The godello wine of the "A Coroa Winery", attached to the DO Valdeorras appellation, reaffirms its position in the Swedish market when winning for the second year running the Swedish Monopoly Network.
The fact of achieving the highest recognition from this market for two consecutive years is described as "exceptional" by System Bolaget - Swedish state organization that governs the monopoly -, since rarely a winery gets the highest score twice.
The Winery of the DO Valdeorras appellation, which sells 50% of its production in some of the most important international wine markets - USA, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland , Germany, Sweden - qualifies this fact as a great opportunity to continue reaffirming its position in Sweden and the Nordic market.
The offer of System Bolaget, aimed to the Galician wines and which got the answer of 33 wineries, ended with a scoring of 23 out of 27 votes for A Coroa, putting the winery in a comfortable position with a wide margin of difference regarding its competitors.
The state company System Bolaget, or monopoly, is unparalleled in any other place in the world. It has more than 2,300 registered trademark products from 40 different countries, including beer, wine and spirits. In addition, its suppliers have in stock about 8,500 products available upon request at any store in the country and it launches about 2,000 new products annually.
Currently System Bolaget has 418 stores and over 500 agents that cover smaller communities. Employees are qualified people and good experts in food and drink, who offer the best service to customers. They all perform a thorough preparation and all products, regardless of their origin, are entitled to the same treatment.
System Bolaget is defined as a company dedicated to the sale of alcoholic beverages responsibly, while seeking to provide a first-class service. This is achieved by a controlled access through a limited amount of stores, of opening hours and of sales regulations.
The winery A Coroa is delighted of being once more part of the cast of products that form the Swedish monopoly, since it means its wine has passed through strict quality controls and also a professional tasting, in which the best wines are chosen among all those that arrive at the headquarters of the Swedish company.
According to the Commercial Director and Exports Manager of the winery, Marta Sertaje: "for a familiar winery as it is A Coroa, the fact of being in this market once more is a unique opportunity to reaffirm our presence abroad. Last year about 50% of our production was exported and over the 10 years that our wines have been in the market we have broken records in sales".
Bodega A Coroa, though being a familiar winery, counts on a modern winemaking equipment. A rational viticulture that uses well the personality of its variety Godello and always looks for quality is the philosophy that guides the work in A Coroa, where they are convinced that wine is mainly achieved in the vineyard.
Its elaboration is focused on a careful and rational treatment of the grape, which makes use of the best technology and respects the diversity of the land, being the first winery attached to the DO Valdeorras appellation that makes a controlled production in its vineyards.
The international prestige of the A Coroa wines comes endorsed by numerous awards. Among them, the following are the most important of 2012:
Best Wine - The New York Times Selection - Blind tasting
Gold Medal - World Selection of Wines of Canada
Gold Medal - International Wine Competition of Lyon
Silver Medal - Best Spanish Wines for USA
"Gran Mezquita de Oro" - Mezquita Awards 2012
Grand Gold - Galician Wines Guide
Gallaecia Distinction 2012
Silver Bacchus 2012 - Awarded by the Spanish Tasters Union