October 8th– Denver, CO– Carboy Winery’s Teroldego red white wine was called Finest in Program for the second year last Friday at Colorado Uncorked. Out of 279 white wine submissions from 38 wineries, just 12 were chosen for the 2022 Governor’s Cup Collection.
The Colorado red wine brand made history within the Mile High City as the very first winery to be awarded Finest in Program for the exact same varietal red wine in back-to-back years. In addition to the 2020 Teroldego earning the title of White wine of the Year, their Blanc La, La, La Sparkling Gewurztraminer and 2019 Reserve Petit Verdot were likewise awarded a Double Gold.
“It is humbling to have three white wines picked for the 2022 Governor’s Cup, and to be granted Finest in Program once again this year,” stated Tyzok Wharton, Director of Wine Making & & Head Winemaker at Carboy Winery. “The uptick in quality accomplished by the Colorado winegrowing community is a remarkable accomplishment. It is an honor to be a part of this neighborhood, and I am thrilled for what remains in store for future vintages.”
Teroldego, which has its roots in northeastern Italy, has actually just recently become more popular in the United States and among vintners in Colorado in particular. As a hardy grape that ripens early, Teroldego is ideal for holding up against Colorado’s hot summertimes and early frosts.
Given that 2016, Carboy’s acclaimed red wines have assisted raise the Colorado wine industry into prominence as a red wine region ripe with possibilities. The winery’s 2022 harvest consisted of 160 lots of grapes, 28 varieties, and a lots of persistence. The long growing season settled with an abundance of both traditional vinifera ranges consisting of Cabernet Franc and Syrah, and non-vinifera hybrid ranges that have actually ended up being popular in the last 2 vintages, especially in production of Rosé and their approaching line of Champagne.
“We’re undoubtedly delighted with the success that we’ve taken pleasure in with Teroldego, however we’re similarly happy for the success we’ve had with our sparkling program.” says Kevin Webber, CEO, Carboy Winery. “We actually feel that’s the future of Colorado white wine and we’re delighted to be producing around 5000 cases of Colorado-style Prosecco in 2023.”
A fantastic glass of red wine begins in the vineyard, which is why the Carboy group prides itself on its relationship with its growers and unbelievable wine making group. In 2021 30+ acres were added to the estate vineyards in Grand Valley, Colorado, making them among the biggest producers in the state. Adventuring westward, winemaking operations broadened to Washington state’s Horse Paradise Hills, planting 30 acres to make and produce their own Washington wines.
Carboy Winery is happy to be a part of the Colorado red wine neighborhood and anticipates continuing its tale of 2 states as they lead the charge into the wild west of American wine making.
About Carboy Winery
Considering that 2016, our award-winning red wines have actually assisted lift the Colorado wine industry into prominence as a wine area ripe with possibilities. Through enthusiastic winemaking and development with new varietal red wines, champagnes, and white wine seltzers, we have actually assisted turn a state understood for its beer into one that creates exciting and daring white wines. We craft impactful red wines that expose the extraordinary terroir, and unmistakable typicity of Colorado’s Grand Valley and Washington’s Horse Paradise Hills AVAs. Come visit any of our four Colorado locations in Littleton, Denver, Breckenridge, and Palisade.
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