (RE)<br />

+39 0522855441<br />

pasquale@casalivini.it<br />

casalivini.it<br />

204


90<br />

ERBALUCE DI CALUSO DOCG SPUMANTE<br />

DOSAGGIO ZERO “SERRAZERO” 2014<br />

A fantastic and brave sparkling wine made with zero dosage which<br />

thus allows <strong>the</strong> Erbaluce variety’s calling cards of stone fruit and light<br />

white flowers to shine through. More structured, firm and full than most<br />

sparkling wines with a more stony minerality and salinity. A unique, rare<br />

super interesting fizz.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Erbaluce 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

ETNA DOC BIANCO 2016<br />

A Carricante with a bright yellow colour, and generously intense citrus<br />

fruit aromas of grapefruit and lemon, seasoned with some flinty herbs.<br />

The palate shows very good intensity, vibrant acidity and good length.<br />

The alcohol is well balanced by <strong>the</strong> fruit concentration and <strong>the</strong> wine has<br />

enough structure to age fur<strong>the</strong>r.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carricante 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2,5gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CAVALIERE DI PLATANIA<br />

Via Nuovalucello, 142<br />

95126 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 3487348377<br />

feudocavaliere@tiscali.it<br />

feudocavaliere.it<br />

90<br />

ETNA DOC BIANCO 2018<br />

Bright yellow colour. Charming nose of grapefruit, plus pineapple,<br />

yellow pears and mango. Yellow flowers and Mediterranean garrigue<br />

too. The palate is refreshing. A wine showing complexity and tipicity<br />

with a light mineral finish. Very delicate style.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Carricante 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

FRANCESCO TORNATORE<br />

Via O. Motta Tornabene, 3<br />

95128 - Catania (CT)<br />

+39 0957131576<br />

info@tornatorewine.com<br />

tornatorewine.com<br />

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90<br />

ETNA DOC ROSSO “ARCURIA” 2016<br />

Concentrated aromas of strawberry, dried cherries and herbs. Lovely<br />

richness in <strong>the</strong> palate and high but ripe tannins. Length shows lingering<br />

ripe fruit aroma. Excellent spicy, nutmeg notes showing good oak usage.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 90%,<br />

Nerello Cappuccio 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CALCAGNO<br />

Via Regina Margherita, 153<br />

95012 - Passopisciaro (CT)<br />

+39 3387772780<br />

info@vinicalcagno.it<br />

vinicalcagno.it<br />

90<br />

ETNA DOC ROSSO “PETRALAVA” 2014<br />

A vibrant, nervy, balanced Sicilian red from <strong>the</strong> slopes of Etna with<br />

fabulous crunchy cranberry and red cherry fruit, untainted by vanilla<br />

oak. Sandy soils of volcanic (lava) origin account for this wine’s light<br />

but insistent texture and salty tang which makes it super-versatile,<br />

with or without food.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 80%,<br />

Nerello Cappuccio 20%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

ANTICHI VINAI S.P.A.<br />

Via Castiglione, 49<br />

95012 - Passopisciaro (CT)<br />

+39 0942983232<br />

info@antichivinai.it<br />

antichivinai.it<br />

207


90<br />

ETNA DOC ROSSO VINO BIOLOGICO<br />

“MARTINELLA” 2014<br />

An oaked organic Etna red wth an intriguing cherry cola note and<br />

sweet vanilla aromatics from having been aged in French barrels. The<br />

oak is really well integrated and in no way masks <strong>the</strong> fruit. Excellent<br />

concentration on palate, without going overboard in terms of heaviness.<br />

SICILY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nerello Mascalese 90%,<br />

Nerello Cappuccio 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

VIVERA SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

CONSORTILE A R.L.<br />

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

95015 - Linguaglossa (CT)<br />

+39 095643837<br />

info@vivera.it<br />

vivera.it<br />

90<br />

FARA DOC RISERVA “CIADA” 2012<br />

Elegant garnet colour with a very good intensity of cherry, violets and<br />

notes of graphite. A complex palate with lea<strong>the</strong>r, forest floor, meaty<br />

and with spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. The tannic structure is<br />

present and supporting <strong>the</strong> high acidity given as a final result, a very<br />

complex wine able to age easily for <strong>the</strong> next ten years or more.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Nebbiolo 70%,<br />

