More than 150 wines awarded in the contest “The Best Greens 2021” The pandemic did not allow the organization of the usual gala for the awarding of the contest “The Best Greens”, but, nevertheless, the Viticulture Commission of the Vinho Verde Region ( CVRVV) failed to distinguish the best wines in the region, chosen in blind tasting. The big winner of this year's edition is Quinta do Regueiro Reserva Alvarinho 2013, which won the Great Gold Medal of the night.
There were 200 samples in the contest, grouped into eight major categories - White, Rosé, Red, Red, Grape, Harvest Equal or less than 2018, Sparkling Green Wine, Aguardentes de Vinho Verde and Vinho Regional Minho -, with the medals of Gold and Silver to be awarded to the first and second classified in each category. Honor awards are given to the remaining contestants with a score equal to or greater than 80 points.
In total, 152 prizes were awarded this year: 131 in the Honor category; 10 Silver medals, equal gold number and a Great Gold Medal, for the aforementioned Quinta do Regueiro Reserva Alvarinho 2013.
"This competition gains particular expression in a year of recovery in which wine producers lack incentive and recognition for their productive and promotional capacity. There are 150 reasons for pride that prove that the region maintains a path of valorization and growth, which is based on the excellent quality of the wines that are produced ", says, in a statement, the president of CVRVV. Manuel Pinheiro points out, "with satisfaction", that the number of harvests equal to or greater than three years in the competition continues to grow, "which reiterates the valorisation strategy defined for the Vinho Verde brand", he says.
"The 2021 edition highlights the growing commitment to the potential to keep wines in the region, registering a 6% increase in enrollments compared to previous years in the Harvest category equal to or less than 2018", says CVRVV.GRANDE MEDALHA DE OURO
Quinta do Regueiro Reserva Alvarinho 2013
White Vinho Verde: Quinta de Linhares Premium 2020;
Rosé Green Wine: Walls of Monção 2020;
Red Vinho Verde: Aguião Superior Vinhão 2020;
Harvest <2018: Quinta do Regueiro Reserva Alvarinho 2013;
Vinho Verde Loureiro: Small Shoots Choose Loureiro 2020;
Sparkling Wine of Vinho Verde: Curvos Reserva Bruto Branco 2016;
Alvarinho Green Wine: Quinta do Regueiro Reserva Alvarinho 2020;
Minho Regional Wine: Curvos Alvarinho 2020;
Green Grape Wine: Quinta de Linhares Azal 2020;
Aguardente de Vinho Verde: Alvarinha Aguardente Vínica Velha;
White Vinho Verde: Pecado Capital Escolha 2020;
Rosé Green Wine: Adega Ponte da Barca 2020;
Red Vinho Verde: Adega Ponte da Barca Premium Vinhão 2020;
Harvest <2018: Balloon Alvarinho 2018;
Loureiro Green Wine: Quinta de Gomariz Selected Harvest Loureiro 2020;
Sparkling White Wine: Muralhas de Monção Reserva Bruto Alvarinho 2015;
Alvarinho Green Wine: Quinta de Alderiz Alvarinho 2020;
Minho Regional Wine: Nórtico Alvarinho 2020;
Green Grape Wine: Abcdarium Arinto 2020;
Aguardente de Vinho Verde: Adega Ponte da Barca Aguardente Vínica Velha;