09 of May of 2017
The Challenge International du Vin competition, which takes place 40 years ago in Bordeaux, has just revealed the results of its 41st edition. Portugal stands out on the podium of the big prizes with the Moscatel Roxo de Setúbal Venâncio da Costa Lima 2013, which won the “Prix Special” in the Fortified Wine Category, being the only Portuguese wine to be included in the restricted list of 11. To the prize that distinguishes the “best among the best” in its category (“Prix Special”), there are also 14 Gold and 9 Silver medals for the Peninsula Region of Setúbal.
The competition took place at the Palais des Congrès, Bordeaux, where 740 tasters evaluated nearly 5,000 wines from 38 countries. Of the competition, there were 1 388 wines awarded: 707 with Gold Medal – from which stand out the 11 best in each category (“Prix Special”) – 462 with Silver Medal and 219 with Bronze Medal.
The “Prix Special” attributed to the Moscatel Roxo Venâncio da Costa Lima 2013 comes with an impressive record of prizes from this producer from the Setúbal Peninsula: in early 2017 his Moscatel de Setúbal 30 Anos was chosen by the Revista de Vinhos to be among the Great Wines of Portugal, having obtained 93/100 points from the famous critic Robert Parker in 2015.
The Moscatel de Setúbal Reserva 2006 was honored as the best in the world in the French contest “Muscats du Monde” in 2011, having obtained the maximum classification among the 210 muscat. Since 1914, the Venâncio da Costa Lima family has perfected the art of creating the perfect Moscatel.The Moscatel Roxo Venâncio da Costa Lima 2013 is made from the rare Purple Moscatel variety, an exclusive breed of the region. Launched for the first time with the 2012 harvest, only this year began to participate in international competitions.
LIST OF AWARDS AT THE 41ST CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN – WINES FROM THE SETÚBAL PENINSULA
Prix Special – Fortified Wine Category VENÂNCIO DA COSTA LIMA MOSCATEL ROXO DE SETÚBAL 2013
Gold medal ADEGA DE PALMELA RESERVA BRANCO 2015
Gold medal CASA ERMELINDA FREITAS – TRINCADEIRA RESERVA TINTO 2014
Gold medal CASA ERMELINDA FREITAS – SAUVIGNON BLANC BRANCO 2015
Gold medal CASA ERMELINDA FREITAS – CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVA TINTO 2013
Gold medal VALOROSO RESERVA TINTO 2014
Gold medal FONTANÁRIO DE PEGÕES RESERVA TINTO 2012
Gold medal SOBREIRO DE PEGÕES PREMIUM BRANCO 2016
Gold medal PORTINHO DO COVO BRANCO 2016
Gold medal ADEGA DE PEGÕES ALICANTE BOUCSHET TINTO 2014
Gold medal SOBREIRO DE PEGÕES PREMIUM TINTO 2015
Gold medal ADEGA DE PEGÕES SYRAH TINTO2014
Gold medal PORTINHO DO COVO TINTO 2015
Gold medal ALTO PINA RESERVA TINTO 2015
Gold medal ROVISCO PAIS RESERVA TINTO 2013
Silver medal ADEGA DE PALMELA BRANCO 2016
Silver medal VALE DOS BARRIS CASTELÃO TINTO2015
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