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The medals that recognize the best wines of Jumilla (01/04/2017)

The XXIII Wine Contest of Jumilla celebrated last night in Salones Media Luna its dinner of gala and delivery of medals that recognizes the samples more valued by the panel of tasting.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola, the president of the Regional Assembly of Murcia, Rosa Peñaver, the Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Castilla La Mancha, Francisco Martínez-Arroyo, the secretary general of the Ministry Agriculture and Environment of the Region of Murcia, Pedro Oliver, the provincial director of Agriculture of Albacete, Juan Francisco Sánchez, as well as the president of DO Jumilla, Pedro Lencina, regional deputy, Yolanda Fernández, mayors of several Towns of the DO Wines of Jumilla and councilors of the local corporation.

He was named president of honor, the recent Murcia actor Goya, Carlos Santos, who confessed the effort made to be in the awards gala, as well as his love of Jumilla wines.

He was close in his speech and grateful for the distinction.

The mayor of Jumilla, Juana Guardiola said that "all administrations must join efforts to increase knowledge of our wines. We must promote wine tourism, mini-markets, wine exaltation, agricultural fairs, conferences, courses, tastings and marriage "The highest local authority added its recognition to the efforts of the sector" which in times of adversity has been maintained and has opted to improve its farms and wine farms, with a view to the future. " Accompany and if it is Jumilla, better. "

Rosa Peñalver congratulated DO Jumilla "for her work and for the numerous projects that are underway. You are one more link to the evolution of wine".

Likewise, he emphasized the figures of the last years: "You have managed to increase the number of bottles for sale up to multiplying by two and exporting abroad 65%. Jumilla bets on excellence without any complexes."

Francisco Martinez-Arroyo said: "In La Mancha, DO Jumilla, shared with Murcia, we feel it as our own." Wine is essential for our future and Jumilla would not be understood without wine.We must believe what we do ".

Pedro Lencina referred in his welcome speech from winemakers and farmers, encouraging the consumption of local wines.

"If the wines that we drink in Murcia and Albacete outside the one produced in our area, I am convinced that we would not have enough production."

Medals were given in ten different categories, with 115 samples being presented to the tastings held at the Wine Museum by about thirty experts on Thursday and Friday.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Jumilla

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