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Gold and Silver Awards in Lyon for Bianchello Doc

For the first time an international competition rewards the Bianchello Doc

The Bianchello Doc crack the international competition in Lyon winning a gold medal and a silver medal. Great success in France for the “Campodarchi” Bianchello Doc Superiore 2011 produced by Terracruda, winery Fratte Rosa, in the province of Pesaro and Urbino. A prestigious award for one of the older Doc of the peninsula, which this year celebrates 45 years, coming from the right of the finest wines in the world. The “Campodarchi”, produced by 100% grapes Bianchello, under the guidance of winemaker Giancarlo Soverchia, won in the Silver version of the silver medal, while the “Campodarchi” Gold rips even a gold medal at the prestigious international competition, which was held in Lyon, the French capital of gastronomy and good taste, on April 5.

“Terracruda has always focused on the typical indigenous grapes, including Bianchello – explains the owner Avenanti Luca (pictured with the award-winning wine, ph Wilson Santinelli) -, and tried to express the most of the unique characteristics of this grape vinified in purity. The results have proved us right ”

The vineyard Campodarchi, which has an average age of 45, is the oldest and the company is able to offer the best production of Bianchello. This wine is produced with only the best grapes that have reached the right degree of ripeness, grape harvest took place late in the month of October, when the grapes are ripe. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested exclusively by hand in small crates.

In the Silver version a small part of the product is vinified in French oak barrels of first passage, on the lees (sur lies) for 12/18 months, while in the Gold version Campodarchi is totally vinified in barrique. The period on the lees is a technique used in order to better express the positive characteristics of the grape Bianchello, so as to give the wine great complexity to the taste and olfactory intensity.

During the competition a qualified international jury, consisting of winemakers, sommeliers, restaurateurs, producers, owners of wineries, but also conscious consumers, tasted 3,685 wine samples from 22 countries, giving 1,175 medals all over the world, of which 528 gold medals and 647 silver medals.

In Italy to be awarded with the gold were 11 wines, from 7 regions: Valle d’Aosta, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Puglia, Basilicata and Marche precisely. The silver medals awarded to Italian wines were 16, from 8 regions: Valle d’Aosta, Veneto, Piedmont, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Apulia, Sicily and Marche.

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