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!
The ‘Food Match’ Trophy winners from this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards have just been announced, following a delay due to COVID. Vila Nova Vinho Verde 2019 took one of the trophies, as a great pairing for classic Fish & Chips. Congratulations to Bernardo and the team at Casa de Vila Nova!
To read more about the result, click here
Meanwhile, in other news…
“… a lovely, dark and savoury wine to serve with a platter of fatty charcuterie and aged tomme cheese. The bouquet is elegant and linear, showing a pretty ensemble of dark fruit, cassis and dried cherry. This vintage is particularly well balanced, with soft spice and crisp acidity competing for your attention and keeping things bright and interesting.” 94 pts. Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (15th Oct 2020)
San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2016 *: “Smoke, meat and wet earth to the black fruit. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, chewy and fruity. Lots of smoky wood. Tight and in need of time to open up, yet it already delivers beautifully polished, caressing tannins. Decant before serving. An amazing wine. Drink or hold.” 96 pts. JamesSuckling.com (27th Oct 2020)
* UK 75cl bottle stock is currently 2015, but we have 2016 in magnum
San Felice Poggio Rosso Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2016: “A beautiful, soft-textured Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, showing currant, berry and black-cherry aromas with some floral and lavender undertones. It’s full-bodied, yet balanced and refined. Super quality. Drink or hold.” 95 pts. JamesSuckling.com (27th Oct 2020)
San Felice Chianti Classico 2018: “This is bright and vivid, showing blueberries, blackberries with violets and other flowers. Medium to full body, tight tannins, bright acidity and a vivid finish. Real Chianti Classico. Drink now.” 92 pts. JamesSuckling.com (27th Oct 2020)
Villa La Pagliaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2016: “A linear, fine-tannined red with sweet berries, walnuts and hints of dark chocolate. Subtle and very fine. It’s medium-bodied with creamy tannins and a long, linear finish. Very fine indeed. Drink or hold. 93 pts. JamesSuckling.com (27th Oct 2020)
Villa La Pagliaia Chianti Classico 2018: “A red with sweet berry and cherry aromas and hints of spice and chocolate. It’s medium-bodied with fine, creamy tannins and a soft, succulent finish. Drink now”. 92 pts. JamesSuckling.com (27th Oct 2020)
G22 Lias Finas by Gorka Izagirre 2018: “A very fresh and zesty white with sliced lemon, green apple and white peach. It’s medium-to full-bodied, bright and beautiful. Really nicely done with minerality at the end.” 92 pts. JamesSuckling.com (2nd Nov 2020)
Gorka Izagirre by Gorka Izagirre, Basque white wine 2019: “The lemon-rind and green-apple aromas and flavors are so delicious. Combine this with lovely concentration of fruit and balanced acidity and you have a satisfying white. Dry at the end.” 91 pts. JamesSuckling.com (2nd Nov 2020)
42 Zura by Gorka Izagirre (oak-aged Txakoli) 2018: “A waxy and layered white with dried apple, pear and some waxy lemon, nougat and vanilla undertones. It’s full-bodied, dense and fresh. Lots going on.” 92 pts. JamesSuckling.com (2nd Nov 2020)