Every year, in May, 40 of the world’s foremost tasters gather in Bourg (Bordeaux-France) for three days to select the best wines out of the 800 entries submitted from 30 different countries.
With over 70% of foreign wines, Les Citadelles du Vin has achieved such international recognition that it is now among the first-class contests of the world. The awards were handed out at the last Vinexpo that took place in Hong Kong for the Asia-Pacific market.
Three Argentine winemakers of Peñaflor group made Argentina stand out in the contest.
Filled with pride
According to Rodolfo Sadler, winner of countless awards to his export wines, this distinction to Bodegas Santa Ana “confirms the winery’s commitment to quality that not only allows it to achieve trophies and medals in different contests, but also be present in most of the markets in the world.”
“We are proud to be part of such a great wine group like Peñaflor and we are committed to make wines that meet the group’s aspirations,” he said.
To Rodolfo, apart from encouraging consumption in some markets, prizes obtained in these contests “respond to a need to asses our wines with respect to the wines that compete against ours at the international market.”
Commitment to consumers
Daniel Pi, whose Gran Medalla Malbec (Trapiche) was awarded a Special Prize at Les Citadelles du Vin , said that “this award commits ourselves to our consumers in the future.”
“This award is important for the Asian market since it is very much related to Vinexpo. The contests that enjoys the support of OIV (International Office of Vine and Wine), has been carried out for many years and has gained a lot of prestige in the trade. However, winning-award wines should be accompanied by proper distribution in order to take advantage of the impact at the retail point of sale and help products turnover,” he pointed out.