Top 10 wines in the US press

In recommending wines from Italy Jon Bonné picks a wine that “shows the best of Etna’s style” while Bill St John highlights an “amazing and gorgeous” Amarone.

US PressThe San Francisco Chronicle‘s wine editor Bonné visited Etna and highlighted how much the region had changed since his previous visit four years ago. He said that in that time “Etna has become Sicily’s diva, enjoying a whirlwind popularity.”

He added: “It is easy to see why Etna’s charms resonate. While their lightness of step evokes a fond comparison to Pinot Noir, they also share a rectitude and earthy depth with Nebbiolo.”

St John, writing in the Chicago Tribune, features Amarone della Valpolicella, writing: “The wine is high in alcohol (15 to 16%), sometimes ever-so-slightly sweet and powerfully flavoured.

“Because of the exceptional ripeness of both fruit and tannin, it is also softly textured, rich and luxuriant. All these traits account for the ‘big’ part of ‘Amarone’.”

Click through the following pages to find out which wines these and other US wine writers have recommended over the last week.

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