It was the first edition and we couldn’t miss it. And the desire was so great that we have swept the I Contest of Ecological Wines of the Valencian Community, organized by Proava and by the Committee of Ecological Agriculture of the Valencian Community (CAECV). Of the 15 awards awarded, 6 come to Requena, home, including the Grand Prize, which has gone to Bercial Blanco Selección, cataloged as the best wine of the 99 tasted from a total of 27 wineries. What an honor! The truth is that this wine is one of the most complex that we make, an unusual white, with 3 months of aging in French oak barrels, made with the Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo varieties from selected plots.
In addition, we have received three gold medals, one of them for the unbeatable Pasión de Bobal, in the matured red category, another for Pasión de Bobal rosé in the category of rosés and the third for Pasión de Moscatel, in the category of whites. young boys. All of them are monovarietal wines, in the case of red, with grapes from old vineyards over 60 years old.
The two remaining medals were silver and went to Mariluna White, a wine with a very special blend of Verdejo and Macabeo; and for Bercial Ladera Los Cantos, a parcel wine made with Bobal and Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 18 months in first-use French oak barrels.
We have won awards in all categories, so it is to be very happy. Those who have participated in the tasting panel have been recognized tasters and experts from the wine sector of the Valencian Community, the Canary Islands, Venezuela and Madrid. The selection process has been through a blind tasting.
Get the award-winning wines in our online store, with a promotional discount
If you also want to taste the award-winning wines, you have it very easy since you can find them all in our online store. In addition, to share the joy we have, we have activated a promotion until Sunday December 20 at Bercial Blanco Selección, the wine that has obtained the Grand Prize of the Contest, with a 10% discount that will be applied to your purchase if you use the GRANPREMIO coupon.
We are especially happy not only because of the volume of prizes, but also because what this 1st Organic Wines Contest highlights is not only quality wine, but also quality wine made with grapes from organic farming. And ecology applied to the vineyard has been our bet from the second one, because our cultivation is organic since we were born as a winery in 2000. And we assure you that these were not good times to show off organic wines in Spain, since the general idea among the consumer was that the quality of organic wine was below that of conventional wine.
Fortunately, the times are different and, currently, consumers see an added value in organic wines, which have an increasing presence in the market and this is necessary to celebrate, because an organic crop is responsible with the environment. So from here we also send our gratitude to Proava and CAECV for organizing this Contest of Ecological Wines of the Valencian Community, to promote these products and highlight the work that the wineries that bet on the production of organic wine do.