The organic wine Mundo de Yuntero Tinto, from the 2018 vintage, has won a gold medal at the Ecovino Awards that have been held in La Rioja on May 7 and 8, in the Sensory Analysis room of the Scientific-Technological Complex of the University of La Rioja.
In this tenth edition of the Rioja event, 279 wines from 30 wine-growing regions were assessed in blind tastings by a jury of renowned national and international tasters, chaired by the Professor of Sensory Analysis at the University of La Rioja, Antonio Palacios Garcia. With Denomination of Origin La Mancha, only two wines received a mention from the jury, one of them being the gold medal awarded to the ecological Mundo de Bodegas Yuntero.
Since its creation, the Ecovino Awards aim to promote and recognize the production of wines from organic farming, thus favoring respect and care for the environment. Bodegas Yuntero is a pioneer in Castilla-La Mancha in the production of organic wines. Since 1992, it has opted for their preparation and launched them on the market under the Mundo de Yuntero brand, with great acceptance among national and international consumers.
The tenth edition of the Ecovino Awards, whose awards ceremony will take place on June 7 at the Riojaforum venue, are organized by the Permanent Culture association, and have the support, among others, of the General Directorate of Culture and Tourism of the Government of La Rioja, the City Council of Logroño, the University of La Rioja and the Regulatory Council DOC Rioja.
Mundo de Yuntero Tinto 2018, gold in Ecovino
The organic red produced by Bodegas Yuntero, a gold medal in Ecovino, Mundo de Yuntero 2018, is obtained after careful preparation and selection of the organic grape varieties Tempranillo (50%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah (25%). With Denomination of Origin La Mancha, it is cherry in color with purple tones. It gives off aromas reminiscent of ripe berries and wild red fruits. On the palate, it is harmonic, structured and with character.
Yuntero Verdejo, silver in the “Spain Selection” contest
Bodegas Yuntero has also obtained a silver medal, for the white wine Yuntero Verdejo, from the 2018 vintage, in the second edition of the "Spain Selection" Awards, a national wine competition for native Spanish varieties, and whose awards ceremony was held Last Thursday, May 9, in Ciudad Real, within the framework of the tenth edition of the National Wine Fair (FENAVIN 2019).
The "Spain Selection" Awards, organized by Wine Connection with the support of FENAVIN and the Provincial Council of Ciudad Real, aim to promote the quality of Spanish wine and recognize the excellence and commitment of Spanish wineries in their efforts to offer the maximum expression of the national vineyard.
Yuntero Verdejo white wine is made 100% from the Verdejo grape variety. It is a clean, very bright wine, straw yellow in color with greenish reflections. On the nose, it presents a medium aromatic intensity, with notes of freshly cut grass, fennel, citrus and green apple.
With Designation of Origin La Mancha, it is a very fresh wine on the palate, with a medium/high acidity, very balanced with the fruit. It leaves a good finish and a slightly bitter touch, typical of the Verdejo variety.