Phot:Lolita Vázquez // La Voz de Galicia
The edition, despite being considered a success, had to face a setback that was resolved with the quality of the wines, the warmth of the audience and the good work of organizers and winemakers.
This thirteenth edition began with the recognition of the good work of the winemakers valdeorreses top awards Arribe 2010. The winery, Joaquin Rebolledo with tinto barrica, won the award for best red wine aged in barrels for less than six months. (Full details here)
At the eleventh edition of the wine tasting Valdeorras, held between Thursday 12th and Friday 13, the jury was general sentiment in extolling the quality of the wines from this DO year after year manage to exceed expectations. The first award-winning wines were: A Coroa Lias 09 - Godello. Winery A Coroa in white and Quinta da Peza 09 - Mencia. Winery Quinta da Peza in reds. (Extended info here)
After the tasting, the XIII edition was ready to begin. Minister Elena Espinosa, who presented himself as the powerful media of the fair, met with authorities and winemakers in the preliminaries at the beginning of the celebration. After praising the wine tradition Valdeorras and assess the quality of their wines, he proceeded to leave, citing his failure in the other acts as a show of solidarity with the families of two brigades killed in the fire of Fornelos.
Since the beginning of an orphan of the event, the organizers showed their good work by offering attendees a wide range of activities for your enjoyment. The price was one of the strengths, because for just 50 cents of Euro could enjoy the excellent wines of the 22 participating wineries.Among the offerings this year, attendees had the opportunity to taste wines made from native grape varietal historic recovered. This is the case of the variety of "Bracellao", "Sousón" and improved "Garnacha". (More info here)
In addition, the Regulatory Council, offered a free tasting for those who so desire, giving test, among other wines, the first wine raised in carballo tree (oak Galician). All this was accompanied by a tasting of snacks offered at the stands and cellars and typical pructos Extremadura Almendralejo local brothers, all entertained by good music, which he accomplished, in the late evening of yesterday, it gave closure to the XIII Fair Valdeorras wine with a full house.