From today on gamberorosso.it website all the official previews of the wines awarded with Tre Bicchieri recognition. Let’s start with Sicily.
Trends in the Sicilian wine world
The 26 Sicilian Tre Bicchieri highlight the trends identified for some years in the Sicilian wine world. Meanwhile, they confirm the ever-increasing stylistic precision of the individual wines and their unquestionable quality, which is common to all players, both famous and not, small or large, as proof of an acquisition of excellent skills and sensitivity towards the market; a success that can’t be simply explained as the favorable price-quality ratio of the island’s offer.
The Sicilia Doc
More brilliant than ever, in numerical terms, is the Sicilia Doc denomination, which in July saw the appellation of over 60 million bottles, with a reasonable forecast––at the end of 2019––of 100 million thus confirming an extraordinary success. This was achieved with a gradual process, started about two decades ago, and which brought to the island great expertise in oenology, agronomy and marketing, plus professionals and skills who in turn gave birth to and developed many more, new and of absolute value, in Sicily.
Sicily’s cooperative wineries
Once again, the performance of cooperative wineries is of great importance, increasingly on the virtuous path that has permanently placed them among the most active protagonists, in terms of know-how, commercial skills, world view and markets. The reference to Etna and its wines is almost pleonastic––authentic gems of an island that is a continent––which strongly reaffirms its specificity as a unique and highly original volcanic land. But we are sure that all areas and all the extraordinary traditional vines – and beyod – are equally well represented in the Guide.
The news in the 2020 Guide edition
And here are the real innovations of the 2020 Guide: well deserved Tre Bicchieri go to Nero d’Avola Fontanelle ’14, an Eloro of great personality, deep and typical, precious fruit of the historic Curto winery. Top recognition also goes to Terre Rosse di Giabbascio by Centopassi, a magnificent catarratto for fruit sharpness, drinkability and exuberant character. The history of this winery is a symbol of the fight against the mafia and an example that we hope many more will follow, because day after day with their commitment they are showing that any change can happen.
Sicilian wines awarded with Tre Bicchieri recognition:
Alessandro di Camporeale – Sicilia Grillo V. di Mandranova 2018
Alta Mora – Etna Bianco Alta Mora 2018
Assuli Sicilia – Perricone Furioso 2016
Benanti – Etna Rosso Contrada Monte Serra 2017
Tenute Bosco – Etna Rosso Vico Prephylloxera 2016
Caravaglio – Malvasia delle Lipari Passito 2018
Le Casematte – Faro 2017
Centopassi – Sicilia Catarratto Terre Rosse di Giabbascio 2018
Cottanera – Etna Rosso Feudo di Mezzo 2016
Curto – Eloro Nero d’Avola Fontanelle 2014
Cusumano – Sicilia Grillo Shamaris 2018
Donnafugata – Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé 2016
Feudi del Pisciotto – Cerasuolo di Vittoria Giambattista Valli Paris 2017
Feudo Maccari – Sicilia Nero d’Avola Saia 2017
Firriato – Etna Bianco Cavanera Ripa di Scorciavacca 2017
Graci – Etna Rosso Arcurìa 2017
Nicosia – Etna Rosso Vign. Monte Gorna Ris. 2013
Palmento Costanzo – Etna Rosato Mofete 2018
Passopisciaro – Contrada C 2017
Pietradolce – Etna Rosso V. Barbagalli 2016
Planeta – Noto Nero d’Avola Santa Cecilia 2016
Rallo – Sicilia Bianco Maggiore 2018
Cantine Settesoli – Sicilia Mandrarossa Cartagho 2017
Tasca d’Almerita – Sicilia Bianco Nozze d’Oro 2017
Tenuta di Fessina – Etna Bianco A’ Puddara 2017
Tornatore – Etna Rosso 2017