The Most Expensive Italian Wines

Wine Searcher is a web search engine dedicated to wine founded in London where customers can find more than 43,000 online stores selling wine. With information drawn from its database, the website has come up with a list of the most expensive Italian wines.

As expected, the first 12 include the most famous Italian winemakers and producers, such as Marchesi Frescobaldi (Ornellaia), Bruno Giacosa, Giuseppe Quintarelli, Giacomo Conterno, Biondi Santi, Romano Dal Forno, Gianfranco Soldera, Giuseppe Mascarello and Angelo Gaja.

However, there is also a surprise: a little known wine artisan, Enzo Pontoni, who produces the red Refosco in the eastern hills of Friuli, near Udine. A bottle of his wine costs an average of 446 dollars. Pontoni works on a small patch of land, produces less than 10,000 bottles a year, pays extreme care to his vineyards, has no website and no tasting room. He spends more time on his tractor than in his office and to wine lovers he is the ultimate artisan winemaker.

Here is the top 12 list:

   

Wine Name

Average Price (USD)

Maximum Price (USD)

1

 

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia ‘Ornellaia’ Vendemia d’Artista Special Edition Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy

975

6,863

2

 

Bruno Giacosa Collina Rionda, Barolo DOCG, Italy

917

2,433

3

 

Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG, Veneto, Italy

810

1,999

4

 

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

681

3,531

5

 

Falletto di Bruno Giacosa ‘Falletto’ Riserva, Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

651

1,219

6

 

Giacomo Conterno Monfortino, Barolo Riserva DOCG, Italy

607

2,905

7

 

Biondi Santi Tenuta il Greppo Riserva, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italy

538

49,239

8

 

Giuseppe Quintarelli Alzero Cabernet Veneto IGT, Italy

489

1,149

9

 

Giuseppe Quintarelli Bandito Amabile del Cere Passito Veneto IGT, Italy

476

561

10

 

Romano dal Forno Vigneto di Monte Lodoletta, Recioto della Valpolicella DOCG, Italy

463

807

11

 

Miani Calvari Refosco Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

457

684

12

 

Case Basse di Gianfranco Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

425

1,750

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