It’s the first time that the warehouse Martin Faixó takes part in the world’s biggest global wine competition

The warehouse Martin Faixó has obtained a Commended Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 with the Perafita Picapoll 2012. This is the first time that Cadaqués’ warehouse takes part in the world’s biggest global wine competition.

The Perafita Picapoll went out to the market in 2007, with the rest of Martin Faixo’s references. Since then, every year the limited production of this white wine (13.000 bottles) becomes exhausted. The winter of last year, the warehouse Martín Faixó extended the plantation of picapoll vineyard with approximately 3 more hectares, with which one expects to extend the production in two years.

According to Ester Martin, manager of the warehouse Martin Faixó, “this recognition supposes a reward to the realized work and we hope that it is one more impulse to the commercialization of this reference that, from always, has had very good reception”

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world’s leading wine competition.  The competition is well known for its rigorous judging process, which has led to the Decanter World Wine Awards becoming the most authoritative source of wine recommendations for wine lovers worldwide. This year, the 219 judges were from all around the world assessed 14.362 wines from 52 countries.  This year’s expert panel of judges included 75 Masters of Wine, and 13 Master Sommeliers.

Jean-Michel Valette MW, DWWA 2013 Judge, says: “What the DWWA team has really done is to recruit a panel of the very best palates in the world to taste each wine, and so when a wine wins a Decanter Medal in this competition, it’s something to be truly proud of.”

Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, Steven Spurrier, says: “The DWWA has arrived at an authority, thanks to the judges, the organisation, thanks to the whole packaging. We’re here to recognise quality, that’s all we’re here for.”


Category: Uncategorized | 20 May 2013 | Author: Marga Figueras Riera