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Bodegas Navarro López participated in the virtual tasting "Jóvenes & Selectos" 2021

29/03/2021

  • The tasting took place on Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m. through Zoom. 
  • Virtual tastings included in the 6th edition of "Jóvenes y Selectos", in collaboration with the DOValdepeñas and the Valdepeñas Wine Route.

 Last Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m., Bodegas Navarro López participated in the 6th Edition of "Jóvenes y Selectos", in collaboration with the DO Valdepeñas and the Valdepeñas Wine Route with a virtual tasting of their selection of Young and Selected: Don Aurelio Verdejo, Rosado and Tempranillo.

The tasting was directed by Ángel Alcaide, head of Wine Tourism at the Winery and issued from the Antigua Bodega de Navarro López, a unique environment that made the more than 30 participants enjoy a unique experience from their homes. The wines to be tasted (Don Aurelio Verdejo, Rosado and Tempranillo), which could be purchased at a special price in the Navarro López online store or in its Enoteca de Valdepeñas, were presented together with a pairing suggestion that the participants enjoyed together with the wines. young people to take advantage of the full potential of sensations presented by the Navarro López Youth.

“Jóvenes y Selectos”, which this year is being held virtually from March 12 to 28 to preserve anti-Covid security measures, has become an essential event to publicize the new vintage of the youngest wines. In addition to promoting enotourism and moderate wine consumption among young people, it has the collaboration of a total of seven wineries, including Navarro López, together with the DO Valdepeñas and the Valdepeñas Wine Route.

 

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Bodegas Navarro López received three important prizes during the Mundus Vini 2021 awards, including two Gold Medals

11/03/2021

-          The Denomination of Origin of Valdepeñas as an international reference.

-          Bodegas Navarro López as an obvious reference at the Mundis Vini Awards with its Valdepeñas D.O.

Valdepeñas, March 11, 2021. Bodegas Navarro López received three medals in the Mundus Vini competition in Germany: two gold medals (one of them being Gold—Best of Show) and one of silver.

 

MUNDUS VINI was created by Meininger Verlag and has become of the most important wine competition in the world. The importance of this competition, in Germany as well as all over the world, is illustrated with the over 11,000 wines presented there each year.

 

The competition’s objective is to promote the quality and marketing of the wines present at the competition, besides being a forum for the producers, winegrowers, importers and consumers to facilitate the orientation and the purchase decision and to present them to the largest public possible.

 

The highest quality standards can be observed within this international competition, and the prizes awarded give the products that received them a highly distinctive mark for their marketing.

 

Since 2014, MUNDUS VINI happens twice a year. It first takes place in February well before the ProWein date, as a spring tasting, and in August for the fall fairs and the end of the annual commercial season, as a summer tasting.

 

The competition is carried out through a professional jury of enologists, wine producers and distributors, sommeliers and specialized journalists from all over the world who blindly taste wines.

 

Wines are tasted depending on their categories, origin, quality level and flavor type. The evaluation is performed according to a 100-point scale from the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), which is also recognized by the International Union of Enologists (UIOE).

 

 

About Bodegas Navarro López

 

Navarro López Bodegas, that merges tradition and innovation with its large selection of various Spanish D.O. wines, is a company known in over 70 countries, with a brand widely known for its quality, added value, innovation and sustainability. 

 

The wine that won the Gold Medal is a Don Aurelio Reserva, 2016, with a D.O. of Valdepeñas. It is a Tempranillo, with dark cherry red tasting notes with a muted ruby rim. On the nose it shows primary aromas of plum, blackberry and jams, along with anise, natural licorice, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon and balsamic. On the palate, it is balanced, although tannic and smooth. It is especially recommended to accompany red meat (beef, lamb, suckling pig, and game), Iberian sausages and cured cheeses. Its ideal serving temperature is around 15 °C and 17 °C.

