5 Award Winning Wines for the Festive Season

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Awards, awards, awards… Check out Ewineasia.com’s latest award winning wines and perhaps indulge in a bottle this Christmas! We’re proud to feature some of our top award winning wines from reputable wine critics such as Decanter, Robert Parker and Wine Enthusiasts.

corimbo-i-2010Bodegas La Horra Corimbo I 2010

Region: Spain, Ribera del Duero

Retail Price: S$ 106.00

About the Wine: Cherry red in colour, against a dark background with slight purple edging. Deep, intense colouring. On the nose, very intense and voluminous, yet elegant and polished. The fruits of the vineyard and the grape harvest stand out strongly against the hint of ripeness, which is detected at the bottom. Blackberries and damsons are clearly identificable against a background impression of aromatic plants flowering in the pine forest. A deep mineral note rounds off the aromatic profile of this magnificent wine. On the palate, voluminous, ample, filling the mouth with black fruits that give way to notes of aromatic plants and earthiness. The wine finishes with a deep freshness, reminiscent of special qualities of the land during an excellent year.

About the Winery: Bodegas Roda undertakes a new adventure. After a trajectory over twenty years, which has become by its consolidated work of the R&D research, one of the most prestigious wineries in the D.O.Ca Rioja, Roda proposes to exploit the knowledge and experience to diversify in the D.O. Ribera del Duero with Bodegas La Horra. The diversification of the company began in 1999 with the olive oil. Nowadays, Bodegas Roda produces two olive oil plots: Dauro in the Empordà and Aubocassa in Majorca. The new company will exploit the existing synergies in the R&D research and the commercial distribution of Roda, Dauro and Aubocassa, products available in 55 countries.

Awards: Decanter 2016 Platinum Award & Best Red Wine in Show

Winery Website – http://bodegaslahorra.es/index.php?id=28&L=1

 

cellerpinolarrufiblancCeller Pinol L’Avi Arrufi White 2013

Region: Spain, Terra Alta

Retail Price: S$ 63.00

About the Wine: Vibrant, mineral-driven citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by honeysuckle, ginger and a touch of quinine. On the palate, bitter pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors show very good depth and vivacity, along with a firming jolt of smoky minerality. The finish unwinds slowly, showing excellent concentration, persistence and lingering floral character.

About the Winery: CELLER PIÑOL is a family run cellar devoted to the winemaking of fine wines based in Batea (DO Terra Alta). The love and passion of Pinol family for the land and the vineyards started in the 20s when l’Avi Arrufi decided to produce the firsts liters of wine from his own vineyards. Now, four generations later, Juanjo Galcera Pinol continues the tradition of his great-grandfather respecting the values transmitted from father to son but incorporating the latest technology in order to innovate and be unique in the vine growing.
Many of Pinol wines are a tribute to the work and effort of the past generations. Some of the most emblematic wines represent those people who sacrified their lives working hard to make what is now Celler Pinol, the most recognized winery in Terra Alta.

Awards: 92 Robert Parker Points & 94 Points from the Peñin Guide

Winery Website – http://www.cellerpinol.com/en/

 

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Pazo de Senorans Albarino 2015

Region: Spain, Galicia

Retail Price: S$54.00

About the Wine:  Palid straw yellow with greenish glints. Medium-high intensity. The balance of acidity assigns a structure of great volume to the wine improves its traces until the retro nasal.

About the Winery: The Pazo de Señoráns is located at Vilanoviña, in the Pontevedra town of Meis, in the Salnés area, which is one of the Rias Baixas appellation’s sub-zones. The mansion, which is owned by the husband and wife team of Soledad (Marisol) Bueno and Javier Mareque, took on its wineproducing role in 1989, although the estate had been growing vines (which now cover eight hectares or twenty acres) since the beginning of the 1980s. The estate has gained a reputation for producing high quality wines as a result of very careful and rigorous harvesting. Each plot is worked separately, enabling the grapes to be closely observed and identified. Once the vines have been selected, the grapes are carefully blended for the Pazo de Señoráns label.

Awards: 92 Points by the Peñin Guide

Winery Website – http://www.pazodesenorans.com/index_en.php

 

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Quinta do Vale Meao Meandro Douro 2013

Region: Portugal, Douro

Retail Price: S$ 50.00

About the Wine: Lively color. Floral scents combined with red fruit aromas. Fills the mouth with intense fruit notes, showing a long, very fresh and complex after taste.

About the WineryLike many great winemakers, Xito is totally consumed by his passion for perfection and continually strives to do better. His hard work has paid substantial dividends, evidenced by Vale Meao’s great popularity with critics and consumers alike. He endorses his father’s policy of two principal wines: the grand vin, Quinta do Vale Meão and a second wine, Meandro. The Olazabals share a view that all good grapes should contribute to their star wines, shunning the notion of a more diverse multi-marque approach – fearing possible dilution of quality. However, this clear focus on Vale Meao’s two wines does not preclude experimentation elsewhere, Xito’s latest white wine is made from grapes grown at altitude on his cousin Luis Bernardo Ferreira’s property at Porrais, near Murca north-west of Vale Meão.

Awards: 93 Points on Wine Enthusiast & Ranked 21st in The Enthusiast 100 2016

Winery Website – www.quintadovalemeao.pt

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Quinta do Vale Meao Meao Douro 2013

Region: Portugal, Douro

Retail Price: S$146.00

About the Wine: Very concentrated in colour. Deep and complex nose with lots of aromatic nuances, yet maintaining the balance between them. In the mouth it is vibrant, in a set of great elegance, showing an excellent integration of the wood, a surprisingly large variety of flavours, and a very long aftertaste.

About the Winery: Like many great winemakers, Xito is totally consumed by his passion for perfection and continually strives to do better. His hard work has paid substantial dividends, evidenced by Vale Meao’s great popularity with critics and consumers alike. He endorses his father’s policy of two principal wines: the grand vin, Quinta do Vale Meão and a second wine, Meandro. The Olazabals share a view that all good grapes should contribute to their star wines, shunning the notion of a more diverse multi-marque approach – fearing possible dilution of quality. However, this clear focus on Vale Meao’s two wines does not preclude experimentation elsewhere, Xito’s latest white wine is made from grapes grown at altitude on his cousin Luis Bernardo Ferreira’s property at Porrais, near Murca north-west of Vale Meão.

Awards: 97 Points by Wine Enthusiasts & Ranked 5th in the Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections 2016

Winery Website – www.quintadovalemeao.pt

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