- Lhe Malvasía Volcánica from the Vega de Yuco and Esencia Yaiza lines obtain silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the 17th edition of the awards Decanter, one of the most important international wine competitions organized by the British publication that bears his name
Two dry whites, Malvasía Volcánica de Lanzarote, have been deserving of two medals in the prestigious international Decanter World Wine Awards, organized by the publication specialized in wines from the United Kingdom to choose the best wines in the world.
Specifically, the Volcanic Malvasia of the line Yaiza essence of 2019 this year it has once again established itself with another international award, after winning this year's Bacchus silver medal. Now he does, adding to his record the bronze at the 17th edition of the Decanter Awards 2020, along with the classic line of the same winery, Vega de Yuco 2019, which also achieves a silver medal in this same contest.
About 15 thousand labels have attended this edition in a blind tasting, held for 28 consecutive days with more than 116 expert wine tasters from around the world, with 37 Masters of Wine and 9 Master Sommeliers, among others.
For Bodegas Vega de Yuco it is once again one of theVery great satisfaction to be not only represented with our Lanzarote wines in this important international competition, but also that we have received these two medals", Explain Rafael Espino, manager and owner of the winery.
“In one year very complicated for the entire wine sector, These awards encourage us to continue working along the same lines, which is none other than maintaining, promoting and guaranteeing the highest quality in our wines to offer consumers the best possible product, fundamentally based on respect for the land and work of the viticulturist”, Adds Rafael Espino.
The oenologist and author of the wines, Thomas Mesa Guanche, also reiterates -for its part- its "satisfaction for the two new awards received this year”And he hopes that after the recent harvest, the new 2020 wines that will soon hit the market will once again revalidate the recognition and trust of consumers. "Everything indicates that the quality of the wines will once again be extraordinary, despite the fact that the harvest has been more limited this year due to the scarce rainfall and little water that the vines have received this year.”.
Vega de Yuco - Silver Medal
“Respect for the land and the winegrower ”. A maxim for this Lanzarote winery that is reflected in its wines and in its most classic line, whose Volcanic Malvasia has won the silver medal in this edition of the Decanter.
Vega de Yuco represents the quintessence of the winery, wines with a great personality, complex and full of nuances that provide an inexhaustible experience for the senses. Its Volcanic Malvasia comes from selected plots of grapes in the warmest areas of the island, where the level of maturity is higher. After a rigorous selection in the winery, its fermentation is slow and careful.
Esencia Yaiza - Bronze Medal
Esencia de Yaiza is the genuine expression of Lanzarote's artisanal viticulture and is also characterized by its distinguished and stylized blue bottle. Upon arrival at the winery, Malvasía Volcánica, from the best estates in Lanzarote, is selected by hand. Afterwards, it is fermented in steel tanks using cold maceration techniques, producing a highly expressive wine that is characterized by its freshness and unique aromatic personality.