Tre Bicchieri 2017 in Lombardy

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And now let’s look at the situation in Lombardy regarding the precious Three Glasses award in 2017.

Lombardy is the most populous region and one of the largest in Italy; it is located in Northern Italy and is bordered by Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and the Swiss Ticino region to the north. Lombardy is one of the five landlocked Italian regions, but its stunning lakes include Garda, Como, Maggiore and Iseo, which dominate the northern part of the region.

Lombardy is the industrial engine of Italy, but it also attracts millions of tourists, with many wine tourists among them.

This huge and geographically complex region offers a wide range of wine styles and has 5 DOCG, 22 DOC and 15 IGT titles. The most famous Lombardy wine styles are the red Valtellina, the sparkling Franciacorta and the Oltrepo Pavese wines and sparkling wines.

Lombardy is one of the most interesting and rich wine regions in Italy, which is apparent from its recent Tre Bicchieri award recognitions.

This is a historical vintage, according to the Italian food and wine magazine Gambero Rosso; Lombardy with its 23 Tre Bicchieri awards is one of the powerhouses of Italian wine making. Its wine is well renowned in Italy, which will hopefully lead to growing international success and increased exports.

Among the 23 Tre Bicchieri awards are 10 Franciacorta, 5 Valtellina and 4 Oltrepo wines and much more. Please visit www.gamberorosso.it for details and check the full list of the Lombardy winners below.

And of course you can find these wines already updated in the MyWineTour App – just choose our “Recently awarded” filter, visit these recognised wineries and taste these winners.

Salute! Cheers!

 

Brut 2011 Monsupello

Brut Farfalla Ballabio

Franciacorta Brut Rosé Boké 2012 Villa

Franciacorta Dosage Zéro Vintage Collection 2011 Ca’ del Bosco

Franciacorta Extra Brut 2012 Ricci Curbastro

Franciacorta Extra Brut 2009 Lo Sparviere

Franciacorta Nature 61 2009 Guido Berlucchi & C.

Franciacorta Non Dosato Bagnadore Ris. 2009 Barone Pizzini

Franciacorta Pas Dosé 33 Ris. 2009 Ferghettina

Franciacorta Pas Dosé Girolamo Bosio Ris. 2009 Bosio

Franciacorta Pas Operé 2009 Bellavista

Franciacorta Zero 2012 Contadi Castaldi

Lugana Molin 2015 Cà Maiol

O.P. Brut ‘More 2012 Castello di Cigognola

OP Bonarda Vivace Campo del Monte 2015 F.lli Agnes

OP Cruasé Oltrenero Tenuta Il Bosco

OP Pinot Nero Brut 1870 2012 Giorgi

Pinot Nero Bertone 2013 Conte Vistarino

Valtellina Sforzato Albareda 2013 Mamete Prevostini

Valtellina Sfursat 5 Stelle 2013 Nino Negri

Valtellina Sup. Grumello Buon Consiglio Ris. 2007 Ar.Pe.Pe.

Valtellina Sup. Sassella Ris. 2012 Aldo Rainoldi

Valtellina Sup. Valgella Cà Moréi 2013 Sandro Fay

Source: http://www.gamberorosso.it/it/vini/1025478-anteprima-tre-bicchieri-2017-lombardia

Planning your personalised tour to Tuscan Tre Bicchieri ’17 wineries within a minute? Thanks to MyWineTour App this is reality now!

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As you might have heard, famous Gambero Rosso has just released the list of Tre Bicchieri awarded Tuscany wines. This is a big thing in the wine world!

Would you like to taste them? I suppose you would, who wouldn’t?! And where is the best place to taste a Tre Bicchieri awarded wine? Of course right there at the winery, where these miracles were born, where you can have some story from the winemaker.

But here comes the difficult part: you need to sit behind your computer for quite a while, googling the winners, finding them on map, and putting together your tour. And unfortunately you still cannot be sure, if your car-navigation will find the desired wineries in the rural areas; or what if they’re closed, when you arrive (lunch-break is common in Italy)? Task is even more difficult, if you are in Tuscany at this moment with your mobile or tablet (i.e. no computer).

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It is that simple: click on “Find my best suited wineries” –› open the filter “Recently Awarded” and select “Gambero Rosso” –› “Show Wineries” AND voilá you see all these winner wineries around you! You can also find many details, like information about the wineries and their wines, opening hours or available services. Also, you are just one click away from being accurately navigated there. And if you are willing to visit more award-winners, get your Personal Tour from our Tour Builder.

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Cheers!

Tre Bicchieri 2017 in Tuscany

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Gambero Rosso has just released the Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) awards for the best Italian wines for 2017, which is one of the most expected events in the Italian ‘wine life’.

