The 2017 edition of the Proava Awards had reserved us an excellent surprise, nothing more and nothing less than three medals. In fact, we have been one of the two wineries that have won the most awards :)
Pasión de Moscatel – Gold Medal in the selection of white wines.
Fuenteseca rosé – Silver medal in the selection of rosé wines.
Pasión de Monastrell – Silver Medal in the selection of red wines with a maximum of 6 months of barrel.
In this official competition, this year they have competed 200 wines from wineries in the Region of Comunidad Valenciana, from which they have finally been awarded 22.
If you are near of Valencia and you want to taste the wines, you have an excellent opportunity at the XXIX Mostra de Vins, Caves i Licors de la Comunitat Valenciana, which will be held from 20 to 24 April, in the old course of the River Turia, between the Flowers Bridge and the Exposition Bridge. As usual, we will participate in the Mostra and you can find us at our stand, where we will be waiting for you to taste the wines we make in Bodega Sierra Norte and with some surprise.
Here we present a little more closely the winning wines:
PASIÓN DE MOSCATEL – GOLD MEDAL PROAVA AWARDS
If you read Moscatel, which means Muscat, you could think that it is a sweet wine, but you are going to take a surprise, because in fact it is a dry wine that conserves all the privileges that gives us this mediterranean grape, such as its aromas, with delicate floral and fruit notes of apricot and green apple. In the mouth it is fruity, with good acidity, very broad… A wine that fills the mouth with nuances and leaves a very pleasant final feeling, of great persistence. A perfect wine to pair with fish, white meats, pastas and cheeses.
Learn more about Pasión de Moscatel on your tasting chart.
FUENTESECA ROSÉ – SILVER MEDAL PROAVA AWARDS
The ecological Fuenteseca rosé is a wine that we elaborate with two types of grape, Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is a strawberry rose wine with beautiful violet reflections, which brings us intense and sweet aromas of ripe red fruit, strawberries with cream, red jelly beans and light floral touches. When you taste it, you find a wine that is fresh, broad and very persistent. It is an ideal wine to pair with appetizers, rice, roasted vegetables and white meats.
If you want to know more about Fuenteseca rosé, we’ll tell you everything.
PASIÓN DE MONASTRELL – SILVER MEDAL PROAVA AWARDS
Pasión de Monastrell is made only with Monastrell grapes, which we grow in the area of El Pinós, between Jumilla and Alicante, an area that for ‘terroir’ and climate allows cultivating a high quality grape. To this is added the age of our vineyards, which exceed 50 years. Vineyards that produce little, because of their age and because we potentiate it, but they offer a wonderful Monastrell with which we elaborate this wine, with aromas of fresh and ripe red fruit, marked roasted from the barrel, fine spices with touches of sweet paprika and red pepper in grain, soft sensations of candied cherry, mint, herbs of the mount and humid stone. On the palate it has a powerful entry with a smooth astringency, good tour and fresh acidity, tasty red fruit, very spicy and balsamic. Tannins pleasant and with volume, fresh and persistent. Long finish, aftertaste of red fruit and smoked retronasal.
It is a wine that perfectly accompanies strong foods, such as red meats, game and duck, as well as strong cheeses and pates.
In the taste note of Pasión de Monastrell, you will find a complete information.