In a world of wine unfortunately dominated by the American perversion of the rankings, in which the wines are reduced to a simple number, one hears more and more often about the "best wines in the world", without taking into account that it is difficult and also conceptually questionable to compare and insert in the same ranking a Champagne, a Burgundy, a Chablis, a Sancerre, a Bordeaux, a Châteauneuf-du-Pape or a Côte-Rôtie. While aware of the arduous endeavor, we have tried to choose, without assigning scores or making rankings, some labels that every lover of great wines may wish to taste at least once in their lifetime. An absolutely non-exhaustive selection of a dozen wines that are part of the history of enology.

Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
Together with the Blanc de Blancs Clos du Mesnil it represents one of the top quality of the Maison Krug. It is a Blanc de Noir Millesimato produced only in the best vintages with Pinot Noir grapes coming from a small parcel delimited by walls, located in the municipal territory of the Gran Cru of Ambonnay. A few thousand bottles for collectors and true connoisseurs.

Dom Pérignon Brut Vintage
Champagne par excellence. The most famous label in the world, produced only in exceptional years. A vintage that has now entered the myth, made with an assembly of the best chardonnay and pinot noir grapes from the Maison and aged for at least 8 years on the lees.

La Tâche Grand Cru, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
A small vineyard inside one of the most famous parcels in the world. We are talking about a legendary place, which all fans know about. Here pinot noir expresses itself on absolute levels, reaching high heights of elegance and complexity.

Montrachet Grand Cru, Domaine Leflaive
His majesty Chardonnay in one of the best interpretations ever. From a selection of the best grapes of the Grand Cru of Montrachet comes a white characterized by a refined elegance, combined with an unparalleled depth and aromatic complexity.

Pauillac Premier Grand Cru Classé, Château Latour A wine symbol of the Médoc, produced near the Gironde estuary, on fine soils made of clay and alluvial pebbles. A classic Bordeaux blend, which comes from the best grapes of the estate's vineyard, planted with cabernet sauvignon (76%), merlot (22%), cabernet franc and petit verdot (2%).

Pomerol, Château Petrus
Another mythical Bordeaux label, one of the most expensive ever, born in the Pomerol area, the cradle of the largest merlots in the world. A red of rare elegance and complexity, made from a vineyard cultivated 95% with merlot and 5% with cabernet franc.

Sauternes 1er Cru Supérieur, Château d'Yquem
Over four hundred years of history for one of the most famous Bordeaux wines. A musty raisin wine, produced with grapes attacked by Botrytis Cinerea, which releases multifaceted and refined aromas. About 100 hectares of vineyards are cultivated 75% with sémillon and 25% with sauvignon blanc.

Opus One
All the charm of the great Bordeaux reds moved to California. A wine born from the desire of Robert Mondavi and Philippe de Rothscild to produce a great red in Napa Valley. The grapes come from the vineyards grown in the Oakville cru and the assembly is made by: cabernet sauvignon (81%), merlot (6%), cabernet franc (7%), petit verdot (4%) and malbec (2%) .

Ribera del Duero Vega-Sicily Ùnico, Bodega Vega-Sicily
The pearl of Spanish wines. Produced in the Valbuena area, near Valladolid, it comes from a rigorous selection of the best parcels of the estate. Made with fine or tempranillo stain and a small percentage of cabernet sauvignon, it ages for 7 years in French oak barrels and completes the refinement with 2 years in bottle.

Barolo Monprivato, Giuseppe Mascarello
A Barolo that best represents the great Langhe tradition. It is produced from a vineyard grown in the prestigious Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto cru. After 30 months in large Slavonian oak barrels and bottle aging, it gives the emotion of an intense, elegant and complex wine. Nebbiolo in its best guise.

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