The 5th Ultimate Wine Challenge Edition integrated 47 Portuguese wines on the winners list. Among them, six wines were considered excellent, with scores above 90 points.
The Ultimate Wine Challenge is considered one of the most important competition of the USA, being recognized for the quality of the tasting methodology used and for the professionalism/experience of the jury panel.
And at the latest China Wine & Spirits Awards awarded 83 medals to Portuguese wines. This event is amongst the most esteemed wine competitions in China.
Portuguese wines were distinguished with 17 double gold medals (the most important award in competition), 34 gold medals, 22 silver medals and 10 bronze medals. 60 red wines, 15 white wines, 3 fortified wines and 3 rosés obtained the medals.
Several Portuguese wine regions were awarded, with the Lisboa wine region winning first place within the Portuguese ranking with 34 medals. In the Best Value category, featuring wines with the best price-quality ratio, Portuguese wines obtained 100 nominations.
Readers of USA Today and 10 Best and fans of Portugal voted resoundingly to choose Alentejo as best wine region in the world. Alentejo was the only Portuguese wine region competing, one of twenty nominees chosen by an expert panel. Other contenders included Champagne,France, Rioja, Spain and Napa Valley, California.
For USA Today, Alentejo offers “a great wine travel experience”, “terrific wines” and “rustic and authentic” food.
Portugal was also chosen as “best European country” by readers of USA Today and 10Best earlier this year. – See more at:www.winesofportugal.com
Every year, Quinta do Quetzal choose grapes from the vineyards which allow them to make wine which best reflects the spirit of the Quinta do Quetzal.
As a result of their work and dedication, Quinta do Quetzal’s wines have been recognised in Portugal and throughout the world. They have received excellent reviews and the most prestigious awards, as is the case of the Quinta do Quetzal Reserve white 2008 which received the highest praise by being awarded “Best white wine” at the international wine competition “Vinalies 2010″.
As well as this trophy, their white and red wines have received many distinctions in the most highly regarded national and international competitions.
Quinta da Aveleda’s Estate Bottled Loureiro-Alvarinho is number 1 on Wine Enthusiast’s 2014 Top 100 Best Buys! Described by Roger Voss as:
“This wine remains a benchmark for the Vinho Verde region, even though the producers have now recast it as a Minho wine. It is steely, tight and crisp, with a touch of creaminess that gives it a more rounded aftertaste. Drink now through 2015.”
The Guedes family founded the winery in 1671 and still own it to this day. On the label, you can see the Family House, which is still in use.
Aveleda is one of nine Portuguese wines on this year’s Top 100 list.