Vespolina 20%, Uva Rara 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,1gr/l<br />

VIGNETI VALLE RONCATI S.A.R.L.<br />

Via Nazionale 10/A,<br />

28072 - Briona (NO)<br />

+39 0118005851<br />

info@vignetivalleroncati.it<br />

vignetivalleroncati.it<br />

208


90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG “ECLISSI” 2017<br />

An unoaked Fiano di Avellino showing herbal and recently cut grass<br />

aromas, creating an uplifting spring-summery feel. The mouthfeel<br />

shows a lovely combination of richness and delicacy with clear<br />

fruitiness. A food friendly, fruity Fiano.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,64%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,9gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA CASE D’ALTO<br />

Via Piave, 1<br />

83035 - Grottaminarda (AV)<br />

+39 3397000779<br />

casedalto@gmail.com<br />

casedalto.it<br />

90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2016<br />

A star-bright Fiano di Avellino, yellow with green hues. Very ripe, clear<br />

in terms of fruit expression and minerality, very traditional in style and<br />

with typical aromas and flavours of dried tropical fruit, toasted nuts,<br />

chamomile and waxy lemons mixed with a light creaminess.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

GUIDO MARSELLA<br />

Via Marroni, 1<br />

83010 - Summonte (AV)<br />

+39 0825691005<br />

cantine@guidomarsella.com<br />

guidomarsella.com<br />

209


90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2017<br />

A Fiano with a classic bright, light golden colour and an array of flavours<br />

ranging from pine and lime leaf to honey, yellow flowers, lemongrass<br />

and dried peaches. The mouthfeel is vibrant and lively with medium<br />

and almost oily texture and weight, and is well suited both to main<br />

courses as well as aperitifs.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,6gr/l<br />

TENUTA DEL MERIGGIO<br />

DI BRUNO PIZZA<br />

C.da Serra, 79-81/A<br />

83038 - Montemiletto (AV)<br />

+39 0825962282<br />

info@tenutadelmeriggio.it<br />

tenutadelmeriggio.it<br />

90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2017<br />

A Fiano di Avellino with a gorgeous white golden colour, to which come<br />

fresh lime notes on <strong>the</strong> nose. In <strong>the</strong> mouth <strong>the</strong>re is grapefruit freshness,<br />

making for a precise, lean style, carefully handled with a good linear<br />

acidity structure. Should age well. Has <strong>the</strong> aromatic yet delicate<br />

intensity that marks out <strong>the</strong> best Fiano.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,2gr/l<br />

D’ANTICHE TERRE S.R.L.<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

Via Variante Est, 74<br />

83030 - Manocalzati (AV)<br />

+39 0825675358<br />

info@danticheterre.it<br />

danticheterre.it<br />

210


90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2018<br />

A full-bodied Fiano di Avellino with a pale lemon colour and nicely<br />

nutty savoury aromas, leading to yellow flowers and ripe citrus on <strong>the</strong><br />

palate that speak of <strong>the</strong> warm climate here. The wine has that typical<br />

slightly oily Fiano feel plus <strong>the</strong> core of acidity to give it extra energy.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,4gr/l<br />

AZIENDA VITIVINICOLA COLLI<br />

DI LAPIO DI ROMANO CLELIA<br />

C.da Arianiello, 47<br />

83030 - Lapio (AV)<br />

+39 3487626010<br />

info@collidilapio.it<br />

collidilapio.it<br />

90<br />

FIANO DI AVELLINO DOCG 2018<br />

A Fiano di Avellino with a bright yellow colour and good intensity via<br />

stone fruits like yellow peach and juicy nectarine . Elegant and complex<br />

with supporting acidity balanced with good fruit concentration and<br />

length. A good example in its category - it needs more time to show<br />

its full potential.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

CIRO PICARIELLO<br />

Via Marroni, 18/A<br />

83010 - Summonte (AV)<br />

+39 3478885625<br />

ciropicariello65@gmail.com<br />

ciropicariello.it<br />

211


90<br />

FRANCIACORTA DOCG DOSAGGIO ZERO<br />

MILLESIMATO 2011<br />

Crisp and linear, indicative of Chardonnay based Franciacorta.<br />

The delightful, typical and slight biscuity aromas are perfctly balanced<br />

with ripe citrusy lemon and lime fruit aroms. The palate shows notes<br />

typical of a well made traditional method Blanc de Blancs sparkler.<br />

Lovely savouriness from lees ageing. A classic.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

