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The 5StarWines Selection

WHY PARTICIPATE IN 5STARWINES?

A winning marketing tool!

Wines that qualify with a score of 90/100 or more acquire the right to be published in the international guide 5StarWines – the Book, with their respective score. Selected wines also benefit from constant promotional support by Vinitaly on a domestic and international scale. The initiatives put in place are:

  • dedicated masterclasses during major international trade fair events under the Vinitaly brand, these include Vinitaly Hong Kong, Vinitaly Russia and Vinitaly Chengdu
  • database entries and inclusion in the Wine-Searcher search engine with your respective 5StarWines score
  • inclusion in the Vinitaly 2020 APP
  • communication provided on all Vinitaly International media and social media channels

publication in the 5StarWines – The Book, an effective promotional communication tool in English, distributed to an international audience of buyers, wine professionals, sommeliers and wine lovers during B2B meetings, happenings and trade fairs abroad.

THE ASSESSMENT

All wines participating in the 5StarWines and Wine Without Walls selections are evaluated by the jury during three blind tasting days. Each wine is first assigned a partial score, based on a careful visual and taste-olfactory analysis, then an overall one. The wines that, at this stage, score 85 points or more move to a second examination – the tasting by the Scientific Committee of the General Chairmen – thereafter they receive a final score.

At the end of the three days, wines that reach a rating of at least 90/100 will be published in the international guide 5StarWines – The Book, on paper and in digital format, accompanied by tasting notes written by experts.

At the end of the event, each participating producer receives – in private communication- the evaluation feedback from the 5StarWines jury with regard to each wine entry. This is important feedback for companies since the information comes from experienced professionals.

THE TROPHIES

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

5StarWines SELECTION TROPHIES

  • WINERY OF THE YEAR – GRAN VINITALY
    The special prize “Gran Vinitaly” will be awarded to the producer who obtains the best averaged out result, referring to the scores from at least 3 of his wines that have obtained an award (in at least 2 different categories)
  • BEST ITALIAN WINE – BANCO BPM
    The prize is assigned to the Italian wine that scored the highest score during the 5StarWines selection
  • BEST WINES – THE BEST WHITE WINE
    Assigned to the wine scoring the most in this section during 5StarWines
  • BEST WINES – THE BEST ROSÉ WINE
    Assigned to the wine scoring the most in this section during 5StarWines
  • BEST WINES – THE BEST RED WINE
    Assigned to the wine scoring the most in this section during 5StarWines
  • BEST WINES – THE BEST SWEET WINE
    Assigned to the wine scoring the most in this section during 5StarWines
  • BEST WINES – THE BEST SPARKLING WINE
    Assigned to the wine scoring the most in this section during 5StarWines

THE 5STARWINES CERTIFICATE

All wines with a rating of at least 90/100, and consequently selected for the Guide, receive the official certificate indicating their achieved score, on both paper and in digital format.

THE VINITALY APP

All companies participating in Vinitaly 2020 and placing at least one wine in the 5StarWines – the Book guide can be located through the VINITALY APP, this is dedicated to the most important foreign buyers attending the Fair.

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES

STILL WINES

  • still white wines put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)
  • still white wines processed in barrels, or in any refined wood casing, provided they have been available for sale for the first time in either 2018, 2019 or 2020
  • still red wines put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)
  • still red wines processed in barrels, or in any refined wood casing, provided they have been available for sale for the first time in either 2018, 2019 or 2020
  • still rosé wines put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)
  • naturally sweet still wines put up for sale in the last three vintages (2018, 2019 or 2020)
  • still liqueur wines

SEMI SPARKLING WINES

  • semi-sparkling dry and semi-dry white and rosé wines with a residual sugar up to 32 gr/liter, put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)
  • semi-sparkling dry and semi-dry red wines with a residual sugar up to 32 gr/liter, put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)
  • medium-sweet and sweet semi-sparkling white, rosé and red wines with a residual sugar of more than 32 gr/liter put up for sale in the last two vintages (2019 and 2020)

SPARKLING WINES

  • sparkling wines produced using autoclave fermentation (charmat method), put up for sale in the last two vintages (2018 and 2019);
  • sparkling wines produced using bottle fermentation (classic method), put up for sale in the last two vintages (2018 and 2019);
  • sweet sparkling wines put up for sale in the last two vintages (2018 and 2019)

FLAVORED WINES

  • white, red and rosé flavored wines which have an actual alcohol/volume content of no less than 14.5%, but less than 22%

FOR EACH LABEL IT IS NECESSARY TO SEND:

  • n° 4 (four) x 0.750 l bottles or, alternatively and only for natural sweet wines and liqueur wines
  • n. 8 (eight) x 0.500 l or 0.375 l bottles, complete with all labels packed together in a single case

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