SOMMELIER WINE AWARD 2019: ROVELLOTTI ESTATE IN GHEMME WINS THE THIRD GOLD IN SUCCESSION!
At the 2019 edition of the Sommelier Wine Award in London, the acclaimed world wine competition specific to the ON-TRADE business Rovellotti Viticoltori in Ghemme, the estate from the town of Ghemme is once again in the international spot light for the quality of their wines from the Alto Piemonte territory.
Ghemme, Alto Piemonte 15 May 2019
In the official list of winners released by the British organization Imbibe just a few days ago Rovellotti is in the high rankwine producers once again making it to the third gold medal won in succession from last year when its Ghemme D.O.C.G. Chioso dei Pomi 2011 was awarded. Based in the Castle of Ghemme, in the heart of the hills in Novara province, the estate boasts a production of undoubted quality that steadily echoes both domestically and internationally. In this year’s edition Rovellotti is a double winner: Ghemme D.O.C.G. Riserva Costa del Salmino 2013, along with the Colline Novaresi D.O.C. Bianco Vitigno Innominabile 2017 are worth two gold medals, the accolade that distinguishes wines of character, value and excellence.
Here are the feedbacks from the international panel of judges:
GHEMME D.O.C.G. RISERVA COSTA DEL SALMINO 2013
“This ‘taut and beautiful’ Gold winner had a ‘gorgeous floral, tarry nose’, according to team leader Nigel Lister, while fellow team leader Laurent Richet MS spoke highly of its ‘perfumed notes, bright tobacco and sour cherries, as well as some pencil shavings’, and further praised its ‘vibrant acidity well balanced with firm acidity’.
Cliveden House’s Francisco Macedo, meanwhile, thought its ‘tertiary notes of dried fruit and liquorice’ would pair perfectly with ‘venison served with a berry sauce’”.
COLLINE NOVARESI D.O.C. IL CRICCONE VITIGNO INNOMINABILE 2017
“One of a pair of Gold medals for Rovellotti Viticoltori in Ghemme in this year’s competition, this was described as a ‘citrus-driven wine’ by Juan Manuel Marcos Perez of The Gilbert Scott, while Francisco Macedo of Cliveden House identified ‘notes of red apple, as well as grapefruit’. ‘A fun wine,’ summarised team leader Laurent Richet MS, who particularly enjoyed ‘a salted caramel note’.
As the only contestant from Alto Piemonte in this edition’s SWA, Rovellotti shares the winner’s spot together with the Barbaresco from Bruno Rocca e Negro estate and with the Barolos from Mossolino and Boroli estates, the only Piedmont’s D.O.C.G. appellations in the competition.
On the white wines compartment, Rovellotti’s Vitigno Innominabile (unspeakable Grape Variety) shares the highest podium with Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2017 from Fontanassa and Chardonnay 2014 from Cà del Bosco.
For any further information, please contact SOLO NEBBIOLO et vites rarae, external U.K. and Belgium Sales & Marketing Consultant for the estate.