A couple of reviews from the September 2018 issue of Decanter magazine:

Bottega Vinai Trentino Nosiola 2017: “Cavit has access to nearly half of Trentino’s 26.5ha of Nosiola, a grape best known for its use in Vin Santo. Its name comes from nocciola – hazlenut – and you can taste them here, along with honey-spiced apples, on the creamy mineral palate.” Selected by Tina Gellie as one of ’25 exciting and accessible wines available in the UK for £25 or less’.

Valenciso Blanco 2016:Ever-popular blend of two-thirds Viura with Garnacha Blanca. The focus at Valenciso is on the best expression of one white and one red. There’s the expected hint of ripe fruit, but with it a stony freshness. Drink 2018-2014. 91 points.” Sarah Jane Evans MW – Expert’s Choice

Plus this from the national press…

Brisa de Verano Garnatxa Blanca 2017:Comprising 95% garnatxa blanca and 5% macabeu from high-altitude vineyards, this is a brand new wine – and it’s amazing. Dramatic, lean, floral and magical, it’s an instant classic” Matthew Jukes, The Mail’s ‘Weekend’ magazine, 11th August ’18


From the August online edition of US publication the Wine Spectator Insider:

San Felice Chianti Classico 2016: “Expressive and smooth, this red hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Best from 2020 through 2036. 94 points” – Bruce Sanderson. Wine Spectator Insider Vol 14 No 34 August 29 2018

Meanwhile from Walter Speller on www.JancisRobinson.com:

Barbaresco Roncaglie 2015, Poderi Colla:A little brooding with minerally spicy notes and the ripe fruit just beginning to creep out of its shell. Firm but gorgeous chewy tannins. Fine red-fruit finish, but this needs much more time to open up. Elegant and poised yet with some tannic power (WS) 17.5 points.”


Domaine Boutinot Rhône has received another positive review, this time from Andy Cronshaw writing in the Manchester Evening News (and also syndicated to many newspapers across Northern England):

Les Six, Cairanne AOP 2015 Les Six seems to reveal new delights with each vintage. The grapes are, in declining order of proportion: Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsualt and Counoise. Some of the grapes are fermented together and even though the wine has great elegance its makers say it is reminiscent of the old field blends of the past. There’s vanilla scented compote, herbs and spice on the nose and supple blackberry fruit in the mouth. In a word, superb. Crack this open for lamb cutlets grilled on the barbecue”. Manchester Evening News, Saturday Extra (25th August 2018)