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Last August 21st the authoritative US wine author James Suckling released his new Tasting Report: Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Versus Riserva, where our Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 scored 91 points! You can find his complete report in his website www.jamessuckling.com.
Our wines were awarded with gold and silver medals at the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, whose 22th edition took place in Italy last May:
Castello del Poggio Masarej 2012
Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2012
Castello del Poggio Barbera 2012
Tenuta Il Bosco Oltrenero brut
Tenuta Ca Bolani Prosecco Doc
Tenuta Ca Bolani Pinot Grigio 2013
Platinum Medals for us at the Critics Challenge Wine Competition in US!
We participated in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition and received some great awards for our wines. The Critics Challengeis an international wine competition held each May in San Diego, California. The competition’s chief judges are Robert Whitely, journalist and wine writer, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan, America’s first female MW and president of New York’s International Wine Center.
Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico DOCG, 2011 94
Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Reserve 2012 94
Barboursville Vineyards Octagon 2012 93
Barboursville Vineyards Petit Verdot Reserve 2010 91
Zonin Prosecco 1821 NV 90
Rocca di Montemassi Calasole Vermentino DOC, 2013 90 BEST VERMENTINO
The US wine expert Kerin O'Keefe has recently tasted Chianti Classico wines for the September issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine and our Castello d'Albola wines got great reviews from her:
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Docg Riserva 2011 91
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Docg Le Ellere 2012 91
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Docg 2012 90
Our wines were awarded with Gold and Silver medals at the 2015 edition of SÈlections Mondiales des Vins Canada, an important wine competition that takes place in Canada:
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2011
Feudo Principi di Butera Syrah 2012
Zonin Velluto Veneto 2013
Zonin Velluto Puglia 2013
Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti
Feudo Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola 2013
Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012 was awarded with Chairman's Award, Unanimous Gold Medal at the 2015 edition of Riverside International Wine Competition in California.
In attachment an article by Telegraph Magazine, a magazine of one of Britain's highest circulation newspapers, The Daily Telegraph. In the article Virginia is cited as one of the "Four of the best Wine holidays in unexpected places" and Barboursville Vineyards is mentioned too.
Kerin O'Keefe, Italian editor at Wine Enthusiast, has recently rated our Castello d'Albola wines, that received the following great scores:
93 points Il Solatio 2010
90 points Il Solatio 2011
The ratings will appear in print in the July issue of the magazine.