In the 8th edition of the contest VinoSub30 Argentina 2011, 369 wines were tasted and 114 from 54 wineries were awarded.
During three days, the young jury of VinoSub30, which consisted of 24 tasters under the age of 30, was responsible of blind tasting the samples.
These 114 recognitions support a positive trend toward young people’s consumption of alcoholic beverages. In general, this segment is more inclined to beer, but little by little, is getting more interested in wine.
One of the distinguished wineries was Ruca Malén, whose sparkling wine, Ruca Malen Brut, was awarded Double Gold Medal. While its Yauquen Malbec 2010 and Ruca Malén Syrah 2008 earned Gold Medals.
Another great winner was Finca La Celia who took home seven Gold Medals. The awarded wines were: Supremo 2007, La Celia Heritage Cabernet Franc 2008, La Celia Heritage Malbec 2008, La Celia Reserva Malbec 2009, La Celia Elite Malbec Petit Verdot 2009, La Celia Reserva Syrah 2009, and La Celia Reserva Cabernet Franc 2009
Very close comes Trapiche with six Gold Medals: Fond de Cave Reserva Petit Verdot 2010, Fond de Cave Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Fond de Cave Reserva Cabernet Franc 2010, Gran Medalla Malbec 2009, Trapiche Extra Brut 2011, and Gran Medalla Cabernet Sauvignon 2009.
The winery located in Perdriel, Dante Robino, won five medals, thanks to its wines Dante Robino Reserva Malbec 2008, Dante Robino Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Gran Dante Malbec 2007, Dante Robino Malbec 2010, and Novecento Capriccio Espumante Dulce Natural 2011.
Four wines of Salentein winery were awarded Gold Medals in VinoSub30: Salentein Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Killka Malbec 2010, Salentein Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, and Killka Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
The legendary winery Santa Ana also received four Gold medals for its Santa Ana Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, La Mascota Malbec 2008, Santa Ana Reserva Malbec 2010, and Unanime 2007 CS60.
Nieto Senetiner’s sparkling wine Nieto Senetiner Grand Cuveé Brut Nature and its Emilia Nieto Senetiner Malbec 2011 were also granted Gold medals.
Two varietals of the Finca La Linda range, of Luigi Bosca winery, Finca La Linda Bonarda 2010 and Finca La Linda Torrontes 2011 received Gold Medals.
The young jury included wines from the Nequén winery, NQN, within the list of winners. Malma Blend 2007 and Malma Malbec Reserva de Familia 2009 won a Gold Medal each.
Norton was not left behind. Its sparkling Cosecha Tardía won a Gold Medals and so did its Malbec DOC 2009.
Moreover, as if that were not enough, the following wines earned a Gold Medal each: Famiglia Bianchi Malbec 2009 (Casa Bianchi), Callia Magna Malbec 2009 (Callia), Valbona Cabernet Sauvignon Roble 2009 (Augusto Pulenta), Perpetuum Premium Torrontés 2011 (Gimenez Riili), Territorio de Salta Torrontés 2011 (Amalaya), and Trivento Roble Malbec 2010 (Trivento).