Gold Guide I Vini di Veronelli 2018: the 5 best wines in Italy

Gold Guide I Vini di Veronelli 2018: the 5 best wines in Italy

The 2018 Gold Guide I Vini di Veronelli is available on newsstands from 26 October: among the 2,084 wineries reported, let’s find out which ones have obtained an award.

The most interesting wine scene is the one described and reviewed in the Gold Guide I Vini di Veronelli 2018,  available from October 26 on newsstands. The historic publication was founded by the father of national wine criticism, Luigi Veronelli , one of the most refined pens that has framed the gastronomic and agri-food heritage of our country. An edition that brings with it many innovations, renewed in the team of curators and in the contents.


From Valle d’Aosta to Sicily, the contemporary oenological picture was painted, after having examined and tasted 16,137 labels, by Gigi Brozzoni , who has always been an authoritative signature of the volume, by Marco Magnoli , collaborator of the Veronelli Seminary , and by Alessandra Piubello , journalist and professional taster. In total, this vademecum, designed to accompany both the passionate reader and the novice, tells about 2,084 wineries, small producers and vignerons . The logic of the guide is also to indicate who has carried out their wine project in an excellent way, marketing wines of great drinkability, elegance, refinement and strongly territorial.


In this edition, only 5 wines have been awarded the Best Tasting award , obtaining the maximum score:

  1. Best sparkling wine : Franciacorta Extra Brut Rosé Riserva Cuvée Annamaria Clementi 2007 by Ca ‘del Bosco (Erbusco, Brescia)
  2. Best white wine : Montepepe Bianco Vintage Toscana 2012 by Montepepe (Montignoso, Massa Carrara)
  3. Best rosé wine : Vigna Mazzì Salento Rosato 2015 by Rosa del Golfo (Alezio, Lecce)
  4. Best red wine : Barolo Riserva Falletto Vigna Le Rocche 2011 by Bruno Giacosa (Neive, Cuneo)
  5.  Best sweet or meditation wine : Carmignano Vin Santo Riserva 2010 from the Capezzana Estate (Carmignano, Prato).


Ten are the labels commended by the curators with the recognition of the Suns : Valle d’Aosta Petite Arvine 2016 of the Institut Agricole Regional (Aosta), Barolo Ciabot Mentin 2012 by Clerico Domenico (Monforte d’Alba, Cuneo), Rossese di Dolceacqua Bricco Arcagna 2015 by Terre Bianche (Dolceacqua, Imperia), Vin de la Neu Vineyards of the Dolomites Johanniter 2015 by Nicola Biasi (Predaia, Trento), Colli di Conegliano Refrontolo Stèfen 1624 2012 by De Stefani (Fossalta di Piave, Venice), Arbis Blanc Venice Giulia White 2015from Borgo San Daniele (Cormons, Gorizia), La Pineta Toscana 2015 from Podere Monastero (Castellina in Chianti, Siena), Capri Bianco Scala Fenicia 2016 from Scala Fenicia (Capri, Naples), Le Braci Salento Negroamaro 2010 produced by Vigneti and Cantine Garofano (Copertino, Lecce) and, finally, Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Gavino 2014 from Cantina Vitivinicola Mesa (Sant’Anna Arresi, Carbonia-Iglesias).


These prestigious categories are also joined by that of the Super Three Stars , that is the list of wines evaluated with a score equal to or greater than 94/100, which in the upcoming edition are only 314, and that of the Grandi Esordi , which includes new entries in the guide or wines that have not been included for a long time; in all this year there are 28 labels.

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