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Island Wines Toast Of the Canaries

Thursday March 31, 2011

Island Wines Toast Of the Canaries

Wines produced here on Lanzarote have won six out of twenty-one prizes at the recent Agrocanarias 2011 Festival, the highest proportion awarded to wines from one individual island. The Agrocanarias festival is considered the most important wine competition to take place in the Canarian archipelago.

Amongst those awarded a distinction was the Moscatel produced by the Bodegas Vega de Yuco, which won the prize for best presentation and image. Also selected for a gold medal was the Naturally Sweet Moscatel created by the Bodega Bermejo. Whilst Bodega Rubicon also gained a silver medal for its Sweet Moscatel from 2010.

Amongst the other Lanzarote wines that received awards were the Naturally Sweet Malvasia 2008 from Bodegas Stratvs, which won a silver medal in the sweet Malvasia class. The Fruity Malvasia Moscatel 2010 from Bodegas Reymar gained a silver medal in the semi-sweet white wine class. And in the young dry white wine section, the Malvasia Seco 2010 from Bodegas Vega de Yuco also earned a silver medal.

In recent years, several of the leading bodegas on Lanzarote have been experimenting with new methods of production in order to create award winning wines. Stratvs has already seen its young Moscatel awarded a gold medal at the 2010 Berlin Wine Trophy. And the frothy Malvasia Brut Nature 2009 produced by Bodega Bermejo also won acclaim at the 22nd Regional Wine Contest.

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