The second, and equally important aspect of the selection process is simple. These great wines have to be offered to consumers at fair and affordable prices. Our Winery of the Year 2013 satisfies both requirements completely. In fact pricing is in part why I’m choosing this year’s winery of the year. You see the prices for these wines are going up. Not quickly, but steadily, and while still in the realm of affordability for many people I think the top wines, which are already pushing $60 a bottle, will soon be even more.
Not too long ago these wines were under $50 a bottle, and along with several other great producers, Produttori del Barbaresco and Simon Bize spring to mind, a string of ridiculous values has garnered the attention of those in the know. Great values become simply great wines, so with today’s choice of Winery of the Year I hope to turn you on to a great value that for me is one of the world’s truly iconic wines.