At Vinitaly, an Italian wine fair held in Verona each year, one of Delicata’s flagship wines was exhibited on a stand operated by the Italian Consorzio Tutela Valcalepio. The Consorzio, who organise the International Wine Competition of the "Emotions of the World: Merlot e Cabernet Together" use their stand at Vinitaly to showcase the wines that won awards at the competition held at the end of last year.
At the exhibition Mario Delicata visited the stand where the wine was being showcased and together with the Consorzio’s Sommelier tasted the award winning wine together with some of the fairs visitors.
The award was won at the 7th International Oenological Competition‘Emozioni dal Mondo: Merlot e Cabernet Insieme’ competition, which was held in Bergamo. Delicata’s premium red wine Grand vin de Hauteville 2010 vintage Cabernet Sauvignon D.O.K. Superior Malta was awarded a 2011 Press Prize. The competition is organized by Vignaioli Bergamaschi s.c.a in cooperation with Consorzio Tutela Valcalepio under the patronage of the Organization Mundial de la Vigne et du Vin, and of the Italian Ministry for Agriculture.
n total 201 Cabernet / Merlot wines from 15 different wine producing countries (Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malta, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey) were tasted and evaluated by 63 judges.
The judges, who came from 18 different countries, formed 7 tasting committees to taste, evaluate and reward the wines depending on their performance.
Out of the 201 wines entered only 30% can be awarded medals and the scoring system is as follows: 92 / 100 points = Grand gold medal score, 85 - 91 points = Gold medal score and 80 – 84 points = Silver medal score. Only 58 medals were given.
The 2010 Grand vin de Hauteville Cabernet Sauvignon produced by Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker won the Press Prize awarded by tasting committees made up of wine journalists. A wine that has been awarded a Press Prize must have been awarded at least 85 points out of 100, equal to that of a Gold medal.
This brings this particular wines medal count up to 6 medals including a Gold in Bordeaux and a Silver in London.