Trasgaia 2006 Wins 2009 American Express Wine Awards

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Trasgaia 2006 Wins 2009 American Express Wine Awards

AMSTERDAM, Nov 11 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    The Trasgaia 2006 produced by the Italian Villa Trasqua wine estate is

the big winner of the American Express 2009 Tower Club Wine Awards in

Singapore. After the tasting of as many as 330 red wines from every

continent, the Trasgaia 2006 won three prestigious awards: 'Gold', 'Best of

the Best' and then in the end it was also elected 'Champion' of all


    Trasgaia 2006 is a deep red wine from the Cabernet Sauvignon and

Sangiovese grapes, with a very concentrated nose and flavour. The awards in

Singapore mean another success for the Trasqua team as the Trasgaia 2005 also

received the 'Best in Class' title during the 2008 International Wine &

Spirits Competition in London. This title is held in high regard by vintners

the world over.

    The Villa Trasqua wine estate is situated in the south-west of Chianti

Classico, the oldest and best part of the vast Chianti district. Villa

Trasqua covers 120 hectares (almost 300 acres), of which about a third is

planted with grapes. Trasqua has been producing wine since 1968. In 1998, the

estate came into the possession of Emil Nuesch AG in Switzerland, after which

35 hectares of the 55 hectares in total were newly planted. At the end of

2001, Villa Trasqua was transferred to the Dutch entrepreneur Hans Hulsbergen

who retained the Swiss winemaker Andreas Stossel. According to Stossel, good

wine is made in the vineyard. The final refinement takes place in the

underground, climatized cellar in large oak maturing casks and smaller oak

barrels of American and French oak wood.

    Villa Trasqua is able to produce high quality wine thanks to its natural

conditions. Villa Trasqua is also called 'the umbrella of Chianti Classico'.

The estate is situated on a tableland with a constant gentle breeze. This

keeps the grapes dry and healthy and also prevents the temperature from

rising too high. The composition of the soil also plays a large role in the

quality of the wine. The estate is situated in an area of low hills with

mostly poor types of soil (stony, sandy with some clay, lime, loam, and

ferrous). All of this explains why the Trasgaia 2006 has won several awards.

    The Trasgaia 2006 is available in Holland from Wijnhandel Van Krimpen in

Amsterdam and from the Twentsch Wijnhuis in Vasse. The wine can also be

tasted at the Wine Gallery in Ootmarsum and the 30 Les Genereux wine shops.

If you want to purchase the wine outside of Holland, please contact Villa

Trasqua directly and ask for a list of distributors worldwide.

    Source: Villa Trasqua


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