The selection of the best wines

Why participate in 5StarWines

Wines that qualify with a score equal to or higher than 90/100 acquire the right to be published, with their respective scores, in the international guide 5StarWines – the Book and in the digital catalogue. The selected wines also benefit from constant promotional support on a national and international scale. The initiatives implemented are:

 Marketing opportunities: events, B2B, grand tasting, showcases, social media, educational initiatives, events with buyers and wine lovers organized by VeronaFiere.
Inclusion of selected wines, with tasting notes and score, in the Vinitaly Wine Directory and Vinitaly App. The App, used by the most important foreign buyers, will allow all companies with at least one wine in the 5StarWines – the Book guide to be located during Vinitaly.
Publication in the guide 5StarWines – the Book consolidated by the evaluation of the experts, who, in addition to giving feedback to each participating wine, will draw up a tasting note dedicated to those selected with a score of at least 90/100.
Insertion of the selected wines into the Digital Catalogue that will be sent to over 10,000 operators in the sector.
Insertion on winesearcher.com, a renowned search engine that enables users to find the price and availability of a wine all over the world.
Social promotion of each selected wine, with score received and tasting notes written by the judges.
Diplomas will be handed out and trophies will be awarded, with tastings of the top performing wines reserved for buyers and the press.
Interviews and Podcasts aimed at producers, real “testimonials”, with specific focus and on the winning wines, promoted on the social channels of the Selection.
Possibility to download stickers corresponding to the score obtained.


EVALUATION

All the wines participating in the 5StarWines – the Book selection are evaluated by the jury during the three days of blind tasting. Each wine is assigned a score by each judge of the Panel on the basis of a careful visual and taste-olfactory analysis; it is up to the Panel Chairman to confirm or attribute the judgment and formulate the final tasting note. The wines which, on the basis of this preliminary evaluation, are suitable for a score of 90 and upwards, are subject to a subsequent judgement – the tasting by the Scientific Committee of the General Chairmen – thus receiving the final score.

At the end of the three days, the wines that reach an evaluation of at least 90/100 are destined for publication in the international guide 5StarWines – the Book, in paper and digital format, accompanied by the tasting notes written by the experts.

At the end of the event, each participating producer receives – on their company account – an evaluation; feedback related to their candidate wines. For the wineries, this is important feedback on their wines as it is from experienced professionals.


TROPHIES

Among the wines selected for publication in the guide, the jury also awards official recognition via special Trophies.

  • WINERY OF THE YEAR – GRAND VINITALY
    Awarded to the producer who has achieved the best result obtained from the sum of the scores of the first three wines selected for inclusion in the Guide, belonging to at least two different categories.
  • BEST ITALIAN WINE – BANCO BPM
    Italian wine selected for inclusion in the Guide that in absolute obtains the best score.
  • BEST WHITE WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST ROSÉ WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST RED WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST SEMI-SPARKLING WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST SPARKLING WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST SWEET WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.
  • BEST FORTIFIED WINE
    The wine that gets the highest score in this category.


THE DIPLOMA

All the wineries whose wines have obtained an evaluation of at least 90/100 receive an official diploma reporting the score achieved, on paper and digital format.


THE CERTIFICATE

Each company whose wines have achieved a score between 85 and 89/100 will be sent a certificate of participation in the selection with their respective score, in digital format.

 

Categories of wines allowed

Wines with denomination of origin (for European Union countries, DOP), with geographical indication (for European Union countries, IGP), generic wines with indication of vintage and/or grape variety (art. 55 of EC Regulation n. 607/2009) and quality sparkling wines and, for non-European countries, regulated by international OIV regulations, are admitted to the Selection.


STILL WINES

  • still white wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre
  • still rosé wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre
  • still red wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre

Within the three groups distinguished, still wines aged in steel, in wood or in other containers for oenological use.


FRIZZANTI WINES

  • white sparkling wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre
  • rosé sparkling wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre
  • semi-sparkling red wines with residual sugar up to 45 grams/litre


SPARKLING WINES

  • white sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of up to 50 grams/litre
  • rosé sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of up to 50 grams/litre
  • red sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of up to 50 grams/litre

Within the three groups we distinguish sparkling wines produced with fermentation in autoclave (charmat method) or in the bottle (classic method, ancestral, col fondo).


SWEET WINES

  • still and semi-sparkling sweet white wines with a residual sugar content of more than 45 grams/litre and sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of more than 50 grams/litre
  • still and semi-sparkling sweet rosé wines with a residual sugar content of more than 45 grams/litre and sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of more than 50 grams/litre
  • still and semi-sparkling sweet red wines with a residual sugar content of more than 45 grams/litre and sparkling wines with a residual sugar content of more than 50 grams/litre


FORTIFIED WINES

Of an actual alcoholic strength by volume of 15% vol. or more, but not exceeding 22% vol.

  • Fortified white wines
  • Fortified rosé wines
  • Fortified red wines


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