Top Spanish prize for Casal Caeiro
September 13th, 2007 | Uncategorized
As you may have gathered if you have read my blog over the last year or so, I am not a great fan of wine competitions – there are often too many inconsistencies, both in the samples submitted, and the wide range of tasting categories.
The GALLAECIA is a local competition, tasted in Santiago de Compostela by 65 sommeliers and professionals who travel from all around Spain to judge the wines. Over 400 Galician wines are submitted, and these are whittled down to a final selection, that in turn are judged by 5 top sommelieres and 5 members of the local Consello Regulador.
There are no gold or silver medals as such, just a Certificate of Distinction, which is recognised by the Xunta of Galicia, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, and the European Union.
For me at least, the most significant accolades are those bestowed by sommeliers who really understand our wines and denomination, and accredited journalists who make unsolicited tasting notes about our Albariño.