It’s time for another round up of our wines that have been hitting the headlines recently. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on.
Kicking things off, Tim Atkin reviewed customer favourite Shiraz Plays Shiraz Barossa Valley Shiraz 2009 in the December edition of Woman and Home Magazine describing it as “a delicious drop from Down under: sweet, soft and brambly with beautifully integrated oak and smooth tannins”.
Meanwhile, bubbly was on the mind of Jane Clare in the Liverpool Post. In her column “Count down to Christmas with a bubble or two” she reviewed our Ombra Prosecco Frizzante NV describing it as “a gentle offering from the glera grape which releases a light aroma of pear and a glimmer of tangerine to taste”. A week later in her column “It’s the season to party….there’s a few Christmas crackers here” she reviewed our Araldica Moscato d’Asti 2011 saying that “it is a gentle way to get a party started. A sweet fruity number at just 5% ABV it holds its fizz for just long enough.”
Fizz was also the theme of the day for Paula Gracey in her article “Bubbles add some fizz to a girls night” in The Belfast Telegraph where she reviewed our La Battistina Gavi Spumante Brut NV. It is a “wonderfully aromatic fizz from the Gavi region of Italy, full of zesty lime and apple aromas and flavours, with a good weighty feel and a nicely lingering finish” she said. A few weeks earlier, Paula raved about our Big Top White Zinfandel Rose 2011 describing the wine as “a pale, vibrant pint, beautiful to look at and on the palate is juicy and fruit packed but also zesty and bright”.
And it wasn’t just Paula who was talking about the Big Top White Zinfandel. In her column “A Star Spangled Feast” Sam Wylie Harris of the Press Association reckons that it would make a great match for homemade pumpkin soup. “A pretty salmon colour, the fresh, juicy flavours complement the sweet, earthy taste of pumpkin. And the appealing circus act on the label will bring some visual delight to the table.”
Our Domaine Andre Brunel Viognier 2011 featured in Jacqui Morley’s Wine Choice in the Blackpool Gazette. She described it as “a fabulously food friendly white, an aperitif to linger over, 13.5%, aromatic and perfumed, safe side of dry, but with apricot and fruit salad like assault on the palate, tropical melange offset by citrus.”
Last up, Jessica Mann writing for the Oxford Times about Christmas wine gifts loved our Laurent Perrier Brut Rose & 4 Flutes Gift Box describing the bubbly as “creamy with the classic biscuit flavour and hints for redcurrant”. She says how the limited edition box is “definitely stunning” and encourages readers to get in promptly as the gift is limited in numbers.