RIZZINI FRANCIACORTA -<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA BONIOTTI<br />

ANGELA<br />

Via Torre, 4<br />

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)<br />

+39 3398497703<br />

info@rizzinifranciacorta.it<br />

rizzinifranciacorta.it<br />

90<br />

FRANCIACORTA DOCG EXTRA BRUT MILLESIMATO<br />

“EXTRA BLU” 2013<br />

A Franciacorta with an engaging aroma of soft red apple, and a creamy<br />

and buttery mouthfeel. It oozes complexity, showing brioche toast and<br />

toasted almond flavours, beneath which lie sensuous crushed white<br />

pear shavings, lightly drizzled with lemon.<br />

LOMBARDY<br />

Wine Category<br />

Sparkling White Wines<br />

produced by bottle<br />

fermentation<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Chardonnay 90%,<br />

Pinot Nero 10%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3,1gr/l<br />

VILLA FRANCIACORTA - AZIENDA<br />

AGRICOLA VILLA DI BIANCHI<br />

ALESSANDRO<br />

Via Villa, 12<br />

25040 - Monticelli Brusati (BS)<br />

+39 030652329<br />

tiziano@villafranciacorta.it<br />

villafranciacorta.it<br />

212


90<br />

FREISA D’ASTI DOC SUPERIORE “ARVELÉ” 2015<br />

Lovely aromatics on this Freisa d’Asti, combining nicely muted dried<br />

rose petal and tobacco notes. The palate shows tannins which are soft<br />

but grainy enough to create an intriguingly intense texture for what is a<br />

light-weight wine which finishes with a gentle oakiness.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Freisa 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,1gr/l<br />

CASCINA GILLI<br />

DI VERGNANO GIOVANNI<br />

Frazione Nevissano, 36<br />

14022 - Castelnuovo Don Bosco (AT)<br />

+39 0119876984<br />

paolo.vergnano@cascinagilli.it<br />

cascinagilli.it<br />

90<br />

FRIULI AQUILEIA DOC TRAMINER AROMATICO<br />

“VIOLA” 2018<br />

A fantastic Friulian with a typically intense aroma true to <strong>the</strong> Traminer<br />

grape, with strong scents of yellow roses and pink peach fruit that is<br />

very ripe, even slightly honeyed. The mouthfeel is rounded with a vivid,<br />

delicious ginger-like bite in <strong>the</strong> aftertaste that gives <strong>the</strong> wine a suitable<br />

final refreshing flourish.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Traminer Aromatico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

4gr/l<br />

CA’TULLIO DI CALLIGARIS PAOLO<br />

Via Beligna, 41<br />

33051 - Aquileia (UD)<br />

+39 431919700<br />

vera@catullio.it<br />

catullio.it<br />

213


90<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC PINOT GRIGIO 2018<br />

A spicy, heady, ripe and fuller expression of Grigio. Orchard fruits bound<br />

to a twine of herbal complexity. Good concentration and breadth, with<br />

<strong>the</strong> flavours expanding across <strong>the</strong> palate. The force of this wine’s<br />

personality is winning. Very good length, apple, pear flavous balanced<br />

with bright acidity and a round, juicy texture.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA CANTARUTTI ALFIERI<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE<br />

Via Ronchi, 9<br />

33048 - San Giovanni al Natisone (UD)<br />

+39 0432756317<br />

info@cantaruttialfieri.it<br />

cantaruttialfieri.it<br />

90<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC RIBOLLA GIALLA 2018<br />

There is a nice balance of savouriness and ripe juiciness in this pristine<br />

Friulian white, giving it a really nice umami character. Very tasty.<br />

White pepper with peach and a touch of floral and honeyed nuances.<br />

Tangy lemony acidity that carries through <strong>the</strong> long aftertaste. A super<br />

sipper to take your time on.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Ribolla Gialla 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

