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Ice Wine, Vernaccia di Oristano, Barolo, Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, and Lambrusco secure top honors in the prestigious 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls Selection at Vinitaly

5StarWines & Wine Without Walls, the prestigious annual wine selection event held for its 8th edition in Verona from 9-11 April, has announced a selection of 884 wines and 19 Trophy winners for 2024. The winner of the Winery of the Year – Grand Vinitaly Trophy is Magnotta Winery Corp, while the Best Italian Wine – Banco BPM Trophy goes to Agricola Gian Piero Marrone. For the “green” section of the Selection, the winery selected for top honors is Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco.

The 2024 edition of 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls drew to a close, after three days of blind tastings by an international panel of judges. Here are the names of the wines and wineries that were awarded the 19 special Trophies.                                      

Ice Wine, Vernaccia di Oristano, Barolo, Cerasuolo, and Lambrusco top honors in 5StarWines & Wine Without Walls Selection at Vinitaly

5StarWines section:      

  • WINERY OF THE YEAR – GRAND VINITALY Magnotta Winery Corp             
  • BEST ITALIAN WINE – BANCO BPM Agricola Gian Piero Marrone – Barolo Docg Bussia 2019  97
  • BEST WHITE WINE Silvio Carta – Vernaccia di Oristano Doc Riserva 2004 96
  • BEST ROSÉ WINE Cantina Tollo – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Dop Deìvaì 2022 93                                                                                               
  • BEST RED WINE Mauro Molino – Barolo Docg Conca 2020 96
  • BEST SEMI-SPARKLING WINE Cantina Sociale di Gualtieri – Reggiano Doc Lambrusco Frizzante Secco Il Ligabue 2023 93
  • BEST SPARKLING WINE Azienda Agricola Tenuta Degli Angeli – Vsq Brut Metodo Classico Degli Angeli 2018 95
  • BEST SWEET WINE Magnotta Winery – Niagara Peninsula Vqa Vidal Icewine Limited Edition 2021 95
  • BEST WINE DISTRIBUTED BY PARTESA Cantine Spinelli – Trebbiano D’Abruzzo Doc Stagioni del Vino 2021 93

Wine Without Walls section:     

  • BEST WINE WITHOUT WALLS WINERY Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco
  • BEST BIODYNAMIC WHITE WINE La Cappuccina – Soave Doc San Brizio 2022 92
  • BEST BIODYNAMIC SPARKLING WINE Ager Patris – Asolo Prosecco Docg Superiore Spumante Dosaggio Zero Sui Lieviti Vino Biologico 2022 92
  • BEST BIODYNAMIC SWEET WINE Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco Vin Santo Del Chianti Doc Occhio Di Pernice Riserva Vino Biologico 2015 96
  • BEST ORGANIC WHITE WINE Feudo Maccari – Animaetnea – Etna Doc Bianco Vino Biologico Animalucente 2022 95                                                                          
  • BEST ORGANIC ROSÉ WINE Senatore Vini – Cirò Dop Rosato Vino Biologico Puntalice 2023 92
  • BEST ORGANIC RED WINE Colomba Bianca – Sicilia Doc Nero D’Avola Vino Biologico Resilience 2022 95
  • BEST ORGANIC SEMI-SPARKLING WINE Cantine Riunite & Civ – Righi – Pignoletto Doc Frizzante Secco Vino Biologico N.V.  92
  • BEST ORGANIC SPARKLING WINE Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco – Oltrepò Pavese Metodo Classico Docg Extra Brut Millesimato Vino Biologico Cuvée n° 2 2016 94
  • BEST ORGANIC SWEET WINE Ca’ Del Colle Di Facchin Mauro – Colli Euganei Fior D’Arancio Docg Spumante Dolce Vino Biologico 2023 95

The full list of selected wines will be available on the event website. Over 2300 wines participated in Veronafiere’s tasting event, one of the most prestigious wine selections in Italy. The participating wines achieving a score of at least 90/100 and will be included in 5StarWines – the Book 2025 along with a dedicated tasting note prepared by the international panel of judges. 

The selected wines also benefit from an ongoing program of promotional support on a national and international scale. The producers whose wines obtained an evaluation of at least 90/100 will receive the diplomas of the Selection during Vinitaly and will be recognized with photos. The wines that achieved a score between 85 and 89 will receive an official certificate of participation in digital format.