The Essential Guide to Italian Wine 2019
THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ITALIAN WINE 2019
The DoctorWine Essential Guide to Italian Wine by Daniele Cernilli is now in its 5th edition and along with the Italian and English versions there is also the German one.
There were some significant novelties in the Special Prizes section of this editions.
Aside from the by now traditional ones (Best Wine, Best Red, Best White, Best Rosé, Best Sparkling Wine, Best Sweet Wine, Best Quality/Price Ratio, Best Quality/Quantity Wine, Best Estate of the Year, Best Up-and-Coming Producer, Best Wine Cooperative, Best Enologist, Best Sustainable Winegrowing and the A Life for Wine) a new prize was been created for the Best Debut Wine, which is awarded to a wine that had entered the guide for the first time with a performance that astonished tasters.
A new special classification was also created for the Best Single-Grape Wines, made from varietals cultivated in Italy be they native or international.
In regard to the Quality/Price Ratio, a topic of extreme interest, aside from the prize for the best wine in this category we have selected another ten in the same price range with ratings above 90/100 points.
Here are some numbers on the guide:
- 1,134 wineries selected
- 2,809 wines evaluated
- 374 DoctorWine “Faccini” awarded including:
- 1 with a 100/100 rating
- 7 with 99/100
- 20 with 98/100
- 57 with 97/100
- 104 with 96/100
- 185 with 95/100
- 15 Special Prizes
- 26 Best Single-Grape Wines
- 10 wines with the Best Quality/Price Ratio (plus the winner of the best in the category)
- 670 wines with a Like for their Quality/Price Ratio
- 93 Wineries given a Three-Star rating
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