Quinta dos Vales retained the title of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” for the third consecutive year!
This past Monday, 25th May, Quinta dos Vales was once again honoured at the “VIII Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve” winning the Grand Gold Medal and the coveted distinction of “The Best Wine of the Algarve”.
The jury consisted of highly respected experts in the field of wine, many of whom holding prestigious titles, such as Bruno Antunes, who has won several “Sommelier of the Year” awards; and António Lopes, Head Sommelier at “Conrad Algarve” and current “Sommelier of the Year”.
In the competition's short history, Quinta dos Vales has already won the top distinction 4 times, including the last 3 consecutive years, confirming that their approach and efforts are appreciated and that the “Marquês dos Vales” wines continue year by year to excite wine connoisseurs, professional and amateurs alike.
The “Grace Touriga Nacional” 2011 was selected as “The Best Wine of the Algarve” of 2015, in previous competitions three other wines have been distinguished with the same award: “Grace Touriga Nacional” 2008, “Grace Viognier” 2012 and “Grace Vineyard” red 2009, respectively in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
A testament to this highly acclaimed wine is that the rest of the lot was immediately reserved by a prestigious Swiss wine shop.
Karl Heinz Stock said: “Judging from the reactions of these professionals, it seems that they are ready to embrace this new trend and appreciate the unique wines which are now being produced in the Algarve by us and also our co-producers.”
Karl Heinz Stock continued: “Having decided not to produce a Touriga Nacional in 2012, we are now eagerly awaiting the “Grace Touriga Nacional” 2013, which will be released soon and promises to achieve the same high quality level of its predecessors, notably the only red monovarietals produced by Quinta dos Vales thus far. We will remain focused on quality and look forward for more wines that make a difference!”