VIII Best Wines of Alentejo Competition highlights quality of the wines presented
The VIII Best Alentejo Wines Competition took place at the new premises of the Rota dos Vinhos do Alentejo, where 132 wines from the region were present, of which 39 white wines, 8 rosé wines and 85 red wines.
Due to the Contest regulation, only 20% of the total wines can be awarded, so the best 27 wines were presented. The highlight goes to the Gold Medal in White Wines awarded to Monte da Capela - Reserva 2018, produced by Casa Clara, while the Gold Medal in Red Wines was awarded to Graniper's Poliphonia Signature 2015, while the Gold Medal in the Wines category Rosé distinguished Comenda Grande 2019, produced by Monte da Comenda Agroturismo. In addition to the gold, silver and bronze medals, the Honorable Mentions for 5 white and 14 red wines are also highlighted.
“The contest wines from different producers in the Alentejo, all classified with a Geographical Indication and / or Denomination of Origin, made possible a high quality tasting, very interesting and diverse in organoleptic profile. In addition to all this, the fact that the contest took place this year in the new premises of the Rota dos Vinhos do Alentejo, complying with all safety standards, turned out to be even more special. Alentejo Wines have once again shown their quality as a product and the quality of everyone involved in their production, which is why they deserve total trust from consumers and companies that producers deal with daily, ”says Escanção Mor da Confraria - Óscar Gato.

The jury was composed of 15 elements, winemakers António Ventura, Bernardo Cabral, Carlos Ramos, Francisco Pimenta, Joana Roque Vale, Luís Duarte, Nelson Rolo, Paulo Laureano, Pedro Baptista, Rui Veladas and Rui Reguinga, also José Santanita as representative of Portuguese Sommelier Association, journalist João Paulo Martins, Maria João Cabrita representing the University of Évora and Confrade Enófilo, Francisco Mata.
In a time of pandemic, the contest complied with all the safety rules for detachment and individual protection of all staff involved in the event.

Medal Wines

Gold Medal | Monte da Capela – Reserva 2018 | Casa Clara
Silver Medal | Cortes de Cima 2018 | Cortes de Cima
Bronze Medal | Tiago Cabaço – Encruzado 2018 | Tiago Mateus Cabaço e Cabaço

Gold Medal | Comenda Grande 2019 | Monte da Comenda Agroturismo
Silver Medal | Valcatrina 2019 | Casa Santos Lima

Gold Medal | Poliphonia Signature 2015 | Granacer
Silver Medal | Herdade Grande – Grande Reserva 2015 | António Baião Lança
Bronze Medal | Quid Pro Quo 2017 | Casa Santos Lima 

Honorable Mention Wines

Adega Mayor – Reserva do Comendador 2018 | Adega Mayor
Freixo Reserva 2018 | Herdade do Freixo
Montes Claros 2019 | Adega Cooperativa de Borba
Poliphonia Reserva 2017 | Granacer
Régia Colheita 2018 | CARMIM

Adega de Borba – Grande Reserva 2013 | Adega Cooperativa de Borba
Blog by Tiago Cabaço 2017 | Tiago Mateus Cabaço e Cabaço
Comenda Grande – Alicante Bouschet + Syrah 2016 | Monte da Comenda Agroturismo
Herdade de Ceuta 2018 | Elite Vinhos
Herdade Paço do Conde Winemakers Selection 2016 | Soc. Agr. Encostas do Guadiana
Malhadinha 2017 | Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
Margaça – Reserva 2018 | Soc. Agrícola de Pias
Monsaraz – Reserva 2017 | CARMIM
Plansel Selecta – Touriga Nacional 2017 | Quinta Plansel
Quintas de Borba 2017 | Adega Cooperativa de Borba
Reguengos Garrafeira de Sócios 2014 | CARMIM
Santa Vitória – Grande Reserva 2016 | Casa Santa Vitória
Vinha da Ira 2017 | Henrique Uva
Vidigueira – Reserva 2015 | Adega Cooperativa de Vidigueira, Cuba e Alvito

Vinhos do Alentejo 2022