113 – that’s the number of wines from the Val d’Orbieu-Uccoar cooperative group, which picked up medals this year
These awards reflect the Group’s investment in its AOC, Pays d’Oc and Vin de France brands, and include a number of Gold Medals, including the ‘Chardonnay du Monde’ for its new brand, Le Val, Gold at the ‘Paris CGA’ for Fraîcheur du Sud, and Gold at the ‘IGP de France’ for the Les Petits Carreaux Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pride and joy of the Group, the Domaines & Châteaux, have not gone empty handed with distinctions obtained for the following châteaux: Notre Dame du Quatourze (Gold Féminalise), Pouzols (Gold & silver Vinalies Int.), Ribaute (Silver CGA & Vinalies Int.), Tour de Montredon (Bronze CGA), Domaines Serres Mazard (Gold concours des Corbières), Cazelles Verdier (Silver Mâcon), Sainte Croix (Gold Vinalies Int.) and Château de Jonquières (Silver Vinalies Int).
France’s largest winery, with its growers and employees, has therefore successfully been able to bring out the very best from its vineyards.
In 2013, the Group expanded its teams of winemakers, working with well known and respected outside advisors, as well as with its own teams in the wineries.
Today, the Group possesses technical winemaking expertise and high performance equipment (traditional, hot maceration, cold control, processes, etc.) which result and benefit from a proactive investment policy.
“This work has been universally recognized with over 110 medals and awards received this year, which represents more than 100,000 hectolitres of award-winning wine,”
said General Manager, Bertrand Girard.
“Our primary concern is to provide the markets with relevant solutions to satisfy consumers, via the right wine offer and efficient services, delivered in a competitive, high quality and sustainable manner, with the sole objective of satisfying both our wine growers and our customers; and it is in this perspective, that our wines have been well received by tasters at the recent shows,”
concludes Bertrand Girard.