La Montina’s 2023: a year to remember.

La Montina’s 2023: a year to remember.

The past year brought yet another round of great satisfaction with numerous awards recognizing the quality of all La Montina labels.

Below are the main awards won in the most renowned category competitions:

Let’s begin with an international assessment. James Suckling, one of the most authoritative wine critics globally, conducted a tasting of Franciacorta La Montina for his website.
The expert’s extensive experience and finely tuned palate ensured a very high standard of judgment.

The result gave us great satisfaction, with a score between 90 and 92 points for all our labels. In particular, the American expert appreciated two top productions. The Millesimato Brut 2018 and the Quor Riserva Brut Nature 2016 received the highest score.

These awards inspire us to always do better, working with dedicationt and enthusiasm to satisfy all those who choose La Montina.

Here are the tasting sheets and the relative scores of our 6 wines examined.


On the nose chamomile, shortcrust pastry, cooked apples and honey. Medium bodied, layered and with excellent depth. Very soft bubbles. Honey and umami character. To drink now.


Shows aromas of lemons, pears and raw almonds. Fresh and concentrated with a medium body and mineral structure on the mid-palate. Crisp acidity and very fine bubbles with a refreshing, citrus finish. Drink now or preserve.


Notes of peach peel, cherries, dried flowers and hints of caramel. Medium-full body, with a creamy texture and fine mousse. Hints of spices and orange peel in the savory finish. To drink now.


Aromas of pears, lemon and white peaches with floral fragrances. Medium bodied, clean and crisp with fine bubbles and a spicy, flavorful finish. To drink now.


On the nose pears, pie, lemons and almonds. It is fresh, dry and creamy with fine bubbles and a pleasantly biscuity finish. To drink now.


Notes of dried strawberries and raspberries with hints of spices and cream. Medium-full body, fruity and dry on the palate with creamy bubbles and a tasty finish. To drink now.

Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina Rosè demi sec
Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina extra brut
Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina Satèn
Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina Rose extra brut
Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina Quor Nature 2016
Punteggio degustazione James Suckling La Montina Millesimato Brut

Un altro riconoscimento di altissimo livello per un nostro Franciacorta. Another prestigious recognition for one of our Franciacorta wines. “The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships” is an annual ranking that honors the finest sparkling wines produced globally. This esteemed event, created by the expert taster Tom Stevenson, is considered the most authoritative in the world.

Our La Montina 2018 Brut has been recognized as the “World Champion Classic Vintage Brut 2023”.. This is the highest recognition in the “Vintage” category, which encompasses “Riserva” wines—vintage wines produced exclusively in exceptional years when the grapes attain rare quality, allowing them to mature in the bottle for at least 5 years.

We are delighted to share the great satisfaction we’ve experienced at home as well. Members of the Italian Sommelier Association of Lombardy have rendered their unequivocal verdict, awarding three La Montina labels.

The prestigious ViniPlus 2024 Guide has awarded a special recognition, the “Golden Rose” upon our Franciacorta Brut Nature Quor Riserva 2016. Additionally, the guide has awarded four “Rose Camune” to the Franciacorta Demi-sec Rosé and the Franciacorta Brut Satèn.

We always believed that our Franciacorta DOCG Brut Nature Quor Riserva 2016 was destined for a successful and satisfying career.

So, it didn’t entirely surprise us, but certainly filled us with pride, when it achieved the highest recognition of “Quattro Viti” in the tenth edition of Guida Vitae Vini 2024, published by the Italian Sommelier Association.

Once again, being awarded by those who really know what it means is a precious recognition of the commitment and quality of our entire team’s efforts.

Vinibuoni d’Italia is not just a guide, is the only one dedicated to wines from native vines, published by the Italian Touring Club.

In the 2023 edition, celebrating its twentieth anniversary, three of our Franciacorta DOCGs were awarded 4 stars in the “classic method sparkling wines” section: the Extra Brut, the Brut Nature Quor Riserva 2016, and the Rosé Demi Sec.

Moreover, the Brut Nature Quor Riserva 2016 obtained two Crowns. One from the regional coordinators of the Guide for wines with the highest scores in the selection commissions. The other assigned from guest commissions, consisting of journalists, operators, sommeliers and wine enthusiasts. Our Franciacorta was also included in the Top 300, the special recognition assigned by the national curators of the Guide to the best 300 of the wines that received the Crown.

After such recognition, we all feel better.

La Montina expresses gratitude to all those who voted and honored its wines, and we remain committed to working with enthusiasm in the constant pursuit of the highest quality

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