Italian wine guides: Sassicaia on top in 2015
(photo: Nicola Zappettini)
The Top Wine Guides 2015 of Civiltà del bere puts together the best examples of Italian winemaking according to the main guides in the sector. Only excellent wines, i.e. those that get the maximum score from at least one guide, can enter our classification. The judges are: Vitae by the Italian Association of Sommeliers, Bibenda, Daniele Cernilli’s (a.k.a. Doctor Wine) Essential Guide to Italian Wines, Espresso, Gambero Rosso, Luca Maroni’s Annuario (Yearbook), Slow Wine and Veronelli.
This year the competition was really difficult. Only two wines received ratings of excellence from all 8 guides:
- Ben Ryé, Passito di Pantelleria DOC 2012 by Donnafugata (Sicily) – best sweet wine 2015 –
- Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2011 by Tenuta San Guido (Tuscany) – best red wine 2015 –
Another two wines got the maximum score from 7 out of 8 guides:
- Boca DOC 2010 by Le Piane (Piedmont)
- Es, Primitivo di Manduria DOC 2012 by Gianfranco Fino (Apulia)
Seven wines gained the consensus of 6 out of 8 guides:
- Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2010 by Edoardo Valentini (Abruzzo) – best white wine 2015 –
- Montevetrano, Colli di Salerno Rosso IGT 2012 by Montevetrano (Campania)
- Il Pollenza, Marche Rosso IGT 2011 by Il Pollenza (Marche)
- Vigna Rionda, Barolo Riserva DOCG 2008 by Massolino (Piedmont)
- Paleo, Toscana Rosso IGT 2011 by Le Macchiole (Tuscany)
- Masseto, Toscana IGT 2011 by Tenuta dell’Ornellaia (Tuscany)
- Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore, Brut Trentodoc Riserva 2004 by Cantine Ferrari (Trentino Alto Adige) – best sparkling wine 2015 –
To see all the rankings and information about the Top Wine Guides 2015, see www.civiltadelbere.com. The digital version of the guide will soon be available for purchase online.
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