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Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2014

2014, May 22 - Our Chianti Classico "Riserva  del Conte" 2009 was awarded the silver medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2014.
 
CHCLRDC 2009 DWWA SilverThis confirms again the positive reception of our new Chianti Classico line, which - at the moment - we are marketing mainly in Asian countries.
 
The Decanter World Wine Awards are an international wine competition founded in 2004. It is organized by the Decanter magazine, a magazine specialized on wine and spirits and published in 90 countries on a monthly basis.
 
The results of the 2014 version will be published on Decanter's website on 25th of June 2014, and later in Decanter's October edition.

Until now our Chianti Classico "Riserva del Conte" 2009 has been awarded with:

  • Gold medal: China Wine & Spirits Award 2014
  • Silver medal: Cathay Pacific International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013
  • Silver medal: Decanter World Award 2014
  • Commended wine: International Wine Challenge 2013
 
Three medals at China Wine & Spirits Awards
Friday, 14 March 2014

2014, Mar 14 - This year's spring awards season has started with some good news for us: We have been awarded 3 medals at the China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value:

Gold medal for our Chianti Classico DOCG "Riserva del Conte"
Bronze medal for our Chianti Classico DOCG "Villa da Filicaja"
Bronze medal for our Chianti Superiore DOCG "Vincenzo da Filicaja"

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After the four medals for our new Chianti Classicos at the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition in autumn 2013, this judgement from China is another great feedback from Asian wine connoisseurs. We are particularly happy since we started producing these wines with a special focus on the Asian market.

China Wine and Spirit Awards IMG 6099 2The China Wine & Spirits Award (CWSA) is the biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition in China. The wines are blind tasted by 100 judges that are importers, distributors and sommeliers and the top buyers of the Chinese market. Its "Best Value" edition takes place in Feburary/March each year and recognizes wines with best quality-price level.

 
Rain of medals for Filicaja's wines
Thursday, 07 November 2013

2013, Nov 07 - Beside our outstanding Chianti and Chianti Superiore wines, since 2009 Villa da Filicaja is producing also some quantities of Chianti Classico DOCG. Grapes and wine is produced in vineyards located in the “Classico” sub-area of Chianti wine area, while bottling is handled in the usual Filicaja bottling location.

Filicaja’s first two Chianti Classico are produced bearing in mind the style (and the packaging) of the Chianti Superiore “Villa da Filicaja” and the Chianti “Riserva del Conte”.

Our Chianti Classico wines are available – for the moment – only for the Asian markets.

In September 2013 the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009 and the Chianti Classico “Villa da Filicaja” 2009, have been presented for the first time at an international competition: the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

The result was outstanding: our two wines won 1 Silver medal and 3 Bronze medals in 2 different categories.

Wine quality category:

Silver medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009
Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2009

Food pairing category:

Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009 (food sub-category: Beef Teppanyaki)
Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico “Villa da Filicaja” 2009 (food sub-category: Peking Duck).

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is a unique event and the first of its kind. Conducted in partnership with the London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition, which has been running for 40 years and is the world’s premier platform for recognising quality in the industry, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is created specifically for the Asian market.

It is the first wine competition in the world with a strong focus on Asian lifestyle: Sub-categories cover awards for wine pairing with Asian food as well as an award for Best Wine produced in China. Judging is conducted by Asia’s most esteemed wine experts from China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, including the competition’s Director and Master of Wine, Hong Kong-based Debra Meiburg MW and Chinese food and wine expert Simon Tam.

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Another medal for Riserva del Conte
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

2013, Sep 17 - We are happy to inform that our Riserva del Conte could again convince a jury: the vintage 2010 has been awarded the silver medal in the “Great Mundus Vini International Wine Awards” (Germany).

RDC10 mundus vini cert bdThe award lines up with two other great recent medals:

The vintage 2009 of our Riserva del Conte got a bronze medal at the “International Wine Challenge” (United Kingdom) in 2012.

In August 2013, vintage 2010 received the Silver medal in the "Berliner Wein Trophy" (Germany).

The "Great Mundus Vini International Wine Awards" take place annually under the patronage of the Union Internationale des Oenologues (UIOE).The jury, which undertakes the judging of the wines submitted, is made up of German and international oenologists, wine analysts, specialist retailers, sommeliers, trade journalists and buyers from the most important dealers.

Judging takes place according to the internationally recognised 100 point scale.

Cheers!


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Silver Medal in Berliner Wine Trophy for Riserva del Conte 2010
Tuesday, 27 August 2013

2013, Aug 27 - We are happy to inform you that our Riserva del Conte 2010 won a silver medal at the Berliner Wein Trophy July 2013 “The International wine competition of the capital city of Berlin”.

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The Berliner Wein Trophy is being held for the fourth time since 2004 under the patronage of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV - An intergovernmental organization made up of 45 member states   - http://www.oiv.int). Since 2004, this international wine competition has been subject to the highest quality standards, rapidly joining the family of great and famous wine awards.

 
Bronze medal for our Riserva del Conte 2009 in IWC 2013
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

2013, May 14 - We are happy to inform that our Riserva del Conte 2009 won a bronze medal at the International Wine Challenge 2013. The IWC is a British-based wine challenge held every year since 1984, when it was launched by British wine writer Robert Joseph.

This is the tasting note our Riserva del Conte 2009 received: " Dark cherries, smoke and herbs. Attractive juicy fruit, gentle texture and a sustained finish."

Find here is the result on the IWC website.

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89 points for our Riserva del Conte 2009 from Tasted Journal
Friday, 03 May 2013

2013, May 3 - Andreas Larsson (best sommelier of the world in 2007) and Markus del Monego (best sommelier of the world in 1998) from Tasted Journal have blind-tasted our Riserva del Conte 2009.

In their issue #10 from April 2013 they have published their averaged result of 89 out of 100 points as well as their impressions of our wine.

Andreas Larsons describes it as "Quite viscous structure, medium to deep ruby, garnet colour. Quite full palate, red berries and cherry notes, a hint of wood in the background, good extraction, rounded tannin, high freshness and rather long aftertaste." This makes us happy since it meets quite well the intentions we had with this wine.

Find here the complete issue #10 of Tasted Journal from April 2013.

2013 April Tasted Journal

 
Germany: Our olive oil now online and in local shops!
Tuesday, 26 February 2013

2013, Feb. 26 - Buongiorno friends in Germany! Our olive oil is now available in our partner shop Ludwig von Kapff! Both online and offline you'll find the 2012 vintage on their shelves. Here's the online version: http://www.ludwig-von-kapff.de/home/produkt/460433/Filicaja-Olio-Extra-Vergine-d-Oliva.html


The year 2012 had a very cold and long winter and a long dry summer - and both winter and summer influence the taste of the olive oil. In our opinion the current vintage reflects well the difference between the two seasons with gentle fruitiness and a bit of spices, all balanced by an extremely low acidity. When you have tried it let us know how you find the 2012 vintage. Leave a comment here!

 
Fonte Filicaja 2012
Wednesday, 20 February 2013

2013, Feb. 20 - Some fresh news at the end of this winter: We have just bottled our 2012 vintage of Fonte Filicaja! Now are just missing the first warm days on which it can be enjoyed in the sun! Hopefully they will come soon…

FF 2012

As the last vintage, the Fonte Filicaja 2012 is done from Chardonnay and Trebbiano grapes and is a fresh light white wine with citrus fruit tastes. This makes it a ideal companion to a light meal, or a quaffable wine for a refreshing chill-out moment.

We're looking forward ourselves to drinking it in the shadow of the big trees around the Villa da Filicaja this summer!

For those who want to try it before summer: We will have the Fonte Filicaja with us at Prowein (Halle 3, M36) and Vinitaly (Pad. 8, C11), ready for tasting.

 
Filicaja Christmas Special 2013

2013, Nov 16 - All christmas presents ready? Wine for christmas lunch or dinner already in the cellar?

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Gold Medal in Berliner Wine Trophy for Chianti Superiore 2009
Wednesday, 31 October 2012

2012, Oct. 31 - In it's 16th edition, the Berliner Wine Trophy awarded a Gold Medal to our Chianti Superiore DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2009.

We think the award matches really well with the label of this Chianti Superiore!

 
Two new Wine Spectator ratings for our 2009 vintage
Wednesday, 31 October 2012

2012, Oct. 31 - In 2012, Wine Spectator online has rated two of Filicaja’s wines: the Chianti Superiore DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2009 with a rating of 89 of 100 points and the Chianti Superiore DOCG “Vincenzo da Filicaja” 2009 with a rating of 87 of 100 points.


Here you can access the complete rating (payed registration required):

Wine Spectator: Chianti Superiore DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2009

Wine Spectator: Chianti Superiore DOCG “Vincenzo da Filicaja” 2009

 
New Wine Spectator ratings received (2006 and 2007 vintage)
Monday, 31 October 2011

2011, Oct. 31 - We are happy and proud that Wine Spectator has rated two of Filicaja’s wines in its issue from 31. Oct. 2011: the Chianti Superiore DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2007 with a rating of 89 of 100 points and the Chianti Superiore DOCG “Vincenzo da Filicaja” 2006 with a rating of 88 of 100  points.

 

Find here the the tasting notes (payed registration required):

Wine Spectator: Chianti Superiore DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2007

Wine Spectator: Chianti Superiore DOCG “Vincenzo da Filicaja” 2006

 
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