Click to browse all Tanners Wines In The Press

Dry January is over…and frosty clear skies of February are here. We can all now look forward to chilling those crisp, fresh whites that accompany a great Thai green curry or a fish supper. Alternatively you could snuggling down with a heartwarming and flavourful red by the fire..whether it’s the weekend or not!

Take a look at some super suggestions made by wine writers over the past month:

WinegangChurton Best End Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2013

“It’s neither hype nor exaggeration to say that Best End, from the brilliant Sam and Mandy Weaver, is one of the best Kiwi Sauvignons Blancs that we have ever come across, its subtle oak polish creating more of a Graves than a Loire style in which mouthwateringly fresh herb-infused gooseberry fruit is rich and creamy textured and finishes on a delicately nutty note. ”

The Wine Gang, www.thewinegang.com, February report

 

The-GuardianKhareba Saperavi, Kakheti 2013

“Made in stainless steel rather than clay, …bold but supple saperavi …with its liquorice and juicy black berries, it also pairs beautifully with lamb.”

David Williams, The Guardian, 8th February 2016

 

sundaytimes_apr13Paso-Primero Tinto, Somontano 2014

“This soft but lively red bursts with easy, juicy, strawberry fruit. It manages to pack a long finish – simple wine for simple folks and a bargain.”

“Soothing and steady …hand-holding blend is soft and easy.”

 Damian Barr, The Sunday Times, 14th February 2016

 

Churton Best End Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2013indylogo

“…subtle oak-polished, nutty Graves style”

Anthony Rose, The Independent Magazine, 20th February 2016

 

Allegracore, Etna Rosso DOC, Romeo del Castello 20144618632734

*Wine of the Week*

“Who wouldn’t be drawn to a wine called Allegracore – happy heart, named after the spot where the vines are grown? I can think of all sorts of occasions when it would strike the right note, not least leap-year marriage proposals next Monday and, less limited in application, Mother’s Day a week on Sunday. Even without an excuse, this is a lovely winter-into-spring rosso from the super-fashionable (in wine terms) slopes of Mount Etna. Volcanic soils, Etna’s glinting sunlight and cooling high altitudes make an ideal combination for producing red wines of distinctive character and finesse. Made from the local Nerello Mascalese grape, which gives a fragrant, wild strawberry flavour with a spicy, cherry kernel twist, the overall effect is of a two-for-one cross between fine red Burgundy and elegant, modern Barolo. In the absence of chunky tannins, it’s versatile too – comfortable with red meat, veal, pork, duck or tuna, as well as with pasta, tomato and veggie dishes.”

Joanna Simon, House & Garden Magazine, 26th February 2016

 

Khareba Mtsvane, Kakheti 2013sunday_express_logo

“Georgia has a long history of wine making, and this textured, fruity white is made from the local mtsvane variety. It’s clean and pure, with attractive grape and citrus fruit, plus plenty of freshness.”

Jamie Goode, The Sunday Express, 28th February 2016