Grand Gold for Piedra Luenga Oloroso.
Gold for Piedra Luenga Pedro Ximénez, Piedra Luenga Cream and Caprichoso.
Silver for PIedra Luenga Fino.
The Ecovino University of La Rioja . This competition values the quality of organic wines from any region of the world and is organised by the Department of Agriculture of La Rioja in collaboration with the Consejo Regulador de la Producción Agraria Ecológica de La Rioja (CPAER) and Cultura Permanente.
The jury was chaired by Antonio Palacios , professor of Sensorial Analysis of the University of La Rioja and thirty prestigious wine tasters participated in it like José Hidalgo , David Seijas , Ana Martín , Philippe Dardenne , Tom Perry , Basilio Izquierdo and Fernando Gurucharri , among others.
Ecovino Tasting Competition in the Sensory Analysis Room of the University of La Rioja
Piedra Luenga Oloroso has been awarded the Grand Gold, the highest score of the competition. Bodegas Robles has collected four other awards in this contest: Gold for Piedra Luenga Pedro Ximénez, Gold for Piedra Luenga Cream, Gold for Caprichoso Ecológico and Silver for Piedra Luenga Fino.
Piedra Luenga Oloroso has aged for six years in American oak barrels under oxidative aging. Organic wine with an intense mahogany colour and golden hues. Surprising for an initial raisin aroma, enhances an elegant evolution (green apple) with subtle aromas of dried laurel and incense. Powerful and harmonious. Glyceric and delicately sweet, yet dry, fresh and with increasing aromatic profile. The alcohol goes unnoticed and provides a very aromatic wine a that leaves a very long memory..
Piedra Luenga Pedro Ximénez comes from the organic Pedro Ximénez grapes which after harvest are turned daily by hand in the sunshine until they become raisins. Bodegas Robles is one of the few wineries in the world that still own their own paseras, a place in the vineyard with a gentle slope where we take special care that the sun drying is regular and homogeneous, turning the grape bunches by hand. This allows us to take extreme care in what is considered the last artisan work of the field in Andalusia.
Caprichoso Robles is a sweet organic young wine, a coupage of raisin Pedro Ximénez grapes and the fresh Verdejo grapes. The subtle carbon dioxide bubbles make CAPRICHOSO fresh, alive, fun and aromatic. Its wide range of fresh aromas of fruits, honey and flowers make us travel in the spring in the vineyard among herbs full of inflorescences and pollen.
Piedra Luenga Cream is an organic wine produced from the careful blend of our Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez wines, which age together in American oak casks (butts). Bright and clean dark mahogany colour. Coffee, dry raisins and old wood aromas with nuances of nuts
Piedra Luenga Fino has aged for two years under a flor veil made from the yeasts grown in our vineyard. A layer of lavender, poppies and wild clovers covers our earth and feeds our vines. The intriguing “solera” system mixes very old wines with younger wines thus mothering the young wines. An unique experience of maturity and freshness.
The Robles family has been dedicated to wine making in Montilla (Southern Spain) since 1927. In the late 1990s, the third generation takes over the winery and understands the need to incorporate organic viticulture and work with indigenous yeasts into the tradition of the winery.
Our approach is quite straightforward: grow the most intense and flavorful organic grapes that you can, guide the natural process and draw all the fruit’s richness into the wine.
With the experience acquired over three generations, we have learned an important lesson: the more we care for land, the better our wine.
And if awards have something to say something on the matter, it seems that we have achieved the objective:
Agriculture and Fisheries Awards 2017
Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Award for Commitment to Society and the Environment 2017
III Edition of the Wine Tourism Awards “Wine Routes of Spain”
Spanish Association of Wine Cities (Acevin) and Turespaña (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain)
Best Organic Production in Spain in 2014
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment.
Best Organic Company in Spain in 2006
Biodiversity Foundation and the Ministry of the Environment of Spain