 

The wine that got the Gold Medal—Best of Show award is a Don Aurelio Gran Reserva, 2014, with a D.O. of Valdepeñas, also a Tempranillo. This award is especially appreciated as it acknowledges the high quality of the wine presented at the event. Its tasting notes are dark garnet red, with a tile rim. On the nose it has special notes (black pepper, cloves, nutmeg), balsamic, toasted and coffee with milk. In the mouth it is round, structured, wide, warm and pleasant.

 

The Silver Medal was for another wine from of the D.O. of Valdepeñas, of our own making, Laguna de la Nava Gran Reserva, 2015. Made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes, the red variety most cultivated in Spain. Aged in barrels for a year and a half, it offers plump and jammed aromas, with notes of nutmeg, cocoa and oak. The flavors of cherries, tart, and a caramelized sweetness have plenty of room to play with each other in this full-bodied red, which ends with a bright strawberry note and a dry, firm finish.

 

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Bodegas Navarro López won a Gold Medal at the Sakura 2021 Awards, with a 2016 Don Aurelio

10/03/2021

-          The Denomination of Origin Valdepeñas as an international reference

-          Bodegas Navarro López is well positioned in the Asian market with its wines of excellent qualities

 

Valdepeñas, March 11, 2021. Bodegas Navarro López received a prize once again, with a Gold Medal in the SAKURA Awards, with its Vino Don Aurelio Crianza, 2016.

 

The SAKURA Awards began in 2014, and they are now one of the most distinguished wine competitions in the world. The Valdepeñas Denomination of Origin and Bodegas Navarro López are very well positioned in the Japanese market.

 

This is a very demanding market, and it is in full expansion. Over 4,652 products, coming from 32 countries, were presented at this 8th edition of the SAKURA Awards, also known as Japan Women’s Wine Awards.

 

From its beginnings, it has been the most important wine competition judged only by women in Japan; and its awards have increased in recognition, just as the interest for wines has increased in Japan. It is now one of the largest and most important wine competitions in Asia.

 

Its president, Yumi Tanabe, has always expressed that the Sakura Awards have three objectives: find the perfect wine for home meals, increase the consumption of wine, and support women working in the wine industry. Undoubtedly, obtaining this award opens the doors to a booming market for us.

 

The wines were evaluated through a blind tasting by a female jury composed of 186 jurors, female experts leading an extensive selection of wine industry sectors in Japan: sommeliers, producers, importers, distributors… all professionals active in the wine industry.

 

The competition took place in Tokyo and Osaka between the 8th and the 16th of February. Because of the exceptional circumstances we have these days, the tasting was done in private and the awards were published on March 8, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.

 

 

 

 

About Bodegas Navarro López

 

Navarro López Bodegas, that merges tradition and innovation with its large selection of various Spanish D.O. wines, is a company known in over 70 countries, with a brand widely known for its quality, added value, innovation and sustainability. 

 

Wines from other Spanish quality designations of origin are incorporated (DOC Rioja in 2006, PDO Ribera del Duero in 2008, PDO Rueda in 2009) and finally, in 2010, Bodegas Valoria is acquired, in the DOC Rioja.

 

Since 2001, the winery itself has been geographically framed in a unique environment, surrounded by vineyards, just five kilometers from Valdepeñas and thanks to these characteristics, the best Navarro López wines are made with their own grapes and are immediately crushed on the site.

 

Because the main grapes are just next to the winery, we can select the perfect moment for the harvest, including night harvests. We have a storage capacity of about 7,000,000 liters, that increases each day.

 

The winning wine, a Don Aurelio Crianza, D.O. of Valdepeñas, is made with Tempranillo and its tasting notes are cherry red, with a violet rim. On the nose it has aromas of strawberries, cherry, currants and vanilla, soft and balsamic spices after its aging period in French oak.

 

On the palate it is a long and persistent wine, with a perfect balance. Especially versatile as it combines very well with pates, red meats, assorted stews and cheeses. Its ideal serving temperature is around 15 °C and 17 °C.

 

 

 

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