Rain of medals for Filicaja's wines
Thursday, 07 November 2013

2013, Nov 07 - Beside our outstanding Chianti and Chianti Superiore wines, since 2009 Villa da Filicaja is producing also some quantities of Chianti Classico DOCG. Grapes and wine is produced in vineyards located in the “Classico” sub-area of Chianti wine area, while bottling is handled in the usual Filicaja bottling location.

Filicaja’s first two Chianti Classico are produced bearing in mind the style (and the packaging) of the Chianti Superiore “Villa da Filicaja” and the Chianti “Riserva del Conte”.

Our Chianti Classico wines are available – for the moment – only for the Asian markets.

In September 2013 the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009 and the Chianti Classico “Villa da Filicaja” 2009, have been presented for the first time at an international competition: the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition.

The result was outstanding: our two wines won 1 Silver medal and 3 Bronze medals in 2 different categories.

Wine quality category:

Silver medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009
Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Villa da Filicaja” 2009

Food pairing category:

Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico DOCG “Riserva del Conte” 2009 (food sub-category: Beef Teppanyaki)
Bronze medal for the Chianti Classico “Villa da Filicaja” 2009 (food sub-category: Peking Duck).

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is a unique event and the first of its kind. Conducted in partnership with the London-based International Wine & Spirit Competition, which has been running for 40 years and is the world’s premier platform for recognising quality in the industry, the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition is created specifically for the Asian market.

It is the first wine competition in the world with a strong focus on Asian lifestyle: Sub-categories cover awards for wine pairing with Asian food as well as an award for Best Wine produced in China. Judging is conducted by Asia’s most esteemed wine experts from China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and India, including the competition’s Director and Master of Wine, Hong Kong-based Debra Meiburg MW and Chinese food and wine expert Simon Tam.

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