In Italy there is a strong wine “protest” movement, marked by the extreme choices of certain nonconformist winegrowers.
They are generally very small wineries, scattered all over the peninsula. Some have opened the way and are famous today, such as Gravner in Friuli Venezia Giulia or Cos in Sicily. They are distinctive for certain choices such as the abolition of chemicals (organic or biodynamic) or the propensity for native varieties.
A panel of seven tasters (two journalists, including yours truly, two “Italian champion” sommeliers, an export manager, a winemaker and a wine shop owner) tasted 22 particularly “extreme” wines that are still barely known to the general public. We voted (out of 100) and calculated the average.
Here is the ranking for the 22 wines.
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