Dacastello and Le Clivie. Double gold medal at the Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards
Vino Rosso La Graziosa Dacastello and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Annibale d.o.c. Le Clivie have both been awarded the double gold medal at the world’s most important wine and spirits competition in which all the judges are women: the Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards 2023.
The Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards is an annual contest judged by a jury of leading women buyers in the wine and spirits industry. The awards are organised by Peak Publishing, an organisation which also promotes the China Wine and Spirit Awards, the European Wine Challenge and the Asia Wine Challenge, among others.
Women’s increasing influence in the wine world is in absolutely no doubt. The figures confirm it.
According to a study conducted by Vinexpo, in 2022 80% of wine was purchased by women and 60% was consumed by women.
“Women are transforming the marketing of wine”, says the WWSA, creating a global impact at the very highest levels.
And it based on this knowledge that the Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards were founded.
This year’s all-female jury blind tasted a record number of samples from 19 countries all over the world. The tastings were held in London and Hong Kong, and resulted in the final assignment of double gold, gold, silver and bronze medals.
The double gold medals assigned to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Annibale d.o.c. Le Clivie and Vino Rosso La Graziosa Dacastello are an honour and confirm some key points of our philosophy.
- Our commitment to the selection of the finest quality wines that express the local character of the terroir, oenological value and affordability by a varied consumer target.
- Trust in the evolution of the winemaking industry, particularly in the importance of the role played by women.
- Our commitment to spreading the wealth of the Italian winemaking culture throughout the world.
Vino Rosso La Graziosa Dacastello
Rosso La Graziosa Dacastello is born in Abruzzo, in silty-clay soils at an altitude of 250 m, using the pergola vine training system.
It is a balanced and easy to drink wine, immediate and harmonious, perfect for everyday drinking and suitable for every situation.
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Annibale d.o.c. Le Clivie
A warm, nicely structured red, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Annibale Le Clivie originates in the province of Chieti, between the massif of the Maiella and the Adriatic Sea.
The climate, calcareous clay soil and meticulous vinification give a warm, complex wine with a distinctive yet harmonious tannic texture.
The bold character of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Annibale reflects its history. According to legend, Hannibal offered cups of Montepulciano to soldiers to boost their spirits.
COLOUR: Deep ruby red
BOUQUET: Aroma of ripe red fruit with delicate hints of spice
PALATE: On the palate it is warm, smooth, with fruity notes, a distinctive tannic texture and a lingering finish
PAIRING: Ideal with fresh pasta dishes served with meat sauces. Excellent with lamb skewers, lamb chops and mixed grills. Surprising in combination with meats marinate in Korean-style marinated meats, lamb curry, duck in orange sauce. Excellent with medium mature cheeses.