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Sicily's Tasca d'Almerita wins Bibenda's best white

Italian sommelier association releases 2013 guide

Sicily's Tasca d'Almerita wins Bibenda's best white

Rome, June 4 - The 2013 edition of the Italian wine sommeliers' guide Bibenda awarded the annual 'Oscar' to Sicilian producer Tasca d'Almerita's 2010 Chardonnay in the white category and Tuscany's Tenuta San Guido's 2009 Bolgheri Sassicaia as the top red, the sommeliers' association AIS said on Tuesday. The Bibenda guide, known for the last 12 years as Duemilavini, gives yearly reviews based on the AIS's 100-point scheme, awarding top wines with 'grapppoli' (grape bunches), five grappoli being the highest possible rating. In the rose' category, Puglia's Five Roses Anniversario 2011 by Leone de Castris was the winner, in the sparkling category there was a tie between Lombardy's Franciacorta Gran Cuvee Brut 2007 by Bellavista and Puglia's Gran Cuvee XXI Secolo 2007 by D'Arapri' estates. Alto Adige's Moscato Rosa 2010 won best dessert wine, while Abruzzo producer of Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Leonardo Pizzolo, was awarded best label design for its Vigna Capestrano 2010 Valle Reale.

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