If in 2013 our Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Grand Zarcillo de Oro, this time it has been our Finca La Colina Verdejo who has achieved a Gold Zarcillo in the presumed Zarcillo 2015 Awards.
The competition was held in Valladolid on 29 and 30 April and 1 and 2 May, organized once again by the Junta de Castilla y León. This year 2015 has been the XVI national edition and its VIII international, and throughout these years this contest has been consolidated as the most important of the Spanish wines and, little by little, is also getting to be one of the most prestigious at the international level.
Wines from all the world’s producing countries can be included, and although we do not have the official participation data for this year, the total number of wines presented in the last edition of 2013 was 1819, of which 36% were wines of Castilla y León.
Finally, remember that this is the third international recognition of great prestige for Finca La Colina Verdejo during this 2015, after the Silver Medal received by the Concours Mondial du Bruxelles and the Bronze Medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards. We have completed the medal podium!
Last October 29 was held the annual presentation of the prestigious Peñín Guide 2016. This time the venue chosen for the Hall of the Best Wines of Spain was the Municipal Palace of Congresses of Madrid and it was attended by about 4000 people , Mainly professionals. The event had more than 440 wines belonging to about 200 wineries in 15 autonomous communities, with more than 50 production areas represented.
With regard to our wines, one more year we can say that they are placed in the head train of the wines of Rueda in terms of quality is concerned. Our young wines achieve the best grades within their respective families if we look at wines of similar characteristics, so we can proudly say that we continue to produce one of the best collections of white wine from Rueda and Spain, according to the Peñín Guide.
The main novelty in our wines is that we have presented for the first time to the contest our semi sweet ¨Fri Sanz Te¨. This is the second vintage of this wine. It is a personal bet of the winery that saw the light back there by May 2014 and that, despite being the wine “different” from our whites, we wanted to continue in the same line of quality as the rest of dry wines from our assortment .
Our ratings are as follows:
- Sanz Clásico: 89 points
- Sanz Verdejo: 90 points
- Sanz Sauvignon: 89 points
- Fri Sanz Te: 88 points
- Finca La Colina Verdejo CIENXCIEN: 91 points
- Finca La Colina Sauvignon Blanc: 93 points
Obviously, the tastings have been made to the 2014 vintage of our wines, which we consider one of the best in recent years within the enormous regularity that our products have added after vintage year after year.
We hope to continue with this regularity in our scores in the following competitions of the Peñín Guide. A constancy over the years and vintages that we believe identifies and differentiates us.
Great new news for one of our most recognized references! The sixth edition of the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015, which took place on 22 and 23 May in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (area of good wines of the variety Sauvignon), has awarded a Gold Medal to our Finca La Colina Savignon Blanc 2014.
This competition is intended to promote wines from this variety and also to make known to the public the richness and diversity of the Sauvignon in the world. It is a pretext for exchange and a meeting place for all specialists in the sector. Producers, winemakers, sommeliers, distributors, journalists or opinion leaders from around the world will evaluate participating wines from almost 20 different countries.