Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay today announces his own contemporary range of Italian table wines: Gordon Ramsay Italian Collection. Created alongside world-famous winemaker Alberto Antonini, the collection combines Gordon’s passion with the heart and soul of Italian winemaking. The red, white and rose wines are available from Barry & Fitzwilliam.
“Running a 3 Michelin star restaurant for over 20 years means I have had the joy of tasting some of the finest wines in the world. Wine-making has always fascinated me; it’s a magical process where tradition, passion, and science are blended together and captured in one stunning bottle. Italy and Italian wines have a special place in my heart. Tana and I have spent some incredibly happy times in this amazing country and many of those moments were made even better by a beautiful glass of wine. When it came to launching my own wine range, it was very important to set the same standards and quality as I expect in my restaurants. It was a huge pleasure to collaborate on this project with Alberto Antonini, one of Italy’s greatest winemakers. I’m very proud of what we’ve created and hope food and wine lovers across Ireland love it as much as I do.” Gordon Ramsay
Years in development and driven by memorable times spent in Italy, Gordon’s ambition was to source only the very best ingredients from the country. Alberto’s reputation for contemporary winemaking while simultaneously respecting traditions struck a chord with Gordon; their partnership resulted in a pioneering decision to blend fruit from two different regions, Tuscany and Abruzzo. Breaking down the barriers associated with cross-regional blending in Italy was key in achieving the desired styles and flavours.
The Intenso Rosso 2020 is a vibrant ruby red in colour with aromas of fresh redcurrant, blackberry and a touch of flint. This wine has depth and texture on the palate with approachable tannins and a soft and succulent finish. Perfect to pair with grilled Tuscan steak or a rich tomato ragu.
The Vibrante Bianco 2020 is pale straw in colour with notes of white flowers and aromas of fresh green apple and white peach. This wine is vibrant and juicy on the palate. It has a refreshing acidity with a long mineral finish and can be enjoyed with seafood risotto or a fresh caprese salad.
The Elegante Rosato 2020 is pale pink in colour with fresh red cherry aromas. This wine has a fragrant floral palate with gentle tannins and an elegant finish. The perfect accompaniment to chicken cacciatore, a freshly roasted vegetable fettuccine or simply chilled as an aperitivo.
The Gordon Ramsay Italian Collection range will be available from Barry & Fitzwilliam.
Founded in 1998, Gordon Ramsay Restaurants comprises the restaurant business of acclaimed chef, restaurateur, TV personality and author Gordon Ramsay. It is one of the largest privately-owned restaurant groups in the UK and has 34 restaurants in the UK. The group has a further 19 restaurants internationally including USA, France, Dubai and Singapore with further international openings planned. To date, Gordon Ramsay holds a total of 7 Michelin stars across the restaurant group worldwide, including the flagship venue Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which has held three Michelin-stars for 20 years. As well as fine dining, the group has expanded to include more casual dining restaurants offering a wide variety of guest experiences around the globe such as Bread Street Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill, Gordon Ramsay Steak and Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen.