Saturday, July 6, 2013

A Coroa, Ruchel and D'Berna, winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze respectively at the Acio Awards 2013

The Ministry for Rural Affairs and Sea of the Galician Government gives the distinctions that identify the best wines and spirits of Galicia and for which, once more, the wines of Valdeorras continue to shine with their own light.

In this way, and among the award-winning wines of the DO Valdeorras appellation, Godello A Coroa 2012 has won the Gold, Ruchel Mencía 2012 the Silver and D'Berna the Bronze. Furthermore, Joaquin Rebolledo Mencía 2012, Godeval Godello 2012 and Viña de Fornos Godello 2012 were awarded with a diploma.

In a framework of incomparable quality of the Galician wines and within the international prestige of the DO Valdeorras appellation, the Godellos and Mencías of Valdeorras are still characterized by their nature year after year. Thus, in the 2013 edition of Wines, Spirits and traditional Liqueurs of Galicia, the work of winemakers has been rewarded once more through the following awards:

Golden Acio for A Coroa Godello 2012

Adega A Coroa continues its evolution in terms of recognitions, obtaining this year the Golden Acio award, after having achieved the silver in the previous edition. This endorses the work of one of the most international wineries from the DO, since over 50% of its production is sold in major markets like the U.S., Japan, Central Europe, Scandinavia and Britain, among others.

After a 2011 vintage that has earned prestigious awards and great international recognitions  (Best wine - The New York Times Selection - Blind tasting; Gold Medal - World Wines Selection of  Canada; Gold Medal - International Wine Competition of Lyon; Silver Medal - Best Spanish Wines for the U.S.; Golden "Mezquita" - Mezquita Awards 2012; Grand Gold - Galician Wine Guide; Gallaecia Distinction 2012 and Silver Bacchus 2012 - Awarded by the Spanish Tasters Union, apart from winning for the second year running the Tender of the Swedish Monopoly), the harvest 2012 pretends to follow the same line, taking an important step in its national positioning with this Golden Acio.

Godello A Coroa 2012 has the following tasting notes: fresh and daring colors, loaded of light and gleam that evoke spring garden of green leaves flowers with light yellow colour.

To the nose, it shows warm notes with hints of refreshing and sweet flowers such as elderflower, jasmine and grass, that merge with freshly cut fruit such as pear, apple and mango with refreshing citrus finish.

To the palate it gets fresh and vivacious, combining with the warmth needed to achieve an outstanding balance. It is structured and powerful.

With also hints of citrus juices -specially of grapefruit with subtle bitterness-,  the aftertaste turns long, delicate and very elegant.

Silver Acio to Ruchel Mencia 2012

Ruchel Winery achieves with its Mencía the highest recognition for the reds DO Valdeorras appellation in this edition.

The work of the winery follows the line achieved in 2010 with its Godello, selected best white of Galicia 2011, confirming this time the great development of the reds DO Valdeorras in recent years.

The winery, known for its notable international presence and a great care of its supply chain, has been one of the pioneers to settle in the Brazilian market and its wines are marketed under the prestigious seal "Galicia Quality".

The tasting notes of Ruchel Mencía 2012 are: of red cherry colour, middle layer, bright. It is characterized by a medium intensity, excelling in its sharpness which highlights the tones of the variety Mencía.

To the palate is soft, tasty and subtle, with an harmonious balance that touches exceptional roundness and in which the gradation, since it is no excessive, acts as an interesting factor that gives it a careful balance.

Bronze Acio to D´Berna Godello 2012

Winery de Bérna, with an idiosyncrasy marked by an affinity for the natural environment of Valdeorras, had known how to extraplote these features to their wines, in close relation with a family tradition that dates back to the last century as well as with the latest innovation; this confluence of factors have provided their wines an unmistakable stamp of prestige, that always distinguish the winemakers of Valdeorras.

The peculiarity of their vineyards, settled on the slopes of Córgomo and with an exceptional geographical orientation, is conjugated to mature plants and a very characteristic mineralized ground, turning their production into great interesting wines and of prized exclusivity.

The tasting note of D´Berna Godello 2012 are: To the nose it shows notes of melon and apple, with honey and lemon tones. Notes of minerals in the end.

To the palate is fruity, of silky touch, with hints of ripe white fruit, subtle sweetness, herbal tones and a unique taste of slate. Creamy, fresh and fruity, with a light and elegant end.

Thus, we offer you the possibility to taste them "in situ", visiting the Valdeorras Wine Fair the coming 13th and 14th July in A Rúa of Valdeorras. Besides of taking pleasure of trying the prized wines of Valdeorras, you will enjoy a broad range of activities that, for sure, will delight all attendees.

We will be waiting  for you!

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