Gambero Rosso is a wine and food publishing group and magazine, which was founded in 1986 and that time it was just an eight-page supplement of Il Manifesto daily newspaper.

It was 1987, when Vini d’Italia (The guide to Italian wines) was published first time and in a very short time it became one of the most influential awards in Italy. By today the ‘Bicchiere’ of the Vini d’Italia is like a ‘Michelin star’ for the Italian wines. Wines honored with Tre Bicchieri are actually recognized in Italy and also internationally as Italy’s best ones.

Gambero Rosso wine ratings are built up on the numbers of the glasses and are based on blind tasting by independent experts.

‘Extraordinary wines’ score three glasses, ‘very good wines’ two glasses and ‘good wines’ get one glass.

Let’s see the winners region by region and first let’s check one of the most exciting and most important regions of the ‘wine world’: Tuscany.

This year Tuscany got the most Tre Bicchieri from Gambero Rosso, exactly 80 and among those there are 10 wineries who conquered the fantastic award for the first time. Regarding the zones: we can find Bolgheri, Chianti Classico, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Montecucco, Ruffina and Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

For your interest here is the full list of Tuscan Tre Bicchieri-s (Source: www.gamberorosso.it):

Baron’Ugo 2012 Monteraponi

Bolgheri Camarcanda 2013 Ca’ Marcanda

Bolgheri Rosso Sup. 2013 Podere Sapaio

Bolgheri Rosso Sup. Grattamacco 2013 Grattamacco

Bolgheri Rosso Sup. Millepassi 2013 Donna Olimpia 1898

Bolgheri Sassicaia 2013 San Guido

Bolgheri Sup. Le Gonnare 2013 Motta

Bolgheri Sup. Ornellaia 2013 Ornellaia

Bolgheri Sup. Podere Ritorti 2013 Luoghi

Bolgheri Sup. Sondraia 2013 Poggio al Tesoro

Brunello di Montalcino 2011 Poggio di Sotto

Brunello di Montalcino 2011 Le Chiuse

Brunello di Montalcino AdAlberto Ris. 2010 Caprili

Brunello di Montalcino Giodo 2011 Giodo

Brunello di Montalcino Madonna delle Grazie 2011 Marroneto

Brunello di Montalcino Nello Ris. 2010 Baricci

Brunello di Montalcino Ris. 2010 Capanna

Brunello di Montalcino Ris. 2010 Canalicchio di Sopra

Brunello di Montalcino Ris. 2010 Tenuta di Sesta

Brunello di Montalcino Ris. 2010 Biondi Santi – Tenuta Il Greppo

Brunello di Montalcino Trentennale 2011 Talenti

Brunello di Montalcino V. Schiena d’Asino 2010 Mastrojanni

Brunello di Montalcino V. V. 2011 Ragnaie

Carmignano Le Farnete Ris. 2013 Farnete/Cantagallo

Carmignano Ris. 2013 Piaggia

Castello del Terriccio 2011 Castello del Terriccio

Cepparello 2013 Isole e Olena

Chianti Cl. 2014 Borgo Salcetino

Chianti Cl. 2013 Val delle Corti

Chianti Cl. 2013 San Felice

Chianti Cl. Bugialla Ris. 2013 Poggerino

Chianti Cl. Cigliano 2013 Cigliano

Chianti Cl. Gran Sel. 2013 Castello d’Albola

Chianti Cl. Gran Sel. Colledilà 2013 Barone Ricasoli

Chianti Cl. Gran Sel. Riserva di Fizzano 2013 Rocca delle Macìe

Chianti Cl. Gran Sel. San Lorenzo 2013 Castello di Ama

Chianti Cl. Lamole di Lamole Et. Bianca 2013 Lamole di Lamole

Chianti Cl. Le Vigne Ris. 2013 Istine

Chianti Cl. Ris. 2013 Brancaia

Chianti Cl. Ris. 2013 Castello di Volpaia

Chianti Cl. Ris. 2013 Castello di Radda

Chianti Cl. Ris. 2013 Lilliano

Chianti Cl. Ris. 2013 Nittardi

Chianti Cl. Villa Cerna Ris. 2013 Cecchi

Chianti Colli Fiorentini Badia a Corte Ris. 2013 Torre a Cona

Chianti Rufina Nipozzano V. V. Ris. 2013 Frescobaldi

Colline Lucchesi Tenuta di Valgiano 2013 Valgiano

Cortona Syrah Il Bosco 2012 Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro

