The 2016 new
Hard to believe but true, the 26th edition of the guide has awarded 668 wine labels, six of them distinguished with an Oscar quality/price ratio and 21 with a regional one.
Among the whites awarded with a national Oscar, the Alto Adige Terlano Pinot Bianco '14 (from the wine maison Convento Muri-Gries), costing only 10 Euros.
Its peer-winning companion is Frascati Superiore Vigneto Santa Teresa '14 (Fontana Candida) whose price is 9.90 ?. Vermentino di Gallura Piras '14 is the third one and costs 7.20 ?.
With regard to the red ones receiving a national Oscar, Barbera d'Asti Superiore I Tre Vescovi '13 (Cantina Sociale Vinchio Vaglio Serra) sold for 9.20?; Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Colle Secco Rubì '12 (Cantina Tollo) whose price is 8 ? and last but not least Sicilia Rosso Centopassi '14 (Cantina Centopassi) costing 8,60 ?.
Worth mentioning is also Carema Et. Nera '12 - from the wine maison Cantina dei Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema - not popular despite the great care producers make it. In fact, it is aged in oak barrels for 2 years, letting it absorb all the rich aromas, such as roses and liquorice. Purchasers should be surprised to see this wine sold for 8 ?.
Those who are in love with Chardonnay should not miss Chardonnay Simboli '14 (La Vis/Valle di Cembra). The label has already sold hundreds of thousands of bottles to the most honest price of 7.70 ?.
Finally, wine amateurs looking for an intense taste should definitely try the Sicilian Sherazade '14 from Donnafugata. Full-bodied and fruity, it is available for only 10 ?.
It goes without saying that all the wines included in Berebene can be easily found at supermarkets, in Italy and abroad.