The Global Organic Masters has recognized Bodegas Robles with three awards
Piedra Luenga Fino: Gold
Piedra Luenga Cream Cream: Silver
The Global Organic Masters judges certified organic wines from around the world and the jury is composed exclusively of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and Senior buyers. The prestige of the jury guarantees the international recognition of all the medals awarded.
The awards are organized by the renowned British magazine The Drinks Business, one of the best wine observatories in the world: it produces rankings of all kinds, has a huge database, collects opinions and organizes prestigious competitions.
Clement Robert MS
Master Sommelier UK sommelier of The year 2013. Decanter World Wine Award – Drinks Business Masters judge
Patricia Stefanowicz MW
Patricia Stefanowicz is a qualified architect and structural engineer as well as a Master of Wine. After a post-grad in Viticulture and another post-grad in Oenology, Stefanowicz acts as an international wine judge, wine educator, winery designer, sometime writer, marketer and anything else someone asks her to undertake. She is former chairman of the UKVA (sic) and is vice-chairman of the regional Thames & Chiltern Valley Vineyards Association, chairman of the T&CVA annual regional challenge and chairman of the Southwest Vineyards Association annual regional competition.
Susan McCraith MW
Master of Wine based near Bristol in the UK. Vintner, Consultant, Bristol Merchant, Coach/Mentor. She has lectured on the Wine MBA programme at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester and is a qualified coach and mentor. She is a Trustee of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, a regular wine judge and sits on a number of trade committees.
Sam Caporn MW
Master of Wine awarded the Madame Bollinger Medal for Outstanding Achievement. Founder of The Mistress of Wine. Independent wine expert with a particular interest in tasting, judging and talking about wine.
Alistair Cooper MW
Master of Wine with over 16 years of experience within the wine industry. Independent wine consultant, writer and educator. Awarded the Derouet Jameson Scholarship for his WSET Diploma.
Beverly Tabbron MW
Master of Wine. Head of Training and Education at Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines.
Patrick Schmitt MW
Editor-in-chief at The Drinks Business. He writes for and manages the European and Hong Kong editions of The Drinks Business, as well as the printed product’s website thedrinksbusiness.com. He also chairs the publication’s annual awards programme, including The Drinks Business Awards for product innovations and environmental initiatives, as well as the magazine’s Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Champagne and Rioja Masters, for which he heads up a tasting panel of wine experts. Patrick has been shortlisted two years running for editor of the year in the business and professional magazine category for the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME).
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.
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.
Caprichoso de 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.
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 by The Andalusian Regional Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries; Best Organic Production in Spain in 2014
by The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment.