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Decanter May 2018

This month's Decanter (www.decanter.com) features major reviews of:

- Chianti Classico 2013 and 2014 - specifically Riservas and Gran Seleziones (the very top of the quality pyramid in Chianti Classico);

"World's best Pinot Gris buys"; and

Valpolicella Superiore and Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

You know us: we like to make sure we have the biggest of the big hitters. And that's exactly what we have - the top-scoring 96-pointer from Chianti Classico and the top-scoring (95-point) Pinot Gris.

As an added bonus, this means we now supply two, quite superb, new wine ranges - one from Chianti Classico and the other from Alsace.  You will find details of each of these ranges by clicking the links below. They are both exclusive to us in the UK and as always are available at the best price possible.

  • The selection of wines that we have available from this month's Decanter is listed at the foot of this page

 

Il Palagio di Panzano

Monia and Franco Piccini of Il Palagio di Panzano recently hosted one of the Exel Wines team while he was travelling and visiting producers in Italy. On his return, so impressed were (and are) we by their wines that we have start importing them directly to allow our customers to enjoy these fabulous wines in the UK for the first time. Their Chianti Classico Gran Selezione "Le Bambole" is the 96-pointer above.

 

Domaine Rieflé

If Chianti is all about reds, then Alsace is all about its whites. Here, the Rieflé family have been making wine near Pfaffenheim since 1850. We tried their range at the beginning of 2018 and found all the wines to be sublime. We know of old that these are just the sort of wines our customers enjoy, so when their Grand Cru Steinert Pinot Gris received 95 points in May's Decanter article, "World's Best Pinot Gris and Grigio", we took the plunge and are importing four of their wines (including a Pinot Noir) to let you find your favourite.