Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Chardonnay Collection 2008 amongst the Top Ten of the Chardonnay du Monde in SIXTH place and Gold Medal in the same competition

The Chardonnay Collection 2008 has been classified in SIXTH place in the “Chardonnay du Monde 2010 International Competition”, forming part of the prestigious list of the TOP TEN wines of this variety, and also obtaining one of the Gold Medal awards in a Competition with 37 participating countries, more than 900 wines tasted and 300 internationally expert judges.

The previous vintage (2007), also won a Gold Medal and two Silver Medals, one of which was in the this very competition, as well as another Gold in 2003 and silver medals in 1995, 97, 98 and 99 in various worldwide competitions.

This award confirms that it is not just a great 2008 harvest, it means that the vineyard terroir of “Can Vendrell” (where this wine has been produced since 1988) and its special micro-climate, is one of the areas in the world that produces the most authentic variety of Chardonnay and after 25 years this vineyard has reached the highest level of excellence, which, without a doubt, forecasts a future of great wines.

Our cellar, specialists in harvesting and producing highest standard wines with indigenous varieties such as Xarel•lo, Macabeu and Tempranillo as well as recuperated varieties such as Belat, is now consolidated with this 2008 Chardonnay Collection as one of the most expert cellars in the know-how of harvesting and producing great wines, and especially in knowing the best terroir for each variety .

For Josep Maria Albet the Chardonnay Collection is a wine: “On the nose, white flowers with hints of pear, quince and ripe tropical fruits, as well as a slight touch of laurel and smokiness. In the mouth, very fine, integrated wood, full bodied, buttery and apple compote traces ,leaving a slight sweetness like fine Alpine clover. All together it is a very expressive wine, with the elegance and balance that this variety reaches when it is in one of the best terroirs in the world”
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