Italy definitely shines among the red wines of the world with its great classics; namely Amarone della Valpolicella, Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo and Bolgheri in the lead. Italy is also in the lead with its great white wines, notably Alto Adige, but not only, which are neck and neck with Champagne dominating among the bubbles, thanks to the great brands of Franciacorta and Trentodoc. Italy has also carved out a place for itself in rosé wines, in the south of Italy. This is the snapshot of the ‘Vivino Community Awards’, which are the top 100, broken down by type, of wines 50 million users have most reviewed and rated the best, in the largest digital wine market. in the world, which claims a turnover of 265 million euros.
Vivino’s statement states: “The 100 best wines in the world: the rarest, the most sought after and the most expensive”. In the red wines category, the number one prize went to Pera-Manca Tinto 2015 by Cartuxa, from Portugal, while the second place went to an Italian legend, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2000 by Quintarelli, ahead of another legend such as Pessac-Léognan Premier Grand Cru Classé 1990 by Château Haut Brion in third place. There are, however, many great Italian names in the Top 100 red wines, according to Vivino users. For example, at number 7 there is Masseto 2007, by the Frescobaldi family, at nr. 16 Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino 2010 by Casanova di Neri, at nr. 18 Amarone della Valpolicella 2006 by Romano del Forno, at 19 Barolo Cascina Francia 2016 by Giacomo Conterno, at 22 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 by Lower Soldera Affair, at 39 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva La Mattonara 2006 by Zyme, at 40 Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie 2015 by Il Marroneto, and at 42, Ornellaia 2005, again by Frescobaldi. In the second half of the ranking, however, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva De Buris 2008 by Tommasi is at number 57, Barolo Monprivato 2016 by Mascarello Giuseppe and Figlio is in position 61, Sassicaia 2000 by Tenuta San Guido is 68 years old, Lodovico 2012 from Tenuta di Biserno, the winery that brought together the children Antinori Ilaria, Lodovico and Piero, is at 70, while Solaia 2016 by Antinori is nr. 76, Barbaresco 2001 by Gaja is in position 78, Matarocchio 2016 by the Tenuta Guado al Tasso (still Antinori) 87, and Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva Sergio Zenato 2012 by Zenato is 95. It is a parade of great names in Italian wine, important parts of our wine history, from the most famous territories.
Some of these same names have also been found in the “Top 100” dedicated to white wines. First place went to Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Blanco 1986 by Marqués de Murrieta, from Spain, while Mersault Blanc 2018 by Domaine Coche Dury from France in second place and Marcassin Vineyard Chardonnay 2012 by Marcassin, from the Sonoma coast in the USA took third. The best of Italian white wines is Gaja and Rey Langhe 2015 by Gaja, ahead of Quarz Sauvingon 2019 by Terlano at n ° 11, then Appius 2015 in San Michele Appiano at 33 years old, White Dry Zibibbo 2018 by Gabrio & Giotto Bini – Serragghia, at nr. 40, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2015 by Valentini, at 41 and Orestilla 2017 in Montonale, from the Lugana region, at number 50. Riserva Nova Domus Terlaner 2018 again in Terlano, at nr. 51, while Cervaro della Sala 2016 from Castle della Sala (Marchesi Antinori), in Umbria, is nr. 52, then, Gewurztraminer Lunare 2017 from Terlano at n ° 81, Beyond the clouds 2018 by Elena Walch at n ° 83 la, Chardonnay Toscana Private Collection 2017 from Isole and Olena at 83, and Ribolla Gialla 2012 by Gravner, number 85. The The wines of Alto Adige are the leaders while the Terlano cellar stands out with three wines in the ranking.
As long as bubbles are concerned, however, this category is the area of Champagne, where the classic dominates from the position of number one to Cristal Brut Champagne Millesimè 1999 by Louis Roederer, number two, Clos du Mesnil Blanc des Blancs Brut Champagne 2004 by Krug , and again Louis Roederer, and Cristal Rosé Brut Champagne Millésimé 2008 in third place. The flagship of sparkling wine for Italy are the Cuvée Anna Maria Clementi Extra Brut 2009 by Ca ‘del Bosco, icon of Franciacorta, at nr. 16, Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 2005 from Ferrari, symbol of the Trentodoc, at 19, while the Moscato Rose of Risata the mark is 71, at no. 74 the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Millesimato Extra Dry 2019 by Collinobili (a Contarini brand), to no. 87 the Moscato of Caposaldo brand (property of the American group Kobrand), and no. 98 the Vintage Franciacorta Satén 2016 collection again by Cà del Bosco, the only Italian cellar with two sparkling wines in the ranking.
French wines dominate among the roses also. Garrus Rosè 2019 Cotes de Provence from Château d’Esclans, is number 1, Rosè 2020 from Rutini, from Argentina, is number 2, and Cos du Temple 2019 from Gérard Bertrand, from Languedoc is number 3. In this typology, however, Italy is doing quite well, especially with its productions in the south-central regions. The best Italian rosé is the 2019 Panda Rosato from Lammdia, from Abruzzo, at nr. 39, Vetere Paestum Rosato 2018 by San Salvatore, from Calabria, is 44, while Piedmont Lavignone Rosato by Pico Maccario, is 46 years old, Dolce e Gabbana Rosa 2019 by Donnafugata is 48 years old, Rosè 2020 Terre di Chieti by Tenuta Ulisse, at number 72, Rose 2019 of Podere San Cristoforo, of the Tuscan Maremma is at nr. 75, Cancelli Rosato 2019 in Rabasco, always from Abruzzo at nr. 78, Miraly Rosé Intrigant 2020 by Tenuta Montecchiesi, from Tuscany, at nr. 86 and Alea Rosa Rosato 2020 by Occhipinti, from Sicily is number 99.
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