Alentejo and Douro WINES voted BEST IN CLASS!

source: ‘Portugal News'””

The Douro and the Alentejo regions were home to the biggest award winners at Thursday evening’s Wines of Portugal 2014 competition award ceremony said Jorge Monteiro of the ViniPortugal wine association.

Monteiro said that the Douro had picked up 67 medals and the Alentejo 59 but that the event had above all shown the quality of Portuguese wines currently in production.
The ViniPortugal competition had attracted some 1,070 wines from across mainland and archipelago Portugal with Monteiro adding that 80% of the wines gained the kind of classification worthy of medals even if only 25% or 280 wines of that total received any official recognition.
The wine specialist explained that due to the high quality levels, the competition had done away with bronze medals to hand out more silver medals.

source: ‘Portugal News'””
The Dão region Quinta das Marias Touriga Nacional Reserva, produced by Peter Eckert, was the outright winner in the single caste wine section with the Rozés Porto Tawny 40 years winning the fortified wine category.
Meanwhile, the Alentejo produced Terras d’Alter Reserva won the 2014 award in the mixed cast wine category.
The wines, representing a sector that generated €725 million in exports last year, were judged by 100 specialists including 25 international judges.

 

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