The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wine 2018: Special Prizes and new 3 Stars

by Redazione 09/29/17
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Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia 2018: Premi Speciali e nuove 3 Stelle

14 Special Prizes to underline, year after year, the excellence of some wines or the importance of some people or wineries, which are teams of people.

Since the first edition, we have focused on several wines and on the work of certain individuals to give our Guide a point of view on the world of Italian wine.

This year we added three more special prizes to our usual 11 (six for wines and five for people or for wineries) and these are Rosé Wine of the Year, A Life for Wine, which is an Oscar-like lifetime achievement award, and one to the wine that won the Best Italian Wine Award, a contest created by Luca Gardini and Andrea Grignaffini and that had Daniele Cernilli on the jury from the first edition.

Red wine of the year 

Barolo Monfortino Riserva 2010, Giacomo Conterno, Piemonte 

White wine of the year 

Vintage Tunina 2015, Jermann, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Rosé wine of the year 

Rosato 2015, A’ Vita, Calabria (pag. xx)

Sparkling wine of the year 

Franciacorta EBB Extra Brut 2012, Il Mosnel, Lombardia

Sweet wine of the year 

Orvieto Classico Pourriture Noble 2015, Decugnano dei Barbi, Umbria 

Best quality/price ratio 
Aex aequo:

Castel del Monte Rosso Bolonero 2015, Torrevento, Puglia 
Chianti I Sodi del Paretaio 2016, Badia di Morrona, Toscana 

Widespread quality 

Alto Adige Terlaner 2016, Cantina Terlano/Terlan, Alto Adige

Best Italian Wine Award 

Oreno 2015, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Toscana 

Winery of the year 

Bertani Domains, Veneto 

Emerging producer 

Fiorentino, Campania 

Cooperation prize 

Settesoli, Sicilia 

Oenologist of the year 

Luigi Moio

Award for sustainable viticulture 

Saverio Petrilli

A life for wine 

Ambrogio Folonari

Together with the Special Prizes, we want to present the 3 wineries that have achieved the 3 Stars  (the best rating for a winery), reaching those which were awarded with the 3 Stars in the past edition.

The rating is an overall evaluation of the winery, not directly connected with the wines listed and evaluated in the present edition of the guide, but connected to other factors. First of all, the importance of the brand, its strategic role in the area. Then its development in recent years, its reputation for consistent quality and its international image.

Welcome to the Gotha of Italian producers according to DoctorWine to:

  • Capichera
  • Ceretto
  • Castello di Volpaia

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