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21.11.2016
Oenophile Confraternity of Alentejo distinguishes “Best Alentejo Wines 2016”

In collaboration with the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA), the Confraternity of the Oenophlies from Alentejo organized the fourth edition of the "Best Wines of  Alentejo". The winners of the competition were known this Saturday, November 19th. 

In collaboration with the Alentejo Regional Winegrowing Commission (CVRA), the Confraternity of the Oenophlies from Alentejo organized the fourth edition of the "Best Wines of  Alentejo". The winners of the competition were known this Saturday, November 19th.

The initiative aims to distinguish the quality of Alentejo production and to inform consumers about the best that is produced in the region.

The Contest included 128 wines produced in the Alentejo, certified as Denomination of Controlled Origin (DOC) or Alentejo Regional Wine (IG). There were no restrictions on the maximum number of wines per producer, only having to be properly bottled and legally labeled, with information regarding the year of harvest and bearing the corresponding certification stamps. This year, the evaluated wines consisted of 34 whites, 4 rosés and 90 red wines.

Three wines won the Prize of Excellence: Herdade Grande Red 2012, by António Manuel Baião Lança; Vinha D´Ervideira Selected Harvest Rosé 2015, from Ervideira Sociedade Agrícola Lda .; and Herdade do Perdigão Reserve White 2015, from Herdade do Perdigão. Eighteen other wines won the Gold Medal, of which seven were white, one rosé and the remaining, reds. The Silver Medals were delivered to eleven references, all of them red (list of winners below).

The jury was composed of wine journalists from Germany, Poland and Portugal, representatives of the Portuguese Oenology Association, the Portuguese Association of Scenarios, the Regional Winegrowing Commission from Alentejo, the University of Évora and the Confraternity of Oenophiles from Alentejo.

The Alentejo Best Wines Competition aims to stimulate the production of quality wines, enhancing the quality of the region´s wines, as well as contributing to the dissemination of Alentejo Wines.

 


Winners PRIZE OF EXCELLENCE

Herdade Grande Gerações Red 2012, António Manuel Baião Lança

Vinha D’Ervideira Selected Harvest Rosé 2015, Ervideira Soc. Agrícola Lda

Herdade do Perdigão Reserve White 2015, Herdade do Perdigão Lda

 

Winners GOLD MEDAL

Herdade Grande Red 2012, António Manuel Baião Lança

Roquevale Reserve Red 2010, Roquevale, Soc. Agrícola Herdade da Madeira, SA

Dona Dorinda Red 2013, Valbom do Rouxinol-Agr e Turismo e Rural, Lda

Vale Barqueiros Reserve Red 2013, Soc. Agrícola da Herdade da Vale Barqueiros

HDL – Touriga Nacional Red 2014, Soc. Agrícola Herdade dos Lagos, Lda

Plansel Selecta Grand Choice Red 2013, Quinta Plansel Soc-Vitivincola, Lda

Adega de Borba Grand Reserve Red 2011, Adega Coop. de Borba, CRL

Monte Penedo Gordo Reserve Red 2013, António Manuel Esteves Monteiro

Adega de Borba Garrafeira Red 2011, Adega Coop. de Borba, CRL

Altas Quintas Reserve Red – DOC 2007, Altas Quintas Exploração Agr. e Vinícola, Lda

Vinha D’Ervideira Selected Harvest Rosé 2015, Ervideira Soc. Agrícola Lda

Herdade do Perdigão Reserve White 2015, Herdade do Perdigão Lda

Herdade Grande Reserve White 2014, António Manuel Baião Lança

Piteira Premium White 2015, Amareleza Vinhos, Lda

Guadalupe Winemaker Selection White 2015, Quinta do Quetzal – Soc. Agrícola, Lda

Vidigueira Premium White 2015, Adega Coop. de Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito, CRL

Adega de Borba Reserve White 2013, Adega Coop. de Borba, CRL

Herdade Monte da Cal Saturnino Grand Reserve White 2013, Herdade Monte da Cal, SA


 
Winners SILVER MEDAL

Abreu Callado Infinitum Grand Reserve Red 2011, Fundação Abreu Callado

Herdade do Peso Reserve Red 2014, Sogrape Vinhos, SA

AR – Touriga Nacional Red 2013, Adega Coop. de Redondo, CRL

Humanitas Reserve Red 2014, José Antº Leite Mendes Rodrigues, Unip

Herdade de São Miguel Reserve Red 2013, Casa Agrícola Alexandre Relvas, Lda

Vidigueira Reserve Red 2014, Adega Coop. de Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito, CRL

Reserva do Comendador Reserve Red 2013, Adega Mayor, SA

Inevitável Red 2014, Casa de Santa Vitória-Soc. Agro Industrial, SA

Adega de Borba Premium Red 2014, Adega Coop. de Borba, CRL

Pai Chão Grande Reserve Red 2013, Adega Mayor, SA

Portalegre Red 2013, Adega Coop. de Portalegre, CRL
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