“Adega 23, Reserva, Red, 2018” wins the 15th Beira Interior Wine Competition

11 de Julho de 2022, às 00h00

The wine “Adega 23, reserva, red, 2018” received the award for Best Wine from Beira Interior in the 15th wine competition in the region, organized by the Beira Interior Regional Wine Commission (CVRBI), which is based in Guarda.

“In addition to the Best Wine of Beira Interior, the jury of the contest held in Guarda, on the 27th and 28th of June, also awarded the Best Wine Award for Women, the Best Image Award, the Best Image Award in the Women's category, 14 gold medals and 10 silver medals, in a total of 84 wines in the competition, representing 30 members of the region”, said the CVRBI in a press release sent to the Lusa agency today.

The Best Wine Award for Women was given to “Bodas Reais, white, 2019”, the Best Image award to “Quinta do Cardo, white, 2021” and the Best Image Award for Women to “Almeida Garrett, red, 2018”).

The ceremony for the announcement of the winners and delivery of the prizes awarded within the scope of the 15th Beira Interior Wine Competition took place on Saturday, in Vila Velha de Ródão, in the district of Castelo Branco, and was chaired by the Minister of Territorial Cohesion , Ana Abrunhosa.

In the session, the president of the CVRBI of Beira Interior, Rodolfo Queirós, “praised the resilience of the CVRBI members in these difficult times and congratulated all the participants in the contest, noting that, with yet another initiative, the notoriety of Beira Interior emerged reinforced”.

“It also reinforced the importance of this type of event for the promotion of the Beira Interior Wine Route”, it is highlighted.

In turn, the Minister of Territorial Cohesion, Ana Abrunhosa, “stressed the importance of the wine sector for the cohesion of territories, for the establishment of people and attracting new investments” and also “the role of the Wine Route of the Beira Interior as a link” between the “vast territory of Beira Interior”.

The 15th Beira Interior wine competition, which took place at Solar do Vinho da Beira Interior, in the highest city in the country, had the participation of 84 red, white and rosé wines, sparkling wines and semi-sparkling wines, “certified as DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) Beira Interior or as GI (Geographical Indication) Terras da Beira, of the harvests carried out between the years 1999 to 2020, inclusive”.

The competition jury was chaired by wine critic Aníbal Coutinho and 16 other specialists in the field (eight women and eight men).

The event was held in traditional “blind proof” fashion.

The CVRBI covers the wine-growing areas of Castelo Rodrigo, Pinhel and Cova da Beira, in the districts of Guarda and Castelo Branco, which correspond to an area of 20 municipalities, where there are around five thousand winegrowers.

In the CVRBI area, with close to 16 thousand hectares of vineyards and a wide variety of grape varieties (especially the white Syria, Arinto and Fonte Cal and the Tinta Roriz, Rufete, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira and Jaen varieties), there are around 60 wine producers, four of which are cooperative wineries and the rest are private producers.