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Madrid raises the “BOBAL” trilogy by Vicente Gandía

The project led by Pepe Hidalgo obtains recognition from the Real Casino de Madrid Wine Contest

On April 6, 7 and 8, the 3rd edition of the Madrid Real Casino Wine Contest was held. A contest that is an important initiative that joins the activities carried out by the Real Casino de Madrid around the world of wine for years. To carry it out, the organization has a team with extensive national and international experience, with the aim of turning the Real Casino de Madrid Wine Contest into one of the most relevant on the international wine scene and one of the most useful for the industry and for consumers.

During this contest, the bobales trilogy developed by Pepe Hidalgo, technical director of Bodegas Vicente Gandia, has been awarded a Gold Medal for each of these wines. Bobal Blanco, Bobal Negro and Bobal Rosa have been the wines recognized in this wonderful contest.

This project is the first carried out entirely by Pepe Hidalgo, Technical Director of the winery. Hidalgo comes from a long line of winemakers and has extensive experience in maximizing the quality of Bobal, the native variety of the Utiel – Requena area.

Bobal Blanco is a Blanc de Noirs that has been made with red grapes of the Bobal variety. This wine is pale yellow with a reddish hue. Aromas of wild strawberries, white flowers and ripe fruit. On the palate, it has a well-balanced acidity with a refreshing long finish reminiscent of fruits of the forest.

Bobal Negro, is a Premium varietal made with a selection of Bobal grapes from vineyards in the upper area of Utiel Requena. This wine has an intense red colour and purple rim. Aromas of rich red fruits and English caramel with slight smoky notes. On the palate it well rounded and full, finishing with light notes of oak from its barrel ageing.

Bobal Rosa, a pale rosé wine made by direct pressing of whole grapes. On the nose it expresses delicate aromas of rose, red fruit and grapefruit. In the mouth it is agile, fresh and very pleasant and unctuous to drink.

The contest featured a prestigious expert jury, which will endorse the quality of the award-winning wines, made up of relevant personalities from the sector: technicians, prescribers, and communicators, distributors, purchasing managers for large and small customers, sommeliers and informed consumers, many of them participants as juries in major national and international competitions.

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