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Only 4,0, 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).

 

If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.

 

 

Viñedos Alonso del Yerro, Maria (red dry wine; 100% Tempranillo), Ribera del Duero, Spain, the best vintages, until vintage 2014 none. (2018-12)

 

Viñedos Alonso del Yerro, Paydos (red dry wine; 100% Tempranillo), Ribera del Duero, Spain, the best vintages, until vintage 2015 none. (2018-12)

 

Viñedos de Paganos, La Nieta (red dry wine; 100% Tempranillo), Rioja, Spain, the best vintages, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. (2018-12)

 

Vine Hill Ranch, Cabernet Sauvignon (red dry wine), Oakville, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013; not 2014 and 2015. (2018-12)

 

Vino da Tavola, "Table wine". The fourth (lowest) Italian wine class. This class is also used for wines that is made from locally prohibited grapes or unauthorized blends. Previously, one of Italy's top and most expensive wines (Sassicaia) was classified as Vino Da Tavola. Nowadays, Sassicaia is classified as a DOC-wine. (2018-12)

 

Vino de Guarda, a Spanish quality designation for red wines. The wine must be aged for at least 2 years, of which at least 18 months in oak barrels and at least 6 months in bottle.

 

Vino del Año, second name for Vino Joven.

 

Vino de la Tierra, "Country wine", the third wine class of four in Spain. Corresponds to the French Vin de Pays. The Vino de la Tierra-classification regulates, among other things, permitted grape varieties, vinification, alcohol content and the geographical origin.

 

Vino de Mesa, "Table wine", the fourth (lowest) wine class in Spain. The Vino de Mesa-classification has no requirement for the geographical origin or vinification.

 

Vino Joven (also known as Vino del Año), Spanish quality designation for red, white and rosé wines. Wine produced for drinking young. The wine does not undergo any aging or undergoes aging that is shorter than it that applies to Crianza-wines.

 

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a DOCG-wine. The wine is considered one of Italy's best red wines. The wine's exceptional high quality is achieved through low yields (about 30 hl/ha), a long-lasting maceration, fermentation at high temperature and up to two years of aging in large oak barrels. The wine is produced in four different versions: Annata, Selezione, Riserva and Riserva Speciale. The grapes for Annata-wine may come from several different vineyards, and the wine must be aged for at least two years, one year of these in oak barrels. The grapes for Selezione-wine must come from the same vineyard, and the wine must be aged for at least two years, one year of these in oak barrels. That the wine may be called Riserva, it must be aged for at least three years in the oak barrels, Riserva Speciale four years. The wine is produced mainly from Sangiovese grape (at least 70%), but can contain Canaiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Colorino, Mammolo and Merlot (red grapes, max 20%) and the white grapes: Malvasia and Trebbiano Toscano (max 10%). From the beginning of 1990, the proportion of white grapes has decreased from 10% to around 1 to 2%. Nowadays, many wine makers do not use grapes other than Sangiovese. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a great aging potential. (2012-04)

 

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, an Italian appellation that belongs to the Tuscany wine region. The appellation is divided into many wine areas and among the best known are Argiano, Caggiole, Cervognano and Valiano. (2012-04)

 

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano grapes, dominates Sangiovese (here called Sangiovese Grosso or Prugnolo Gentile). (2012-04)

 

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano soils, dominates a mixture of clay, sand and marine deposits. (2012-04)

 

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano the best vintages, 1975, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2013. (2018-12)

 

Vin Santo, an Italian sweet wine. Most Vin Santo is made without regard to wine laws. Dominates as Vino da Tavola-wine, but it also exists as DOC-wine. The wine is made from dried grapes. The grapes are dried by hanging them on racks indoors. Between December and April, the grapes are laid in 50 litres oak barrels so called caratelli along with some wine sediment from the last production. After that the oak barrels have been closed, sealed with wax and placed in a temperature-varying location, the slow (3 to 5 years) fermentation process begins. When the fermentation process is complete, the wine is bottled and then aged for a few more years. (2013-02)

 

Vinsobres, a French appellation that has 440 ha planted with vine and that belongs to the wine district of Southern Rhône, which in turn belongs to the wine region Rhône. The appellation is divided into two wine areas. The first wine area, called Les Côtes, is older vineyards that cover 50 to 200 m wide slopes above village Vinsobres. The second wine area is a high plateau, 360 to 470 m above sea level, which is located above the first wine area. The wine must consist of a minimum of 50% Grenache, and a minimum of 25% Syrah and/or Mourvèdre. (2012-04)

 

Vinsobres grapes, dominates Grenache followed by Syrah and Mourvèdre. (2012-04)

 

Vinsobres soils, clay that goes down to 2 m depth mixed with limestone. (2012-04)

 

Virna, Cannubi Boschis, Barolo (red dry wine; 100% Nebbiolo), Piedmont, Italy, the best vintages, until vintage 2014 none. (2018-12)

 

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