Throughout 2011 many of Arquilla’s finest wines have made it into leading US magazine Wine Spectator, yet only a select few make it into the magazine’s coveted Top 100. The list recognises the most outstanding wines and producers from around the world and to be featured is a true honour, which is why we congratulate Domenico Clerico, Zenato and Domini Castellare di Castellina’s Rocca di Frassinello for making it into the Top 100 of 2011.
In 69th place with 91 is Rocca di Frassinello’s Maremma Toscana Le Sughere di Frassinello 2009. A superb wine from the famous wine region of Tuscany, this second label from Rocca di Frassinello is a wine of great character, which blends Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon seamlessly for a wonderfully balanced wine.
Sitting in the top 50 with 92 is the Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa 2007 at 48. A rich and elegant wine that is well structured with a beautiful velvety texture. This stunning wine undertakes a carefully monitored 6 months bottle-ageing to deliver the delectable taste it offers.
To make it into the top 10 on the list it takes a truly remarkable wine, which is exactly what the Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2006 is, claiming an impressive 8th place on the list with a 96. Domenico Clerico is widely recognised today as a star among the Barolo producers and this particular wine is no exception. By maturing in small oak casks for 22-24 months this striking, intense red wine reaches it full potential - which judging from its positioning in this reputable list, is one of the most beautiful red wines in the world.
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