Wines and spirits autumn 2023 novelties

This year’s harvest has come to an end and unfortunately, despite a level of quality considered good, it turned out to be less productive than last year with a 12% drop.

October and November news in the beverage world

The novelties we find on the market are productions from previous years that confirm the excellence of our territory and how much even abroad people love our wines. However, Italians don’t drink only wine, they also increasingly appreciate cocktails, which they drink especially during the summer. Thus distillates have gained a good share of the market and even a product like vodka has diversified well over the years.

News from the wine world

In the year in which Mionetto opens the doors of Borgo Mionetto, a multifunctional space dedicated to hospitality and located in the historical headquarters of the Cantina since 1887 in Valdobbiadene, the brand is enriched by a new addition. In the heart of Valdobbiadene stands Villa Morona De Gastaldis, amidst the Prosecco Docg hills.

And it is from the vineyard in front of the villa that the inspiration for an exclusive sparkling wine was born, a Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Brut by Mionetto. “Floral hints, enhanced by elegant fruity notes, while on the palate it is fresh, dry and well-balanced, excellent for tasty aperitifs or in combination with fish dishes and seafood crudités”.

The design also stands out in sophistication and premiumness. Finally, precious materials, metallised textures and light and shade effects enhance the charm and personality of a product with authentic Italian character.

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Nina is born in Villa Santo Stefano

No, it is not a child born in the province of Frosinone, but rather the new label of the renowned winery in the province of Lucca. Nina is a pure Cabernet franc aged for 14 months in French oak barriques. The nose perceives dominant notes of red fruits, while the palate is fresh and juicy.

It is a perfect autumn drink that goes well with dishes such as game and porcini mushrooms. It is a dedication of love, as it is named after the wife of Wolfgang Rietzle, owner of the winery. It is a limited edition of 2000 bottles vintage 2020.

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The new Vistorta labels

Bianca and Brando between tradition and contemporaneity

The historic Friuli-based Vistorta winery, expertly led by Brandino Brandolini d’Adda, presents its two new labels for autumn 2023: Bianca and Brando.

Both are certified organic single-varietal wines, produced using traditional techniques such as prolonged maceration on the skins and manual punching-down.

Bianca is a 100% Friulano wine that ferments for 200 days in open barriques. Vintage 2018, with a straw colour and intense aroma.

On the other hand, Brando is a 100% Merlot wine from 2017, matured in French wood having a strong character.

The company has been certified organic since 2008, has always focused on innovation and sustainability, and in recent years has been focusing on a philosophy of non-interventionism both in the vineyard and in the cellar.

Feudi di Romans: gold for Sontium

The Lorenzon winery in San Canzian d’Isonzo, Feudi di Romans, province of Gorizia, has won a prestigious international award. The Sontium 2021 wine was in fact ranked among the best wines by TheWineHunter Award 2023, earning the gold medal that will be awarded at the next edition of the Merano Wine Festival in November.

James Suckling, the internationally renowned wine critic, described the wine as “refined and concise, structured and dense with a lingering finish”.

But that’s not all, it also won the favour of the British magazine Decanter, enrapturing the palate of English wine critic Jancis Robinson, describing it as having a fabulous texture. Double satisfaction for the Lorenzon family after a harvest that, despite the difficult weather conditions, they judged more than satisfactory.

Pasqua Vini at Wine Star Awards

Y by 11 Minutes the best rosè in the world

The Veronese company Pasqua Vini continues to gain recognition and after having received the award for the best rosé in the world at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles with their label Y by 11 Minutes, they also earn nomination for the second consecutive year in the shortlist of the Wine Star Awards.

Moreover they also earn Tre bicchieri from Gambero Rosso for their Cascina San Vincenzo Amarone della Valpolicella 2018.

An interpreter of the grapes of tradition, with a keen eye on its future development’. With these words, Gambero Rosso well describes the philosophy of Pasqua Vini, now a Valpolicella excellence.

