Top 10 wines in the UK press

12th May, 2014 by Lauren Eads

GD Vajra Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco, Italy 2012

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David Williams, writing in The Observer, recommended three wines “made from grape varieties that have travelled to new homes”.

He said: “All other things being equal, I’d almost always choose a wine made from a local grape variety rather than an imported international one. I like to think I’m committing a mild act of political defiance, a kind of gastronomic environmentalism, protecting the endangered species against the globalising forces of Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz et al. But I can’t always keep it up. Lately, for example, I keep coming across great wines made from that most ubiquitous of white grapes, Chardonnay, from a country with a greater stock of indigenous varieties than anywhere else, Italy. And it’s hard to feel guilty when the wine is as posied, racy and distinctive as top Barolo producer Giuseppe Vajra’s version.”

Price: £9.95, The Wine Society

One Response to “Top 10 wines in the UK press”

  1. DC says:

    Ironically he might have found the Dragon ‘poised, racy & distinctive’ because it does have the indigenous Nascetta in it, plus Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, as Jancis Robinson pointed out when it was her wine of the week back on 4th April.

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