This year's winners were tasted at the Open Door 2016.
While the results of this year’s competition of “The Best Wine of the Algarve” were not yet known, “Open Door” visitors could already enjoy the awarded wines last Sunday, 10th April, including the Gold Medal winner Marquês dos Vales Duo Red 2012. Despite predictions of heavy rain, sunshine graced Quinta dos Vales' 14th edition of the event which, once again, had a high number of visitors.
The number of exhibitors also continues to increase; besides the many familiar faces who are always happy to participate year after year, there were plenty of new ones keen in joining the event for the first time; exhibitors were distributed across the three main areas of the estate, which is constantly evolving. Visitors were able to enjoy the new wines offered for tasting, many delicacies - sweet and savoury; and even admire innumerous craftwork items produced by local artists!
The “IX Concurso de Vinhos do Algarve”, hosted last Monday 11th April, awarded a total of 8 medals to Quinta dos Vales’ wines, including one Gold, making this the 8th consecutive year in which at least one of their wines won a Gold medal at this prestigious competition. This year it was Marquês dos Vales Duo Red 2012 that dazzled the jury, receiving the Gold Medal, which highlighted the great potential of this Petit Verdot and Touriga Nacional combination. MdV Elegant Grace 2012 received the second best award with a Silver Medal. In the whites, MdV Duo White 2014, a blend of Verdelho and Alvarinho, and MdV Grace Vineyard White 2014 were distinguished with Bronze Medals.
The Dialog label had a very successful debut with 4 Bronze Medals for the Dialog Elephantus Red 2012, Dialog White 2015, Dialog Red 2010 and Dialog Touriga Nacional 2013, an auspicious start for the new exclusive range for restaurants.