Bodegas Fernando Castro ends the summer with 4 new medals in Asia.
The Asia Wine Trophy contest has rewarded the winery with 3 medals. Two gold and one silver medal for 3 Grand Reserve wines with App...
The winery welcomes a group of Chinese importers before harvest beginning.
On the occasion of the popular wine fair of Valdepeñas town, the cellar has received the visit of a commercial mission from ...
The German competition MUNDUS VINI certified again the exquisite quality and best taste of the cellar´s wines.
Castillo de Santa Bárbara wines presented in the portfolio of Bodegas Fernando Castro won 1 gold and 2 silver medals at the international degustation contest Mundus Vini (Germany). The recently relased vintages for the family wines Castillo de Santa Bárbara has been fully awarded: gold medal for Castillo de Santa Barbara Reserva, and silver medals for Crianza and Gran Reserva.
More than 6,700 wines from 150 different wine producing regions of the world have been tasted and evaluated by an international jury of experts. Most of the wines submitted for tasting are from Italy (1,700) followed by Spain (1,400), France (750) and Portugal (700).
The results of the MUNDUS VINI Spring Tasting 2018 were published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. The award-winning wines from the Spring Tasting will be presented at the MUNDUS VINI Tasting Area at ProWein in Düsseldorf, the world's largest wine trade fair, from 18 to 20 March 2018, where Bodegas Fernando Castro will be participating on its own stand at the Spanish Pavillion.
The result: award-winning wines with nuances that are worth discovering.
Among more than 6.700 samples tasted in February at the Berliner Wein Trophy, Montecruz Gran Reserva, Raices Gran Reserva and Raices Reserva won the Gold Medal.
The Berlin Wine Trophy is among the most important wine-tasting events anywhere in the world, and is considered to be the largest wine-tasting competition under the patronage of the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine).
Raices Gran Reserva has already scored 85 points at Guia Peñin 2018 tasting panel and it is well expected to increase its medal panel along 2018.
Well- reputed wines are possible due to considerable investment in the vineyards, winery, a united winemaking team and the watchful eye of Mr Castro who ensures that the winery is perfectly placed to succeed into the future. We are proud for our wine makers and the whole team of Bodegas Fernando Castro!
The vice president of the provincial deputy Manuel Martínez Lopez presented the recognition to the "Exemplary Company" to Bodegas Fernando Castro.
The Entrepreneurs Federation from Valdepeñas, Campo de Montiel and La Solana counties (Feceval) has celebrated its 28th Anniversary with an Institutional Act in Valdepeñas. The act distinguished and honored companies and institutions that have stood out for their work and trajectory during the last year, including Bodegas Fernando Castro as Exemplary Company.
Among the speakers, the president of Feceval, Jesus Merlo, stressed that "they pay tribute to people who have stood out for their business work"; the mayor of Valdepeñas, Jesus Martin commented that "Valdepeñas is going well because there are entrepreneurs who work for their own and think about others and create jobs", and Rosa Romero made reference to this meeting of entrepreneurs as "a tribute to the work of those who bring wealth to this area."
Fernando Castro Alcarazo, current manager at Bodegas Fernando Castro picked up the award, and made a brief presentation in which he showed words of thanks for the award. During his speech he referred to the winery as the oldest winery of CLM under the direction of the same family. He pointed the succes was due to the labor of a great team adapted to the new legislation and new technologies, with great eort and a constant work of learning along with the experience of the tradition. He also thanked his family and the members of the winery for the success and longevity of the winery.
Castilla-La Mancha has registered in 2017 one of the earliest harvest campaigns that are remembered, with an earlier harvest of 15-20 days.
DO Valdepeñas has reported a 6% year-on-year drop in this year’s harvest, ending the season with a total of 93.4 million kilos of grapes. Data released for this year’s harvest showed a volume decline of 5.7 million kilos compared to the previous harvest in 2016, which was already scarce, being the most significant decrease in white varieties.
Around 38 million kilos are white grapes authorized in this appellation (Muscatel de Grano Menudo, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Macabeo, Verdejo and Airen) and 55.4 million kilos are red grapes of the following varieties: Petit Verdot, Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tempranillo.
The harvest season had developed under normal conditions in the vineyards and in the wineries, with more than 2,500 wine growers in the region, which comprises approximately 22,000 hectares of vineyards, having picked their grapes in “perfect sanitary” conditions and high quality standards. The maximum yields per hectares in order to make wines under DO Valdepeñas are 6,000 kilos for red grapes and 7,500 for white grapes.
This year’s quality predicts a good classification of 2016´s vintage, although we would have to wait until March, when most part of the wines are ready and certified.
Weather conditions in the area of had presented high temperatures and scarce rain during spring and summer, which resulted in an early harvest with a normal maturation cycle according to the characteristics of the area. Vineyards, whose grapes are used for table wines or other quality standards, had suffered from greater decreases.
Forecasted decline in production incited wineries to increase the price of the grapes as the harvest season advanced in order to wineries needs and market demand. Wine growers has benefited from "some profitability" in the price of grapes.
The purchase prices of the first grape deliveries began with significant increases compared to the prices paid at the end of the previous harvest, with increases between 12 and 20%. However, as the grape harvest progressed, the price of the grape increased again between 30 and 33% compared to the end of 2016 harvest.
Bodegas Fernando Castro medal panel continues to increase, even during the summer season, right in the middle of the harvest season for next vintage 2017.
This time two different contests rewards the cellar´s wines, Berliner Wine Trophy in its Summer Edition and its European brother Portugal Wine Trophy. Both wine contests are organized by DWM (Deustche Wein Marketing), with an experience of more than 20 years working in the wine sector.
As the organiser of the Berliner, Asia and Portugal Wine Trophy, the Deutsche Wein Marketing (DWM) guarantees that without exception, the samples submitted will be judged by an independent and international jury of experts according to the guidelines of the OIV.
Both competitions are held under the auspices of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the International Union of Oenologists (UIOE). Therefore, they are considered worldwide among the most influential wine competitions in the wine sector.
Bodegas Fernando Castro has been rewarded with a gold medal at the Berliner Wine Trophy for its best-selling young red wine in Japan, branded Valdemonte. However, the jury gathered in Anadia (Portugal) selected Castillo de Baños Reserva 2013, an oaked wine, obtaining a gold medal at Portugal Wine Trophy 2017 in its IV edition.
It is also worth mentioning 3 more medals obtained in Portugal Wine Trophy, two gold medals for Marques de Campoblanco Gran Reserva 2011 and Reserva 2013, and silver medal for Caballero Medieval Sauvignon Blanc, exclusive brands from Bodegas Fernando Castro´s clients.
Congratulations and thank you for being part of Bodegas Fernando Castro.