Wine Spectator and Vinitaly present 100 finest Italian wine producers
We are thrilled to announce the list of the «Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers». The list represents the excellence and diversity of all regions from the Italian peninsula and will be a showcase when the grand tasting on 24th of March will take place in Verona.
«We are pleased by the enthusiastic response to this inaugural tasting with Vinitaly, from both Italian wineries and the general public. Though we began the process with a goal of including 100 great Italian producers, we recognized from the beginning that many more producers merited inclusion than we would be able to invite. As it turns out, interest has been so great, and the number of wineries declining our invitation so small, that there will be more than 100 wineries attending the event. While logistical constraints prevent us from continuing to expand, we believe our attendees will welcome these „bonus“ wines to the tasting», emphasising that wine aficionados will have a supplementary wine to sample.
Stevie Kim, General Coordinator of Vinitaly International and the new project OperaWine added, «We are looking forward to best promote Italian wines to the international market and bring home the Vinitaly Wine Affair after travelling the globe. From Verona to Moscow onwards to Washington, New York and Hong Kong (VinitalyTour 2011) back to Verona. Here we seek to make people fall in love with Italian wines all over again.»
The list below is a testimony to the extraordinary diversity of scents, flavours, grape varietals that ultimately highlight the excellence of Italian wine tradition:
Abbazia di Novacella, Aldo Conterno, Allegrini, Altesino, Antinori, Argentiera, Argiolas, Arnaldo Caprai, Avignonesi, Barone Ricasoli, Bellavista, Bertani, Biondi Santi, Bisol, Braida di Giacomo Bologna, Bruno Giacosa, Ca' del Bosco, Cantina Terlano, Carpenè Malvolti, Carpineto, Casa Vinicola Zonin, Casale del Giglio, Casanova di Neri, Castellare di Castellina, Castello Banfi, Castello di Ama, Castello di Volpaia, Castelluccio, Ceretto, Ciccio Zaccagnini, Col d’Orcia, Cusumano, Damilano, Di Majo Norante, Donnafugata, Drei Donà, Duca di Salaparuta, Ercole Velenosi, Falesco, Fattoria del Cerro, Fattoria di Felsina, Fattoria Le Pupille, Fattoria Zerbina, Ferrari F.lli Lunelli, Feudi di San Gregorio, Fonterutoli, Fontodi, Gaja, Galardi, Gancia, Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio, Hofstatter, Leonildo Pieropan, Les Crêtes, Librandi, Livio Felluga, Luciano Sandrone, Lunae Bosoni, Lungarotti, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, Marco Felluga, Masciarelli, Masi, Mastroberardino, Mastrojanni, Mezzacorona, Michele Chiarlo, Mionetto, Mirafiore, Montevetrano, Nino Negri, Nozzole — Folonari, Paolo Scavino, Pecchenino, Petrolo, Pio Cesare, Planeta, Prunotto, Renato Ratti, Roberto Anselmi, Rocca delle Macie, San Felice, Santa Margherita, Silvio Nardi, Siro Pacenti, Suavia, Tasca d’Almerita, Tedeschi, Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Tenuta di Biserno, Tenuta San Guido, Tenuta San Leonardo, Tenuta Sette Ponti, Tenute Sella & Mosca, Terre Bianche, Terredora di Paolo, Testamatta — Bibi Graetz, Tommasi, Tormaresca, Umani Ronchi, Valdicava, Vietti, Zenato.
Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses a web portal, mobile platforms, and a series of signature events. It examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 15,000 wines each year. Wine Spectator is solely responsible for the choice of producers at the event.
Vinitaly is the largest wine fair in the world with over 4,500 producers and 150,000+ visitors (including 45,000 from foreign countries). The event is held every year in Verona, Italy (46th edition: Verona 25–28 March 2012).