Excellent Results for Wines from the EWGA Portfolio

Excellent Results for Wines from the EWGA Portfolio

Excellent news as some of the wines from our Spanish and Chilean producers receive great praise and favourable reviews in recent publications. They are joined by two wines from the Propeller lineup.


Tim Atkin Appreciates Valle Secreto Wines


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Valle Secreto has continued its streak of excellent reviews with another five wines achieving over 90 points from Tim Atkin, a critically acclaimed journalist and author who is a Master of Wine in his own right.  Two wines, in particular, have done exceptionally well with the Cabernet Franc scoring 93 points and the Private Blend earning 95 points during the tasting.

Click through to a youtube video where Alejandra Vallejo, the chief winemaker at Valle Secreto talks about the aforementioned Cabernet Franc:


Full list of ratings for Valle Secreto from Tim Atkin below: 



Big Thumbs Up from Andreas Larrson


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Our Xipella range from Clos Mont Blanc is another pair of wines to gain great praise from Andreas Larrson, a Swedish sommelier who in 2007 was voted World’s Best Sommelier by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale. The name XIPELLA pays homage to the Conca de Barbera region where it hails from - Xipella is the name for their dialect of the Catalan language.

Xipella Tinto 2016 has an intense dark red colour, with aromas of ripe fruit, mineral notes and a hint of oak. On the palate, it is gentle and sweet with fine tannins. It has earned 90 points from Andreas Larrson.

Xipella Blanco 2020 is pale yellow in colour with greenish flexes. On the nose, there are blended aromas of pear and apple, with notes of fresh lime. It has a pleasantly fresh palate with crisp acidity. This amazing wine has also scored 90 points from Andreas Larrson.


Propeller Wines Gain Traction


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Early results from the Decanter panel tasting bring about good news for the Propeller wines. Full results will appear in the September issue of their magazine, where their journalists pit the Spanish Albariño against the Portuguese Alvarinho. 


Bowl Grabber Alvarinho is from a boutique Portuguese winery and the name for the brand comes from the  so-called wine faux-pax and has acquired a rating of 86 - recommended from Decanter and is still new to the UK market

The Attis Albarino ‘Xion’ has helped Attis gain almost cult-like status in its home country of Spain it has also gained a rating of 88 – recommended from Decanter.

Both of these impressive wines have been recently introduced to the UK market through Propeller whose aim is to help boutique producers become established in the UK. If you would like to learn more about Propeller click here and if you would like to learn more about the partnership between Propeller and EWGA you can read this blog.


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