Three Algarve wines awarded Gold by the Crédito Agrícola

Three wines from the Algarve Region were awarded gold in the 3rd Crédito Agrícola Wine Contest, an initiative […]

soc-agricola-qt-malaca-e-paxa-wines-customThree wines from the Algarve Region were awarded gold in the 3rd Crédito Agrícola Wine Contest, an initiative promoted in partnership with the Associação dos Escanções de Portugal.

Adega do Cantor – Sociedade de Vitiviniculture received a gold medal for the Vida Nova Reserva Regional Algarve Wine, White 2015. The Agricultural Society Quinta da Malaca saw the 2014 Malaca Aragonez Reserva Regional Algarve Wine Red awarded with gold. The same distinction was awarded to Paxá Wines, for the production of the QO Reserva Vinho Regional do Algarve Red.

Of the more than 200 white, red and sparkling wines put to the test by 121 national producers from the various wine regions of the country, the jury distinguished, during blind tastings held on 28 and 29 October at Feira Portugal Agro, 62 wines with Tambuladeira dos Sommeliers from Portugal, 27 with a gold medal and 35 with a silver medal.

The awards ceremony, which was attended by the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Food Luís Medeiros Vieira, and the deputy regional director of Agriculture and Fisheries of Lisbon and Vale do Tejo, was led by Sílvia Alberto and brought together more 200 guests, including producers, representatives of cooperatives, winemakers, sommeliers and responsible for the Agricultural Credit from all over the country.

In this 3rd edition, wines from the wine regions of Vinhos Verdes, Douro, Távora-Varosa, Beiras, Dão, Bairrada, Tejo, Lisbon, Setúbal Peninsula, Alentejo and Algarve were distinguished.

In the two previous editions, a total of 450 wines were registered and 125 whites and reds were awarded, with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

With this competition, which puts the quality of national wines to the test, the Crédito Agrícola intends to continue supporting the wine sector and the development of local economies.

Crédito Agrícola, the only Portuguese cooperative institution with exclusively national capital, is present throughout the country and has the second largest branch network.