Thursday, 2 March 2017

Ataraxia Chardonnay Top of the Class - Decanter Panel Tasting

We are delighted to announce that the Ataraxia Chardonnay 2015 leads the field in Decanter's rather impressive South African Chardonnay Panel Tasting, published yesterday in Decanter Magazine. Across a panel of three MWs, Kevin Grant's fabulous Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay garnered a score of 96 points meaning that it is officially Outstanding!

Huge congratulations to Kevin Grant and the team at Ataraxia! The tasting very much encompassed the who's who of South African Chardonnay, so this is no mean feat. This wine is no stranger to great press scores, with previous vintages receiving high praise as well, but we are delighted to see the 2015 being recognised so decisively as a result of a blind tasting by an expert panel.

Bancroft Wines at SITT Spring Tastings 2017

We sent teams to both SITT Spring events, in Manchester on Monday 27th February and London on Wednesday 1st March, and had a marvelous time showcasing our selected wines to visitors, both familiar and new. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to taste with us - we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Some members of the Bancroft team at SITT London

Below is a list of all of the bottles that made an appearance on our table at both events, including some new listings:

Champagne Gratiot-Pillière Tradition Brut NV
Lambrusco di Modena, Cantina della Volta 2009

Grillo, Il Folle 2015
Hartenberg Riesling 2014
Cheninsolite, Alex Cady 2014
Sin Palabras Albariño, Adegas Castro Brey 2015
Garnatxa Blanca, Herència Altés
Sa Fita, Es Fangar 2015
Ribolla, Marjan Simčič 2015
Ataraxia Chardonnay 2015

Saumur Champigny Tuffe, Chateau du Hureau 2012
Elena Walch Pinot Nero 2015
Garnatxa Negra, Herència Altés 2015
Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Hartenberg 2013
Cotes-du-Rhone Reserve Rouge, Domaine de Grand Veneur 2015

The tempting line-up