Gambero Rosso is a leading Italian wine review publication with an interesting rating system. First off, only the best wines of the vintage make it into the book at all, secondly, they rate the wines by giving them “glasses” or “bicchieri.” The top awarded wines will receive a tres bicchieri rating, and the well deserved prestige that comes along with it.
Each year Gambero Rosso chooses a red and white wine, from their tres bicchieri winners, to be wines of the year. We were lucky enough to obtain a few cases of this year's winners, Lunae and Piaggia. These are two incredible wineries who have consistently produced tres bicchieri winners over the years.
Lunae Bosoni Colli di Luni Vermentino Etichetta Nera 2018
Shelf Price $29.99
Sale Price $26.97
Gambero Rosso's White Wine of the Year - Tre Bicchieri Winner!
The Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label) is the winery’s flagship wine and the recepient of many accollades including the coveted 3 Bicchieri Award by Gambero Rosso for 10 years in a row. This is a selection from older vines (35 years on average) on hillside. The traditional characteristics of vermentino are enhanced here by the cold maceration on the skins which translates into richer and more complex sensations on the nose and in the mouth. All stainless steel. 3 months on lees. Aromas range from spring flowers to acacia blossom honey and golden apple. Crisp with a touch of saltyness on the finish. Due to its complexity this vermetino is best enjoyed with food such as all types of seafood dishes but also poultry and white meat courses. - Importer
Piaggia Carmignano Riserva 2016
Shelf Price $44.99
Sale Price $39.97
Gambero Rosso - Tre Bicchieri 2020 Wine of the Year!
Carmignano is one of the most historic Italian denominations, and also among the smallest. A beautiful hilly landscape, near Prato, where the Grand Dukes of Tuscany went hunting and spent the summer months. Here, alongside Sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon and merlot are ancient presences, and are now part of the tradition. In recent years, with great regularity, the Piaggia winery of the Vannucci family has established itself as a reference of the denomination.
Carmignano Riserva ’16 is our Red Wine of the year. At the helm is Mauro Vannucci, who created the company in the Nineties, now joined by his daughter Silvia. With the new rows from the current 20 the vineyard will cover approximately 25 hectares, producing a little more than 100,000 bottles.