Tre bicchieri are Gambero Rosso’s symbol for excellent wine. Gambero Rosso, red prawn, has a long and interesting story. All the way from a culinary insert they grew to the major player on the Italian culinary and wine market.
Among the activities they publish an excellent wine and restaurant guide. They run ‘cities of taste’ all over Italy, with professional food related activities.
The Gambero Rosso wine ratings in Vini d’Italia are built up on the number of glasses (bicchieri) awarded to a wine, which is indicated in the wine guide with a number of stylized glasses next to the wine’s name. The highest rating is three glasses (Tre Bicchieri).
They recently published a preview for 2021, starting with Sicilian wines. It shows new tendencies, confirms some old.
Cerasuolo di Vittoria
New in the list, yet not a real surprise. Cerasuolo di Vittoria takes its name from the city of origin, Vittoria. The wine is a blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato. Cerasuolo refers to the cherry red colour of the wine.
Giambattista Valli ’18 – Feudi del Pisciotto
Il Para Para ’17 – Poggio di Bortolone
Etna Bianchi, white Etna wines
Tre bicchieri, Red Etna
Red Etna wine. Only one defect. You cannot forget you ever had it. And you’ll be back for more. Peculiar, particular, spectacular
Contrada Santo Spirito Part. 468 ’16 – Palmento Costanzo
Erse Contrada Moscamento 1911 ’17 – Tenuta di Fessina
Lenza di Munti 720 slm ’17 – Nicosia
Passorosso ’18 – Passopisciaro
Qubba ’18 – Monteleone
San Lorenzo ’18 – Girolamo Russo
Barbagalli ’17 – Pietradolce
V. Vico Prephylloxera ’17 – Tenute Bosco
Zottorinoto Ris. ’16 – Cottanera
More red and whites. Here’s the other tre bicchieri
Faro ’18 – Le Casematte
Salealto Tenuta Ficuzza ’18 – Cusumano
Catarratto V. di Mandranova ’18 – Alessandro di Camporeale
Chardonnay V. San Francesco Tenuta Regaleali ’18 – Tasca d’Almerita
Mandrarossa Cartagho ’18 – Settesoli
Nero d’Avola Saia ’18 – Feudo Maccari
Perricone Furioso ’17 – Assuli
Perricone Ribeca ’15 – Firriato