Cien Y Pico Doble Pasta 2007 and Knights-Errant 2007
Both wines were two of only seven gold medals to Spanish red wines [& the only two not awarded to wines of Rioja or Ribera Del Duero]. Overall there were over 9000 entries in the International Wine Challenge [IWC] with 692 reds from Spain [1% wining Gold] and the trophy winners to be announced on the 30th of June at a fancy pants function at Lords Cricket Ground.
In fact one our Cien y Pico’s Winemakers-errant the bespectacled Nicola Tucci thought he was seeing Doble when he looked up the results at the London International Wine Trade fair. Our passionate Italian Winemaker-errant’s week only got better when his beloved Internationale of Milan won the European Championships! That said all four Winemaker-errant at Cien y Pico Elena, Luis, Nico and the typist are of one voice in giving all credit to the Old Vines of Manchuela.
International Wine Challenge notes;
Produced by: Cien Y Pico From: Castilla La Mancha O Manchuela, SpainName; Doble Pasta
Made with: Garnacha Tintorera. The Wine Challenge Judges said of the wine;
“Sweetly blackberry, some vanilla spice - herbal. North Rhone quality to first tasks. A powerful intense blockbuster style. Long, concentrated and firm. Gold”
Produced by: Cien Y Pico From: Castilla La Mancha O Manchuela, SpainName; Knight’s-errant
Made with: Garnacha Tintorera The Wine Challenge Judges said of the wine;
“Inky deep colour - Syrah like, narrow and intensely powerful bite with compact firm tannins. Lots of blackberry, shiny new oak and vanilla concentrated. Intense clay with quite refined oak. Gold.”