-PASQUA WINE’S RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN WINEMAKING STYLES CONTINUES TO GAIN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION IN 2022
Leading wine guides and competitions have rewarded the Veronese winery and its innovative ability to tell the story of the terroir
Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine announced the ample list of awards and scores obtained throughout the year at the main events and guides in the sector, confirming that it is not only a winery dedicated to the promotion of Valpolicella in the world – with its various expressions of Amarone – but also a highly innovative company, thanks to winemaking styles that are considered pioneering.
A satisfying 2022, inaugurated by the inclusion of Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012 among the Wines of the Year by Decanter (thanks to the 96 points awarded to the label by the magazine) and continuing to Pasqua Wines entry in the list of five finalists for the European Winery of The Year category at Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards, to be announced in November.
The latest, in chronological order, was the Tre Bicchieri awarded to Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2015 by the Guida ai Vini d’Italia 2023 by Gambero Rosso confirming, for the sixth consecutive year, the recognition given to one of the company’s Amarone wines (previously Famiglia Pasqua Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2010, Riserva 2013 and Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages).
The Guida Bibenda 2023 assigned 5 bunches both to Cecilia Beretta Terre di Cariano Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2016 and to Famiglia Pasqua Cascina San Vincenzo Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017, the expression of the organic farming project that the winery is successfully developing, which also obtained 94 points in Guida essenziale ai Vini d’Italia 2023 di DoctorWine (DoctorWine’s Essential Guide to Italian Wines 2023).
Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2013 won the Gold Star from the Vinibuoni d’Italia 2023 guide, while at the Merano Wine Festival 2022 Pasqua Wines obtained three gold medals within The WineHunter Award: Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2015, Cecilia Beretta Terre di Cariano Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2016 and Cecilia Beretta Mizzole Valpolicella DOC Superiore 2018.
Even at an international level, the Veronese winery has been able to conquer the main critics of the sector: James Suckling rewarded both Pasqua Black Label Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2018 and Cecilia Beretta Terre di Cariano Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2015 with 92 points; 91 points to 11 Minutes Rosé Trevenezie IGT 2021; 90 points to PassioneSentimento Rosso Veneto IGT 2020 and to Famiglia Pasqua Cascina San Vincenzo Valpolicella Ripasso DOC 2019.
The Gold Medal was also awarded to 11 Minutes Rosé Trevenezie IGT 2021 at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and flattering scores were obtained in the Amarone Trophy from the Falstaff 2022 guide: 93 points to Cecilia Beretta Terre di Cariano Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG Classico Riserva 2013, 92 points to Pasqua Black Label Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017 and 91 points to Famiglia Pasqua Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2017.
Umberto Pasqua, President of Pasqua Wines, commented on the results achieved so far: “2022 has proven to be an extraordinary year for our winery, which has been able to appeal to both Italian and foreign guides and competitions. We started the year with a Wines of the Year award from Decanter for Mai Dire Mai Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 2012, followed by scores from Robert Parker and Luca Maroni.”
Riccardo Pasqua, CEO of Pasqua Wines, concluded: “Our new achievements prove that investing in research and development and understanding the particular qualities of the terroirs on which we operate must remain at the core of our company vision. This is the only way we can continue to create projects with a high value profile and study constantly innovative winemaking styles.”