It's raining medals 2013
This year our wines won nine different medals at various international wine competitions.

La Tulipe Merlot 2012 won a gold medal at the Concours d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux, La Tulipe Rose 2012 too came away with gold at the Concours Mondial in Brussels.

La Tulipe Sauvignon blanc 2012 won silver at the Concours Generale in Paris as well as two bronze medals at the Concours d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.

Château la Tulipe de la Garde 2011 Bordeaux Supérieur earned silver at the IWSC in London and three bronze medals: at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, the Concours Grands Vins de France in Macon and at the Concours d'Aquitaine in Bordeaux.

All three of the recent La Tulipe vintages (red, white and rose 2012) were bestowed with the special endorsement 'Commended' at the London Decanter Awards.

This avalanche of medals is a result of our dogged devotion to our love for pure and honest wine.

About five years ago wine producers begun to add woodchips to their wine. Because I am not a fan of this odd custom, I wondered how we could defend ourselves against this rising and powerful competition. In 2009 my oenologist Michel Rolland and myself agreed not to follow this trend, on the contrary, we decided to go against it. We decided to focus on the pure fruit flavours of our wine and made a point of vinifying using less wood. However, the change of course of a wine concept is comparable to that of an oil tanker; it takes a while. Only now, after four years, are we finally getting evidence that we have made the right decision. We took a huge risk; we didn't know whether our customers would continue to appreciate our wine. But the sales figures have risen and these important awards are testament to the fact that we're on the right track.


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