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Bodegas Yuntero, gold and silver medal in Bordeaux

April 26, 2019

Bodegas Yuntero has won two medals in the forty-third edition of the Challenge International du Vin competition, which took place on April 12 and 13 in Bordeaux (France), and whose results were announced last week.

The red Yuntero Reserva 2013 has received a GOLD medal, being the only gold medal awarded to a reserva with Denomination of Origin La Mancha (DO La Mancha). Bodegas Yuntero has also received a silver medal for its white wine Epílogo Sauvignon Blanc from the 2018 vintage.

The Challenge International du Vin is the oldest wine competition in the neighboring country. Organized by the Concours Des Vins (CDV) association, it has ISO 9001 certification, guaranteeing the professionalism and quality of the contest.

In this 43rd edition, 4,000 wines – from thirty-eight countries – have participated, evaluated by a jury of 800 international professional tasters. Only seven DO La Mancha wines have been awarded by the jury, among them those made by Bodegas Yuntero: Yuntero Reserva 2013 (gold) and Epílogo Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (silver).

Yuntero Reserve 2013, gold medal
Distinguished with the gold medal at Challenge International du Vin 2019, Yuntero Reserva 2013 is a single-varietal wine, made from 100% Cencibel grapes, selected from the oldest glass vineyards of Bodegas Yuntero.

It has been aged in mixed, American and French oak barrels for at least twelve months. Which gives it a great structure and aromatic complexity with notes of ripe fruits, vanilla and smoke. With great persistence in the mouth, it is a round, smooth and elegant wine, with very sweet tannins.

Epilogue Sauvignon Blanc 2018, silver medal
This young white wine from Bodegas Yuntero, from the 2018 vintage, is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc variety. The grapes are harvested at night to preserve their freshness, the must is extracted without any type of pressing, by direct bleeding and is fermented at very low temperatures, to extract greater aromatic expressiveness. Bright and pale greenish yellow in color, it is of great intensity and aromatic complexity. The floral and exotic aromas of the Sauvignon Blanc variety (grapefruit, mango, passion fruit) are very well integrated. In the mouth, it is very fresh and with good volume, soft, delicate and with a long and persistent palate.

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At Bodegas Yuntero we consider essential the development of a Quality, Environmental and Food Safety Management System, based on the Standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and in the BRC and IFS Food Safety Protocols, in order to certify the safe production of our wines, complying with the legal and regulatory requirements that are applicable in our wine production, aging, bottling and marketing activities, and with those established by the client, and other requirements that the organization subscribes, related to its environmental aspects and occupational health and safety hazards.

The Winery supports all staff in the maintenance and continuous improvement of the system, considering each worker as the protagonist of the most important phase of the service of a company of recognized Quality, also promoting responsibility towards the environment.

Bodegas Yuntero, through its Integrated Management System, allows patents, its concern and permanent commitment to Quality and the Environment and to achieve a guarantee for the future of our planet that only competitive, sustainable organizations at the forefront of the market can offer.

Our work is based on the following fundamental pillars:

  • Elaborate top quality products and that they meet the expectations of the interested parties, that they are innocuous, legal and authentic, adjusting to the specified quality, as well as assuming their responsibility towards their clients. This is achieved by defining a clear plan to drive the development and continuous improvement of a culture of quality and food safety.
  • Respect, before their employees, equal opportunityand treatment, their privacy, their freedom from opinion, to guarantee a safe and healthy work environment, the necessary training, employment stability, fair remuneration, as well as avoiding forms of psychological persecution.
  • Offer our customers a Quality service, within the agreed period, maintain due confidentiality and respect for the privacy of thier data, adopt an attitude of honesty and have procedures for handling suggestions and claims
  • Promote in all employees a greater degree of solidarity, responsibility, social participation and the culture of quality and food safety.
  • Manage effectively and efficiently, by making its business activity compatible with the exercise of its social responsibility.
  • Correct and precise definition of the procedures, responsibilities and functions to follow in all departments.
  • Compliance with all the legal requirements and applicable regulations, and other requirements that the organization subscribes.
  • Promotion of qualitu, environmental and food safety, at all comany levels, providing adequate training for all the staff.
  • Prevention, control and minimization of the environmental effects generated in the environment, originated from our activity.
  • Promotion of the implementation of segregation programs at the origin of waste, to favor its subsequent reuse and/or proper disposal.
  • Arrange the delivery of our products in a way that causes the lowest possible environmental impact , always making sure that the products reach our customers in suitable packaging that complies with the applicable environmental regulations.
  • It considers environmental criteria a priority in decision-making, and studying at all times the best environmental technology available, thus modernizing our processes to increase their effectiveness in a reasonable period of time and where necessary.

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