The Gambero Rosso wine ratings in Vini d’Italia are based on the number of glasses (bicchieri) awarded to a wine, decided by blind tastings by independent experts. The highest rating is three glasses (Tre Bicchieri), indicating a truly extraordinary wine.
We are delighted to announce the following wines have been recognised in this year's awards:
Renowned for their Nebbiolo, the Lombardian company received two accolades, with both the Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 and Sassella Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2011 each receiving two Bicchieri.
Castellare di Castellina
The Tuscan wine producer received a Tre Bicchieri for its Rosso Di Toscana I Sodi di San Niccolo 2010, described by the winery as the "masterpiece of Castellare".
Terre Degli Svevi
The Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture DOC 2011, often described as the producer's representative wine, received a Tre Bicchieri.
Marchesi di Frescobaldi
From the oldest vines of Castello di Nipozzano, the Nipozzano Vecchie Viti Riserva Chianti Rufina 2011 is a complex reserve wine that is well deserving of its Tre Bicchieri award.
The former Gambero Rosso winery of the year continues its strong tradition with a Tre Bicchieri for the special edition Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 25th Anniversary, a jubilee wine produced for the first time in 1993 to celebrate the quarter-century milestone of the winery.
We would like to congratulate all producers recognised with this outstanding award.
Image courtesy of Nino Negri.