Each year since 1988, Wine Spectator has released its Top 100 list, where editors select the best wines from the thousands they reviewed during the course of the year.
This year, the 2012 Peter Michael Winery Au Paradis Cabernet topped this year’s Top 100 list, which saw US wines make up more than a quarter of the final number, with 27 entries. Italy came second with 20 wines listed, with Brunello di Montalcino from the 2010 vintage taking five places.
“We are proud of this recognition – says Fabrizio Bindocci, president of the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino and general manager of Tenuta Il Poggione, owned by the family Franceschi. The Brunello is at the top of the world rankings and proves that we are going through a period of great success, about the goodness of the grapes and the know-how of the producers. There are four labels of Brunello in the Top 100 : La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010 (13th); Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2010 (18th); Livio Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino PERTIMALI 2010 (27th); Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2010 ( 3th).