Newly founded Andalucian wine producer announces that its first red wines have each won a prestigious Gold Medal at the 2013 InterVin International Wine Awards.
Online PR News – 11-October-2013 – Ontario, Canada – Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is delighted to announce that its first red wines from Granada province in Spain have each won a prestigious Gold Medal at the 2013 InterVin International Wine Awards in Canada.
‘Neblerío’, Tierra Hermosa’s 100% Tempranillo from DOP Granada, and ‘Veinte Grados’, its blend of Tempranillo, Syrah and Garnacha from the same region, were both awarded Gold following the judging in Niagara region, Ontario.
Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is the first negociant-style producer of its kind in Andalucía, founded in 2009 by British husband and wife Harry & Katie Hunt. The 2010 vintages of Neblerío and Viente Grados, awarded the top prize by the InterVin judges, were the first wines produced by Tierra Hermosa.
In the UK, Bodegas Tierra Hermosa’s wines are currently stocked by over 15 independent wine merchants spread throughout the country and they are listed by 10 restaurants and bars, including two Michelin-star establishments, Casamia in Bristol and the Walnut Tree Inn in Abergavenny.
The InterVin International Wine Awards conducts a unique tasting process, whereby a winemaker, a sommelier and a leading wine educator are paired together to taste and evaluate brackets of wine, looking to celebrate excellence in winemaking.
Nearly 1,300 wines were entered into the 2013 competition, with just 57 achieving gold medal standard and 210 awarded a Silver Medal.
InterVin judge and certified sommelier Courtney Henderson comments, “A Gold Medal wine has everything — balance, harmony and complexity. It’s hard to explain, but you always know a Gold when you try one.”
Henderson adds that the collaborative and collective approach to InterVin judging means that only the very best wines are singled out. “The customer benefits because the guesswork is taken out of it.”
“We consider it an honour to receive this accolade from such a respected and singular competition,” comments Harry Hunt of Bodegas Tierra Hermosa. “Coming hot on the heels of awards won by the same wines at this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition and International Wine Challenge, it’s a real testament to the hard work and collaborative effort that goes in to the creation of our wines”.
All the results from InterVin 2013, including Gold, Silver and Honours award winners, plus a spotlight of the Top 15 producers of the competition, will be featured in a special InterVin Awards edition of VINES Magazine, Canada’s premier consumer wine title, to be published later in October (http://www.vinesmag.com).
InterVin medallists will also be celebrated as part of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo, November 14-17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Canada. Expo guests will have opportunities to sample the winning wines during the four-day event, which includes a special InterVin Gold tasting on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.foodandwineexpo.ca for details.
About Bodegas Tierra Hermosa
Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is the first negociant-style wine producer of its kind in Andalucía. Founded by British husband and wife Harry and Katie Hunt, the goal of Tierra Hermosa is to create wines which deliver a modern interpretation of traditional Andalucían wine styles.
Harry left a 16-year career in PR & Marketing to study full-time for a degree in Viticulture & Oenology at the University of Brighton’s Plumpton Wine Centre. Before founding Tierra Hermosa, Harry carried out vintages in Bordeaux, in the Northern and Southern Rhône valleys in France, and in Spain.
Bodegas Tierra Hermosa is now collaborating with local grape growers and provincial oenologists to create a whole range of wines from right across Andalucía, all under the Tierra Hermosa brand.
Tierra Hermosa aims to harness the time-honoured winemaking customs from each of the provinces within Andalucía, and add its own contemporary Tierra Hermosa twist, to create an exciting, internationally accessible range of wines.
The InterVin International Wine Awards is designed to recognize and celebrate the very best wines available to Canadian consumers. The goal is simple: help winemakers attain well-deserved recognition and celebrate outstanding achievements in winemaking.
Through InterVin’s international scope and diligent evaluation process, an entirely objective, blind tasting format has been developed that utilizes a team of qualified and respected judges. The panel features wine industry professionals with backgrounds in hospitality, media, education and winemaking.
For more information see http://www.intervin.ca