Wine Spectator selects the best Italian wines
With 55 wineries applauded, Italy ranks the most represented country in the U.S. magazine’s listing. Once again, the Belpaese manages to keep up its international reputation in the world of wine.
Italy holds on to its title as the land of wine, with numerous Made in Italy products appearing in the Wine Spectator’s “Grand Tour”. The prestigious lifestyle magazine annually selects the best labels in the world. This season 107 Italian wines have been selected, a massive presence of Italian bottles (more than one wine out of four comes from the peninsula), nodding to the great success that our labels have in the States. The list signed by the Wine Spectator links two wine cultures — Italian and US — proof of American wine lovers attention to our products. The result not only showcases the best local products, but also brings Italian winemakers and importers from the other side of the Atlantic together in the same room. The list reflects Italian vitality in the glass and American taste.there many new entries to the wine bible’s lineup, including three new producers from the region of Veneto: two Prosecco Docg, 47 from Bortolotti and Primo Franco 2006 by Nino Franco; the third is Acininobili 2009 by Fausto Maculan, the maker of Torcolato, a 1970s Italian wine icon from the land of author Meneghello. The “debut” Sicilian labels are just as diverse: Carolina Marengo 2014 by Feudi del Pisciotti, Vigna Barbagalli 2013 by Pietradolce and Sangue d’oro 2015. Obviously, estates and historical wines are represented, as well: Piedmont’s Baresi Marchesi with Barolo Sormassa 1988, or Prunotto recognized for Barolo Bussia 2011. Italian regions continue to leave their impression on US consumers and the Wine Spectator offers the right opportunity to bring these two seemingly distant worlds closer. Ever increasing wine tourism is emblematic of this growing “passion” that has continued growing over recent years, with many Americans choosing the most interesting Italian wine regions as their destination.