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To blend with Pizza, Pasta, and Gelato which are gifted by Italy to our tastebuds, Italy has also given us luscious wines! 2021 Paris Wine Cup saw a blend of outstanding wines from all around the world. But the wines of Italy seized the spotlight.
Here are the best 10 award-winning wines from Italy with the tasting notes given by our judges, who are some of the leading trade buyers in France.
2017 Rosso 39 by Borgoverde Soc Agricola won ‘Gold,’ ‘Best in the show by Country,’ ‘Best in the show by varietal’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2017 Rosso 39 is a Full body with ripe red fruits with long-lasting blackcurrant and cherry flavors. Pepper spices on the finish.
Rosso 39 can be pair best with Gnocchi with goose sauce with a knife, baked duck with mashed potatoes, roasted goose.
2018 Barbera D'asti Superiore Solneri by Pescaja Az.agricola Di Guido Dott.giuseppe won ‘Gold’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2018 Barbera D'asti Superiore Solneri is Red fruit-driven on the nose. Balanced on the palate with flavors of dark raspberries, vanilla, cocoa powder, and mint.
A quick tip Barbera D'asti Superiore Solneri wine would accompany pork, veal, braised meats, or mature funky cheeses.
2020 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Extra Dry Superiore D.O.C.G. Millesimato “Medaglia” by Astoria won ‘Gold’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2020 Valdobbiadene Prosecco Extra Dry Superiore D.O.C.G. Millesimato “Medaglia” is light bodied off-dry Prosecco has flavors of crisp granny smith apples, lemon peels and fresh yellow flowers.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Extra Dry Superiore D.O.C.G. Millesimato “Medaglia” will be Ideal for an aperitif, shellfish, or even fruity lighter desserts.
2019 "Rive di Santo Stefano” Spumante Extra Dry by Drusian Azienda Agricola Drusian Francesco won ‘Gold’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2019 "Rive di Santo Stefano” Spumante Extra Dry is floral with white peach flavors. The attack is ample, the bubbles are rich and satisfying. It delivers pear and apricot aromas.
A quick tip "Rive di Santo Stefano” Spumante Extra Dry is a great sparkling for an aperitif or tapas.
2019 Dirupo Extra Dry by Azienda Agricola Andreola Di Stefano Pola won ‘Gold,’ & ‘Best in the show Varietal’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2019 Dirupo Extra Dry has Delightful aromas of pear, apple, and peach. The palate is both refreshing and bright with citrus aromas. The finish is long and with a slightly sweet sensation.
Dirupo Extra Dry can be paired with oysters or mussels.
2016 Siresol Severino Collezione Jako Wine By Jako Wine Aerologistik Srl won ‘Gold’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2016 Siresol Severino Collezione Jako Wine is a full-bodied red wine that has flavors of cherries, plums, and strawberries. The wine has notes of vanilla, cedar, and chocolate.
Siresol Severino Collezione Jako Wine should be served with red meat or aged cheese.
2019 Cartizze by Azienda Agricola Andreola Di Stefano Pola won ‘Gold,’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. 2019 Cartizze is Aromatic sparkling wine that showcases white flowers, white peaches, and red apples. The wine has flavors of pear, lychee, and crisp green apple.
Cartizze would pair well with a cheese board or apple pie.
2019 Vigne Dei Piai Rive Di Rolle by Azienda Agricola Andreola Di Stefano Pola won ‘Silver’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. Aromatic sparkling wine of green apple, candied pear, and apple blossoms. The wine has flavors of lychee and pear.
Vigne Dei Piai Rive Di Rolle would make for one delicious aperitif.
2017 Yaro Rosso Di Toscana IGT by Borratella won ‘Silver’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. Aromatic red wine with notes of plum, red cherry, raspberry, and vanilla.
With Yaro Rosso Di Toscana IGT Flavors of dark chocolate and anise on the finish.
2019 Vermentino Di Gallura Superiore DOCG Serenata by Silvio Carta SRL won ‘Silver’ at the 2021 Paris Wine Cup. Aromatic white with peach, raisin, lemon. Round and expressive with fruity hints in the end. Flavors of apricot, yogurt, grapefruit peels, and blood orange zest.
Vermentino Di Gallura Superiore DOCG Serenata should be paired with rich and creamy on the palate.
Hosted by Beverage Trade Network, The Paris Wine Cup aims to recognize and promote wine brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. A competition that judges the wines on the basis of Quality, Value, and Packaging.
Check out the 2021 PWC winners here.
To look at our judging panel, click here.
Paris Wine Cup will be assessed and judged by a leading panel of top-level wine buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility. Or wine consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new wine brands or buying wine for commercial resale.
Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Value, Quality, and Package.
Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors, and influencers globally via the Beverage Trade Network Community.