The winery obtains 14 medals throughout 2015
“We’re improving the product and that’s reflected in prizes”, comments Pierre-Yves Dessevre, director of the winery Dehesa del Carrizal. Indeed, the evolution of the wines has been extremely positive for some years, thus translating into higher scores in specialised guides and a greater amount of prizes and awards, both on a national and an international level.
Throughout 2015, the wines submitted to competitions were mainly from 2011, but also some 2012 and 2013 vintages. They all got prizes. Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 obtained the gold medal at both CINVE and Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, and a bronze medal at the Decanter prizes. Colección Privada 2011 was also awarded the gold medal at Cinve and Brussels. The blended wine by Dehesa del Carrizal, MV 2011, obtained the gold medal in Brussels and a silver one at CINVE. For its part, Syrah 2011 was awarded the gold medal at CINVE and the silver one at the International Wine Challenge. A total amount of ten medals for a more than interesting vintage. Chardonnay 2013 and Petit Verdot 2012 also obtained several prizes: silver at CINVE and bronze at Decanter for the white wine, and gold at CINVE and bronze in the International Wine Challenge for the Petit Verdot, one of the most interesting future investments at the winery — its 2010 vintage obtained the Grand Gold Bacchus last year.
“A great effort is being made, improving everything we believe we can improve. For the future, all our hopes are set on the 2012 vintage and, particularly, from the 2013 vintage onwards”, says Pierre-Yves Dessevre. The aim of these modifications was improving the final quality of the harvested grape as well as achieving a greater accuracy in the production processes carried out in the winery. “We try to be better day after day in order to obtain the highest quality wines in every vintage. Last year’s Grand Gold Bacchus to our Petit Verdot 2010 was a great recognition for our work, but we can’t stop there and we have to keep improving. We believe we’ll go further in the next years, that the coming vintages will have a higher quality”, says the director of the winery.
The main wine guides seem to share in this idea. Year after year, the wines Dehesa del Carrizal are given better and better scores by the specialized tasters. Guía Peñín, a reference in the sector, has published its 2016 edition with excellent scores for the wines Dehesa del Carrizal. Colección Privada 2012 is highlighted with its 93 points, which allowed the winery to participate last October 29th in the Salón de los Mejores Vinos de España (Best Wines of Spain Show), an essential appointment for the sector annually organized by the publication itself.