2013 GALANT Vermentino Toscana Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
Weighty, saline, aromatic, very silky feel - well-done, with some real class and flavour depth and remaining very fresh.
2012 CÔTES DU RHÔNE Rouge La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
Another brilliant year in the southern Rhone – this 2012 is packed with juice and is an immediately quaffable wine, with ripe fruit, notes of cherries, spice and warm herbs. A delicious, good value Rh&... ( more info )
2013 RIBOLLA GIALLA Collio Visintini
Palmira says that 2013 was a brilliant growing season for them, just after the grapes set on the vines the rain stopped and a long, steady dry spell followed so the fruit was in perfect shape by... ( more info )
2011 ARMONIA DI MORETA Sangiovese Monteregio di Massa Marittima Azienda Agricola Bicocchi
100% Sangiovese. Silky as all the Bicocchi wines, great 'weightless' purity, a very attractive easy style, with a good tautness of acidity to keep it fresh and more-ish.
2013 FRIULANO Collio Visintini
One of the great values of this autumn tasting, this Friulano from the Visintini family starts out incredibly fresh with a hint of smokiness in the glass, and a cleansing spritz on the tongue, tu... ( more info )
2013 VERDICCHIO CLASSICO SUPERIORE Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Azienda Agricola Andrea Felici
A good old screwcap following stainless steel fermentation shows the forward-thinking attitude towards freshness in this organic Verdicchio, in which a refreshing appley bite and a delicate nutti... ( more info )
2012 ACÚSTIC Vinyes Velles Nobles Bodegas Acústic
Garnatxa, Carinyena. Different vineyards from 1930 to 1980. Three different villages in the blend (300-750 m); Capçanes, Els Guiamets and Cornudella.
2013 FIÉ GRIS Domaine de L'Aujardiere
Fié Gris (otherwise known as Sauvignon Gris) is an ancient Loire variety which had all but disappeared before young Eric Chevalier was asked to make a special Cuvée for the renowned Hotel Anne de Bret... ( more info )
2013 KRATOS Fiano Luigi Maffini
Pure Fiano from 3 separate parcels which Luigi says each add another dimension to this gorgeous, perky wine. Lovely greengage intensity and pure bright lines frame the gorgeously textured mid pal... ( more info )
2011 LIRAC La Dame Rousse Domaine de la Mordorée
Christophe Delorme's Syrah and Grenache blend tops the charts among the village Liracs by some way. Rich and packed with fruit this has the tell-tale 2011 silky feel and expressive brightness. Th... ( more info )
2012 CHIANTI CLASSICO Poggerino
Beautiful mid ruby. Savoury yet perfumed and really holding back on the nose and a little iodine too. Mouthfilling yet poised with huge, minerally impact. Wonderful balance and with a proper tann... ( more info )
Walter Speller, www.jancisrobinson.com