'Best in Show' - cracking Chianti from Uggiano! - Boutinot

Giacomo Fossati of Uggiano with the SWA’18 ‘Best in Show’

Out of almost 3,000 wine entries, Uggiano Chianti Riserva Fagiano 2013 has taken the top trophy of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 competition …

Wine of the Year – Best in Show!


Anybody could sell this,’ said Hakkasan’s Olivier Gasselin. ‘Sangiovese is a fantastic grape, and this shows it off superbly.’ 


This is on top of the Gold medal, Food Match and Critics’ Choice trophies that it had already collected this year from the same competition. Some more comments from the judges:





“Pierre Brunelli of L’Enclume was impressed with this Gold winner’s ‘classic nose of floral notes, meaty hints and spices with figs, very fresh tannins and good concentration on the palate‘, while for team leader Laura Rhys MS there was ‘dark, bitter cherry, plum and cherry stone aromas, black stone minerality and good oak integration on the palate but bold tannins‘. Its ‘dark fruit, cedar, dried mushroom and roasted notes‘ made this, according to team leader Laurent Richet MS, ideal for a barbecued rib of beef.”

Click here to read more about the win on the Sommelier Wine Awards site.


Uggiano Chianti Riserva Roccialta 2015 has also had competition success this year – taking a Silver medal at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Congratulations to Giacomo and the Uggiano team!



Award Winning