Tasting Report: Tre Bicchieri Italian Wines 2010

Gambero Rosso puts on a tasting event of its most highly rated Italian wines — tre bicchieri, or three glasses — every year. I was fortunate to be able to sample 41 different wines from this elite event, with wines from all over the country.

There’s no rhyme or reason to what’s on tap at Tre Bicchieri — everything from Prosecco to Barolo to Nero d’Avola can be found in the aisles here. As such, I’ll leave any broad generalizations about vintages or varietals to your analysis of my ratings. A special note however for 2005 Benanti Il Drappo, a modestly priced Nero from Sicily that had everything I love to get out of that grape and more.

2010 Tre Bicchieri Italian Wines Summary Report

2004 Masi Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. Campolongo di Torbe / B+

2006 Nino Negri Valtellina Sfursat 5 Stelle / B / vegetal

2006 Nino Negri Valtellina Sfursat / A-

2006 Isole e Olena Cepparello / B+

2007 Feudo Maccari Saia / B+

2006 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Sup. Nizza La Court / C-

2005 Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cerequio / A-

2004 Tenuta la Fuga – Folonari Brunello di Montalcino / B- / barnyard notes

2006 Tenuta la Fuga – Folonari Cabreo il Borgo / B+

2006 Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia / B+

2007 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto / B

2005 Pio Cesare Barolo Ornato / A-

2006 Particaia Montefalco Sagrantino / A-

2005 Germano Barolo Cerretta / B+

2005 Germano Barolo Prapo / B

2004 Giancarlo Travaglini Gattinara Riserva / A- / great balance

2008 Planeta Cometa / B+ / lighter viognier style

2000 Ferrari Trento Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore Brut / B / apple juice like

2007 Petrolo Galatrona / A- / 100% merlot, surprising

2005 Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole / A-

2008 Cantina Produttori San Michele Appiano A.A. Sauvignon St. Valentin / B-

2006 Antinori Tignanello / A-

2005 Antinori Barolo Bussia Prunotto / B-

2005 Sant’Antonio Amarone della Valpolicella Campo dei Gigli / B+ / mint and rosemary character

2008 Nino Franco Valdobbiadene Grave di Stecca Brut / B

NV Nino Franco Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut Rostico / A- / like SweetTarts

2005 Bridaldara Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. / A-

2004 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino / B

2008 Pra Soave Cl. Monte Grande / B-

2006 Sapaio Bolgheri Sapaio Sup. / B-

2006 Benanti Etna Rosso Serra della Contessa / A-

2005 Benanti Il Drappo / A / incredible balance

2006 Fattoria Felsina Fantalloro / B-

2004 Oddero Barolo Mondoca di Bussia Soprana / A-

2005 Allegrini – Corte Giara Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. / A- / plum and cherry

2006 Allegrini – Corte Giara W. Dedicato a Walter / B

2008 Cantina Tramin A.A. Gewurztraminer Nussbaumer / C+ / you don’t hear about a lot of Italian Gewurz… there’s a reason for that

2005 Castellare di Castellina I Sodi di San Niccolo / A-

2007 Di Majo Norante Molise Aglianico Contado Ris. / B+ / big cocoa finish

2007 Librandi Ciro Rosso Duca Sanfelice Ris. / C-

2005 Zenato Amarone della Valpolicella Cl. / B+ / very sweet, with a maple syrup character

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