Each year, for the past 14 years, the Union des Enologues de France meets in Cannes for 3 days to blind taste and judge rosé wines coming from all over the world during the Le Mondial du Rosé®. Competition.
This year, there were approximately1300 entries, from 25 countries, including 776 French wines.
We entered our 2017 D.H. Lescombes Rosé Syrah and were excited to have been awarded a Silver Medal, the only medal awarded to a U.S. Winery.
“Our goal is exhibiting excellence, here is another example. This is great recognition for our team, putting New Mexico on the map. Hard work pays off! – Josh Gomez, Winery Operations Manager
The wines were evaluated by 67 judges, from 18 countries.
The Judge’s Notes: With its beautiful raspberry color with coral fragments, this wine reveals an elegant nose of ripe red fruits like cherry and raspberry. With aeration, violet completes the aromatic palette. The flavors are in perfect harmony with the aroma. One finds the sweetness of raspberry and sour cherry, all supported by a citrus freshness on the finish. A fruity dessert rosé that will delight all connoisseurs.
“I’m extremely proud of our entire viticultural and winemaking team for their continued efforts to craft the highest quality New Mexico wine. This award shows that our wines can compete side-by-side with the best wines in the world, and it’s a reflection of the amount of work our team puts in.” – Vice President, Florent Lescombes
“As I reflect on the years that have gone by, one thing that has never left is the passion to create quality wine for the world to enjoy with friends and family while making memories. I can truly say hard work pays off. -Melissa Porter, Winemaker