Every June, Madrid-based PR agency Calduch Comunicación organises the third Salon of Great Spanish Whites to toast the beginning of summer, a perfect time to put forward new vintages of white wines which will be great to combat the weather in the hottest months of the year. On this occasion, the Salon took place on the 22nd of June in Madrid’s Hotel Villa Magna on the Castellana avenue, a perfect setting for the excellent quality white wines on show from 50 Spanish wineries, among them Finca la Emperatriz.
As Calduch Comunicación noted on its corporate web-site, the consumption of white wines is growing all over the world and in fact more white than red is now drunk. According to Calduch, this is due primarily to an improvement in quality and prestige, so that white wines are no longer secondary products at wineries whose main aim is quality. This is also the case at Finca la Emperatriz, whose white wines have been praised widely in recent years.
Finca La Emperatriz Viura and Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas are two different styles of white wine made by working in two different ways with the same grape variety. The 2014 vintage of the former has a seductively floral nose with touches of white fruits and citrus, with a well-balanced palate where a richness of texture blends with a refreshing acidity. On the other hand, Finca La Emperatriz Viura Cepas Viejas 2012 is clearly a wine produced for a much longer ageing, with touches of dried flowers and spices from the oak barrels and a great complexity.
Over a thousand people visited the third Salon of Great Spanish Whites, proof of the growing interest of an ever more discerning public who are growingly captivated by the complexity and quality of the white wines in Spain.