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Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • Ferrari joins Enotria

    We are delighted to announce that sparkling wine specialists Ferrari, widely regarded as Italy’s foremost producers of ‘methode traditionelle’ wines, have joined our portfolio from 2012.

    This jewel in the crown of Trento DOC sparkling wine, famous throughout Italy and poured at the most prestigious functions in the country, joins an ever more impressive line up of sparkling wines from across the world.

    Enotria Director of Buying for Italy, Sergio de Luca, says ‘As the UK’s leading Italian specialist importer, we are so pleased to welcome Ferrari, without doubt the leading Italian producers of ‘traditional method’ sparkling wine. Their reputation is unparalleled and offers the UK on trade another top class option in the buoyant and evolving sparkling wine category. We have been very impressed by the Lunelli family’s dedication and look forward to growing their UK business substantially over the coming years.’

    Ferrari Chairman, Matteo Lunelli, says: ‘We are very excited about our collaboration with Enotria as we are sure that, with their professionalism and reach, they are the right partner for building the Ferrari brand in the UK. For over 100 years Ferrari has been leader in Italy. Our challenge today, as 3rd generation of the Lunelli family managing the Company, is to increase our presence abroad. We strongly believe to have, together with Enotria, a huge potential in this market and we are confident that Ferrari will be very much appreciated by the British as an icon of the Italian art of living‘.

    Come and taste the Ferrari range at Enotria’s Annual Tasting, February 27th 2012 (One Marylebone, London) and our Scotland tasting February 29th (Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh).

  • 5 star double for Planeta

    Sicilian winery Planeta achieved a stunning double in January's Decanter Italy Supplement. Peter McCombie MW, journalist, restaurant consultant and Italian expert, selects his 25 top Sicilian buys. Top of both white and red categories, and the only dry wines to gain the maximum 5 stars from McCombie, are Planeta's Carricante 2010 and Santa Cecilia Nero d'Avola 2007 respectively.

    The Carricante is awarded 18.5/20, and McCombie describes it thus:

    "Bright fruitiness, with a touch of minerality and steel. Crisp, fresh palate, revealing stone furit and medium weight. Modern expression of Carricante."

    Whilst the Santa Cecilia nets a stunning 19/20, and is

    "Complex, with evident ripeness; powerful but with minerality and restraint. Still relatively youthful, with firm backbone. Stylish example of modern Nero d'Avola."

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