Mon. Nov 29th, 2021




The ‘Pedro Almodóvar’ Auditorium in Puertollano was the scene of the delivery of the
Castilla-La Mancha Grand Selection Awards,
that for the first time they have recognized the best direct sales company, which has gone to Victoria Vela Ródenas, from the Villada de Hellín Ecological Farm (Albacete).

It is a recognition for farmers and ranchers, just the day a Marketplace to connect directly our producers of direct sale or quality products, with all consumers, with the name ‘Market Campo y Alma’, the Board has informed in a press release.

In addition to the new award given to the best direct sales company, organic production is one of the strategic lines of the regional government, establishing since 2018 an award for the best organic production company, a way of recognizing this production model at the gala of the Great selection.

This year’s award for the Best Ecological Production Industry of Castilla-La Mancha has been awarded to Irjimpa SL, from the municipality of Las Mesas (Cuenca), founded in 1993 by the brothers Francisco, Javier and Luis Parra, being a pioneer in organic certification.

This year, the novelty in the categories already established in the Grand Selection Awards has been the inclusion of a new modality, the award for the best marzipan of Toledo, that has a protected geographical indication. The first recognition of this product has been for the marzipan made in the Santo Tomé workshop in Toledo.

In the wine category, the award for the best white wine of differentiated quality has been for ‘Ópera Prima Chadonnay’, from the PDO La Mancha, belonging to the company J. García Carrión, located in Daimiel (Ciudad Real. best rose wine of differentiated quality, for the brand ‘Canforrales Rosado’ of the Cooperativa Nuestra Señora del Rosario de El Provencio (Cuenca) and attached to the PDO La Mancha.

The Gran Selección 2021 award for red wine of differentiated quality from the 2020 and 2019 vintages, has corresponded to the ‘Pedroheras syrah-tempranillo’ of the San Isidro Labrador Cooperative Society, from Las Pedroñeras (Cuenca), also protected by the La Mancha PDO; While the award for differentiated quality wine from the vintages prior to 2019 has been for the brand ‘Teatinos 40 barricas’ of the Sociedad Cooperativa Purísima Concepción de Casas de Fernando Alonso (Cuenca), belonging to the Ribera del Júcar PDO.

The Gran Selección 2021 award for the different quality sparkling wine from Castilla-La Mancha has gone to ‘Alcardet Brut 18’ from the Cooperativa Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Villanueva de Alcardete (Toledo), belonging to the quality brand Cueva.

The best cheese in the world

In the Manchego cheese category of the PDO Queso Manchego, the Great Selection of semi-cured and cured cheese of differentiated quality has gone to the ‘El Cigüela’ brand of the Palomares de La Puebla de Almoradiel Livestock Association (Toledo), taking a double accolade home. In the case of the award for semi-cured artisan cheese of differentiated quality, the award went to ‘Castillo de Robda’ from Blinco SL, located in La Roda (Albacete); While the Great Selection of cheese of differentiated quality artisan cured, has fallen on ‘Chisquero Curado’ of Agrícola la Mercedes SA, located in Villanueva de los Infantes (Ciudad Real).

Regarding honey, the 2021 Grand Selection award for the best honey of differentiated quality has been for the brand ‘Miel de Torronteras’ by Sylvia Gaupp-Berghausen, from the DOP Miel de la Alcarria, based in Escamilla (Guadalajara).

The Saffron from La Mancha, has had one more year its award, which has gone to La Mancha toledana, to the brand ‘Zaffralia’, of the Cabra Carrasco brothers, attached to the Azafrán de La Mancha PDO, based in Madridejos (Toledo).

The award for the best Serrano ham, one of the quality figures of Castilla-La Mancha, with a Guaranteed Traditional Specialty (TSG), has been awarded to the Jaseto Reserva brand, from Jamones El Chato, from Torrijos (Toledo).

Straight from the ground: garlic, melon and eggplant

This afternoon the best Aubergine from Almagro has also been awarded, which has gone to the brand ‘Canned Footwear’ of Hijos de Isidoro Calzado SL, of the IGP Berenjena de Almagro, based in Bolaños de Calatrava (Ciudad Real).

And the prize Great Selection 2021 for The best melon in La Mancha has been for the JJF brand, from Agrícola José Juan Francisco SL from Llanos del Caudillo (Ciudad Real).

Continuing with unique products, the best purple garlic from Las Pedroñeras has gone to La Veguilla, from Ajos La Veguilla, from Las Pedroñeras (Cuenca), protected by the PGI Ajo Morado de Las Pedroñeras.

Quality meat

In this XXXII edition of the Grand Selection, the award for the best lamb of differentiated quality has been to Los Montejano, from the Matadero Los Montejano SL in Quintanar de la Orden (Toledo), belonging to the PGI Cordero Manchego.

In the case of the award
Grand Selection 2021
For products made from game meat, the award has been given to the Embutidos Naranjo brand of Embutidos Naranjo SL, located in Bolaños de Calatrava (Ciudad Real).

In the category for the best Pan de Cruz Gran Selección 2021, this year’s award went to ‘Pan Blanco Sobao’ from Beamud Ortega, from Campo de Criptana (Ciudad Real), belonging to the PGI Pan de Cruz de Ciudad Real.

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