See you soon!

by Redazione 10/03/16
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Vi aspettiamo! I faccini 2017 con 95/100

It is not often that we can meet ‘face-to-face’ with our readers who, among other things, have increased significantly in 2016. For this reason we look forward to seeing you October 8 in Milan, at the Principe di Savoia Hotel, and the 23rd in Rome at the Parco dei Principi Hotel for the tastings organized for the presentation of the new edition of our The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine. This year we will be asking for a small contribution to take part, 15 euros or 12 euros for ONAV, AIS, Slow Food, FIS, ASPI and FISAR members as well as sector operators. This was done in order to create a ‘filter’ and avoid the entrance of people who come only to get drunk and create confusion, something which unfortunately occurred last year. It was also in response to a specific request from producers which we felt we could not refuse. In order to avoid any impression that we wish to profit from this, the entry fee to these fantastic tastings will include a free copy of the Guide and a personalized Doctor Wine glass, the combined value of which more than compensates the cost of the ticket. I sincerely hope you all understand this and will join us in number, as appears to be the case based on reservations received so far. It will be a great party. This year’s edition is very lovely and has been published without the support of Mondadori, which was very important for the first to editions, and thus we will be on our own on the market. We have also reduced the guide’s price from 24 to 15 euros and hope to sell well at newsstands as well as in select book shops. You can also acquire the guide online from our website and we will pay for shipping. These are a few courtesies that we hope you will appreciate. The guide is a little bigger this year and includes close to 1,000 producers with over 200 wines singled out with Doctor Wine ‘faccini’ (hedcuts) for their quality. We tasted almost 8,000 wines for the guide from which selected only about a third. We were severe yet professional and fair in our evaluations and our ‘team’ worked well with a passion and dedication for which I wish to thank them all. In Milan I will be calling to the stage above all the ladies of Doctor Wine and some may be surprised by how many there are. Our guide, in fact, has the highest number of women contributing to it than any other on the world wine scene, which is still dominated by men. This is something I am particularly pleased and proud about. The participation of women in producing the guide was anything but token. It was decisive and enhanced the final product thanks to their sensitivity and different way of looking at things. They are all highly trained professionals who at Doctor Wine receive all the respect, consideration and space they deserve. We all hope to see you soon so we can meet and exchange views on these splendid wines offered by producers who wanted to be part of and support our project regardless of whether or not they were awarded prizes or singled out. And this also because with Doctor Wine they can feel at ease in a pleasant atmosphere without feeling the pressure of being judged and ranked. While it is true that this is what we do, we do so openly, with a readiness to listen and with a smile. And that’s the way it should be.


We start today by presenting the ‘bottom’ of the Italian wine quality pyramid, the wines that had a rating of 95/100:


AA Gewürztraminer Vigna Kastelaz 2015, Elena Walch, Alto Adige

AA Gewürztraminer Nussbaumer 2014, Cantina Tramin, Alto Adige

AA Lagrein Mauns Riserva 2012, Ritterhof, Alto Adige

AA Lagrein Mirell 2013, Waldgries, Alto Adige

AA Müller Thurgau Feldmarschall von Fenner 2014, Tiefenbrunner, Alto Adige

AA Pinot Nero Trattmann Mazon Riserva 2013, Cantina Girlan, Alto Adige

AA Pinot Nero Zeno Riserva 2013, Cantina Meran Burggraefler, Alto Adige

AA Sauvignon Riserva 2014, Cantina Bolzano / Bozen, Alto Adige

AA Sauvignon Sanct Valentin 2015, Cantina San Michele Appiano, Alto Adige

AA Terlano Pinot Bianco Eichhorn 2015, Manincor, Alto Adige

AA Valle Venosta Riesling Windbichel 2014, Castel Juval Unterortl, Alto Adige

Aglianico del Vulture Re Manfredi 2012, Re Manfredi Terre degli Svevi, Basilicata

Alghero Marchese di Villamarina 2011, Sella & Mosca, Sardegna

Amarone della Valpolicella Campo dei Gigli 2012, Tenuta Sant’Antonio, Veneto

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Monte Ca’ Bianca 2011, Lorenzo Begali, Veneto

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Sergio Zenato Riserva 2010, Zenato, Veneto

Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva Cent’anni Alberto Trabucchi 1907 2008, Trabucchi d’Illasi, Veneto

Arshura 2014, Valter Mattoni, Marche

Barbaresco Il Bricco 2012, Pio Cesare, Piemonte

Barbaresco Rabajà 2013, Rocca Rabajà, Bruno, Piemonte

Barbaresco Rombone 2012, Fiorenzo Nada, Piemonte

Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2012, Vajra, G. D., Piemonte

Barolo Bricco Rocche 2012, Ceretto, Piemonte

Barolo Briccolina 2012, Batasiolo, Piemonte

Barolo Bussia Riserva 2010, Barale Fratelli, Piemonte

Barolo Bussia Vigna Colonnello Riserva 2010, Prunotto, Piemonte

Barolo Essenze Riserva 2007, Vite Colte, Piemonte

Barolo Falletto 2012, Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte

Barolo Lazzarito 2012, Vietti, Piemonte

Barolo Parafada 2012, Massolino, Piemonte

Barolo San Bernardo Riserva 2010, Palladino, Piemonte

Bolgheri Camarcanda 2013, Ca’ Marcanda, Toscana

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Giodo, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Le Potazzine, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, Argiano, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, Canalicchio di Sopra, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, La Fortuna, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Schiena d’Asino 2010, Mastrojanni, Toscana

