The five Ta’ Betta vintages which are currently available on the market have received outstanding ratings by Falstaff achieving 93+ points rating. These wines are currently exported to Berlin, Zurich, and London apart from selling through a curated list of restaurants and retail outlets in Malta and Gozo. On the back of the Falstaff ratings, Ta’ Betta has just secured La Cave des Sommeliers as distributors in Belgium and Luxembourg thus extending its footprint in Europe.
The wine which achieved the highest rating is the Philippe Villiers 2018, a blend of Syrah with Cabernet Franc, achieving an outstanding 95-point rating. “Dark ruby red in colour. On the nose initial aromas of iron, dried tomato and white pepper give way to beautifully compact notes of ripe berry fruit, blackberry, graphite and a touch of dark chocolate. The textured palate is well balanced and flavourful with tightly woven, velvety tannins and plenty of finesse, finishing with elegance, persistence, and nice length,” stated the Othmar Kiem and Simon Staffler the connoisseur reviewers engaged by Falstaff.
The estate’s Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend, Antonio Manoel 2018, achieving a 94-point rating. The formal tasting notes of the expert reviewers read: “Deep, dark ruby red in colour. Initially slightly resinous on the nose, before opening up to reveal notes of Mediterranean herbs, lots of ripe dark berries, fleshy undertones, dried tomatoes and summer truffles. The palate is tightly meshed, a well-balanced interplay of polished tannins, juiciness, and magnificent dark berry fruit. A wine of great finesse and length.”
In the meantime, the Philippe Villiers 2017, the Antonio Manoel 2017 and the oak-fermented Chardonnay Jean Parisot 2019 each received a 93-point rating.
“It is an absolute honour that our wines were rated so highly by Falstaff, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the result,” said Ta’ Betta Wine Estates owner Juanito Camilleri. “This result will undoubtedly boost further our exportation to Europe and continues to create awareness of our wines in exclusive fine wine circuits internationally.”
Ta’ Betta Wine Estates is situated on 4-hectres of terraced land in Girgenti, Malta.
La Cave des Sommelier have a growing footprint of wine shops in Belgium and Luxembourg, and a strong online retail presence in the Benelux region.
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