Gambero Rosso is widely regarded as the authoritative listing and rating of Italian wines.
In 1987 the guide profiled 500 wineries and just 1,500 wines. Today there are five times as many cellars and almost 13 times as many wines. In 1987, there were 32 Three Glass awards, in 2011 there are about 400.
The three star award is the most prestigious in the Italian wine industry and is equivalent to an excellent rating with a score usually well above 90 points out of 100.
In 2011 only six regular Brunello di Montalcino wines were awarded three glasses.
As one of the most prominent wine areas in Italy the Brunello wines that wine the three glasses can be regarded as the best of the best
The 2012 three star ratings have now been determined and the Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino 2006 has been awarded three glasses by Gambero Rosso.
This is an outstanding achievement for Querce and the owners Roberto and Sandra.
Roberto said "this award justifies the great care we take in our vineyards, the low yields we develop, the hand picking and the careful and limited use of any additives in our wine making process"
Italian Wine Importers, the sole distributor of Querce in Australia, has the remaining stock of this Querce Bettina Brunello di Montalcino 2006 vintage and also the soon to be released "Riserva" from 2006. For order enquiries go to firstname.lastname@example.org