Surprises and confirmations from international Guides and Magazines
Confirmations and surprises for Cupertinum’s wines, this is how we could summarize the loot of awards received again this year by 2021 Wine Guides and prestigious international magazines. In quick succession, here are the main awards to the labels of the historic Copertino winery:
SLOWWINE by SlowFood assigns the “TopWine / Vino Quotidiano” award to Spinello dei Falconi Rosato Igt Salento from Cupertinum, a historic winery in Copertino. The wines awarded with the qualification “TopWine / Daily Wines” are the “Excellent wines from an organoleptic point of view with an advantageous quality-price ratio”. In addition, the SlowFood guide assigns again the “Coin” to all the wines of the winery for the quality-price ratio.
Ian D’Agata – one of the top international critics – describes on VINOUS the Copertino Rosso Riserva as follows : “Intense ruby red. Generous and well-focused aromas and flavors of red fruit, goudron, licorice and undergrowth. It boasts a wonderful acid-fruit balance. tannin, with a long, smooth and fresh finish. A terrific wine and an exceptional purchase for the price “. 92 points!
WINE SPECTATOR, the most famous magazine in the world dedicated to wine, awarded the Copertino Riserva of Cupertinum, the historic Winery of Copertino, with 91 points. This is the description made by Wine Spectator’s critics: “Wonderfully fragrant, with exotic spices, this full-bodied red is soft and velvety on the palate, with clear and fine tannins and flavors of cherry and ripe plum, candied orange, violet and graphite. This blend of negroamaro and black malvasia is elevated with grace ”.
Announcements! DECANTER, the famous and historic English-language magazine, awards the Negroamaro Salento Igt with the Silver Medal and 92 points, while the Primitivo and Spinello dei Falconi are awarded the Bronze Medal. Last year it was the Copertino Riserva that won the Silver medal.
VITAE, guide from the Italian Sommelier Association, rewards us with a beautiful technical sheet and excellent evaluations of the wines: “The wines have the main grape variety in Negroamaro and the stylistic code in the straightforward typicality … the constant commitment of this winery to culture and society “, write the AIS sommeliers.
I VINI DI VERONELLI also underlines the social and cultural value of the Winery and assigns 2 Stars to: Glykós, Copertino Doc, Squarciafico Rosato, Spinello dei Falconi, Primitivo and Negroamaro.
VINIBUONI D’ITALIA from the Touring Club: 4 Stars at Copertino Doc at Glykòs, 3 Stars at Primitivo and Spinello dei Falconi.
BIBENDA of the Italian Sommelier Foundation awards Cupertinum wines with an interesting technical sheet and excellent evaluations: “the proposed battery of wines satisfies for elegance and territoriality” and 4 Grappoli for the Copertino Doc.
For the Best Wines of Italy / Luca Maroni, the 2021 top is represented by Spinello dei Falconi, 90 points, and Copertino Doc, with 91.
From Cupertinum, Francesco Trono, president, and Giuseppe Pizzolante Leuzzi, oenologist, declare themselves very satisfied with the results, but ready for new challenges and are already working to obtain even better awards.