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Planeta is a Sicilian wine company established in 1995. Planeta is not one but six ways of articulating the land in six different contexts. Such is the number of estates which produce their wine; boutique wineries each seeking, through careful research, to celebrate its locality. Ulmo at Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Dispensa at Menfi (AG), Dorilli at Vittoria (RG), Buonivini at Noto (SR), Sciara Nuova on Etna at Castiglione di Sicilia (CT) and finally La Baronia at Capo Milazzo (ME) are the Planeta locations, a total surface area of vineyard of 364 hectares.
Their website: http://planeta.it/en/
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Zenato winery possesses a strong link to the richness of its local history and culture, and continues to develop this connection today. The estate is based in a territory that surrounds Lake Garda, with an extraordinary microclimate that allows for an optimal growing season.
Cherishing a ‘frank and simple’ approach to life, Zenato is committed to producing affordable wine of exceptional quality. With a passion for the land and a dedication to vigorous research, innovation and quality improvement, Sergio Zenato strived to eclipse past results. He crafted wines that are known for their quality and consistency.
Zenato has also explored another important area of Italian wine production — Valpolicella. It is here that they have dedicated endless efforts to the improvement and success of Amarone production, a wine of noble attributes and prestige. Zenato has entered into international markets and received the highest accolades from the wine industry’s leading experts, praise that reflects the way in which the company operates on a daily basis.
Zenato has featured highly in wine shows and reviews. Below some of the points awarded recently:
James Suckling, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012; 92 points
James Suckling, Ripassa Valpolicella Ripasso DOC Superiore; 93 points
Wine Spectator, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2012; 91 points
Their website: http://www.zenato.it/en/
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The Mandrarossa wines are the top range of Cantine Settesoli. They come from the careful selection of both the vineyards and the vines, together with the harmonious combination of local culture, traditional farming and winemaking technology.
Mandrarossa are truly charming wines, meant for the most refined palates and intended for the finest restaurants and the most stylish wine bars.
Inycon, also from Cantine Settesoli, is a range of easy drinking wines which capture the vivid simplicity of Sicilian life.
Their website: https://cantinesettesoli.it/it
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In the Veneto, amidst the Colli di Conegliano hill slopes, in the Ceschin family winery tradition is synonymous with uncompromising quality. It is the unceasing striving for a natural syntony between the activities undertaken and the reflections that bring them into being.
With the melding together of tradition, character, and striving for excellence, each day here witnesses new challenges, the engine that over the years has nourished the relationship of this family with its vineyards, a genuine symbiosis that ensures wines of the highest quality possible.
Their website: http://www.bepindeeto.it/en/index.aspx
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Cavit (which stands for Cantina Viticoltori del Trentino) is a cooperative group that incorporates 11 cooperative wineries in Trentino and their 5.250 associated winegrowers.
Today Cavit gathers, inspects and selects the raw material produced by the associated wineries, carrying out controls at every stage, from maturation through to bottling, with complete respect for the environment.
Cavit collaborates with the renowned San Michele all’Adige Agricultural Institute (Edmund Mach Foundation), which trains the most highly specialised agronomists, as well as with other Italian wine research centres.
As a result, the quality wines produced are nationally and internationally awarded.
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In 1998 Donatella Cinelli Colombini left her family’s estate to start her own, now Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda. She immediately called the Enology school in Siena, asking for a good student to hire as her cellar master. They answered that they had none; cellar masters had to be booked years in advance. When Donatella asked again, specifying however that she wanted a female cellar master, the answer changed.
There were many women available, as no winery would employ them. Realizing the great gap in opportunities between men and women in the industry convinced Donatella Cinelli Colombini to create a winery committed to reducing this discrimination and demonstrating that the production of fine wines does not depend on muscles but on the passion and the talent that both genders have in equal measure.
Operating on 336 hectares on the hills facing Montalcino and its area of Brunello, Chianti Classico and Nobile di Montepulciano, a crossroads of great red wines, the winery produces some of the most incredible wines coming out of Tuscany.
Their website: https://www.cinellicolombini.it
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A story of a family: "It has always been the region and the people that guide us: promoting the wines and unique characteristics of the Langhe, defending the soil and the terroir, and involving the people we work with are among the fundamental principles of our family business."
Riccardo Ceretto, hailing from Valdivilla (hamlet of Santo Stefano Belbo), founded the Ceretto Casa Vinicola in Alba in the 30s. In the 60s, Bruno and Marcello, the sons of Riccardo, selected and purchased vineyards in the Langhe and Roero, including some of the best Barolo and Barbaresco cru for making and marketing their wines. Today, the winery is run by Federico, Lisa, Alessandro and Roberta Ceretto. The third generation.
The Ceretto vineyards are managed through organic farming, which avoids overusing natural resources, continuously analyzing and monitoring according to a model of sustainable development that can last over time, in full respect of man and nature.
Their website: https://www.ceretto.com/it
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The Gaja Winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by five generations of the Gaja family. Giovanni Gaja was the great-grandfather of Angelo Gaja, the Winery's current owner.
In 1994, GAJA acquired its first wine estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. This estate produces three Brunello di Montalcino wines- including the single vineyard Sugarille- from vineyard holdings totaling sixty five acres.
In 1996 Gaja acquired a second property in Tuscany, Ca'Marcanda, located in Castagneto Carducci in Bolgheri. Of the property's 200 acres, 150 have been planted with new vineyards: primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Currently, the Gaja Winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in Piedmont, located in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d'Alba and La Morra).
Since its inception, the Gaja Winery has continuously evolved in ways that have always focused on meticulous care of and attention to the quality of its wines.
Their website: http://gaja.com