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Posted by portugalpress on May 11, 2018

Quinta dos Vales is the grand winner of the Algarve wine competition organised by the region’s wine commission (CVA), having won the ‘Best Wine in the Algarve’ accolade with its Marquês dos Vales Grace Vineyard red 2012 while also receiving the most medals out of any other winery in the region.

The event took place on May 7 at the Mascarenhas Gregório theatre in Silves after a wine “symposium” in which several regional and national representatives of the wine sector gathered to share knowledge.

In all, 27 wines received medals in the competition. Only gold and silver medals were attributed to the wines, given the high scores that the wines received.

The jury highlighted the “excellent quality of the wines” as well as the “care that went into the appealing labels”.

The symposium was also considered a success, having given wine representatives the opportunity to discuss topics such as wine tourism, promotion and marketing.

Data presented by Maria João Dias from the Portuguese Institute of Wine and Vines (IVV) also shows that the sales of Algarve wines have increased 50% in the first three months of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

She added that the increase is even more significant when set against a national decrease of 0.4% in wine sales.

See below the list of wines that won medals.

Gold medal:
• Allma Garve (red 2017) – Herdade dos Pimentéis
• Alvor Mitto (rosé 2017) – Quinta do Morgado da Torre
• Alvor Sauvignon Blanc (white 2017) Quinta do Morgado da Torre
• Barrocal (red 2017) – Casa Santos Lima
• Cabrita Reserva (red 2015) – José Manuel Cabrita
• Convento do Paraíso (red 2015) – Convento do Paraíso
• Marchalégua (rosé 2015) – Agrolares
• Marquês dos Vales DUO (red 2015) – Quinta dos Vales
• Marquês dos Vales Grace Touriga France (red 2015) – Quinta dos Vales
• Marquês dos Vales Grande Escola (red 2014) – Quinta dos Vales
• Quinta do Barradas Selecção (red 2015) – Rotas Seculares
• Rabo de Galo (red 2017) – Casa Santos Lima
• Tapada da Torre Reserva (white 2016) – Quinta do Morgado da Torre
• Vale de Parra (red 2016) – Quinta da Malaca

Silver medal:
• Esquerdino Colheita Seleccionada (white 2017) – Quinta do Canhoto
• Euphoria (white 2017) – Convento do Paraíso
• João Clara Negra Mole (red 2015) – Quinta João Clara
• Malaca Sauvignon Blanc (white 2017) – Quinta da Malaca
• Marquês dos Vales Grace Syrah-Viognier (red 2015) – Quinta dos Vales
• Marquês dos Vales Seleta (rosé 2017) – Quinta dos Vales
• Paxá Reserva (red 2015) – Paxá Wines
• Porches (red 2015) – Adega Cooperativa do Algarve
• Quinta da Tôr Algibre (red 2015) – Quinta da Tôr
• Quinta da Tôr Syrah (red 2016) – Quinta da Tôr
• Quinta de Ferrel Reserva (white 2017) – Herdade dos Seromenhos
• Sentidos Tato (red 2016) – Quinta dos Sentidos

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