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More than 80 wine samples participating in the Contest DO Yecla Wine Selection (05/05/2011)

DO Yecla covers a surface area of 6,150 hectares of vineyards and has assigned more than 500 growers

The Minister of Agriculture and Water, Antonio Cerdá, filed today with the mayor of Yecla, Juan Miguel Benedito, and President of the Denomination of Origin Yecla, Pascual Molina, IV Yecla Wine Selection Contest, held on 13 May in the town, coinciding with the feast of San Isidro, which will feature more than 80 samples of wine.

The owner of Agriculture and Water said that the town of Yecla will become that day "in the heart of wine in Spain", because together the most important wine connoisseurs in the country, as well as the mayors of the 'Wine Towns of Spain 'and the presidents of the wine roads of our country.

Noted that this designation of origin has, through a "fine selection of grapes, a diversified" capable of reaching all market levels. "

He explained that a prerequisite for the sale of wine is "adapt to changing market demands and, especially, the characteristics of this Denomination of Origin are permeating notably in consumer tastes."

This event is, according to the counselor, "a boost wine sector" productive zone that "started a few years ago unstoppable off standing in the main commercial channels of sale."

Canada, United States, Denmark, UK and Germany are major markets for wines yeclanos receptors, which "are also coming to Asia and Australia," said Cerda.

Yecla Designation of Origin covers an area of ​​6,150 hectares of vineyards, located within the limits of this municipality, and 11 warehouses attached to the Control Board.

The Yecla wine production is 5.7 million liters, of which 20 percent are organic wine, although the total area of ​​vineyards of DO techniques are applied biological Clean Agriculture Program the Ministry of Agriculture and Water.

A quality product recognized in blind tasting

Agriculture responsible for regional government praised the "professionalism and hard work" being done by growers assigned to the Control Board to maintain and promote the vine, "a highly strategic and sustainable farming from the standpoint of environmental, economic and social .

Cerda said the recognition they have acquired the wine producing area in the competitions and blind tastings, as well as reviews of prestigious winemakers.

Yecla wineries "offer a differentiated and high quality" obtaining "great success in a competitive market, which is, according to adviser" to the great work done by the growers in recent years. "

The Murcia region of Spain is the only one that offers visitors wine routes 3, Yecla, Bullas and Jumilla, which added to his many other attractions, make it, according to the minister of Agriculture, "a place visited both Murcians as for those coming from other regions. "

Source: CARM

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