Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Our wines receive two gold medals and three certificates of excellence in the 50th contest of quality wines from DO Penedès

Our BRUT 21 2014 wins the gold medal as the best Classic Penedès and our CURIÒS Ull de Llebre starts out as the best young red wine.  

This is the 50th year that the awards of the Sant Humbert Academy of Wine-tasters have been given, making the competition one of the oldest in Europe. 

Wednesday night, the DO Penedès held an award ceremony in Barcelona for the best wines from the region. Our wines showed their high quality once again by winning a total of two gold medals and three certificates of excellence. In fact, with these 5 awards, we were present as finalists in almost every category in the contest. 

Of all of them, the sparkling wine Brut 21 stands out, winning a gold medal in the Classic Penedès category. The excellent chardonnay and parellada bubbles that already won the gold medal last year are back at the top again this year.  

In the category of young red wines, the gold medal went to Albet i Noya Curiós Ull de Llebre. It’s a young wine, with an incredible fruity taste and without wood, which came this year with a new image, winning the hearts of the members of the Academy.  

The other awards went to the Syrah 2012 Collection, in the category of vintage red wines; the Curiosa 2015 Pinot Noir/Merlot for rosés, and the Xarel·lo Curiós 2015, which won an award in the special section Xarel·los of the Penedès. The vineyard’s oenologist, Marga Torres, accepted the various awards at a dinner that took place in the Born Market in Barcelona. 

The DO Penedès awards were given to wines from the DO in various categories: young whites, vintage whites, young reds, vintage reds, rosés, classics, and xarel·lo. In each category, 5 awards were given: gold, silver, and bronze medals and two certificates of excellence. The contest was organised by the Sant Humbert Academy of Wine-tasters of Vilafranca del Penedès and it is one of the oldest such contests in Europe.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Two of our wines have been awarded two gold medals in the Oenoforum international competition in the Czech Republic

Two of our red wines, Ocell de Foc-Les Timbes 2013 and La Milana 2012, have just placed among the 50 best wines in the Czech Republic, winning gold medals in the category of blended red wines in the Oenoforum international competition, an award given by the Czech Association of wine producers and sommeliers.  
It is the first year that the wines have been entered in this contest, with the intention of reinforcing the presence of the label and the wines in the Czech Republic, where some of our wines are already represented by a wine importer and distributor.  

From 23rd to 25th May, the wines La Milana 2012 and Ocell de Foc-Les Timbes- 2013 can be tasted in Prague in this selection of the 50 best wines in the Czech Republic.  

La Milana and Ocell de Foc represent two of the vineyard’s choices in working with Catalan and French grape varieties 58 years ago, such as Marselan, (Garnatxa Negra and Cabernet Sauvignon) , Caladoc (Garnatxa Negra and Malbec) and also Arinarnoa (Cabernet Franc and Tannat) . In fact, Ocell de Foc, whose name will be changed in the coming new season to Les Timbes, (in honour of the land that it comes from), is a blend of these three varieties that seeks the excellence and complexity provided by Garnatxa, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. On the other hand, La Milana is a traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Ull de Llebre and Merlot that has ended up been fine-tuned with Caladoc, which provides sweet, gentle tannins.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Four of our wines awarded with gold medals by the French guide Gilbert & Gaillard

Coinciding with the Alimentaria Fair, the prestigious French wine guide, Gilbert & Gaillard, has given its awards for the best wines in Catalonia.  

On this occasion, our cellar has been acknowledged with 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal. Specifically, the white wines El Fanio 2014 (100% Xarel·lo aged in cement eggs and acacia barrels) and the experimental El Blanc XXV 2013 (Marina Rión, Vidal and Viognier) have received the highest praise. As for the red wines, La Milana 2012 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Merlot and Caladoc) and Reserva Martí 2009 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah) have also been given a gold medal, while the single-variety Syrah Col·lecció 2012 has been awarded with a silver medal. 
We would highlight that both El Fanio 2014 and Reserva Martí 2009 have been acknowledged with over 90 points.  

The Gilbert & Gaillard magazine, the second most important in the world specialising in the world of wine, has written a large article about Catalonia after having spent last February travelling through the country’s 12 designation of origin regions. In total, they visited 114 cellars and tasted over 330 wines and sparkling wines.

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