Rioja Crianza, Tobia (Spain) | £27
The main characteristics of this excellent vintage were the lower productivity of the
vineyards and the smaller size of the berries.
The smalller production of the vineyards was caused by the massive drought that
the whole Rioja suffered. Lower production help us to obtain excellent quality
grapes, offering an impeccable health status, with total absence of pests and
diseases, a great balance between alcohol, acidity and polyphenolic content, with
a very good ripening of all grape.
Brilliant and clear. It is of a red cherry with intense burgundy trims.
Complex, intense and straightforward aroma to ripe fruits such as raisin and prune
blended with aromatic herbs like mint and spices like black pepper, nutmeg and
cinnamon in a toffee, cedar and licorice background.
The palate is gentle, velvety, smooth and voluminous with very polished tannins. It
is structured, satiny and round, with good persistence. Ripe fruit and spices on the
Gavi di Gavi, Magda Pedrini (Italy) | £28
The grapes are softly pressed whole before selected yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) are added to trigger the fermentation, which takes place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at around 18°C. Following natural decantation, several rackings are performed before the winter. At the end of winter the wine undergoes cold stabilization to prevent the form ation of sediment.
The wine is bottled in the spring following the vintage. On average 20,000 Bordeaux bottles (75 cl) are produced each year.
Color bright straw-yellow with light greenish nuances.
Nose fruity and fragrant, with nice hints of fresh fruit and white flowers.
Taste round and full-bodied, fresh and elegant.