Alentejo Oenophile Fraternity presented prizes for its IX Contest
After a two-year break, and in a ceremony for the announcement and distribution of prizes, the Confraria dos Enófilos do Alentejo presented the prizes of its IX Best Wines of Alentejo Contest. The distribution of awards took place during a dinner as part of the Évora Wine event, which took place this weekend at Praça do Giraldo in Évora.

The biggest prizes in dispute, the gold medals, were awarded to the white wine «Foral de Évora 2020» from the Eugénio de Almeida Foundation, given to Adília Granadeiro from FEA, and to the red wine «Pai Chão – Grande Reserva 2016» from Adega Mayor, delivered to Rita Nabeiro.

The silver medals were awarded to the white wine «Quinta da Fonte Souto 2020» from Quinta da Fonte Souto; the rosé wine «Porta da Ravessa 2021» from Adega Cooperativa de Redondo; and the red wine «Quinta do Carmo 2018» from Bacalhôa Vinhos.

Fifteen judges chosen from experts in the wine sector tasted and rated the 124 wines delivered by 31 producers from all Alentejo wine regions and sub-regions. At the end of the blind tests, they awarded 18 honorable mentions, three bronze, three silver and two gold medals.

Pedro Luiz de Castro, the new Judge of the Board (the equivalent of Chairman of the Board), says that «the Confraria continues to defend the Alentejo, the purity and extraordinary quality of its wines. This competition that we organize aims to reward not only the quality of the wine produced in Alentejo, but also to introduce consumers to a new generation of winemakers and producers.”

For the 10th edition of the Best Wines of Alentejo Contest to take place in 2023, some news is expected, but above all an ever-increasing participation of Alentejo producers, united in the promotion and dissemination of the quality of their wines. Born in 1991, the Confraria recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, and has always aimed to promote the purity and authenticity of Alentejo's vineyards and wine, fundamentally covering its historical and cultural aspects, but also its economic and social aspects.

The symbols of this Confraternity are the traditional Capote Alentejano, with the abeiro hat, as well as the insignia, emblem and banner.
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