Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Two gold medals in France for Bioca Godello 2011 and A Coroa Lías 2010

New Gold medals for DO Valdeorras' godellos in the competition Les Citadelles Du Vin, France, which will hold its 2012 awards ceremony at Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, in Hong Kong.

Les Citadelles Du Vin, one of the wine contests with the greatest impact on the planet celebrated in France, has returned to elevate the Godello DO Valdeorras with gold medals for Bioca Godello 2011 and A Coroa Lias 2010.

In a context in which spanish white wines have shared four golds, the Godellos DO Valdeorras shine with their own light getting two top honors, and being seconded as far as the Galician wine refers, for two Albariño from Rias Baixas valued with medals silver.

Bioca 100% Godello, elaborated by the winery Maria Teresa Nuñez Vega and that has won a multitude of international awards for its harvest 2011, was one of the great wines awarded  with gold. Its tasting notes are as follows: "Lemon color, very lifted floral style, with jasmine and orange blossom. Good level of acidity, with spice on the midpalate, layers of complexity, and a long finish".

A Coroa Lías 2010 has been the other DO Valdeorras wine honored with the highest award by the French specialists, showing the great prestige that certifies the winery A Coroa internationally. His tasting notes are as follows: "The wine is big, very fresh, and balanced on the palate. Sensations of mature fruit, hints of balsamic and flowers. Smooth, and gifted with the appropriate acidity.Long persistent aftertaste with a light varietal tartness gives fullness in the mouth".

Every year, in May, some 40 top level tasters from all over the world meet in Bourg (Bordeaux-France) for three days to elect the best wines out of 800 samples coming from about 30 countries.

The contest has now attained a significant level of samples and international recognition (70% of foreign wines), making the Citadelles du Vin one of the key competitions of the world.

In 2012, the award ceremony and the promotion of the prize winning wines will take place during Vinexpo Asia-Pacific, the very influential international wine and spirit exhibition held in Hong Kong.

With this new recognition it has been strengthened the international boom that has positioned the wines of the DO Valdeorras as ones of the trendiest in the international wine sector, becoming creditors of the highest awards given by the industry and giving a deserved correspondence to the work of producers, processors and the Regulatory Council under the seal of quality DO Valdeorras.

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