90 Percent for Ceneretola DOC Orcia in the Wine Spectator
Receiving a mark of to 90 100 from expert wine tasters of theWine Spectator is difficult, but our small winery has achieved an even higher score. This year 6 of our wines have achieved or exceeded this 90 goal. Not actually called an Oscar but for us it is the equivalent.
Bruce Sanderson, one of the 5 wine expert tasters from the Wine Spectator, wrote the following about our Cenerentola 2007 Doc Orcia “This is a modern style red wine, there is a taste of ripe black cherries and hints of blackberries and violets accented by hints of tobacco and tar. Understandably the Tannic finish is slightly astringent and needs more time to mature. – This wine will be at its best from 2013 to 2020”.
Sanderson also gave 90/100 to our Rosso di Montalcino 2006 which our importer Banville & Jones had requested be tasted by him for his authoritative opinion, since it had never been reviewed by the prestigious American magazine. The response was also very positive on the duration of this wine, Bruce Sanderson believes is will be good to drink between now and 2018.
The Wine Spectator is the most popular and most respected wine magazine in the world. It contains news, profiles, entertainment pieces and reviews 400-1000 wines, each one with a detailed sensory description and an overall score. It was founded in 1976 in San Diego in California, three years later it was bought by the current publisher Marvin R. Shanken. Since 1981, it has awarded prizes to the best restaurants in the world. Every two years it organises in New York an event called the ‘Wine Experience’ which includes tastings and seminars from the best cantinas in the world. In 2008 the ‘Luxury Institute’ listed the Wine Spectator in 1st place amongst the trade and consumer oriented publications which review luxuries essential to a high quality of life. In other words, the Wine Spectator is the showcase for the best food and wine in the world.