Adega de Borba wins three gold medals in France with Adega de Borba Reserva White 2011, Senses Alvarinho 2011 and Montes Claros Garrafeira 2009

Challenge International du Vin 2013

  • Special prize Alentejo for Rótulo de Cortiça Reserva White 2011
  • Silver medal for Senses Syrah 2011

Adega de Borba was awarded four medals in the 37th edition of the Challenge International du Vin competition, an outstanding performance in the greatest international competition held in France.Premio_RotuloCorticaBranco
Sense Alvarinho 2011 and Montes Claros Garrafeira 2009 were the two wines from Adega de Borba awarded with gold medals. Although the Alvarinho variety has just been recently introduced in Alentejo’s vine population, it has been receiving some great compliments by wine critics and wine lovers. On the other hand Montes Claros Garrafeira 2009 continues to be as successful as the 2008 vintage which, in the last year, was awarded with medals in the main competitions of this sector. Apart from the gold medal, Adega de Borba Reserva White has also received a Special Prize Alentejo medal, a reference wine which hadn’t been produced in 30 years. The silver medal was awarded to Senses Syrah 2011.

This edition of the Challenge International du Vin competition was held in Brussels on the 5th and 6th April where more than 700 specialists tasted 4,360 different wines from 28 countries, having Portugal been the third country which presented more references.


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About Adega de Borba
Founded in 1955 Adega de Borba is a cooperative of 300 wine growers who cultivate around 2,100 hectares of vine (70% red grapes and 30% white grapes), an annual volume of one million cases of 9 litres. Adega de Borba is one of the 10 biggest wine producers in the country.
Within its portfolio some of the more distinctive wines are Adega de Borba DOC, one of the top selling wines in Portugal within its segment, the iconic Adega de Borba Reserva “Rótulo de Cortiça”, a brand that is over 45 years old and one of the most important hallmarks from the Alentejo region, the historical Montes Claros, a brand which dates back to 1945, one the first names to be distinguished by its unique quality in Portugal, Convento da Vila which is widely known for its value for money, and the most recent range of
single varietals under the name Senses. In 2011 Adega de Borba’s wines were awarded with 40 medals from national and international prestigious competitions.

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