With the recently published “Falstaff Wine Guide Italy 2023”, Falstaff once again presents a compass for wine connoisseurs and gourmets. On 580 pages, the guide presents over 400 of Italy’s best wineries. 2,300 wines from the current production were described and evaluated in detail.
Italy is the largest wine-growing country in the world and, together with France, also at the top of the quality. Now the “Falstaff Wine Guide Italy 2023” is published for the first time and presents Italy’s versatile wine landscape in all its glory. From the white wines of South Tyrol to Brunello from Tuscany and Barolo from Piedmont, the new guide of the largest magazine for culinary lifestyle features over 400 selected wineries and over 2,300 wines and is presented together with Italy’s wine regions.
“Over the months we have been testing, describing and evaluating – now it’s finally time: the first “Falstaff Wine Guide Italy 2023” has been published. With a wide range of excellent wines, the guide takes readers on a delightful journey of discovery to the best vineyards in the country”, says Falstaff editor Wolfgang M. Ros. am.
The best wines of Italy
The team around Othmar Kiem (Falstaff Editor-in-Chief Italy) and Simon Staffler (Head of Tasting Falstaff Italy) now proudly presents the results of months of individual reviews in the categories sparkling wines, white wines, rosé wines, red wines and sweet wines. The “Falstaff Wine Guide Italy 2023” offers an overview of all the Italian wines you should remember.
Among the white wines, the “Primo Grande Cuvée Terlaner Südtirol DOC 2019” (White Wine of the Year) from the Terlan winery in South Tyrol wins with a sensational 100 Falstaff points.
In the category of red wines, there are also 100 Falstaff points: “Barolo DOCG Romirasco 2018” from Poderi Aldo Conterno from Monforte d’Alba (Red Wine of the Year), “Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2019” from Tenuta San Guido, “Barolo DOCG Brunate 2018” from Giuseppe Winery Rinaldi, the “Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2016” from Poggio di Sotto and the “Cerretalto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016” from the Casanova di Neri winery.
With 94 Falstaff points, the “Pungirosa Bombino Nero Castel del Monte DOCG 2021” from the Rivera winery (Rosé of the Year), the “Aurea Gran Rosé Toscana IGT 2020” from the Tuscan winery Frescobaldi and the “La Bisbetica Rosé Umbria Rosato IGP 20” are the winners. 21 of the Madrevite winery in Castiglione del Lago.
Among the sweet wines, the “Vin Santo del Chianti Classico DOC 2011” from the Rocca di Montegrossi winery (sweet wine of the year), the “Epokale Gewürztraminer Spätlese Südtirol DOC 2015” and the “Terminum Gewürztraminer cendemmia tardiva Südtirol DOC 2020” from the Rocca di Montegrossi winery. Cantina Tramin winery, “La Roggia Recioto della Valpolicella Classico DOCG 2019” from the Speri winery and “Le Petit Manseng 2018” from the Manincor winery.
The sparkling wine of the year, the “Vintage Collection Franciacorta DOCG 2013 Dosage Zéro Noir” from the winery Ca” del Bosco in Erbusco, receives 97 Falstaff points.
With a circulation of around 142,000 copies, Falstaff is the largest magazine for culinary lifestyle in the German-speaking world. Falstaff. at is Austria’s largest wine and gourmet portal and registers around 8. 6 million page views, three million visits and 1. 9 million unique clients per quarter according to Austrian Web Analysis. The Falstaff gourmet database includes over 150,000 wines with ratings, almost 21,000 restaurants, 2,700 hotels, 1,300 cafés, Austria’s best wine and cocktail bars and over 2,000 wine shops. Falstaff is also a leader in the social media sector and boasts a vibrant community with over 210,000 Facebook friends and over 110,000 Instagram followers.
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