An Interview with Jonathan Maltus
Jonathan Maltus was the first English wine producer to achieve a 100% score from legendary wine guru Robert Parker for one of his wines, in fact he might be the ONLY English wine producer to achieve this.
Of course, he didn’t produce this wine in ENGLAND, but in the traditional home of good wine – Bordeaux. Jonathan is considered locally a bit of a maverick – he certainly doesn’t conform to generally accepted local winemaking or commercial practises but his innovative approach to wine production has made him one of the most revered and successful in the industry – outside of France, of course.
Not content with astonishing the locals by making a silk purse out of what was considered a sow’s ear by them over the last 20 years or so, he has broadened his horizons by making wine first, in South Australia and subsequently in the Napa Valley in California with equal success.
Jonathan was one of our 9 Groundbreaking Winemakers awarded by us in our 9th edition of Wine behind the label and here he is, being interviewed by David Moore at the London Wine Fair where the award was presented to him.