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the 100 best wines in the world - source>> Wine Spectator 2012

The 100 best wines in the world >> The rankings of Wine Spectator 2012 has been announced.The Oscars of wine have therefore decreed the 100 best wines of the year.

Be included in the Top 100 is synonymous with quality and prestige, which is often also equivalent to positive commercial results. For consumers it is a good guide in the world of wines and maybe a way to impress friends and why not even make a good investment.

As always, the criteria used to generate the list, were four >> more than 17.000 wines were passed to the screen >> quality (represented by score), value (issue price), availability (measured according to bottles made or imported), and what has been called the "X-factor" or the excitement generated by such a wine.

In the list of Wine Spectator 2012, 13 countries are represented, the average score awarded to the wines in ranking was always higher than 93 points, while the average price per bottle is equivalent to 46 U.S. dollars.

Among the Italian wines we find sixteen labels, seven of which from Toscana and five from Piemonte. The one in the top ten, in ninth place, the Tuscan Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2007.

Let's have a look to the top ten according to Wine Spectator:
1 Shafer Relentless Napa Valley 2008
2 Château de St.-Cosme Gigondas 2010
3 Two Hands Shiraz Barossa Valley Bella’s Garden 2010
4 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010
5 Château Guiraud Sauternes 2009
6 Château Léoville Barton St.-Julien 2009
7 Shea Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Shea Vineyard Estate 2009
8 Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 2009
9 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2007
10 Achával-Ferrer Malbec Mendoza Finca Bella Vista 2010

Here are the Italian labels in the standings:
9 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 2007
17 Punset Barbaresco 2007
24 Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2008
25 Fontodi Colli della Toscana Flaccianello 2009
31 Castello di Monsanto Riserva 2009
41 Folonari Chianti 2010
44 Giuseppe Mascarello & Figlio Barolo Monprivato 2007
46 Roberto Anselmi Veneto White San Vincenzo 2010
47 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Superiore Le Orme 2009
49 Vecchia Cantina di Montepulciano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Leone d’Oro 2009
52 Cavit Vigneti delle Dolomiti Red Alta Luna Phases 2009
66 Marchesi di Barolo Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2011
69 Antonio Caggiano Greco di Tufo Devon 2011
81 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2007
86 Brancaia Maremma Toscana Ilatraia 2010
100 Donnachiara Aglianico Irpinia 2008

I wish you good tasting!
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