The Spanish School of Wine-Tasting in Madrid recently hosted the final tasting in the Wine and Women competition. The competition highlights wines made by women with a jury formed by 20 top, internationally recognised experts.
FERRATUS AØ 2015 has received the Diamond Award this year. The recognition is shared equally between the young FERRATUS AØ and the founder of the Cuevas Jiménez winery, María Luisa Cuevas. This woman from Aranda, who had no tradition in winemaking except for the by-no-means-irrelevant fact of having been born in Ribera del Duero, decided to begin her own winery in 2003, as if moved by destiny. Today, above all, she loves her wines and her work and deserves this Diamond Award.
We would like to thank the organisers of the awards and the jury for the recognition and encouragement that helps make it possible for women to occupy the place they deserve as professional winemakers, sommeliers and vine-growers in the wine sector.
In February I promised I’d be back and, barely three months later, I’m here again, in wonderful green Switzerland to take part in two lovely events:
On Thursday, 2 June, the USM luxury furniture company is bringing together 100 professional women for a round table led by the television personality Susanne Wille and including businesswomen representing the Swiss economy. I will be joining them as they explain their experiences. I will try to approach and involve all those attending through my passion for the world of wine.
On Friday 3 June, at La passion du vin, we will hold a FERRATUS wine tasting among friends.
María Luisa Cuevas
FERRATUS 2008 receives 92 points in the Ultimate Beverage Challenge. The main aim of this well-known American competition is to ensure an honourable, trustworthy result, recognising the highest levels of quality in the wines presented.
Integrity is the cornerstone of Ultimate Beverage and the jury that carries out the tastings, as well as the innovative, demanding methodology that confirms the credibility of its results.
Ferratus 2008 is a 100% Tempranillo aged in barrels, with a beautiful, intense colour of the kind described as opaque. When served in a glass, long glycerine “legs” fall slowly, revealing the high quality of the wine.
In the nose, we find red and black berry aromas and the smell of violet flavoured sweets, recalling childhood. The always subtle wood offers notes of tobacco and chocolate and gives the wine great complexity. In the mouth it arouses a very pleasant overall sensation because of its velvety tannins, while its character and potential are clear.