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Vinoway Selection 2024: Gold Awards for our 2018 Sangiovese

 At the Vinoway Awards ceremony on October 21, in addition to our oenologist Dr. Jacopo Vagaggini, two of our popular Otto Ettari wines were honored. 

 The 2018 Sangiovese DOCG and the 2018 Sangiovese DOCG Riserva impressed the jury of the largest event in Southern Italy during the “Dinner with the Stars” tasting at the picturesque Castello Monaci with their unique taste. 

 We are proud to once again shine with a gold award for the best Italian wines and thank the commission for the event. 

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Vinoway awards Dr. Jacopo Vagaggini: Best Young Italian enologist 2023

Zweigeteiltes Bild: Links Text vor lila Hintergrund "Vinoway Selection 2024. 21 Ottobre 2023. I migliori vini d'Italia. Jacopo Vagaggini. Miglior Giovane Enologo Italiano 2023. Castello Monaci - Salice Salentino (LE)". Rechts: Portrait von Jacopo Vagaggini.

The prestigious Vinoway Awards Commision has named our enologist Dr. Jacopo Vagaggini as the Best Young Italian enologist 2023. We look forward to the awards ceremony on October 21st at Castello Monaci Resort.

Jacopo Vagaggini was born with a passion for wine: His family has been successful enologists for three generations. After a high-level study and a doctorate at Oxford and the University of Bordeaux, he dedicated himself to experimental research, gaining experience in Europe and also in Argentina, before returning to the terroir at the bottom of Monte Amiata to live his own wine philosophy. Together with his father, “Mr. Sangiovese” Paolo Vagaggini, he runs a large laboratory in Siena.

Jacopo Vagaggini strives for the ideal of a modern, elegant wine that respects and cultivates the unique identity of its terroir. We at Otto Ettari are proud and grateful to have enologist Dr. Jacopo Vagaggini accompany us on our journey.

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Otto Ettari once again awarded gold at MUNDUS VINI

MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2023: The Otto Ettari Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva, 2018 vintage and the Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG, 2018 vintage were also awarded gold in their second participation at the major international wine award of the Meininger Verlag. 

Over six days of tasting, 242 international wine experts judged over 7,500 wines from around the world. We are pleased that our wines convinced with their complexity, acidity and yet time fruity note and won gold.

The evaluation of the 2018 Montecucco Sangiovese DOCG including the prepared taste profile of the jury can be found here.
You can see the result including the taste profile of the 2018 Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva here.