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AIS Wine launches its new guide in Milan

AIS Wine launches its new guide in Milan

The Association of Italian Sommeliers has a new guide: “Vitae”

The last fortnight has been very hectic. After NY and Quebec, I stopped off in Milan for a couple of days, just to attend the launch of the new guide by AIS (Association of Italian Sommeliers), that split with Franco Ricci’s Rome group last year, now at the head of the Italian Sommeliers Foundation that continues to publish the Bibenda Guide.

The new AIS guide is called “Vitae” and is actually not very different aesthetically from Bibenda, but it has been compiled with a new spirit, giving freedom to the presidents of the AIS delegations in the individual Italian regions, so it should be more attentive of local movements. The new Guide has given a special award to some wines that represent the rebirth of a grape variety or a promising winegrowing area. Do you know them? Some of them are pretty well known, also abroad, others will be new to you:

 

Vitae is the new italian wine guide by AisVallée d’Aoste Blanc De Morgex et de La Salle 2013 – Albert Vevey

Derthona Timorasso Sterpi 2012 – Vigneti Massa

Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Bricco Del Bosco Vigne Vecchie 2009 – Accornero

Moscato di Scanzo 2011 – Biava

Colli di Conegliano Torchiato di Fregona 2009 – Cantina Produttori di Fregona

Trento Brut Giulio Ferrari Riserva Del Fondatore 2004 – Ferrari

Alto Adige Terlano Pinot Bianco Rarità 2002 – Cantina di Terlano

Chardonnay La Bora di Kante 2006 – Kante

Dut’un 2011 – Vie di Romans

Rossese di Dolceacqua Superiore Posaú 2012 – Maccario Dringenberg

Otello Nero di Lambrusco 1813 2013 – Ceci

Romagna Albana Secco Codronchio 2012 – Fattoria Monticino Rosso

Vin Santo del Chianti Occhio di Pernice 2007 – Tenuta Vitereta

Chianti Rufina Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva 2011 – Fattoria Selvapiana

Orvieto Classico Superiore Campo del Guardiano 2012 – Palazzone

Castelli Di Jesi Verdicchio Classico Villa Bucci Riserva 2012 – Bucci

Cesanese di Olevano Romano Cirsium Riserva 2010 – Damiano Ciolli

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo I Vasari 2011 – Barba

Tintilia del Molise Embratur Riserva 2007 – Cantina Valtappino

Ischia Biancolella Frassitelli 2013 – Casa d’Ambra

Primitivo di Manduria Es 2012 – Fino

Aglianico del Vulture Basilisco 2011 – Basilisco

Ciro Rosso Classico Superiore Aris 2011 – Arcuri

Passito di Pantelleria Bukkuram Sole d’Agosto 2012 – Marco De Bartoli

Malvasia di Bosa Riserva 2010 – Giovanni Battista Columbu

 

Lastly, I flew to Hong Kong to take part in the International Wines & Spirits Fair. And I would like to write a few words about this.

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