Algarve Best wines awarded in the FATACIL

For the fifth consecutive year, the program included FATACIL scrutiny in blind tasting ceremony and medals of the Algarve Wine Contest, which distinguished 18 wines Algarve.

Algarve Car Hire and the Algarve Wine Awards 2012Wines that have grossed the Great Gold Medals were the Estate of Pimenteis, Reserve, 2010, in the category of reds, and Cabrita, Reserve, 2010, in the category of white.

The nine gold medals were divided into four wines in the category of reds, four whites in the category and the category of pink. Since the silver in the category were mostly pink, with three medals, leaving the red and white categories of two medals each.

The contest, sponsored by the regional directorate of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Algarve (DRAPAlg), CVR and FATASUL Algarve, with the support of the municipality lagoense took into evidence 47 references and regional wines from DO than a dozen producers Algarve.

The coordinator of the initiative, Lino Camacho, the DRAPAlg, praised the work of producers in the region and said that the said contest this year with more participants than last year.

"If the contest rules do not limit the number of medals, more than 50% of the wines had to receive reward points, which shows a clear increase in the quality of wines produced in the Algarve," he said.

The Regional Director of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fernando Severino congratulated farmers for the excellent quality of the wines and the tender "for continuous improvement of the wine products of the Algarve."

A selection of the best nectars of Algarve, in blind tasting and made according to the regulations of the International Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), was in charge of several personalities: eleven panelists composed the jury chaired by Aníbal Coutinho, renowned critic, winemaker and judge of international competitions wine.

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