Pian dell’Orino 2010 Rosso di Montalcino was granted the title of best Italian wine for 2013 by the British magazine Decanter, and stood third in this enological authority’s rankings for the year’s top 50. As one of Italy’s most famous DOC reds, its vitality and tradition show no sign of waning, rather it is increasingly considered a point of reference for wine experts and hobbyists alike.
The bronze medal was awarded after the careful evaluation of over 3,200 wine labels, including their quality/price ratio. Ten Italian wine bottles made it onto the final list. Of them, the Pian dell’Orino rosso from the town of Montalcino earned the highest honor, followed by another three in the top 20: Terredora Fiano di Avellino 2011, Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico of the same year, as well as Pio Cesare’s Fides Barbera d’Alba.
Other producers mentioned by the UK wine authority were among the most important for the Cirò, Barolo, Chianti Riserva and Gavi Spinola varieties, like Mario Marengo, Librandi and Castello di Tassarolo. You are highly advised to check these items out.