The Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) is the UK on-trade wine competition, aimed specifically at finding the best wines available. The judging teams are made up entirely of sommeliers and on-trade wine buyers. This is a competition that is judged by the on-trade, for the on-trade. The wines are tasted blind.
CHIVITE FINCA DE VILLATUERTA CHARDONNAY 2012
‘Great wine with amazing texture and length, complex aromatics,’ began impressed team leader Olivier Marie, continuing: ‘Wet chalk with honeyed character and a phenolic finish, but pleasant, with pithy minerality. A lot of oak, but it is well made, with complex, precise character’. ‘Spice, richness, complexity, vibrant and persistent flavours with great freshness and balance,’ concurred Vinoteca Marylebone’s Mya Brown.Press news