The medals in the young categories of the Vinari Awards for Catalan wines already have names and surnames, or rather, they have already been assigned to wines and wineries in Catalonia. This Wednesday, June 21, the Celler de Rubí hosted an event where the wine products that most convinced the jury were announced after a completely blind tasting. Their passage through the competition has made them deserving of recognition in the form of a silver, gold or grand gold medal.
The Somdinou Blanc Jove 2022 has won, in this edition of the best young wines, a Silver medal. This wine has several Vinaris de Plata and Grenaches du Monde prize medals. It is a blend of white Grenache and Macabeo wine, fermented in stainless steel vats for approximately 20 days at 16ºC. And it is aged on lees for about a month.
The podium by territories is headed by the Denomination of Origin Terra Alta, which has won twenty-one medals, followed in second place by DO Cava (18), DO Empordà (17) and DO Penedès, with 15. The rest of Catalonia's wine-growing regions also received accolades for their wines, ranging from the five medals for Montsant and DOQ Priorat to the Alella medal. All this, passing through Pla de Bages, with three, and Catalonia, Conca de Barberà, Costers de Segre and Tarragona, with two medals each.
As always, the great Catalan wine festival is expected on the first Friday of October, the 6th, and will see the presentation of all the awards, the traditional 'V' made of cork, corresponding to the best products in the twelve categories . In addition, we will know which is the best wine and best sparkling wine of 2023.
The Vinari Awards, organized by digital Vadevi, were born in 2013 with the aim of giving prestige and value to quality Catalan wines. This 2023, they are celebrating eleven editions with the unwavering will to continue being a spokesperson for Catalonia's excellent wine production.
The Vinari are made possible thanks to the Vilafranca del Penedès City Council, the Rubí City Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya; NISSAN, AGBAR, Euroselecció Riedel, Wine Palace, Gràfiques Varias, Nieves Energia, Petrolis Independents, Turisme de Barcelona and the School of Wine Tourism of Catalonia. They also have the collaboration of INCAVI, all the DOs of Catalonia, the Catalan Association of Sommeliers and the Catalan Association of Winemakers; the companies Suberis Legatus, Bonpreu and Esclat, Establiments Domingo, Boteria Torner and Pulltex.