DH Lescombes Winery wins World of Malavasia awards

DEMING – In the heart of the Mediterranean region, the “World of Malvasia” competition in Croatia is held every year to bring together some of the best varieties of Malvasia wines from around the world. In Croatia, Malvasia varieties are considered a native variety with strong ties to the land. In New Mexico, the Lescombes family has been growing the award-winning Malvasia Bianca for over thirty years. In particular, their New Mexico-grown St. Clair Malvasia Bianca has won over 39 awards, including 12 gold medals in various national and international competitions.

It seems that the Croatian judges accepted and recognized the quality of St. Clair Malvasia Bianca with a score of 90 points and added another gold medal to the collection, the only medal awarded to an American winery.

“Malvasia Bianca grows very well here,” said Melissa Porter, winemaker at Lescombes Family Vineyards. “Our hot, dry climate brings out beautiful aromas of spices and perfumes.”

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In addition to their St. Clair Malvasia Bianca, the Lescombes family also earned an 87-point rating and a silver medal for their DH Lescombes 6-3-1 Signature Series Malvasia-Riesling, a favorite in their bistros and halls. tasting across New Mexico.

“It’s always nice to be recognized,” adds Florent Lescombes, owner. “We produce world-class wines here in New Mexico, and the awards confirm it.”

The World of Malvasia rating is an annual event on the Istrian peninsula in Croatia bringing together the best Malvasia wines in the world. The judges are made up of high-level international experts who evaluate the wines according to the strict provisions of the contest rules in addition to the provisions of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, based in Paris, France.

According to the organizers of the competition, “A medal won is a confirmation that you are certainly among the best producers of Malvasia in the world.

St. Clair Malvasia Bianca and DH Lescombes 6-3-1 Signature Malvasia-Riesling, along with many other award-winning varieties, are available direct from the winery at lescombeswinery.com. The Lescombes family also recently announced the unveiling of a new look for their St. Clair wines. Learn more at stclairwine.com.

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