The Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has awarded the 2021 “Alimentos de España Prize for the Best Wine” to Vilarnau Organic Rosé Brut Reserva cava. The jury that awards these accolades is comprised of well-known, eminent members of the wine industry, who selected the winners from amongst the highest scoring wines in the 2021 International Bacchus Competition, in which this cava won the top award, the “Grand Bacchus”, for the first time ever. The makers of this cava from Penedés aim to make the best cavas with the least possible impact on the environment. Looking after and nourishing the land optimally is in Vilarnau’s DNA, and the winery’s vineyards and wines are all 100% organic, which involves maximum respect for the biodiversity of local flora and fauna. Located between the mountains of Monserrat and the Mediterranean Sea, this small cava producer has achieved Wineries for Climate Protection (WfCP) certification, which has been developed by the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. All measures and systems used are verified by independent third parties.
Vilarnau Rosé Delicat Ecológico is made mostly from Garnacha, with a small touch of Pinot Noir. The delicate production process delivers a pale pink cava that displays great aromatic complexity and is creamy, fresh and elegant. This organic Reserva cava is suitable for vegans and is a perfect match for canapés, rice and pasta dishes and creamy desserts.
The Alimentos de España Prize
The Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food introduced the Alimentos de España (Foods from Spain) Prizes to recognise excellence in Spanish food and wine products and the work carried out by professionals and entities contributing to the production, processing, usage, sale and awareness of those products.
The “Alimentos de España Prize for the Best Wine” reflects the Ministry’s drive to promote and raise awareness of Spanish wines that are Designation of Origin or Protected Geographical Indication certified and offer greater organoleptic quality. It hopes the award will help improve their image and positioning in the marketplace whilst supporting the wine industry in general and products that are a key part of gastronomy. The initiative is a clear commitment to quality.