Wine Spectator, the most famous wine magazine in the world, awarded with 91 points the Cupertinum’s Copertino Doc Riserva, the famous Winery from Copertino. The following is the description made by the critics of Wine Spectator (Thomas Mathews, Harvey Steiman, James Laube, Kim Marcus, Bruce Sanderson, Tim Fish, James Molesworth, Alison Napjus, MaryAnn Worobiec, Gillian Sciaretta and Aleksandar Zecevic): “Wonderfully fragrant, with exotic spices , this full-bodied red is soft and velvety on the palate, with clear and fine tannins and flavors of ripe cherry and plum, candied orange, violet and graphite. This blend of negroamaro and black malvasia is gracefully elevated”.
The appreciation by Wine Spectator joined those of Decanter and Ian D’Agata on Vinous! A wonderful international confirmation from the most popular magazines.
Ian D’Agata – one of the greatest international critics – on Vinous thus described the Copertino Rosso Riserva: “Intense ruby red. Generous and well-focused aromas and flavors of red fruit, goudron, licorice and undergrowth. It boasts a wonderful acid balance- fruit-tannin, with a long, smooth and fresh finish. A terrific wine and an exceptional purchase for the price”= 92/100, stellar score!
The enologist Giuseppe Pizzolante Leuzzi and the president Francesco Trono share this satisfaction with Cupertinum’s members: “thanks to these awards we contribute even more to enhancing not only these wines but also our territory and its tourist and cultural heritage”.
We want to recall that Cupertinum’s wines have been appreciated by English critics for over half a century. Hugh Johnson, great old man of wine criticism and the contemporary author who more than any other contributed to wine literature, back in the ‘80s, for the Sunday Times Competition, awarded two wines from our Winery settled in Copertino: the Rosé and the Copertino Doc. On Decanter, Simon Woolf stated: “Cupertinum, one of the oldest and largest cooperatives in Salento, gives a brilliant example with its Copertino Riserva: truly delicious”.
And let’s not forget that: Glykós, the Passito from Negroamaro, has been awarded by L’Espresso guide and included among the 30 Best Passito wines in Italy; it has been awarded with the highest recognition by Vitae, the guide of AIS Sommeliers; and it has won the latest edition of the AIS DolcePuglia Award. On the other side, the Rosé Spinello dei Falconi has been awarded by SlowWine/ SlowFood: “Excellent wine from an organoleptic point of view with an advantageous quality-price ratio”.