Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sinuelo prime

28316e8d6879364d385a5f19371f093fFrom south of Brazil in the Serra Gaucha comes Sinuelo Prime wine made up of a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and Merlot (13%).

Sinuelo Prime is a limited edition with numbered bottles. It is definitely a remarkable complexity and evolved wine, fruity, ripe blackberry with hints of spice, chocolate and coffee.

The color is of an intense ruby-red. The palate, with ripe tannins has a pleasant balance between alcohol and acidity. It has also good body and persistence.
In the kitchen, it goes very well with pasta with a strong sauce and game meat.


2010 Brunello Riserva Renieri 3° at JS TOP100 Wines of 2016

2010 Renieri Brunello Riserva is on the top 100 wines of the world for James Suckling.

It is in position n 3. The best European and  Italian wine. The third wine of the world.

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva








What a time to be a wine critic. I can’t think of many years more exciting to be one than 2016. We rated no less than 20 perfect wines after tasting more than 10,000 bottles, and our Top 10 are all rated 100 points. All the wines in our list were tasted from bottle, so barrel samples were not included. That’s why we didn’t include categories like 2015 Bordeaux, which is a fantastic vintage but not available in bottle until 2018. Most of the tastings were done in the region themselves. And with the help of contributing editors Nick Stock and Stuart Pigott, rated wines from Argentina, Australia, Austria, California, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Oregon, and Spain.

In a departure from last year’s emphasis on top-scoring value wines, we focused strictly on pure quality for this year’s Top 100. Most of the 100-point wines were from Italy and Napa Valley, and I believe that 2013 could be the latter’s greatest vintage. Napa produced rich and structured cabernet sauvignon-based wines, while the 2010 vintage in Tuscany made phenomenal Brunello di Montalcinos. Wines like these will serve as reference points for wine lovers around the world and will be benchmarks for generations to come. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for 2013 Bordeaux, which was a disappointing vintage and didn’t come close to cracking the Top 100 with the exception of dry and sweet whites.

Italy came in at No. 3 this year with the Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, which showed a similarly harmonious and understated character as Viñedo Chadwick. The Renieri owes its success to a superb vintage and the deft winemaking of Marco Bacci, the owner of the estate.

Milantino wines: a year of awards

sfsfsfsfsfsfThis was a year full of successes for Milantino!  The quality and attention it give to its labels, and as a reward received national and international awards.

In Brazil Wine Challenge, which is Directed by the Brazilian Association of Oenology (ABE) and the magazine Adega, they were gathered labels of South Africa, Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, United States, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal and Uruguay, consolidating its position as one of the most important in the Americas. The Milantino Gran Reserva 2005 was one of four wines to take the Great Gold Medal.

In the 14th selection of the best wines, sparkling wines and Garibaldi juices held by the Association of Winegrowers of Garibaldi, with the aim of consolidating every year the excellence of the products and the efficiency of enterprises showing prepared for the domestic capturefsfsfsdfand international markets.

The Milantino was awarded two gold medals, in our Red Wine Fine Ancellota 2006 and the Red Wine Fino Gran Vino 2008.

The Milantino Fine Wines was founded in 1989 with the philosophy of developing high quality and limited wines production .
Located in the beautiful Valley of the Vineyards in Bento Gonçalves, the Milantino elaborates wines with grapes grown in its own vineyards, under careful care, from the cultivation of the vines to the selection of grapes during harvest and winemaking.

Masseto 2013

Vintage 2013 will be remembered as one of the latest harvests in  history with particularly favorable growing conditions for Merlot. 


masseto-bottlesThe Masseto vineyard is a unique place with a mosaic of different soils including an exceptional presence of grey clay. The gentle breezes coming off the sea during the warm summer months, the intensity of the sunlight and the specificity of the unique soils, allow the vines to develop and ripen gradually and contribute to granting Masseto its enchanting combination of freshness and ripeness.

Masseto 2013, which is being released in this period,  is once again testimony to the unique alliance of terroir, climate and human talent determining its timeless value. This vintage will be remembered as one of the latest harvests in the history of Masseto to date”. Alex Belson, Director MASSETO

After a dry 2012, winter 2013 was characterized by mild but very rainy weather, which caused a delay in budding of up to 15 days. A cool, rainy spring also led to an irregular, very long flowering period, with  two-week delay compared to the average, which reduced the crop and resulted in uneven development of the grapes. Fortunately the summer, which arrived punctually at the end of June, was perfect, dry and sunny, with a few peaks of heat in July and August. The slow vegetative development was ultimately beneficial because it deferred ripening until after the hottest period. The August storms significantly lowered temperatures, especially at night, which favoured aromatic expression. This however led to a later than average harvest, which started on 12 September with the “Masseto Alto” vineyard parcel and concluded on 25 September with the last parcel of “Masseto Centrale”, with predominantly sunny weather

without excessive heat.

“Masseto 2013 is the result of an overall late, fresh weather during the harvesting period. These are particularly favorable conditions for Merlot, which was able to ripen slowly and completely in sunny weather, without excessive heat. These conditions enhanced full expression of the aromatic qualities and perfect ripening of the polyphenolic content. Intense ruby in colour, the nose immediately reveals fully ripe fruitiness endowed with great freshness and complexity, underlined by delicate notes of vanilla and cocoa. On the palate, the wine is substantial and rich, with great density, and a rare tannic quality of silkiness and smoothness. Black fruit aromas are accompanied by a strong note of freshness and a long, elegant finish, which is prolonged with a delicate hint of cocoa”. Axel Heinz, Winemaker and Estate Director MASSETO

The clusters, hand-picked in 15 kg boxes, were graded and selected by hand on a double sorting table before and after de-stemming, and then gently pressed. Each of the four vineyard blocks was vinified separately. Fermentation took place in either steel or wooden vats, followed by maceration for 15-20 days at a temperature of between 25 and 30°C. Malolactic fermentation was started in 100% new oak barrels, keeping the different lots separate for the first 12 months of maturation. The final blend was subsequently assembled and reintroduced in the barrels for a further year, for an overall  total of 24 months. After bottling, the wine was aged for an additional 12 months prior to release.


2010 Brunello Riserva Renieri has been awarded 5 grappoli (5 grape bunches)

We would like to let you know that the 2010 Renieri Brunello Riserva has been awarded  5 GRAPPOLI, the maximum score from BIBENDA, the official guide of FONDAZIONE ITALIANA SOMMELIER.
It looks like this time everybody agreed. Suckling 100 points, Wine Spectator 96 points, Parker 96 points and now 5 Grappoli
Marco Bacci

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva