Friday, 27 April 2018

25.4.18 Great Success for Sherry at VinEspaña Awards

At the first edition of the VinEspaña wine competition, run by the Spanish Federation of Oenologists’ Associations (FEAE) and held at the Alcázar in Jerez on 19th and 20th April, 40 expert tasters who were also oenologists and members of the FEAE organised themselves into six judging panels which examined a total of 380 wines from all over Spain, notable among which were those of Galicia and Andalucía. The event was sponsored by the International Union of Oenologists (UIOE), the Ministries of Agriculture of both the government and the Junta with collaboration from the Jerez City Council.

Of the 30 Sherries presented 23 won medals, 10 won the Gran VinEspaña de Oro for wines scoring over 92 points, 11 won the VinEspaña de Oro (88-92 points) and 2 won the VinEspaña de Plata (84-88 points). Two VinEspaña de Oro went to the Vinos de la Tierra de Cádiz: Finca Moncloa 2014 (González Byass) and Taberner 2014 (Huerta de Albalá) while a VinEspaña de Plata went to Barbadillo’s Blanco de Blancos 2017 and Cortijo de Jara Roble (6 meses). The award winning Sherries were:

Gran VinEspaña de Oro: (24 winners - 10 of them Sherries)
Palo Cortado de la Cruz de 1767 (Bodegas Arfe)
Palo Cortado (Harveys)
Oloroso (Harveys)
Fino Pemartín (Díez Mérito)
Noé 1988 (González Byass)
1750 Palo Cortado (Fernádez Gao)
Oloroso Bertola (Díez Mérito)
Amontillado (Harveys)
Palo Cortado Leonor 2006 (González Byass)
Pedro Ximénez Oxford 1970 (Diós Baco)

VinEspaña de Oro:
Pedro Ximénez Duquesa (Sánchez Romate)
Palo Cortado Regente (Sánchez Romate)
Tio Pepe (González Byass)
Fino (Harveys)
Oloroso Ochavico (Garvey)
Moscatel Reserva J Martínez (El Gato)
Amontillado Tio Guillermo (Garvey)
1750 Medium Sweet (Fernádez Gao)
Pedro Ximénez (Harveys)
Amontillado NPU (Sánchez Romate)
Moscatel Dulce Flor (González Palacios)
Pedro Ximénez (Fernádez Gao)

VinEspaña de Plata:
Manzanilla Juncal (Garvey)
1750 Oloroso (Fernádez Gao)

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