The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) crowned Familia Castaño, Hécula Monastrell 2014 as Wine of the Year at The Irish Wine Show Awards ceremony which took place on Monday, 10th October. Wines from Montes, Cento Cavalli and Kaiken were also award winners in their categories.
WINE OF THE YEAR - Old World Red Under €15
Familia Castaño, `Hécula` Monastrell 2014, Yecla, Spain
Gold star - New World Red Under €15
Montes Classic Series, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Colchagua, Chile
Silver star - Old World White Under €15
Cento Cavalli, Grillo 2015, Sicily, Italy
Silver star - New World Red Under €20
Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendoza, Argentina
In excess of 600 wines were submitted to The Irish Wine Show Star Award adjudication panel of NOffLA judges and independent wine writers. Points were awarded on the basis of appearance, aroma, taste and value for money criterion, and the winners were selected as the best wines from key suppliers across a number of price categories.
Speaking at the awards, Gary O’Donovan, Chairman of NOffLA congratulated the winners, stating; “Each year this event allows us to celebrate the best wines available at a range of price points which can be sold by our highly trained members around the country. Our members are committed to offering the Irish consumer excellence in terms of personal service, product knowledge, superior quality and true value for money.”
The wines will be available across Ireland via NOffLA member outlets and will be clearly recognisable by distinctive Award symbol stickers on each bottle. For more information on these winning wines, or the rest of our extensive portfolio, please get in touch.