2020 International Women’s Wine Competition – Organic Wines Show Best in Class and 90+ Points
We are very pleased to feature an award recently received by our outstanding women winemakers in the 2020 International Women’s Wine Competition. The International Women’s Wine Competition, judged entirely by wine industry professional women. Its mission? To uniquely identify specific wines that women will enjoy and ultimately purchase.
2020 International Women’s Wine Competition – Biokult Zweigelt Rosé Double Gold, Best of Class and 96 Points
The Demeter Certified Biodynamic 2019 Biokult Zweigelt Rosé received a prestigious Double Gold, Best of Class Award with 96 Points. Angela Michlits is one of our outstanding women winemakers, and the primary winemaker for Biokult Biodynamic wine from Pamhagen, Austria. Angela and her husband Werner take responsibility for vinification: “Organic wines represent the most authentic origin. It is a great challenge for us to continue the natural way of production in the cellar as well – winemaking and winegrowing has to be one unit!” Read more here about Angela and Biokult.
Biokult Zweigelt Rosé
100% Organic Zweigelt
“Appetizing notions of strawberry and ripe pear appear immediately in this wine. The light, dry palate follows suit with equally joyful, fruity exuberance. It’s light, easy and utterly fruit-driven. Drink while the aromas are at their peak.” –Wine Enthusiast (90 points 2019). The wine is Dry Farmed, Sugar Free, Vegan and Demeter Certified Biodynamic.
2020 International Women’s Wine Competition – Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc and Rouge 90 Points
2019 Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc received a Gold Medal and Best of Class with 90 points and the 2019 Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Rouge received a Gold Medal with 90 points. These wines are elaborated by one of the most talented women winemakers, Cellar Master Elodie Gilles, formerly with the famed Champagne house Veuve Clicquot. Elodie has been helping to develop organic wines for Vignobles Raymond since 2017. Read more here about Elodie Gilles.
Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Blanc
60% Organic Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Organic Sémillon
“This is a delicious, ripe wine that is packed with apricot, apple and pear fruits. It is tangy and freshly fruity. The bright, rich fruit continues right through…”– Wine Enthusiast (90 points, 2015)
“Dry, soft, silky and mellow Sauvignon/Semillon with notes of peach, cantaloupe, honeydew, lemon curd and almond nougat. Organically grown.”– Planet Grape (89 points, 2016)
The red counterpart, Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux Rouge is composed of 65% Organic Merlot, 25% Organic Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Organic Cabernet Franc.
“Dark garnet color. Smoky aromas and flavors of charred nuts, roasted berries, and clay with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium body and a medium-long nuts, craisins and cassis, and earth finish with woody, tannins. A fun earthy French red for the table or cellar.” – Tastings.com The wine is Dry Farmed, Sugar Free, and Vegan.
2020 International Women’s Wine Competition – Granza Tinta de Toro 91 Points
2016 Granza Tinta de Toro received a Gold Medal and 91 Points. Veronica Pareja, Winemaker and Cellar Chief for Bodegas Familiares Matarromera, helped to develop the award-winning wine from the Toro region of Spain. Veronica previously worked both at the University of Córdoba and the Denomination of Origin Montilla-Moriles. Tinta de Toro is a Tempranillo clone, with smaller berries and thicker skins. The result is a bold wine with structured tannins.
“This has an assertive, brash core of fleshy dark berries and plums. The palate has punchy, convincing blackberry flavor. Dense, fleshy and really delicious.” James Suckling (93 points 2016). This wine is Vegan.
2020 Women Winemaker Awards – the Women Winemakers
A big thank you to our Incredible Women Winemakers Angela Michlits, Elodie Gilles and Veronica Pareja