Friday, 31 January 2014

Bancroft Wines at Australia Day Tasting

Yesterday Team Bancroft set up camp at Lindley Hall in London for the Annual Australia Day Tasting. In the company of over 1000 different wines we were accompanied by bottles of our own from Australia's family-run Schild Estate in the Barossa Valley and Martin Spedding presenting his wines as guest of honour from the Mornington Peninsula's iconic Ten Minutes by Tractor.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Team review: Chateau de la Negly, Vin des Pays d’Oc, Oppidum Chardonnay 2012

Sean Burbridge one of our Account Managers reviews the latest offering from Chateau de La Negly. 

Chateau de la Negly, Vin des Pays d’Oc, Oppidum Chardonnay 2012

This smartly packaged wine is a new addition to the Chateau de la Negly range and unusually for this property, it is a single varietal. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

Pitchfork picks up plenty of points: 93 and 91 apiece

The Pitchfork Shiraz and Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot have made an appearance in this month’s issue of Australia’s Wine Companion, earning a place in James Halliday’s Top Value Wines Under $20.

Highly regarded as the authority on his native land’s wine, the Aussie rates the Pitchfork Cabernet Merlot as one of his best value buys of the summer:

“Good colour; the fragrant bouquet introduces a wine with a juicy intensity that energies and lengthens the palate, and continues onto the aftertaste.” 91 Points

Pitchfork’s Shiraz fares even better, raking in an impressive 93 points. The veteran wine judge finds it to be a “very attractive, juicy light-to-medium-bodied Shiraz, with vibrant red and black fruits; spice and pepper, the tannins silky, the oak subtle.” 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Conti Zecca at the Oscars: two new wins at the Gambero Rosso Berebene Awards 2014

Producers Conti Zecca are proud to be the winners of two Oscars at the prestigious Gambero Rosso Berebene Awards 2014.



The prestigious Berebene (drink well) guide is published by Gambero Rosso, the leading authority on the food and wine sector in Italy and a key reference for international tasters and visitors to the country from around the world.

Berebene seeks to identify and award “wines with a strong personality, representative of their own territory and which have a good quality/price ratio”.

The NATIONAL OSCAR is assigned to excellent wines which have the best quality/price ratio. 

Winning the National Oscar for quality and price for their Fiano Conti Zecca 2012 was a proud moment not only for the winery, but for the whole of the region of Puglia. This is the first time that a white wine from the area has been awarded such a prize.