The waltz of the winners of the wine guides has started. We begin with the First "Tre Bicchieri" 2016 by Gambero Rosso of 4 regions of southern Italy.

Gratifying results for the most established brands and other realities of Sicilian wine.

The use of the Doc Sicilia is increasing, which is able to characterize and make it immediately distinguishable on international markets the labels of the Island.

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cl. Dorilli ’13 – Planeta

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cl. Giambattista Valli Paris ’11 – Feudi del Pisciotto

Contea di Sclafani Riserva del Conte ’10 – Tasca d’Almerita

Etna Bianco A’ Puddara ’13 – Tenuta di Fessina

Etna Rosso Arcurìa ’13 – Graci

Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana ’13 – Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso San Lorenzo ’13 – Girolamo Russo

Etna Rosso V. Barbagalli ’12 – Pietradolce

Etna Rosso Zottorinotto Ris. ’11 – Cottanera

Faro ’13 – Le Casematte

Harmonium ’13 – Firriato

Lorlando ’14 – Alliata

Marsala Sup. Semisecco Targa 1840 ’04 Ris. – Florio

Sicilia Bianco Maggiore ’14 – Rallo

Sicilia Deliella ’13 – Feudo Principe di Butera

Sicilia Nero d’Avola Saia ’13 – Feudo Maccari

Sicilia Noà ’13 – Cusumano

Sicilia Rosso Ramione ’13 – Baglio di Pianetto

Tancredi ’11 – Donnafugata

Timperosse Mandrarossa ’14 – Settesoli Positive notes for the Puglia wine on the economic and qualitative side. The success in the markets, especially the foreign ones, continues unabated. Two are the winning brands: Primitivo; the other is the magic name Salento, which encompasses the wines from across the peninsular region in the Bari–Taranto area.

Qualitative growth is palpable right in the territories of the designations of origin.

The difficulties are related to the production of white and rosé wines.

To conclude, let us return to the issue of extra–heavy bottles, which many producers reserve for their top wines.

Castel del Monte Rosso V. Pedale Ris. ’12 – Torrevento

Gioia del Colle Primitivo 17 Vign. Montevella ’12 – Polvanera

Gioia del Colle Primitivo Et. Nera Contrada San Pietro ’13 – Plantamura

Gioia del Colle Primitivo Marpione Ris. ’11 –Viglione

Gioia del Colle Primitivo Muro Sant’Angelo Contrada Barbatto ’12 – Chiaromonte

Masseria Maime ’12 – Tormaresca

Negroamaro ’13 – Carvinea

Primitivo di Manduria Raccontami ’13 – Futura 14

Primitivo di Manduria Talò ’13 – Cantine San Marzano

Primitivo di Manduria Zinfandel Sinfarosa ’13 – Racemi

Salice Salentino Rosso Per Lui Ris.’13 – Leone De Castris

Salice Salentino Rosso Selvarossa Ris. ’12 – Cantine Due Palme

Torre Testa ’13 – Tenute Rubino On the one hand the Molise region: a border land between Abruzzo and Campania, which seems to be made for viticulture, but the results are not as expected yet.

Not fully achieved yet is also the production of Calabria, probably the first region in Italy to grow vines and to produce wine in a modern way. Also this year two out of the three wines awarded with the "Tre Bicchieri" come from the district of Cirò.

There is a subject on which, however, Calabria is at the forefront: that is sustainability, not only as organic and biodynamic, but also as renewable energies and greenhouse gas reductions.

Tre Bicchieri Molise

Molise Rosso Don Luigi Res. ?12 ? Di Majo Norante

Tre Bicchieri Calabria

Grisara ?14 ? Roberto Ceraudo

Magno Megonio ?13 ? Librandi

Moscato Passito ?14 ? Luigi Viola