What's been said about our wines...
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 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!
Dominio de Atauta 2019: ” ‘Atauta’s 25 terroirs in a single bottle’ is how winemaker Jaime Suárez describes this textbook Soria Tinto Fino. Amazing value for a wine sourced from 300 parcels between 130 an 185 years of age, it’s a savoury, focused, slightly wild red, with grippy tannins that wouldn’t look out of place in a Barolo and flavours of damson and umami. 2024-29.” 93pts. Tim Atkin MW Ribera del Duero Special Report 2022
Parada de Atauta 2019: “Parada is all about ‘fruit and more fruit’, according to Jaime Suárez, showcasing the qualities of what he calls a ‘fantastic vintage’ in Atauta. Using grapes from three different valleys, all from vineyards over 90 years of age, it’s fragrant and floral, with gentle spices, juicy bramble and raspberry flavours and a hint of 20% new supporting oak. 2023-28.” 92pts. Tim Atkin MW Ribera del Duero Special Report 2022
Rippa Dorii Tempranillo Roble 2020: “Rubén Pérez uses a 60/40 mix of French and American wood on this serious, well-structured Crianza, rather than the Spanish oak that features on his more expensive wine, Salomón. Intensely perfumed, fleshy and spicy, with layers of fennel, black fig and bramble and a smooth, well-upholstered finish. Superb value. 2022-27.” 90pts & ‘Best 12€ Red’ Tim Atkin MW Ribera del Duero Special Report 2022
Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Salomón 2020: “Rippa Dorri is one of only two bodegas in Ribera del Duero that uses Spanish oak, or rebollo, to age its red wines (the other one being Tomás Postigo). This comes from a single 40-year-old parcel called Salomón on chalky soils and is youthful, concentrated and wild-herb scented, with tarry, toasty wood and layers of bramble and damson fruit. 2023-28.” 91pts. Tim Atkin MW Ribera del Duero Special Report 2022
Zorgvliet Richelle 2018 “A rich delivery of black olives, blackberries, cassis, red chili and cedar wood. A hint of cocoa powder, too. Full-bodied and juicy palate, loaded with caressing, berry-coated tannins. This is tight, fresh and very refined. Lengthy, lively finish.” 93pts, James Suckling, Top 100 South Africa Wines 2022
Emiliana Animalia 2022: “And now for something completely different… which comes in the form of an orange organic wine made with Sauvignon Blanc from Casablanca. To craft it, the grapes are destemmed and crushed, then fermented with their skins. After this, the resulting juice remains in contact with the Sauvignon skins for five months, giving it a pale amber appearance and a significantly higher phenolic contact than a white wine – as one might expect. But, importantly, it’s dry, fresh, and not oxidative in style, nor grainy and coarse in texture. Its flavour is distinctive and powerful, with notes of tangerine and smoky black tea, peach and pear, followed by fresh orange then a tangy, slightly salty character on the finely tannic finish. With its strong structure and personality, this is a wonderfully versatile drink that could pair with a wide range of fatty foods, from cured meat to aged cheese. And, as an orange wine, it’s an excellent example! Patrick Schmitt, The Drinks Business (4th Jan 2023)