What's been said about our wines this month..
We truly believe our wines are fantastic, but you already knew that – we wouldn’t sell them if we didn’t! That said, it is always nice when someone else comes along and recognises the quality in our portfolio, even better when they write a lovely review in the press to tell everyone about it… Here’s a round-up of what they’ve been saying about us this last month!
Our Home in South Africa
Wildeberg White 2018: “Talk about a flying start! A pointer in your first ever vintage is not a bad début, but this remarkable Semillon comes from Anton Roux’s famous 86-year-old vineyard and so has an advantage. Fermented and aged in Austrian oval barrels, this has stunning length, focus and balance, with subtle spicy oak, textured lees and incredible poise.” Tim Atkin South Africa 2019 Special Report (September ’19)
Wildeberg Terroirs Sauvignon Blanc, Wine of Origin Stellenbosch 2018: “One of trio of stylish new whites from Wildeberg winemaker, JD Rossouw, this small volume, very lightly wooded Sauvignon Blanc hails from a high vineyard at 520 metres in Banghoek. Stony, slightly reductive and very fresh, it combines grapefruit and greengage fruit flavours.” Tim Atkin South Africa 2019 Special Report (September ’19)
Wildeberg Terroirs Chenin Blanc, WO Paarl 2018: “JD Rossouw uses Chenin grapes from two blocks in Paarl, one on shale, the other on granite, to produce this refined, stylishly wooded white, which combines tropical and citrus fruit with creamy lees and a sprinkling of aromatic spices.” Tim Atkin South Africa 2019 Special Report (September ’19)
Campogiovanni Rosso di Montalcino 2016: “Lovely weight and texture, with extremely fresh raspberry and redcurrant fruit. Intense spicy notes of smokey woodland, with grainy yet delicate tannins.” 93 points. Decanter magazine (September ’19)
Cavit Rulendis Pinot Grigio 2017: “…this excellent wine from high-altitude, low-yielding vines in the Brenta Dolomites, north of Lake Garda. Silky and delicately spiced, it interweaves tangy citrus and stone-fruit flavours.” Graham Holter, The Wine Merchant Magazine (August ’19)
Araldica Piemonte Cortese 2018: “A brilliant white to have on standby this summer. Pretty, lifted aromas of nectarine, green apple and blossoms that continue on the soft, creamy palate. Not complex, but very tasty, from the fine Castelvero cooperative.” 91 points. Tina Gellie’s ‘Weekday Wines’, Decanter (September 2019)
Tabalí Talinay Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015: “A wine that teases you and tantalises. Fresh, crisp, elegant, with coiled energy like a spring. Made by someone who understands proper Pinot. The touch of age gives it extra savoury complexity. Tangy acidity, lovely line and a lifted, engaging, food-friendly finish. Lovely stuff.” 95 Points, Peter Richards MW – Decanter magazine (September ’19)
Tabalí Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Pinot Noir 2016: “Creamy, rich and inviting. Juicy, crunchy, grippy flavour profile with roasted pea and elegant green notes. Very generous in character. 91 Points. Decanter magazine (September ’19)