The 2011 edition of the competition of organic wine from Estella hopes to increase participation over the last edition.
The VII National Contest of Wines made with grapes from organic agriculture Estella-Lizarra City Hiria opens its entries until March 11.
The meeting will feature a panel of tasters from around the country
It is expected a broad representation of the Spanish organic wines and exceed the number of participants from the last edition
The VII National Contest of Ecological Wines Lizarra Estella has opened its registration until 11th of March. The event, organized by the city of Estella-Lizarra, the Government of Navarra, Evena (Viticulture and Enology Station of Navarra), and CPAEN (Council of Ecological Agricultural Production Navarra), expects to increase the presence of Spanish organic wines producers that the last year.
The contest, which will take place on 24 and 25 March, wants to have a projection on the entire national territory and therefore, it has a panel of tasters from around the country. The meeting, an important appointment for organic wine in Spain, hopes to have a broader lineup of Appellations of Origin and regions. Last year, it featured wines from Catalonia, Alicante, Guipuzcoa, Alicante, Albacete, Navarra, Cordoba, La Rioja, Malaga and Zamora, and prizes were awarded to wines Catalans, La Rioja, Navarre, Albacete and Alicante, among others.
The categories for competition:
There are five categories for which the wines can compete:
Quiet White Wines
- White wines: Not fermented or not aged in wood
- White wines: fermented or aged in wood
Quiet Rose Wines
Quiet Red wines
- Red wines: not fermented or aged in wood, 2009 and 2010 crops
- Red wines: aged in wood, harvests 2009 and 2010
- Red wines aged in wood from other previous crops.
Wine and Liquor Sweets
The Competition of Estella has advanced the dates (the previous edition was held in October 2010) to join in actions at the Second Five, International Organic Wine Fair to be held in April in Pamplona, where they will have the awards ceremony.
For more information, contact the Press Department: Sandra Beltran 667 83 83 16
Registration dates are Feb. 21 through March 11.
Price: 20 Euros for wine. 80 Euros maximum quota, unlimited wines.
For more information: http://vinoecologicoestella-lizarra.blogspot.com/