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Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve bags multiple awards this year, starting with a Gold with 98 points, Wine of the Year, Red Wine of the Year, Best in Show By Country, Best in Show By Varietal Award, Best Wine By Quality, Value & Packaging at the 2022 USA Wine Ratings, held on July 25 in San Francisco, USA.
Chris Amen, Vineyard founder, and CEO chose the name Coventina for her wine in honor of a Celtic water deity known for abundance, rebirth, new beginnings, purification, and gentle inspiration. The name Coventina, which also sounds like the term "covenant," symbolizes Chris' promise to the land to always exert her best efforts to bring nature's bounty to perfection, as shown in her exceptional wines.
Coventina wines are the liquid embodiment of the sun's rays, the ocean's transparency, the best fruits, and the earth's fertile soil. The beauty of the end product reflects the respect for nature and the care taken to translate these traits into the texture, aroma, color, and taste of a premium wine that nourishes heart and soul. The Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve is bolder, fuller, and more robust. Black cherries and currant jam have intense aromas. It has a substantial mid-palate that blends seamlessly with the lengthy finish. The richness lingers as you enjoy it on a beautiful evening filled with delectable cuisine and stimulating conversation.
A clone renowned for its richness and black fruit is used to grow the grapes used to make Coventina Pinot Noir. According to the vintners, these grapes have resulted in a Coventina wine among the region's more robust Pinot Noirs. Due to the characteristics of the vineyard, the grapes can reach maximum ripeness at a modest alcohol content. Fruit that is that ripe holds up nicely in barrels made entirely of French oak. The grapes go through three different types of fermenters throughout processing, which adds complexity to the finished product. The various fermentation processes produce very diverse wines in the barrels.
Name - Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
Producer - Coventina Vineyards, LLC
Country - United States
Vintage - 2017
Judges’ tasting notes
“Bright aromas of dark cherries, red licorice, and currant with hints of dried thyme are balanced nicely on the nose. A well-balanced wine with rich flavors of cherries on the palate with a fresh acidic finish.”
Best Wine by Quality - Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
Best Wine by Value - Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
Best Wine by Packaging - Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
Red Wine of the Year - Coventina Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve
White Wine of the Year - Jules Gautret Pineau des Charentes AOC White
Rose Wine of the Year - Penina Gold, Rose - Extra Dry
Winery of the Year - Maison Ansac
Check out the full list of medal winners here.
The USA Wine Ratings aims to discover, honor, and support wine brands that have successfully catered to and targeted a particular wine drinker. The wines at USA Wine Ratings are assessed based on their quality, value, and packaging. The USA Wine Ratings evaluates award-winning wines for their quality, affordability, and aesthetic appeal in terms of their packaging and design in an effort to establish a new standard.
This year at USA Wine Ratings, the esteemed panel of judges evaluated more than 800 different wines from across the globe, with some new ones on the block and some old favorites. The judging took place on the 25th of July in South San Francisco.
USA Wine Ratings highlights and separates those wine brands that trade buyers can see have a market worth. Consumers truly desire to buy these brands.
The Competition judges wines in three key areas:
- Value for money
- What they look like
To be an award winner, you will need top-quality wines that offer both the trade and the consumer a great value for money, and you will need to look good and truly stand out on the shelf and the back bar.
To know more, visit USA Wine Ratings.