Gentilini Robola 2015

£14.50

Robola is a citrusy, floral and chunky white, chosen for Oddbins by Londoner Jessica Shinner after she discovered it on holiday in Kefalonia, via The Listing. If you haven’t had...

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Robola is a citrusy, floral and chunky white, chosen for Oddbins by Londoner Jessica Shinner after she discovered it on holiday in Kefalonia, via The Listing. If you haven’t had your ear pinned to the ground (tut tut), The Listing gives you, the consumer, the opportunity to tell us about your favourite holiday wine which, if we concur, could end up on our shelves! V v exciting, darlings.


The weird (and wonderful) thing about Robola is that it was actually featured in the bestselling book, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which became a film starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz. Talk about pedigree! But this is what Jessica has to say about it:


'The pale lemon appearance reflects the clean, crisp nose but neither give away the interesting combination of flavours on the palate. Some citrus and slight vegetal notes complement the warm apricot and subtle honey tones to create this wonderfully drinkable wine. Pair with fresh seafood for a delicious Mediterranean feast'.


The Gentilini family’s presence on Kephalonia dates back to 1593, when Marino Gentilini, an Italian army engineer, was commissioned by the Venetian Senate to build the extensive Assos fortifications on Kephalonia. He eventually married and settled here, and his name was inscribed in the Libro d'Oro of noble families.


A few centuries later, in 1984, his descendent Spiro-Nicholas Kosmetatos planted his first vineyard of local and classic white grape varieties on Kefalonia. At the time he was a pioneer in fine wine making in Greece and helped pave the way for other boutique wineries.


Nicholas’ daughter Marianna and her husband Petros Markantonatos took over the estate in 2002 with an eye on the future which, however, respects the experience of the past. They aim to produce top quality, exciting and unique wines while promoting the unique flavours and aromas of the local Kefalonian varieties. All the steps that go into the making of these fine wines, from vineyard management to bottling and marketing, are overseen and controlled by Marianna and Petros together with their resident winemaker, Mike Jones.


Today, they have 10 hectares under vine which are certified organic and make a core range of six wines. They also produce experimental wines each year to ensure that Gentilini keeps moving forward. Quantities are purposefully kept low to ensure that quality is not compromised, with a total production of just 50,000 bottles annually.


Made 100% with the native Kefalonian variety, Robola, this has a cleansing lemon acidity, gentle floral notes and a chunky body, making it a brilliant match for simply cooked, fresh seafood.


Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

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Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.