Imagine the scenario. Convent Garden (London). For several days, 3 Masters of Wine (Patrick Schmitt, Simon Field and Patricia Stefanowicz) have been tasting wines from all over the world for the “The Autumn Blind Tastings” contest of the prestigious British publication, The Drink Business. And after several days and many wines tasted by the blind tasting system, the results arrive. And you know what? Well, our Equilibrio 9, 100% Monastrell from the PDO Jumilla, has been highlighted as the best red in the category of barrel wines :D
Equilibrio 9 is a cherry red wine with a bright reddish rim. On the nose, its intensity is high, with aromas of ripe red fruit combined with pleasant toast from the barrel, also spicy touches, soft sensations of candied cherry, hints of scrubland and wet stone. On the palate, the entry is powerful, with ripe tannins, a good mid palate and fresh acidity, tasty red fruit, very spicy, balsamic, a liqueur sensation that bathes the toasts, with volume, frank and persistent, with a long finish. Only grapes of the Monastrell variety from old vineyards over 40 years old have been used in its production. Equilibrio 9 has a mixed aging in second fill barrels, 60% French oak and 40% American oak, for nine months.
In addition, we also sent to the competition another of our wines that we make in Jumilla, with a very different profile, Equilibrio Sauvignon Blanc, in this case, a monovarietal white wine, which we presented barely a year ago but in which we have been working for six, the time that it has cost us to have the vineyard in the optimal state so that it gives us the quality of grape that this super wine has that has won a silver medal. This wine is intense on the nose, with details of tropical fruit, fennel and white flower. Very complex and elegant. Fresh in the mouth, wide and tasty. Excellent acidity, very balanced and with a marked fruity sensation that makes it last.
The Drinks Business publication is the organizer of The Autumn Blind Sesions, a contest based on blind tastings of great international prestige, especially within the Anglo-Saxon world. A publication with high prestige within the world of beverages that attends to its news, new technologies in the sector and the financial status of companies in the sector. Its wide coverage and large number of followers give great international relevance to all the winners of its contests. A privileged recognition that has fallen on two of our wines and the Jumilla PDO.