Uva Pirata from Bodegas Vicente Gandía obtains Gold Medal in the 25th edition of “Concours Mondial de Bruxelles”.
The international competition of Brussels, an international competition of alcoholic beverages, is the only itinerant competition. Its peculiarity is that it carries out quality control tests on all the awarded wines. In this contest, 9,180 wines from 39 different countries were presented and tasted by an international panel of judges. This contest was held in Beijing (China) and took place from 11 to 13 May.
Bodegas Vicente Gandía presented its Uva Pirata wine from the Peculiar Wines range, and after being tasted by experts and having passed the quality tests, it won a Gold Medal.
Peculiar Wines, an oenological creativity based on personal projects of the winemakers of Bodegas Vicente Gandía. They are micro-developments, zones and special varieties, unique designs. They are Valencian wines with a message in each bottle and they tell a story.
Uva Pirata, is a red wine with designation of origin Valencia. This wine reflects the fact that you have to enjoy the pirate side of life. We all have our pirate side, like winemaker Fernando Freire who is discreet and formal but did not hesitate to navigate the wine seas to discover the most pirate variety, Petit Verdot.
This wine has a wonderful cherry red with violet tones. On the nose it gives aromas of summer fruits, blackberries, caramel, vanilla and mocha. The palate is fruity, elegant, spicy, full-bodied, balanced and with a long finish. Recommended to enjoy with a good steak, cured cheese (like Stilton) or game meat
Bodegas Vicente Gandía launched the Peculiar Wines range about 2 years ago. Uva Pirata does never ceases to provide enjoyment, from the moment it was launched it won the Gold Medal in AWC Vienna, 91 points in the “Sin mala Uva” Guide and now again in this international contest. Year after year, the winery shows that its products maintain or improve its quality.
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut Rosé and El Miracle Cava Brut Rose awarded “Double Gold Medal” at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bodegas Vicente Gandia adds new recognitions to its long list of international awards. This time it has been in the “WINE TASTING AWARDS” organized by WSWA (Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America) during the celebration of the “WSWA 73rd ANNUAL CONVENTION & EXPOSITION” at the Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. This event is considered the most important in the US and gathers leading professionals of the American wine industry. Thanks to these awards, the winery will have good volumes in the United States this year.
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut Rosé and El Miracle Cava Brut Rose have been the wines awarded with Double Gold Medal.
Hoya de Cadenas Night Harvest, is a white wine with Appellation of Origin Valencia whose grape varietals are: Moscatel, Viura, Chardonnay and Verdejo. It has an attractive combination of gold and green tones; in the nose shows intense aromas of exotic fruits. In addition, it has a delicious softness that fills the mouth with notes of citrus and honeyed flavors of apple.
Hoya de Cadenas Cava Brut, whose grape varieties are Macabeo and Chardonnay has a straw yellow color, fine and persistent bubbles. The aroma is clean and fruity, with a strong citrus character and with a background of floral notes. It offers a magnificent presence in the mouth thanks to the Chardonnay variety, dry and fruity at the same time.
El Miracle Cava Rosado, born from the combination of the best Requena grapes, grown with northern exposures, patience and stillness of aging in the cellar. It is 100% Grenache, it has a red currant color, bright, fine, persistent bubbles and elegant reflections. The aromas display ripe red fruit with a background of pastry and mocha with subtle citrus notes. Creamy texture, wide and persistent in the mouth.
In addition to this wonderful news, Nebla Verdejo Rueda was also awarded with Gold Medal.
Nebla Verdejo,A Night Harvest White wine with Appellation of Origin Rueda, whose grape varietal is 100% Verdejo. It has an attractive yellow color with greenish undertones. On the nose we find all the typical characteristics of the Verdejo: fennel, freshly cut hay and tropical fruits (pineapple and mango). The palate is unctuous with a great fruity finish and a refreshing acidity
The WSWA completed the list with silver medal for the wines: Ostras Pedrin, Uva Pirata, Dolmo, Boabrisa and Bo “Bobal Único”
Ostras Pedrin and Uva Pirata are the first two wines of the new winemaking project by Vicente Gandia.
At the headquarter’s of the Valencia Regulatory Council of the Appellation of Origin has taken place the presentation of the new oenological venture of Vicente Gandia, Peculiar Wines. Each wine that makes up this range is mentored by a winemaker of the winery who have been commissioned to carry out that project he/she had always dreamed of performing. Oenological creativity at its finest that offers micro-elaborations that recovers areas and peculiar varieties. A wine experience with a story behind each wine and has envolved with a packaging design that leaves no one indifferent..
The two first Peculiar Wines are the ones that have been presented in Valencia: Ostras Pedrin by Luis Garcia Severino and Uva Pirata made by Fernando Freire. Both wines are under the Appellation of Origin Valencia.
Ostras Pedrín eis the personal adventure of our winemaker Luis Garcia Severino who has rediscovered the Alto Turia, a 1,100 m high region where he has found a treasure in the variety Verdosilla. A signature white wine that shows a bright straw yellow color. The nose displays aroma of pear, melon and syrup. The palate is friendly, sweet, elegant, lively, fruity and with a long finish. A perfect accompaniment to shellfish, fish, white meat, poultry, rice and cheese. The label has been designed by the Pixelarte group and is inspired by comics of the ’50s.
PFor the next wine creation, our winemaker Fernando Freire has deployed his most pirate side, sailing the wine seas to “hijack” the French Petit Verdot grape which has given rise to Uva Pirata. A signature red wine with cherry red color and violet tones. The palate is fruity, elegant, spicy, mineral, full-bodied, balanced with a long finish. The nose gives off an aroma of red fruits, berries, caramel, vanilla and mocha. An ideal companion to a good steak, cured cheese (such as Stilton) or game meat. The Uva Pirata artwork has been made by the Valencian artist Coté Escrivà inspired by an urban, scoundrel and pirate environment.
Peculiar Wines will expand its range in the future with more wines developed by the rest of the winemaking team of Vicente Gandia.