De Alberto Dorado makes history in Perpignan

De Alberto Winery’s legendary wine will be tasted at the Second European Meeting of Oxidative Wines, a great showcase of hidden treasures.

Serrada (Valladolid), October 24, 2019. Bodegas De Alberto will participate next Monday, October 28th with his De Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda in the ‘Second European Meeting of Dry Oxidative Wines’ of the Association of Dry Rancios of Roussillon , in the city of Perpignan (France), an essential event for the recognition of these historical wines, hidden treasures, in many cases on the verge of disappearance.

They are aged wines, of colors marked by oxidation ranging from amber to brown and with very special deep aromas, typical of long aging and their exposure to oxygen in boots or barrels of old wood or, in the case of De Alberto Dorado by Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez, in demijohns in the sun.

Four thousand demijohns, traditional glass jugs of 16 liters capacity, are used for the first part of the oxidative aging of De Alberto Dorado for twelve months outdoors. According to this traditional elaboration, maintained only by the Gutierrez family since the 40s, the wine will then be aged in solera in boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.

Oxidative wines are generous wines with historical names, such as those made in the Marco de Jerez and Montilla Moriles, or as dried Madeira, Sicilian Marsala or very old dry white Porto.

With De Alberto Dorado, the wine heritage of the Rueda Designation of Origin is also making history. Winner of the Platinum Medal with 97 points in the last Decanter World Wine Awards 2019, Alberto Dorado has been recognized in recent years with an important prize list, among which is the Grand Gold Medal in the World Contest from Brussels, the Grand Bacchus de Oro, the Grand Gold Medal in VINESPAÑA, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.

Seventeen wine regions from nine different countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Georgia, Hungary and Switzerland, will meet on Monday October 28 to taste these wines called “meditation”, since they are to enjoy them slowly, with the necessary time so that they can express all their complexity.

They are wines gastronomically to discover, since we are not used to eating with them. However, they perfectly accompany many types of dishes such as those made with truffles and mushrooms, with reductions of fish or meat, as well as with pickles, smoked, cut or dried cheeses, and with snacks with olives and nuts, achieving fantastic combinations of flavors.

De Alberto Dorado awarded the Platinum medal at the ‘Decanter World Wine Awards’

Bodegas De Alberto’s historic wine becomes the first DO Rueda wine to win the highest award Decanter Awards

Serrada (Valladolid), May 21, 2019. De Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda has been awarded with the Platinum Medal at the ‘Decanter World Wine Awards 2019’, the most important international wine competition in the United Kingdom and, created and managed by the magazine of global reference wine Decanter, one of the most relevant in the world, as the organization has announced today.

This historic wine, made according to the traditional method by Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez for more than 70 years, thus becomes the first wine of the Rueda Denomination of Origin to obtain the highest award of the Decanter awards, obtained only by eight wineries of Castilla y León in the history of the contest.

Alberto Dorado, made with the 100% Verdejo variety and under the DO Rueda, has been recognized with the Platinum Medal by the jury of the renowned British contest, which gathered under the maxims of the requirement and rewarding excellence, was composed of specialists in the categories of different disciplines, winemakers, distributors, specialized journalists, Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, among which the Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier Charles Curtis, Almudena Alberca and Aristide Spies stood out.

The ‘Decanter World Wine Awards’, the largest specialized wine competition and one of the most prestigious in the world, celebrated its 2019 edition between April 29 and May 3, followed a week later by tasting the best wines of the year by the jury for the selection of Platinum Medals, among which De Alberto Dorado was distinguished.

This recognition adds to the important prize list of awards for this wine, among which is the Grand Gold Medal at the Brussels World Contest, the Grand Gold Bacchus, the Grand Gold Medal at VINESPAÑA, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate Points.

Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery of the DO Rueda that, with its De Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, strictly following the traditional methodology: developing a crianza Oxidative in open-air ‘demijons’ and a solera aged in 600 liters capacity barrels with a mother wine of more than 70 years.

