Best Sweet Wine of Spain 2016: Pedro Ximénez Seleccion de Robles 1927.

Best Sweet wine from Spain 2016 Robles Selección 1927

Bodegas Robles. Best Sweet Wine of Spain 2016.  

Pedro Ximénez Selección de Robles 1927 has been awarded as best sweet wine in the Competition “Best Wines and Spirits of Spain 2016”.

The competition is organized by the Spanish Association of Wine Journalists and Writers (AEPEV) and is considered as one of the most independent awards in Spain. Ranking based on the proposals of the journalists and critics integrated in the Spanish Association of Wine Journalists and Writers (AEPEV), without any participation of the wineries or any member of the wine industry. Therefore, the wine experts propose the wines that have remained in their memory among the many that a specialized journalist tastes every year. A great start to the year: On 1 January, Ernesto Gallud, Secretary General of the AEPEV, communicated to us the award and sent the Best Sweet Wine Certificate of Spain 2016 [pdf]

The Robles family has been dedicated to the elaboration of wines in Montilla since 1927.

In the late 90s, the third generation of the family took over the reins of the winery and understands that, we are supporters of a return, rather than progress. The siblings Pilar and Francisco Robles understand the principles of their grandparents must be upheld and that, in order to attain those principles, must use the current available technology. Cultivating organic grapes with a higher intensity and quality of aromas and flavours that we know, overseeing its natural process and conveying all that wealth of the fruit in the wine.

Using in the vineyard a vegetation cover which includes short root and nitrogen-fixing indigenous wildlife species such as cloverleaf, poppies, legumes.

In the winery, the elaboration team led by the oenologist Rocío Márquez and the winery foreman Vicente Martínez Robles, pay special attention to the use of indigenous yeasts and physical processing of the wine. In this fashion, the fermentation of our wines is elaborated with indigenous yeasts which are present in the soil of the vineyard and reaches the winery attached to the skin of the grape. That is why the ecological care of our vineyard is so important: the yeasts are primarily responsible for the wine to express what it is, transforming the sugars in the grape must into alcohol. When one speaks about wines which manage to express an identity, the indigenous yeasts are regarded as almost a must do obligation. In other words: elaborating wines which express a purity, the faithful reflection of the soil and varietal character of the grape. Wines belonging to their soil. The contribution of Pilar Robles and Rocío Márquez to the winery, was recognised in 2014 with the Great Diamond Prize of the International Wine and Women Competition (Salón del Gourmet “Gourmet Show”, Madrid), a competition which attempts to place true value to wines produced by wineries where women hold management positions or positions of responsibility.

2014 Spain Food Awards for Organic Production Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment.

2016 Routes of wineries from Spain (Category of Social Commitment and Sustainability)

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