Santa Rita Estates wins at Sommelier Wine Awards17 de May de 2019
Twelve wines received accolades at the exclusive on trade competition, with three Santa Rita wines achieving Gold Medals.
London, May 2019.- Britain’s only on trade wine competition, the Sommelier Wine Awards, released its results for the ultimate wine list for the UK on trade, after its judges tasted 3,000 wines. Now in its twelve edition, the SWA aims to help wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants across the world.
Santa Rita Estates achieved twelve medals, with three Santa Rita wines winning the coveted Gold Medal.
– 120 Merlot 2017. The SWA reviewed: “This couldn’t have been anything but Gold, with its ‘juicy and easy-drinking style’, as 67 Pall Mall’s Terry Kandylis described it, before going on to find ‘a touch of spice, with savoury undertones, and complex minty-chocolate notes, too’.
– Gran Hacienda Pinot Noir 2017. The SWA comments: For Joseph Lunn of Suave Wine this was a clear Gold winner that had a very definite place on the list. Praising its judicious balance of oak and ripe fruit he said: ‘This style is so on trend, it would be perfect for a gastropub, and would fill the Pinot Noir gap very well.’
– Floresta Sauvignon Blanc 2015. The SWA highlighted: Not hesitating to award a Gold medal, team leader Lionel Periner praised ‘a palate full of flavour, with crisp green apple and ripe green olive’, while for Le Gavroche’s Rémi Cousin, the wine’s appeal was in its ‘round, soft and refreshing texture’.
The full list of award winning Santa Rita Estates wines here:
– Doña Paula Selección de Bodega Malbec 2015 – Silver
– Carmen DO Quijada #1 Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Silver
– Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2017 – Silver
– Santa Rita Medalla Real Pinot Noir 2016 – Silver
– Santa Rita Rosé 2018 – Bronze
– Doña Paula Paula Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Bronze
– Santa Rita Medalla Real Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Commended
– Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – Commended
– Carmen Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2016 – Commended