On Thursday June 2nd was held the ceremony awards XXIII Contest of bottled wines from the DO Tarragona. The Merlot Suner went awarded first prize in the category of wine aged in wood.
The blind tasting of about 90 wines presented, took place a few weeks ago at the Faculty of Oenology of the URV with a jury of twenty people led by Montse Nadal, Professor of Oenology of the URV. The awards are divided into nine categories, have been distributed among 11 wineries D.O. Tarragona.
The ceremony, held at the Shed 1, was chaired by the president of the DO Tarragona, Josep Lluís yellow, which was accompanied by Joan Besora, development director of the Port of Tarragona; Elvira Ferrando, first deputy mayor of Tarragona; Oscar Perez, government delegate of the Government; councilors and other representatives of the Government and representatives of the wineries in Tarragona, in addition to representatives of the jury and members of the Regulatory Council of the DO Tarragona.
Font: D.O. Tarragona
The fair was opened with the traditional walk of the authorities which was headed by the director general of the Incavi, Salvador Puig; President of the DO Tarragona, Josep Lluís yellow; the government delegate, Oscar Perez and the Councillor for Public Services of the City of Tarragona, Anna Santos, among other authorities, board members and sponsors.
Fair Wine DO Tarragona had a high participation, exceeding 26,000 tastings. At our booth we used 960 tastings between Black Merlot, Merlot Rosé, scoundrels and Acacia, a new wine Suner, which we presented at the fair.
Saturday morning we made the presentation of the Association of Singular Cellars DO Tarragona under the Fair Wine DO Tarragona Rambla Nova. This partnership is intended to promote and publicize the wineries and the wines of this denomination. The producers who are part of the Association are young entrepreneurs with a desire for the future, we want to give value to the territory, wineries, wines and DO Tarragona.
Our short-term goals will strengthen the promotion of its wines and wineries, as well as the DO Tarragona. We intend to make several events in Tarragona and Barcelona with the Catalan wine industry specialists and catering.
The wineries that are part of the Association are:
– Biopaumerà – Rasquera
– Celler Mas Bella – Masmolets – Valls
– Celler Mas del Botó – Alforja
– Celler Pedrola – Miravet
– Celler Suñer – Ginestar
– Estol Verd Celler – Rodonyà
– La Farinera Vins – Rasquera
– Molí de Rué – Vinebre
Ruth Troyano, journalist and sommelier, sponsored the presentation, where he wanted to emphasize the importance of the eight wineries that are part of the new partnership, eight projects of wine, ecology, winemaking, from concerns , values and culture of wine.
The event has been a pairing wines with local food, which each contributed a cellar of wines and typical food of its population. The dishes are to be tasted snails Vinebre, Ginestar olive pate, cake collects onions and sauce Valls Pataco the saddlebag, chickens and kissed Rodonyà cherries and cakes Rasquera .