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21.11.2018
The 2018 Best Wines of Alentejo have been announced
The Alentejo Oenophile Confraternity presented the VI contest that awards the "Best Wines of Alentejo" at the Mar d'Ar Muralhas Hotel in Évora.

Scala Coeli - Touriga Nacional red wine 2015, Valcatrina by Santos Lima - ros 2017 and Vidigueira - Grande Escolha branco 2016 were distinguished with the Excellence award. There were also 17 Gold Medals and 7 Silver Medals
The trial jury evaluated a total of 121 wines: 29 whites, 5 rosés and 87 reds.
 
The Alentejo Oenophile Confraternity presented this Saturday, November 17, at the Mar d'Ar Muralhas Hotel in Évora, the sixth edition of the contest "Best Wines of Alentejo". This initiative intended, for another year, not only to highlight the quality of wine production that exists in the Alentejo, but also to make known to consumers the production of excellence that is made in the region.
 
The tender covered 121 wines produced in the Alentejo which were submitted by 50 producers. In this sixth edition, they evaluated wines: 29 whites, 5 rosés and 87 reds.
 
Of these 121 wines in competition the winners of the Excellence Award, attributed by category, were: Scala Coeli - Touriga Nacional tinto 2015, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida; Valcantrina by Santos Lima Rosé 2017, by Casa Santos Lima - Compª. das Vinhas, SA; and Vidigueira - Great White Choice 2016, from Adega Coop. of Vidigueira, Cuba and Alvito, CRL. Seventeen Gold Medals were handed out, including 6 white, 1 rosé and 10 reds. The Silver Medals were delivered to 11 references, all of them red wine.
 
Óscar Gato, Main Scout of the Alentejo Oenophile Confraternity, said, "The quality of the wines in the Contest was high, wines of different styles, with a balanced profile, with structure, elegance and longevity that allow diversity and choice of the consumer more enlightened and demanding, either for immediate consumption or to wait patiently for the optimum moment of consumption. Also noteworthy is the diversity of years of harvesting of the awarded wines, which proves the consistency of quality of Alentejo wines year after year. "
 
The trial jury was composed of members of the Alentejo Oenophile Confraternity, the CVRA, the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission, the Portuguese Oenophile Association's tasters, the Portuguese Sommelier Association, the University of Évora and also speciality Journalists and Bloggers.

 
EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Scala Coeli – Touriga Nacional red 2015, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
Valcantrina by Santos Lima rosé 2017, Casa Santos Lima – Compª. das Vinhas, SA
Vidigueira - Grande Escolha white 2016, Adega Coop. de Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito, CRL

 
GOLD MEDAL
Scala Coeli – Touriga Nacional red 2015, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida
Rocha Rosa red 2012, Falcon Land – Sociedade Vinícola, Lda.
Monsaraz – Touriga Nacional red 2017, CARMIM – Coop. Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz, CRL
Adega Mayor (Pai Chão) – Grande Reserva red 2014, Adega Mayor – Soc. Vitivinícola, Agrícola e Enoturistica, SA
Comenda Grande – Touriga Nacional red 2015, Monte da Comeda Agroturismo, Lda.
Perescuma (N.º 1) – red 2015, Sociedade Agrícola Perescuma, SA
Quetzal Reserva red 2015, Quinta do Quetzal – Soc. Agrícola, Lda.
Quid Pro Quo – Reserva red 2016, Casa Santos Lima – Compª. das Vinhas, SA
Vinhas da Ira – red 2014, H. Uva, SA
Folha do Meio – red 2013, Terrenus Veritae Actividades Agr. e Turísticas, SA
Valcantrina by Santos Lima rosé 2017, Casa Santos Lima – Compª. das Vinhas, SA
Vidigueira - Grande Escolha white 2016, Adega Coop. de Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito, CRL
Porta da Ravessa – Reserva white 2017, Adega Cooperativa de Redondo, CRL
Régia Colheita – Reserva white 2017, CARMIM – Coop. Agrícola de Reguengos de Monsaraz, CRL
Tiago Cabaço Vinhas Velhas de Estremoz – white 2017, Tiago Mateus Cabaço e Cabaço
Tapada do Chaves – white 2017, Tapada do Chaves Sociedade Agrícola e Comercial, Unipessoal Lda.
Poliphonia – Reserva white 2017, Granacer – Administração de Bens, SA

 
SILVER MEDAL
Planura – red 2014, Unicer – Vinhos, SA
Herdade de São Miguel - Reserva red 2015, Casa Agricola Alexandre Relvas, Ldª.
Herdade das Servas – Reserva red 2015, Serrano Mira, SA
Morais Rocha – Reserva red 2013, JJMR – Sociedade Agrícola Lda.
Monte Penedo Gordo – Reserva red 2013, António Manuel Esteves Monteiro
Poliphonia – Reserva red 2015, Granacer – Administração de Bens, SA
Valcatrina by Santos Lima - red 2017 – Syrah, Caça Santos Lima-Compª. das Vinhas, SA

 
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