July 8th – Now in its 18th edition, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the largest and the most influential wine competition in the world with an unrivaled global reach. Judged by the best wine experts in the world, DWWA is internationally appreciated for its rigorous evaluation process.
Over 15 consecutive days in June, almost 170 expert wine judges, including 44 Masters of Wine and 11 Master Sommeliers, awarded 50 Best in Show, 179 Platinum, 635 Gold, 5,607 Silver and 8,332 Bronze medals.
Considering that only 179 wines out of 18.094 tasted wines have reached the Platinum Medal, of which 36 Italian wines and only 3 of Trentino Alto Adige.
Nosiola of Cantina Toblino, after receiving 97 points in the competition last year with Vino Santo Trentino, confirms itself, winning the Platinum Medal with Largiller 2013. It is described by Decanter as ‘Beautifully perfumed, with a nose layered with dried citrus, vanilla sugar, confectioners custard and russet apple aromas, while the saline palate is textured with lemon, lime and a lovely succulent acidity’.
Nosiola, the only native white grape variety of Trentino, is the iconic grape variety of Cantina Toblino, hearth of viticulture in Valle dei Laghi, Trentino, Nothern Italy. The cooperative winery was founded in 1960 at the behest of a group of passionate winemakers who glimpsed the great winemaking vocation of the Valle dei Laghi. From that moment, the link between social cooperation, people and territory remains essential. To date, there are over 600 members-winemakers with almost 900 hectares of vineyards, of which over a third are converted to organic.
The attention they pay daily to the care of the vineyard is high, a continuous manual work that requires passion, patience, great dedication and continuous training.
In 2016 was born the project Vènt, of which Largiller is part, to best express the identity of Valle dei Laghi and the savoir-faire of Cantina Toblino, an inseparable union between territory and environment: organic intended as an expression of quality, territorial identity and protection.
The name Largiller comes from its clay component present in the soil where the grapes grow, which gives, together with Ora del Garda, unsurpassed peculiarities to the bunches. These characteristics allow having a late ripening, that is harvested in the first half of October.
This Nosiola is the pure expression of the identity of Valle dei Laghi, bringing with it history, tradition, vocazione and enhancing the uniqueness of the territory: an elegant and complex wine with many shades that alternate with smell and taste creating a long wine during tasting and for ageing.
In addition to the Platinum Medal obtained by Largiller 2013, the other wines presented by Cantina Toblino received:
- 1 Platinum Medal (97 pts): Largiller 2013
- 1 Gold Medal (95 – 95 pts): L’Ora 2016
- 6 Silver Medal (90 – 94 pts) Vent 2017, Foll 2019, Pràal 2019, da Fòra 2019, Baticòr 2018, eLimarò 2016
This rewards the great commitment that, over time, is leading Cantina Toblino to achieve every year new prestigious achievements.