Mark ‘Gordo’ Garner – revered critic and founder of influential website Manchester Confidential - has claimed Mischief and Mayhem Meursault to be “the most impressive introduction [to a wine] in over thirty-three years.”
This latest praise adds to the growing list of acclaims that the wines, produced by British duo Micheal and Fiona Ragg, have already attained.
The Burgundy producers have successfully snatched awards from both Decanter and Wine Spectator in the past along with exceptional praise from Tim Atkin, who earmarked Mischief and Mayhem as one of the top 25 producers to watch.
In the review, published by Manchester Confidential, Gordo said: “Marking a usually stuffy French label with the grape variety in bold, and a name that Americans can easily remember, is clever marketing. The other bit of cleverness is the absolute quality of the wine. Gordo can’t remember a more impressive introduction since discovering the merchant Louis Latour and one of their Grand Cru Chablis’ on a hot summer’s day at Sharrow Bay, in the Lake District thirty-three years ago. Like Latour, trust the brand whenever you see them.”
The selection of ten wines, which are exclusively distributed in the north of England by Robinsons Brewery in Stockport, have continued to grow in popularity over the last 2 years and have already doubled the sales in comparison to the first five months of 2013.
Noel Reid, Wine Buyer for Robinsons, said: “We have continued to back the quality of these wines since we first started our relationship with Micheal and Fiona in 2011. The wines they produce are renowned for their quality and rarity; with only a single barrel being produced for specific wines each year. Gordo’s fantastic review is further confirmation of the love and hard work that Micheal and Fiona put into each drop.”
A full range of Mischief and Mayhem is available from Robinsons Brewery.