Do ut des 2013 Carpineta Fontalpino

Duemani 2013 Duemani

I Sodi di S. Niccolò 2012 Castellare di Castellina

Le Pergole Torte 2013 Montevertine

Maremma Toscana Baffo Nero 2014 Rocca di Frassinello

Maremma Toscana Ciliegiolo V. Vallerana Alta 2014 Camillo

Maremma Toscana Sangiovese Carandelle 2015 San Cristoforo

Montecucco Rosso Ris. 2013 Colle Massari

Montecucco Sangiovese Ad Agio Ris. 2012 Basile

Morellino di Scansano Madrechiesa Ris. 2013 Terenzi

Morellino di Scansano Ris. 2013 Roccapesta

Nobile di Montepulciano 2013 Dei

Nobile di Montepulciano I Quadri 2013 Bindella

Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio 2012 Boscarelli

Nobile di Montepulciano Ris. 2012 Tenute del Cerro

Nobile di Montepulciano Ris. 2012 Gracciano della Seta

Orma 2013 Orma

Paleo Rosso 2013 Macchiole

Petra Rosso 2013 Petra

Petresco 2012 Cinciole

Pinot Nero 2013 Civettaja

Rosso di Montalcino 2014 Uccelliera

Saffredi 2013 Pupille

Sangioveto 2010 Castello di Monsanto

Siepi 2013 Castello di Fonterutoli

Terre di Pisa Nambrot 2013 Ghizzano

Tignanello 2013 Antinori

Valdarno di Sopra Galatrona 2013 Petrolo

Valdarno di Sopra V. dell’Impero 2013 Tenuta Sette Ponti

Vernaccia di S. Gimignano Albereta Ris. 2013 Colombaio di Santa Chiara

Vernaccia di S. Gimignano Carato 2012 Montenidoli

Vin Santo di Carmignano Ris. 2009 Capezzana

 

In the MyWineTour App you can obviously find these wines already updated – just choose our “Recently awarded” filter, visit these recognised wineries and taste these winners.

Salute! Cheers!

 

Source:

http://www.gamberorosso.it/it/vini/1025355-anteprima-tre-bicchieri-2017-toscana

 

Wine and Culture: Suvereto DOCG

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Suvereto is a beautiful Tuscan town of only 3,000 inhabitants in the southern part of Livorno province. This gorgeous little town is situated in the Val di Cornia (Cornia Valley) on the Costa degli Etruschi (Etruscan Coast) and is the home to the Suvereto DOCG wine, one of the most exciting Tuscan wines.

Even the name of the town is very descriptive and seems to relate to wine; it comes from the Latin ‘suber’ meaning ‘cork’, so Suvereto means cork wood.

The Suvereto wine region developed from the Val di Cornia region, as it was a sub- zone of the latter for some time. The Val di Cornia wine region covered Suvereto, Sassetta, Piombino, San Vincenzo, Campiglia Marittima and Monteverdi Marittimo. The Val di Cornia DOC title was introduced in 1989, from 2000 ‘Suvereto’ could appear on the label next to the Val di Cornia title and in 2011 it earned its own DOCG title.

The Suvereto shares its winemaking history with Val di Cornia and dates back to Etruscan times and to the Romans who developed viticulture in the zone.

In the 14th century, the powerful and noble Della Gherardesca family increased winemaking activities in Suvereto.

In the 18th century, the formation of the Accademia dei Georgofili (Academy of Georgofili) was a major impetus to the region, as the historic institution opened new horizons for agricultural research.

In the middle of the 19th century, new vineyards and wineries popped up, and in 1886 five Suvereto producers participated in the World Fair in Rome.

Thanks to the persistent work of the wine makers of the zone, the Val di Cornia DOC was recognised in 1989 followed in 2000 by the Suvereto as a sub-zone.

Suvereto wine grew out of the Val di Cornia wine region due to the continuous excellent quality of wine producing, though it needed another decade to earn a own DOCG title for its Merlot and Cabernet blend, and for the Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot based red wines in November 2011.

According to production regulations, the Suvereto DOCG must be made of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and the Suvereto Sangiovese DOCG, Suvereto Merlot DOCG and Suvereto Caubernet Sauvignon DOCG should comprise at least 85% of the stated variety.

Placing such an emphasis on two Bordeaux varieties in a Tuscan wine is very rare and interesting. But it seems less surprising if we consider the fact that Suvereto is just a few kilometres from Bolgheri, the birthplace of the most famous Italian wines, the Super Tuscan Sassicaia and Ornellaia.

That is one reason why Suvereto is such an exciting and forward-looking Tuscan DOCG wine.

Wine and Culture: Montecucco DOC

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The Montecucco wine region is situated in Southern Tuscany between Montalcino the birthplace of the famous Brunello di Montalcino DOCG wine – and Scansano – the home of the gorgeous Morellino di Scansano DOCG.

The Montecucco DOC has the same microclimate as the famous big brother, the Brunello, as the Montecucco wine region is located on the southwest hillsides of the Amiata Mountain, the opposite of the Brunello slopes.

Even though the region has a long viticulture history, which goes back till the time of the Etruscans, the zone was awarded with DOC classification only in 1998.

The Montecucco Sangiovese in 2011 was established as a separate DOCG. From this date the Montecucco DOC classification has been extended also, so not only includes the Montecucco Rosso, Montecucco Bianco and Montecucco Vermentino, but also the Montecucco Rosato, Montecucco Vin Santo and the Montecucco Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice.

The principal red grape varieties of the wine region are the Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo, while the main white grape varieties are Grechetto, Malvasina, Trebbiano and Vermentino.

According to the DOC, styles and wine compositions are the followings:

– Montecucco Sangiovese comes from 90% Sangiovese grape and the aging period is 12 months in barrel and 4 month in bottle, while for for Riserva 24 month in barrel and 6 months in bottle.

– Montecucco Rosso has to comprise of 60% Sangiovese grape, the Rosso Riserva needs to be aged for 12 months in barell plus 6 months in bottle.

– Montecucco White is made by 40% of Vermentino and/or Trebbiano Toscano.

– Montecucco Vermentino comes from 85% of Vermention grapes.

– Montecucco Rosato comes from 70% Sangioves and/or Ciliegiolo grapes.

– Montcucco Vin Santo is made of 70% Trebbiano Toscano and/or Mavasina and/or Grecchetto grapes and aged for 18 month in barrel.

– Montecucco Vin Santo Occhio di Pernice comes from 70% of Sangiovese grapes and aged for 18 months in barrel.

 

Goodbye Lisbon, Hello Lisbon☺

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MyWineTour reached a significant milestone in March 2016 when it was selected by one of Europe’s most dynamic accelerators: Lisbon Challenge, run by Beta-i.

During the 3-month of the accelerator program, we worked together with other excellent tech start-ups from all over the word, we developed MyWineTour in many fields, we achieved many goals, and of course we became more familiar with and enjoyed the world class Portuguese wines.

The Spring16 edition of Lisbon Challenge has just finished, but it looks like we are not saying goodbye to our beloved Lisbon just yet. It seems we will be staying a little longer, as MyWineTour is among those awarded free office space in Lisbon by the Lisbon City Council for the next 30 years along with Criptopay, Moyupi, Renters and TeamOutLoud.

So goodbye Lisbon, but Hello Lisbon!

Wine and Culture: Morellino di Scansano DOCG

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Tuscany offers us a virtually inexhaustible range of extraordinary wines. The next we will discuss is the Morellino di Scansano DOCG Sangiovese-based red wine, which has not yet received the recognition it deserves. However, though this excellent wine lives in the shadow of some world famous Tuscan neighbours – Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino – it is beginning to gain more and more fans worldwide.

The Morellino di Scansano wine region is located around the medieval village and commune of Scansano, which covers a 25 km square area in the Province of Grosseto between the Ombrone and Albegna rivers.

The name Morellino comes from the local synonym for the favourite grape variety of Tuscany – the Sangiovese.

The viticulture of the Scansano region dates back to Etruscan times. The first document to mention the wine of Scansano dates back to the 12th century in which the high quality of the wine is praised.

The region has been producing excellent wine throughout the years, but it was virtually unknown until a few decades ago. Since 1970, when the Super Tuscan phenomenon appeared first in the Maremma region (Sassicaia, Ornellaia), the Morellino wines have received more attention. The growing popularity of the Super Tuscan wines has drawn more focus to other wines from the Maremma region, so demand for Morellino di Scansano wines increased significantly.

Official recognition came in 1978 when Morellino di Scansano gained DOC status and it achieved a promotion to DOCG recently in 2007.

According to the regulation of production of the Consorzio a Tutela del Vino Morellino di Scansano (Consortium for the conservation of the Morellino di Scansano), the grape used must be cultivated in the Province of Grosseto, between the Ombrone and Albegna rivers. The Morellino di Scansano wine must be made of at least 85% of local Sangiovese grape and it can comprise a maximum of 15% of other black grape varieties.

Morellino di Scansano doesn’t need to age in wooden casks and can be released in March immediately after harvest. The aging period of the Riserva is 2 years, and it has to age in oak for at least one of these years.

It is hard to define in general the flavour, aroma and structure of the Morellino di Scansano wines, as it greatly depends on the ageing and grape varieties used. Usually, the regular Morellino wines are fresh and fruity, while the Riserva wines are more full-bodied and richer.

The Morellino di Scansano is an excellent companion to the typical cuisine of Maremma, either as an appetiser or main course.

The best is to try it out yourself if you happen to be in the region. And please share your views on it with us!