CA’TULLIO DI CALLIGARIS PAOLO<br />

Via Beligna, 41<br />

33051 - Aquileia (UD)<br />

+39 0431919700<br />

vera@catullio.it<br />

catullio.it<br />

214


90<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC SCHIOPPETTINO<br />

“MYÒ - VIGNETI DI SPESSA” 2015<br />

An oak-aged Schioppettino whereby <strong>the</strong> concentration of fruit is such<br />

that <strong>the</strong> oak is well-integrated making for a voluptuous and balanced<br />

red. The acidity runs all <strong>the</strong> way through <strong>the</strong> wine, creating an intriguing<br />

juicy overall feel. Still young, this is a wine of great typicity and interest.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Schioppettino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,6gr/l<br />

ZORZETTIG<br />

DI ZORZETTIG CAV. GIUSEPPE -<br />

SOCIETÀ SEMPLICE AGRICOLA<br />

Via Strada Sant’Anna, 37 | Fraz. Spessa<br />

33043 - Cividale del Friuli (UD)<br />

+39 0432716156<br />

info@zorzettigvini.it<br />

zorzettigvini.it<br />

90<br />

FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI DOC<br />

SCHIOPPETTINO DI PREPOTTO 2015<br />

A lot of oak in this Schioppettino red and it just about pulls it off, thanks<br />

mainly to <strong>the</strong> fruit tannins whose ripeness have allowed <strong>the</strong> oak to play<br />

a softer role than might o<strong>the</strong>rwise have been <strong>the</strong> case. This leaves<br />

Schioppettino’s floral fruit to maintain its starring role.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Schioppettino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,8gr/l<br />

PIZZULIN DENIS<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA SEMPLICE<br />

Via Brolo, 43<br />

33040 - Prepotto (UD)<br />

+39 0432713425<br />

info@pizzulin.com<br />

pizzulin.com<br />

215


90<br />

FRIULI GRAVE DOC PINOT GRIGIO “CASE SUGAN” 2017<br />

A Pinot Grigio that plays a card of ripe spicy fruit against a deck of<br />

transparent acidity, sappy length and multi-layered complexity, driven<br />

in part by some nuttiness. A distinguished wine in <strong>the</strong> context of Friuli:<br />

dry, detailed and beautifully intense.<br />

FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Pinot Grigio 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

3gr/l<br />

SAN SIMONE DI BRISOTTO S.R.L.<br />

Via Prata, 30<br />

33080 - Porcia (PN)<br />

+39 0434578633<br />

info@sansimone.it<br />

sansimone.it<br />

90<br />

GAVI DOCG DEL COMUNE DI GAVI “MAGDA” 2018<br />

Lush stone fruits and almonds on <strong>the</strong> nose. Very ripe and generous with<br />

good weight of fruit and a luxurious texture. Drinking well now but will<br />

keep for a few years. A very good example of Gavi.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cortese 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA<br />

MAGDA PEDRINI<br />

Via Pratolungo, 163<br />

15066 - Gavi (AL)<br />

+39 0143667923<br />

a.bianchi@magdapedrini.it<br />

magdapedrini.it<br />

216


90<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG “LAURE” 2017<br />

An oaked Greco di Tufo, notable for its fine persistence, great varietal<br />

character, pleasing freshness, and aromatic brightness. A very complete<br />

wine with great typicity and balance, <strong>the</strong> oak is well integrated.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

AZIENDA AGRICOLA DI MARZO<br />

Via Gaetano di Marzo, 2<br />

83010 - Tufo (AV)<br />

+39 0825998024<br />

info@cantinedimarzo.it<br />

cantinedimarzo.it<br />

90<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG 2016<br />

A clear golden coloured Greco with very fine aromas of almonds,<br />

white flowers and white peach with a twist of lemon skin. Intense and<br />

complex on <strong>the</strong> palate with balanced, refreshing and persistent, almost<br />

oily, fruit and really good depth. Easily robust enough to pair with a free<br />

range roasted chicken.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13,5%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

CANTINA BAMBINUTO<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.A.S.<br />

DI AUFIERO MARILENA & C.<br />

Via Cerro, snc<br />

83030 - Santa Paolina (AV)<br />

+39 3496454046<br />

cantinabambinuto@libero.it<br />

cantinabambinuto.com<br />

217


90<br />

GRECO DI TUFO DOCG 2018<br />

A medium straw yellow Greco with pronounced aromas of white flowers<br />

and stone fruit. On <strong>the</strong> palate, it is very crisp and vibrantly refreshing.<br />

A wine by <strong>the</strong> glass candidate for its light body, and undestated charm<br />

but its savoury tone will also make it work with starters and lighter mains.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Greco 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

12,7%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

2gr/l<br />

PANACEA S.R.L.<br />

Via dei Vigneti, 5<br />

83010 - Grottolella (AV)<br />

+39 0825461457<br />

info@panaceasrl.it<br />

panaceasrl.it<br />

90<br />

GRIGNOLINO DEL MONFERRATO CASALESE DOC<br />

“ARBIAN” 2018<br />

A Grignolino that reels you in and makes sure you stay <strong>the</strong>re.<br />

A beautifully scented red with aromas of white pepper, and dried roses,<br />

with a lovely range of bite-sized red fruits when tasting: strawberry,<br />

raspberry, morello cherry. Velvety tannins are <strong>the</strong>re supporting <strong>the</strong><br />

savory notes. Pure. Long. Mouth coating, ripe and well integrated.<br />

PIEDMONT<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Grignolino 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

0,99gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

ANGELINI PAOLO S.S.A.<br />

Cascina Cairo, 10<br />

15039 - Ozzano Monferrato (AL)<br />

+39 3468549015<br />

info@societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com<br />

societaagricolaangelinipaolo.com<br />

218


90<br />

HISTONIUM IGT ROSATO “VIRD’ VIRD’” 2018<br />

Bright colour, much more red/purple in hue than is common today.<br />

Fresh acidity. There is lots of crunch here, like cool, crisp, red cherries or<br />

strawberries fresh out of a fridge. A well-honed rosato with <strong>the</strong> typical<br />

juiciness of <strong>the</strong> Montepulciano grape variety.<br />

ABRUZZO<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Rosé Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Montepulciano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />


90<br />

IRPINIA DOC AGLIANICO CAMPI TAURASINI<br />

“JUMARA” 2015<br />

Showing some evolution in colour, this also reflects <strong>the</strong> 2015 vintage.<br />

Powerfully ripe, with smokey dark berry fruits, a hint of raisined fruit,<br />

plum and cherry, this has some grippy tannins and quite a lot of new<br />

oak. Distinctive.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Aglianico 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

14%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

I CAPITANI<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA S.R.L.<br />

Via Bosco Faiano, 16<br />

83030 - Torre Le Nocelle (AV)<br />

+39 0825969182<br />

icapitani@icapitani.com<br />

icapitani.com<br />

90<br />

IRPINIA DOP FIANO “ORFEO” 2017<br />

A friendly Fiano di Avellino comfortable in expressing a real savoury<br />

note based on ageing on fine less, and from which emerge <strong>the</strong> wine’s<br />

inherent minerality. It signs off with <strong>the</strong> pretty, classic floral chestnut<br />

and elderflower notes of Fiano.<br />

CAMPANIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still White Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Fiano 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

13%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1gr/l<br />

SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA<br />

ANTICO CASTELLO S.A.S.<br />

C.da Poppano, 11/BIS<br />

83050 - San Mango Sul Calore (AV)<br />

+39 3408062830<br />

info@anticocastello.com<br />

anticocastello.com<br />

220


90<br />

ISOLA DEI NAURAGHI IGT CAGNULARI 2017<br />

Distinctive, peppery character on <strong>the</strong> nose and palate. Lots of black<br />

fruits, some spice, an interesting palate with body, fruit ripeness and<br />

good intensity. Very nicely integrated oak. Lots of body for future<br />

ageing. A stylish Cagnulari.<br />

SARDINIA<br />

Wine Category<br />

Still Red Wines<br />

Grape Variety<br />

Cagnulari 100%<br />

Alcohol Percentage<br />

15,45%<br />

Residual Sugar<br />

1,2gr/l<br />

PODERI PARPINELLO ALGHERO<br />

Loc. Janna de Mare S.S. 291 Sassari-Alghero, snc<br />

07100 - Sassari (SS)<br />

+39 3331709148<br />

ordini.parpinello@tiscali.it<br />

poderiparpinello.it<br />

90<br />

ISOLA DEI NURAGHI IGP BIANCO<br />

“G’OCEANO - ANTICA VIGNA SENNORE” 2017<br />

A Sardinian white made in an oxidative golden fruit style. A complex<br /