Capichera 2014, Capichera, Sardegna

Casa Romana 2012, Principe Pallavicini, Lazio

Castel del Monte Aglianico Bocca di Lupo 2012, Tormaresca, Puglia

Castel del Monte Rosso Vigna Pedale Riserva 2013, Torrevento, Puglia

Castelli di Jesi Verdicchio Riserva Utopia 2013, Montecappone, Marche

Centomoggia 2012, Terre del Principe, Campania

Centosassi 2012, Amastuola, Puglia

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Solatìo 2013, Castello d’Albola, Toscana

Chianti Classico Novecento Riserva 2013, Dievole, Toscana

Chianti Classico Vigneto La Selvanella Riserva 2012, Melini, Toscana

Colli Tortonesi Derthona Timorasso Sterpi 2013, Vigneti Massa, Piemonte

Collio Friulano 2015, Franco Toros, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Collio Sauvignon Ronco delle Mele 2015, Venica & Venica, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Collio Sauvignon Segre 2015, Castello di Spessa, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Conero Campo San Giorgio Riserva 2011, Umani Ronchi, Marche

Contessa Entellina Mille e una notte 2011, Donnafugata, Sicilia

Controguerra Lumen Riserva 2011, Illuminati, Abruzzo

Core Bianco 2015, Montevetrano, Campania

Do ut des 2013, Carpineta Fontalpino, Toscana

Dogliani Papà Celso 2015, Marziano Abbona, Piemonte

Etna Bianco Superiore Pietra Marina 2012, Benanti, Sicilia

Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo 2014, Girolamo Russo, Sicilia

FCO Bianco Pomédes 2014, Roberto Scubla, Friuli Venezia Giulia

FCO Friulano Vigne Cinquant’Anni 2015, Le Vigne di Zamò, Friuli Venezia Giulia

FCO Sauvignon Liende 2015, La Viarte, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Fiano di Avellino 2014, Rocca del Principe, Campania

Fiorano Rosso 2011, Tenuta di Fiorano, Lazio

Flaccianello della Pieve 2013, Fontodi, Toscana

Franciacorta Sansevé Satèn , Monte Rossa, Lombardia

Frascati Superiore Luna Mater Riserva 2015, Fontana Candida, Lazio

Friuli Isonzo Pinot Grigio Gris 2014, Lis Neris, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Gioia del Colle Primitivo 14 Vigneto Marchesana 2013, Polvanera, Puglia

Grave di Stecca 2012, Nino Franco, Veneto

Habemus Etichetta Rossa 2013, San Giovenale, Lazio

I Capitelli 2012, Roberto Anselmi, Veneto

Il Pollenza 2013, Il Pollenza, Marche

K’un 2013, Clara Marcelli, Marche

Mamuthone 2014, Giuseppe Sedilesu, Sardegna

Montecucco Sangiovese Poggio Lombrone Riserva 2012, ColleMassari, Toscana

Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni 2012, Arnaldo Caprai, Umbria

Montello Colli Asolani Il Rosso dell’Abazia 2011, Serafini & Vidotto, Veneto

Moscato Passito di Saracena 2015, Cantine Viola, Calabria

Nuracada 2014, Audarya, Sardegna

Ograde Bianco 2013, Skerk, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Olmaia 2012, Col d’Orcia, Toscana

OP Barbera La Maga 2013, Castello di Cigognola, Lombardia

Orvieto Classico Superiore Pourriture Noble 2014, Decugnano dei Barbi, Umbria

Paleo 2013, Le Macchiole, Toscana

Roero Mompissano Riserva 2013, Cascina Ca’ Rossa, Piemonte

Roero Printi Riserva 2012, Monchiero Carbone, Piemonte

Romagna Sangiovese Predappio di Predappio Vigna del Generale Riserva 2013, Fattoria Nicolucci, Emilia Romagna

Romagna Sangiovese Superiore Avi Riserva 2012, San Patrignano, Emilia Romagna

Rosso In Correggio 2005, Lini 910, Emilia Romagna

Secco Bertani Original Vintage 2013, Bertani, Veneto

Sicilia Sàgana 2014, Cusumano, Sicilia

Sicilia Saia 2014, Feudo Maccari, Sicilia

Soave Classico Monte Fiorentine 2015, Ca’ Rugate, Veneto

Soente 2015, Falesco, Lazio

Taurasi Radici Riserva 2009, Mastroberardino, Campania

Terre di Pisa Nambrot 2013, Tenuta di Ghizzano, Toscana

Tignanello 2013, Antinori, Toscana

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo Castello di Semivicoli 2014, Masciarelli, Abruzzo

Trentodoc Altemasi Graal Brut Riserva 2009, Cavit, Trentino

Trentodoc Ororosso Dosaggio Zero, Cembra Cantina di Montagna, Trentino

Val d’Arno di Sopra Sangiovese Vigneto di Bàggina 2013, Petrolo, Toscana

Verdicchio di Matelica Cambrugiano Riserva 2013, Belisario, Marche

Vermentino di Gallura Stellato Nature 2015, Pala, Sardegna

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Albereta Riserva 2013, Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara, Toscana

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Simposio 2011, Tenuta Tre Rose, Toscana

Vintage Tunina 2014, Jermann, Friuli Venezia Giulia

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