Stefano Girelli - The Wine People
We have worked with Stefan Girelli for over 25 years, a relationship that has yielded many exceptional wines, from everyday drinking to fine Chianti estate wines.
In 2009 Stefano established a new business called ‘The Wine People’ in partnership with Frenchman, Philippe Marx, and Dutchman Peter Kosten. They have combined their skill and experience to bring affordable good value wines from across Italy, with the help of renowned Italian winemaker Stefano Chioccioli who makes all the wines. (Please look separately for the superb Chiantis from Chioccioli.) All vineyards are situated on gentle hillside slopes in the Treviso province. Vines are Cordon trained and density is 4-5,000 plants per hectare.
Straw yellow shot with green; very full and intensely fruity on the nose with exotic fruit such as melon and banana, featuring hints of citrus reminiscent of grapefruit. On the palate it is very well balanced, with a good acidity backbone and length.
A superb accompaniment to shellfish, fish and seafood. Pair also with white meat and cheese.
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017. 4 Stars - Harpers Wine Stars, 2018.