The International Wine Congress Enofusión took place in Madrid over the 28th, 29th and 30th of January, showcasing new trends in the wine world, gems from the most acclaimed wineries and a few new surprises, through tastings and conferences. We had a noteworthy role this year, as aside from Culmen being selected for TopWineSpain, we took part in a roundtable in the Enovisión forum.
One of the best Spanish wines
Culmen, the wine that represents the pinnacle of LAN, was selected to take part in ‘TopWineSpain’, an international showcase of great wines selected by Carlos Delgado, journalist and wine critic of newspaper El País, which took place in Enofusión with the participation of 26 Spanish wineries. The 2011 vintage of Culmen is one of just seven editions of this wine in our whole history, as we only produce this exclusive wine in years when the fruit picked in Pago El Rincón is of excellent quality.
“Who sets trends and establishes the value of wine?”
Alongside the experts Almudena Alberca, Spain’s first female Master of Wine, Elisa Errea, director of The Wine Studio, the sommelier Luis García de la Navarra, Grégory Rousse, from the app Vivino, and the winelover, Rayco Fernández, we listened to this interesting debate on value and trends in the world of wine. We listened closely to opinions on point scores in the promotion of wines and the personal judgment of Spanish consumers. “We need to reach a point of balance. If there were no risk-takers, modern art would not exist, but let’s not forget the classics” was Elisa Errea’s interesting conclusion. At the end of the debate, we served LAN D-12, the wine that comes from our winemakers’ favourite vat, number 12.
It was a pleasure to be able to share our wines with professionals from the sector, wine journalists, the on-trade and clients. Aside from LAN D-12, we presented all our estate wines, Culmen, LAN A Mano, Viña Lanciano and the recently launched LAN Xtrème ecológico, which raised a lot of interest.