De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda, Grand Bacchus de Oro 2019

De Alberto Dorado is distinguished as one of the 15 Grand Gold Bacchus awarded in the international competition organized by the Spanish Tasters Union among 1,650 samples submitted.

Serrada (Valladolid), March 12, 2019. De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda has been awarded the Grand Bacchus de Oro in the 2019 edition of the prestigious international wine competition organized by the Spanish Tasters Union (UEC) and recognized by the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) and the World Federation of Great Contests of Wines and Spirits (Vinofed), held this weekend in Madrid, and in which more than a hundred professionals and experts have participated .

With De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda, from Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez, he obtains with this Grand Bacchus de Oro a relevant recognition in one of the most reputed wine competitions worldwide.

This award also adds to the important prize list of awards obtained for this wine, among which is the Grand Gold Medal at the Brussels World Contest, the Grand Gold Medal at VINESPAÑA, the 95 Peñín Guide Points or the 91 Parker Wine Advocate points.

Among the winning wines, fifteen have been the winners of the Grand Bacchus de Oro, maximum recognition of the contest awarded to wines that have obtained scores higher than 92 points out of 100, among the 1,650 national and international samples presented.

The jury, consisting of Masters of Wine, Sommelier Masters, sommeliers, managers of large-scale and import purchases, and specialized journalists, such as Pedro Ballesteros MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Kathrine Larsen M or Guillermo Cruz, also had experts from Finland, Norway, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, France, USA, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Australia, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Holland, Switzerland and Spain.

Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery of the DO Rueda that, with its Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, strictly following the traditional methodology: developing a crianza Oxidative in open-air ladybugs and a solera upbringing in large boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.

25 years of ‘Liqurice Wine Olympus ’

De Alberto Dorado and Saitina, awarded with Gold and Silver at the Mezquita Awards, a reference event for liquorice wines from Spain.

Serrada (Valladolid), May 2th, 2019. Rows of orange and palm trees, fountains and imposing two-colored horseshoe arches in white and red. Iconic images of an artistic and cultural reference in Spain: the Mosque of Cordoba. And now, more and more, symbols of the enogastronomic quality of this city and of the international contest of reference of the generous wines, the Mezquita Awards, which this year have celebrated their twenty-fifth edition.

Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda and Saitina have been awarded a Gold Medal and a Silver Medal, respectively, in this edition of the Mezquita de Córdoba Awards, one of the most important wine competitions in Spain and the contest of international reference specialized in wines of generous type, category in which the awarded wines of Bodegas De Alberto have stood out.

The 25th edition of the Iberian Wine Contest Mezquita Awards, organized by the Aula del Vino associations and the Wine Academy of Córdoba and endorsed, year after year, by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment and by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from the Junta de Andalucía, it has received 315 wine samples from all over Spain and Portugal, which have been evaluated by a professional jury composed of 35 expert tasters, from Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

This Gold Medal for De Alberto Dorado 100% Verdejo DO Rueda, from Bodegas Hijos de Alberto Gutiérrez, joins the Grand Gold Medal recently won at the Bacchus International Wine Competition 2019, as well as the important prize list of awards obtained by this wine, among which is the Grand Gold Medal at the Brussels World Contest, the 95 Peñín points and the 91 Parker Wine Advocate points.

Bodegas De Alberto is the only winery of the DO Rueda that, with its Alberto Dorado Verdejo 100% DO Rueda, has maintained since its birth in the 40s the elaboration of the historic golden wine, strictly following the traditional methodology: developing a crianza Oxidative in open-air ladybugs and a solera aging in large boots with a mother wine of more than 70 years.

The Silver Medal of the Mezquita Prizes for Saitina also represents an important recognition for Bodegas De Alberto in regards to its elaboration of generous wines with oxidative aging. Saitina has been appreciated as a sweet white wine with a frank and clean aroma, reminiscent of raisins and dates, and sweet and unctuous in the mouth.