My 10 Wine Picks From Gambero Rosso 2024

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Gambero Rosso is the leading platform for the promotion of Italian wine in the world.  Each year they have a tasting of all Italian wines submitted to them and they rank the wines with the top wines given the title of Tre Bicchieri, Three Cups in English.   Last year a selection of people from Gambero Rosso reviewed 2,647 Italian wineries and a total of 25,231 wines. 498 wines were awarded their top honour. With these Tre Bicchieri wines, Gambero Rosso then visits select cities around the world to offer these wines for tasting. 

Here are my top 10 selections.  As we move into hot sunny weather, I kept my wine tasting to white, rosé, and sparkling wines. 

My 10 Wine Picks

Tenuta Mancassola Biancospino Garganega 2022 –  Nice fresh stone fruit aromas with more on the palate. Dry with medium acidity and a thicker mouthfeel.  Peppery toward the finish. 4.5 stars

Le Vigne di Zamo Vigne 50 Anni Friuli Colli Orientali 2021 – A deeper, clear, bright, lemon colour. Light ripe stone fruits and dried apricot aromas.  A dry, soft medium plus body.  Medium acidity.  Ripe stone fruit flavours along with pine needles and some spiciness.  Medium-plus length.  The stone fruit and pine needle flavours last to the end.  Excellent. 4.5 stars5 stars

Tenuta Mancassola Biancospino Garganega 2022 and Le Vigne di Zamo Vigne 50 Anni Friuli Colli Orientali 2021 wines
Tenuta Mancassola Biancospino Garganega 2022 and Le Vigne di Zamo Vigne 50 Anni Friuli Colli Orientali 2021 wines

Planeta Etna Contrada Taccione Bianco 2021 – A pale lemon colour.  It has a light stone fruit nose.  Stone fruits on the palate, plus citrus, minerality and flintiness. Also touches of tropical fruit and pepperiness.  This wine is dry and smooth with a medium-plus body.  A fun wine. 4.5 stars

Tenuta Corte Giacobbe Soave 2023 – A medium intensity stone fruit nose.  Dry, medium body with a smooth mouthfeel.  Medium acidity.  Stone fruit plus mintiness and pine needles on the palate.  Solid quality.  4.5 stars

Planeta Etna Contrada Taccione Bianco 2021 and Tenuta Corte Giacobbe Soave 2023 wines
Planeta Etna Contrada Taccione Bianco 2021 and Tenuta Corte Giacobbe Soave 2023 wines

Barone Pizzinni Dosaggio Zero Animante L.A. – This Franciacorta sparkling wine has stone fruit and stone fruit skin aromas.  It is fuller body with medium-sized biting bubbles.  High acidity.  Stone fruits and skins flavours with apples on the mid-palate. 4.5 stars

Barone Pizzini Dosaggio Zero Bagnadore Riserva 2016 – Franciacorta.  A medium-intensity clear lemon colour in the glass.  Light toasty apple aromas.  Dry with high acidity.  Minerality, crisp and bruised apple flavours.  Creamy, medium-sized bubbles.  Medium-plus length. 4.5 stars5 stars

Barone Pizzinni Dosaggio Zero Animante L.A and Dosaggio Zero Bagnadore Riserva 2016 wines
Barone Pizzinni Dosaggio Zero Animante L.A and Dosaggio Zero Bagnadore Riserva 2016 wines

Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2022 – This wine has a medium-intensity lemon-green colour.  Light aromas of stone fruits and flint.  Medium body with a soft mouthfeel.  Stone fruit flavour with lesser amounts of lemon, flint and pepperiness. 4.5 stars

Bentu Luna Moratti Pas Dose, NV – A sparkling wine made from Pinot Noir grapes.  It has a medium-plus intensity lemon colour. Nice toasty apple aromas.  Dry, medium-plus body with higher acidity.  Mouthfilling, small creamy bubbles.  Tasty apple and light toastiness on the palate.  Medium length.  Quality. 4.5 stars

Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdichhio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2022 and Bentu Luna Moratti Pas Dose, NV wines
Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdichhio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2022 and Bentu Luna Moratti Pas Dose, NV wines

Tenuta Gorghi Tondi Midor Cataratto 2022 – Medium intensity, bright pear skin colour.  Delicious aromas of mandarin oranges.  This wine is dry with a medium-minus body and medium-minus mouthfeel.  It is smooth and lean on the palate.  Mandarin orange flavour plus a hint of sweet spices. 4.5 stars

Cavicchioli Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut Rose del Cristo M. Cl. – A rosé Lambrusco!  This wine has a pale peach skin colour.  Nice, medium-intensity aromas of stone fruits.  Medium-plus body with creamy small bubbles and higher acidity.  Crisp red apple and tart red fruit flavours.  A touch of tannins on the finish.  4.5 stars5 stars

Tenuta Gorghi Tondi Midor Cataratto 2022 and Cavicchioli Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut Rose del Cristo M. Cl
Tenuta Gorghi Tondi Midor Cataratto 2022 and Cavicchioli Lambrusco di Sorbara Brut Rose del Cristo M. Cl

Where Can I Buy These Wines?

I am not sure as there was no booklet with the tasting to indicate wine agents.  I did see that the Planeta Etna Contrada Taccione Bianco 2021 has an agent, so is available in BC.  For the other wines, you will have to check online through BC Liquor stores or one of the private wine shops.

Author: mywinepal
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

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