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91 points for Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 by James Suckling

91 points for Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 by James Suckling

26.08.15

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.

Platinum Medals for us at the Critics Challenge Wine Competition in US!

Platinum Medals for us at the Critics Challenge Wine Competition in US!

22.06.15

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.  

Platinum Medal

Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico DOCG, 2011                 94

Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Reserve 2012               94

Gold Medal

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

 

Gold and Silver medals at SÈlections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2015

Gold and Silver medals at SÈlections Mondiales des Vins Canada 2015

18.06.15

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:

GOLD MEDAL
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2011
Feudo Principi di Butera Syrah 2012
Zonin Velluto Veneto 2013
Zonin Velluto Puglia 2013

SILVER MEDAL
Castello del Poggio Moscato d'Asti
Feudo Principi di Butera Nero d'Avola 2013

Barboursville Vineyards mentioned in The Daily Telegraph

Barboursville Vineyards mentioned in The Daily Telegraph

20.05.15

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.

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Il Solatio 2011 reviewed by Jancis Robinson

Il Solatio 2011 reviewed by Jancis Robinson

13.04.15

The British journalist Walter Speller, Italian wine specialist in the Jancis Robinson team, tasted our Castello d'Albola Il Solatio 2011, that scored 17 points and was rated as following for  www.jancisrobinson.com : "Mid ruby. Beautiful pronounced spice and dark cherry nose. A supple and elegant palate that is almost burgundian in style. The opulent fruit never gets heavy or clumsy and neatly remains medium bodied. Really elegant and fine. Quite a feat for Zonin (owner of this and quite a few other estates throughout Italy".

 

 

 

EcoFriendly Awards by Guida Vini Buoni d'Italia for our Estates.

EcoFriendly Awards by Guida Vini Buoni d'Italia for our Estates.

31.03.15

Thanks to their commitment to environmental protection, Castello del Poggio, Tenuta Il Bosco and Feudo Principi di Butera were awarded with the EcoFriendly Award by the famous Italian wine guide Guida Vini Buoni d'Italia.

Please find the awards in attachment.

Award Castello del Poggio

Award Feudo Principi di Butera

Award Tenuta Il Bosco



 

92 points for Aquilis 2013 by Wine Enthusiast

92 points for Aquilis 2013 by Wine Enthusiast

23.03.15

The wine expert Kerin O'Keefe at Wine Enthusiast has recently reviewed our Tenuta Ca’Bolani wines. They were excellently rated:


Tenuta Ca’Bolani Aquilis 2013 – 92 points
Tenuta Ca’Bolani Sauvignon Superiore 2013 – 90 points

Zonin is one of the

Zonin is one of the "Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands" for Drinks International!

11.03.15

Zonin has qualified again in the Drinks International magazine "Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands" list (Best position ever – 18!), consolidating the brand in the top 50 most exclusive wine labels worldwide for second year in a row. In addition to these results, Zonin obtained the 12th position as the most admired wine brand in Europe and also the 2nd position in Italy within the top 50, only behind Tignanello - Antinori. The top list, selected by more than 200 top international buyers, sommeliers, journalists, master of winemakers from more than 20 countries, was published as a  supplement of Drinks International Magazine, and has a bonus circulation to the following trade shows: Prowein Dusseldorf, Germany; IAADFS travel retail Orlando, Florida; Vinitaly, Verona, Italy; and Shanghai International Wine and spirits fair. Here following the link to the article: http://www.headley.co.uk/headturner/AdmiredWines2015

Gold and Silver medals for us at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015

Gold and Silver medals for us at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2015

01.07.15

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:

Gold Medal

Castello del Poggio Masarej 2012
Rocca di Montemassi Sassabruna 2012

Silver Medal

Castello del Poggio Barbera 2012
Tenuta Il Bosco Oltrenero brut
Tenuta Ca Bolani Prosecco Doc
Tenuta Ca Bolani Pinot Grigio 2013

 

91 points by Wine Enthusiast for Castello d'Albola!

91 points by Wine Enthusiast for Castello d'Albola!

18.06.15

 

 

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

Chairman's Award for Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012

Chairman's Award for Barboursville Vineyards Cabernet Franc Reserve 2012

20.05.15

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.

93 points for Solatio by Wine Enthusiast!

93 points for Solatio by Wine Enthusiast!

21.04.15

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.

Gold medal for Acciaiolo 2011 at The Drinks Business Global Masters

Gold medal for Acciaiolo 2011 at The Drinks Business Global Masters

31.03.15

 

The Drinks Business, very well know UK Magazine, recently held the Global Masters blind tasting for the Chianti/Chianti Classico and Prosecco categories, with a panel of masters of wine, masters sommelier and senior wine buyers.
Our wines received the following medals:

Gold:
Castello d'Albola Acciaiolo Toscana IGT 2011

Silver:
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico DOCG Le Ellere 2012
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG Il Solatio 2011
Zonin Prosecco Superiore DOCG Prestige 1821
Zonin Prosecco DOC Cuvee 1821

Bronze:
Tenuta Ca Bolani Prosecco Brut
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG 2011


The results will be on line soon.

 

Barboursville Vineyards Octagon for Prince Charles!

Barboursville Vineyards Octagon for Prince Charles!

31.03.15

During a recent visit in USA  Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla were welcomed by Virginia Governor Terry Mc Auliffe  with a bottle of Barboursville Vineyards Octagon.

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Barboursville Vineyards wines rated by James Suckling

Barboursville Vineyards wines rated by James Suckling

18.03.15

Barboursville Vineyards wines were greatly rated in James Suckling website. Here following the link to the American wine author website and the ratings: 

Nebbiolo Reserve 2010 91 Points
One of the best Nebbiolos outside of Italy with dried berry, tar and spice.
Full body, and reserved with a firm tannic finish. Need two or three years of bottle age.

Octagon 2010 93 Points
A classy red with currants, berries and hints of hazel nut. Full body, with integrated tannins, fruit and acid balance.
A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot. Drink or hold.

Malvaxia Passito 2008 93 Points
So much peach character here with loads of apple and dried peach character. Very sweet and intense. So much going on here.
They take the grapes and dry them before pressing. Outstanding.

 

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