The President of Marqués de Murrieta and Pazo de Barrantes receives the appointment of Guardian of Wine

Yesterday saw the inauguration of the new edition of Fevino, the Professional Wine Fair in Ferrol, a benchmark event that brings together winemakers, winemakers, distributors, sommeliers, critics, students and journalists from the world of wine. In this 2019 edition, Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, president of Marqués de Murrieta and Pazo de Barrantes, was invested with the cape of Guardian of Wine. This award is given by Fevino to personalities who, through their passion and dedication, have been able to preserve and transmit their love for the world of wine and with their professional careers have contributed to the growth of the sector.

De Vicente highlighted his loyalty and respect for the past by carrying out a profound modernization of the first winery in Rioja and producing excellent wines in both Rioja and Galicia, highly appreciated by critics, which are exported to almost 100 countries. Among these wines are two of the best-valued Albariños in the world, made in Pazo Barrantes (Salnés Valley – Rías Baixas), a Galician winery that has been in the hands of the family since 1511. He received the cape of Guardian of Wine emotionally, remembering all the effort and daily work since he took the reins of the winery after the death of his father, he also praised the celebration of events such as Fevino, the quality of Galician wines and emphasized the mission of the sector to bring wine closer to young people.

The Guardians of Wine. From left to right, Víctor de la Serna, Raúl Pérez, Mar Vilanova, Paula Vázquez (godmother), Amaya Cervera, Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga and Fernando Yáñez. – PHOTO: Kiko Delgado

In addition, among the different Fevino events, the tasting program began by bringing together eight exceptional vintages that had received the coveted 100 Parker points and directed by Luis Gutiérrez, the taster in Spain of the famous publication Wine Advocate. Not to be missed in this tasting was Castillo Ygay Blanco Gran Reserva Especial 1986 from Marqués de Murrieta, the first Spanish white wine to receive this highest score

Vicente Cebrián-Sagarriga, President of Marqués de Murrieta at the tasting of Fevino's 100 Parker Points

Luis Gutiérrez directing the tasting of the wines to which he has awarded the long-awaited 100 Parker Points in Fevino