Pasqua vineyards and wineries

A Veronese wine company, owned by the Pasqua family, founded in 1925 and recognised worldwide as a producer and ambassador of prestigious wines from the Veneto region. The company's ambition is to bring into the future, with renewed stylistic codes, all the winemaking experience consolidated in 100 years of history. A family business, it presented the Pasqua House of the Unconventional manifesto. Today, the company also becomes a research laboratory, a space for comparison, where quality and creativity are the protagonists.

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Arte wine, the Limited Edition of Domenico Clerico

Domenico Clerico was one of the greatest innovators in the Italian wine world. It was in 1981 that he first produced Arte, a Langhe red made from Nebbiolo grapes, the first wine from the Langhe to be aged in barriques. Today, the winery is managed by Oscar Arrivabene, who carries on the work with extreme wisdom and has turned Arte into a customisable product.

For the Limited Edition 2023 3-litre magnum, one will be able to choose from ten different labels inspired by the works of two young artists from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Torino. The most chosen work by each artist will be exhibited in the cellar and can be admired during the guided tours. A union between art and good drinking that is becoming increasingly consolidated.

Kelter Lagrein 2020 novità autunno Cavit

Kelter Lagrein 2020: the autumn novelty from Cavit

Cavit, a reality in Trentino that unites 11 social cooperatives and over 5 thousand winegrowers, presents Kelter Lagrein 2020. Made from grapes harvested and selected strictly by hand, Kelter Lagrein 2020 is a Trentino Doc Riserva with an intense ruby red colour.

With refined tannin and good acidity on the palate, it is ideal with game dishes and mature cheeses, making it an excellent wine to drink in the autumn time.

News from the spirits world

A new Limited Edition Vodka for Koskenkorova

Vodka Koskenkorova celebrated Vodka Day on 4 October by presenting its new Limited Edition 7 Botanicals. Produced in the Finnish village having the same name, and distributed in Italy by Compagnia dei Caraibi, Koskenkorova is the world’s first 99.9% sustainable vodka that gives a true contribution to the fight against climate change, thanks to its production through a virtuous model of circular economy.

The 7 Botanicals is made from seven different botanicals and is characterised by the floral notes given by rose petals and elderflower, as well as the citric aroma given by bergamot and lemon.


You can buy the vodka for €17.90 on the e-shop of the Compagnia dei Caraibi.

African Explorer: Elephant Gin celebrates its first 10 years

To celebrate its first 10 years, Elephant Gin presents African Explorer, a Limited Edition with an African flavour. In fact, among the botanicals featured in this product are Buchu leaves from South Africa and Mondora, a nutmeg from Cameroon.

On the label, in addition to the classic elephant logo present on all bottles, there is the number 10 to celebrate the anniversary and the words ‘Ya’a’, which means elephant in the Cameroonian Baka language.

The Limited Edition bottles are made of recycled glass and 15% of the profits will be donated to the African Wildlife Foundation, to protect the African elephants that populate the Dja wildlife reserve in Cameroon.

Limited edition A Tale of Tokyo Glenmorangie whisky

Master distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden‘s passion for the city of Tokyo inspired the new limited edition of Glenmorangie (single malt scotch whisky). The whisky is thus matured for the first time in rare Mizunara oak casks. (The artwork on the label and packaging was created by Japanese artist Yamaguchi Akira)

Inspired by the memories, sensations and flavours of his many visits to Tokyo and fuelled by a desire to experiment with ageing using rare Japanese Mizunara oak barrels, the limited edition single malt characterised by enchanting opposites was born. Pepper meets bitter cherries and coconut, while orange peel blends with incense and sweet oak. On the finish flavours of tangerine, almond and marzipan, typical of Glenmorangie.

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Villa de Varda mountain whisky for Eataly

Born in a limited edition selected by Eataly, theMountain whisky production of the Villa de Varda brand, already a well-known distiller of grappas. Only a few bottles are produced, 432 single malt from barley malt and 432 rye from rye, in addition to the ‘In Quota‘ line in four varieties: Dolomites, Amarone, Passito di Pantelleria and Mountain Rye, so different and recognisable according to the wood used for barrel ageing.

The production phases of the whiskies, 100% Made in Italy, take place in Trentino, in the Brenta Dolomites, where the raw materials, from the waters of the Paganella springs to the local grain production chain, are the absolute protagonists.

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