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The Grape Press

For my blog this week I’d like to draw your attention to some of our wines which have been reviewed in the Irish Press over the last few weeks.  All of these wines will be available to try at our Spring Wine Festival.

Leyda Pinot Noir Reserva

“With a juicy nose of ripe strawberry, raspberry and a touch of spice, the fruit on the palate is more restrained and savoury, showing the influence of a cool climate in Chile; ripe tannins and good acidity add to the structure. Perfect with seared tuna, duck or steak tartare.”

Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Independent 7th April 2018

Leyda winemaker, Viviana Navarrete is passionate about her region's potential for producing high-quality Pinot Noir.

Gaia Monograph Assyrtiko

“Assyrtiko originates on the gorgeous island of Santorini (most likely) and is perfectly suited to Greece thanks to its ability to retain acidity even in the hottest climates. I’ve praised Gaia’s reds here before but this white from the hilly Koutsi region of Nemea is new to me — citrus and honeysuckle aromas, fresh on the palate but with tropical touches shining through.”

Irish Examiner, 7th April 2018

Tenute Rubino Punta Aquila Primitivo  

“An explosion of delicious smooth sun-kissed dark fruits. Rounded and supple, with plenty of power, this should be drunk with rich stews or pasta with long-simmered meaty tomato sauces.”

John Wilson, the Irish Times, 10th March 2018          

Sun-drenched Primitivo vines at the Tenute Rubino Estate         

Pazo Barrantes Albariño

“I’m sure that the Albariño grape will win many new friends during the upcoming Spanish Wine Week — and this is really a top end example. Excellent freshness on the palate and on the nose, which has a wonderful citrus character. The rounded, creamy flavour profile is one of great balance and purity, with notes of citrus, green apples. Enjoy with: Shellfish – a marriage made in heaven.”

Matthew Nugent, the Irish Sun, 10th March 2018     

Albariño thrives in the cool-climate vineyards at Pazo Barrantes estate in Rias Baixas 

To find out more about our Wine Festival click here

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