"That" time of the year is approaching, that is, the one in which to think about what to let your loved ones find under the tree. So why not surprise them with a bottle of wine, which always gives a lot of satisfaction and which improves over time like the greatest affections? The important thing is not to be banal in the choice and to opt for a truly special label. To best celebrate the end of the year and embellish the laid tables, the Holidays require precious bottles with character, which are capable of making their quality perceived right from the presentation and from the first sip. For this reason, we want to recommend 6 labels to give at Christmas carefully chosen from the award-winning wines of Tenute del Cerro in 2022. Here is our selection, with which you can't go wrong!
Award-winning wines to give at Christmas: the excellence of Montepulciano from Fattoria del Cerro
Important tables like those of the Holidays require important bottles. In this period of the year, in fact, it is right to indulge in that extra whim, even with regard to wine. Giving away only the best of the best of winemaking excellence is the watchword, and our selection, therefore, could only start from the "king of wines", the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. In particular, from the "Silìneo" DOCG - vintage 2019 - which for the sixth consecutive year won the 3 glasses of the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide Vini d'Italia. An important red with a balanced taste.
Another "king" red comes from Fattoria del Cerro: "Antica Chiusina" Nobile di Montepulciano 2017 DOCG which obtained the Corona, i.e. the maximum recognition assigned to wines of excellence by the commissions of national curators and regional coordinators of the Vinibuoni d'Italia del Touring Club. A ruby red, complex and full-bodied, a real protagonist for high quality gifts.
You can't go wrong with Brunello: the wines of La Poderina
Brunello is one of the most loved Italian wines, made from Sangiovese grapes, and giving a bottle of it means giving timeless classicism, elegance and quality. But also in this case there is Brunello and Brunello, and Tenuta La Poderina offers you the choice of two versions of absolute excellence.
Let's start with the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017: 94 points have been obtained by the famous American critic James Suckling, internationally considered among the most authoritative and influential in the world and specialized in Italian wines. What struck him were the aromas of black cherries, cedar, sandalwood and licorice, but also the strong and full-bodied taste.
We raise the level with the "Poggio Abate" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2016 which gets 5 bunches of Bibenda, the famous guide of the Italian Sommelier Federation led by Franco Maria Ricci. It will be for its intense ruby red colour, or for its bouquet of black cherries and red berries, or perhaps for its good complexity, with balanced notes of vanilla and tobacco, that this label has conquered the sommeliers of the guide and – we are sure – it will also conquer you and your loved ones to whom you decide to give this real taste experience.
From the Monterufoli estate, an “agile, elegant, taut" red
Let's move on to Val di Cornia, in Tuscany, a land that offers incredible surprises, such as the "Poggio Miniera" Val di Cornia Rosso DOCG 2013 from the Monterufoli Estate. 95 points assigned to this label by the prestigious Doctor Wine guide by Daniele Cernilli. The reasons? “ruby garnet, bright and intense. Enveloping and clear fruity, spicy notes, cherry jam, maraschino, tobacco, strawberry tree and hints of vanilla. Agile, elegant, taut, very fine flavour, with smooth tannins and an excellent acidity component which makes it deliciously drinkable". Did it convince you to give it away?
Give wonder with the new Còlpetrone label
We close the list of winners with the latest label from the Còlpetrone Estate, which stands out for its preciousness. Because “Ò di Còlpetrone" Sagrantino di Montefalco 2016 is more than just a wine: it tells a new and different story, made up of intense emotions and which releases 100% Sagrantino. It is no coincidence that this new born has won nothing less than the gold medal at the prestigious international competition Mundus Vini. We can only advise you to be amazed - as happened to us - by this intense ruby red wine with garnet reflections, which transmits pleasant and non-aggressive notes to the palate.
If these tips aren't enough for you, here are more to come. In addition to the award-winning and perfect labels to be found under the tree, another option is to give sweet "dessert" wines, symbol par excellence of conviviality and an ideal accompaniment to the festive table, such as Vinsanto di Montepulciano DOC from Fattoria del Cerro or the Moscadello di Montalcino DOC from Tenuta La Poderina.
Or again, you can opt for the prestigious Tenute del Cerro gift boxes: you can choose the wooden box for those looking for an elegant, classic and long-lasting gift, or the cardboard box, light but always refined and with a more modern touch.
In short, with these tips, choosing Christmas gifts has never been easier! Do you already have in mind who to let one of these award-winning labels from Tenute del Cerro find under the tree?