Internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay has launched his own contemporary range of Italian table wines: Gordon Ramsay Italian Collection.
Created alongside world-famous winemaker Alberto Antonini, the collection combines Ramsey’s 'passion with the heart and soul of Italian winemaking.'
“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," Ramsey commented.
"Tana [Ramsey] 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," he said.
"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," Ramsey added.
Memorable Times In Italy
The wine was driven by 'memorable times spent in Italy', Ramsay’s ambition was to 'source only the very best ingredients from the country,' the company said.
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, it added.
Breaking down the barriers associated with cross-regional blending in Italy was key in achieving the desired styles and flavours.
"I'm very proud of what we’ve created and hope food and wine lovers across Ireland love it as much as I do,” he concluded.
The Gordon Ramsay Italian Collection range will be available from Barry & Fitzwilliam.