One of the most eagerly awaited events of the year for wine lovers has arrived. The 2021 edition of the Peñín Guide is in the shops. The guide, one of the most complete and up-to-date on wine in Spain, tastes and rates almost 11,000 wines from across the whole country, including several Coviñas wines from DO Utiel-Requena.
This year at Coviñas we are delighted at the high ratings given to two of our red wines. ADNOS, our 100% Bobal wine, has achieved a score of 91 points. The tasting panel has this to say about the 2014 vintage, of which only 11,879 bottles are produced: “Cherry red. It has aromas of sweet spices and wild herbs, with plenty of character, with good balance, hints of beeswax, and is elegantly reductive. In the mouth it is full of flavour, with good acidity.”
Adnos, made from old vines from the special vineyards of El Matorral and El Rubial, at an altitude of about 800 metres, is aged in fine-grained French Allier oak barrels for 24 months and rounded off in American oak casks from Missouri, also fine grained. The 91 Peñín points can be added to the list of Adnos triumphs, following the gold medals won at the Challenge International du Vin, Ferevin (best reserve wine) and the Berliner Wein Trophy.
Our 2016 AULA Syrah also achieved an excellent score. The Peñín experts have awarded it a 90-point rating and given it five stars for value for money. This is how they describe it: “A deep cherry red. It has aromas of ripe fruit, with wafts of toast and sweet wood smoke. In the mouth it is fruit driven, with a touch of spiciness, rounded off by ripe tannins”.
Aula is made from the best Syrah grapes in the Coviñas vineyards. These are fermented in stainless steel at 24 ºC, with daily remontage for optimum extraction. The wine is aged in oak casks for around 10 months and then rests in bottle to achieve its full elegance.
Aula Syrah adds this achievement to other recent garlands, including the gold medals awarded at the Mundus Vini and Berliner Wein Trophy competitions.