We are delighted to announce that our 100% Sangiovese, Nesso, has won the Gold Medal in the Sommeliers Wine Awards.
Manuel Ribeiro of The Bybrook at The Manor House Hotel was enchanted by this wines ‘very complex nose with berry and tobacco aromas, spicy chocolate and toasty notes’, and thought it had ‘a balanced palate and smooth tannin, for drinking now’. Team leader Lionel Periner agreed, noting ‘elegant, complex, floral cooked berry aromas with a hint of smoke, complex and full-bodied on the palate with oak well balanced and floral hints on a long finish’.
Here's what some of the judges had to say:
Nodo: A nose of ‘savoury plums, meat juices, dark berries, spices and tar’ stood out for Bleeding Heart Group’s Chris Delalonde MS, with ‘complexity and good depth, a fresh mid-palate and long finish with the emphasis on the savouriness’.
Pnero: ‘With sunshine richness of fruit and structured tannin, you could almost think it was Australian,’ said consultant Charles Pashby-Taylor, with team leader Annette Scarfe MW noting ‘good varietal typicity after a little air, with sweet, ripe cherry fruit flavours’.
D'oro: A ‘food-friendly style, with herbaceous asparagus notes on the nose’, said Frédéric Billet of Luton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa of this 100% Grechetto white, highlighting its ‘great acidity with citrus, mineral and floral notes’, while Vinoteca’s Charlie Young enjoyed its ‘savoury and herbal aromas, citrus punch and good texture with almond notes on the finish’.