Yecla Wine Route, in collaboration with the Yecla City Council and the PDO, organizes "El Envero de la Monastrell" on July 23.
Veraison represents a transition between the growth of the grape and its maturation. The process takes place in the summer and can be considered the beginning of a countdown that allows us to calculate approximately, after 45-50 days, the moment of harvest. In the same way, RVY wants to welcome this stage and the summer, celebrating this fantastic outdoor activity.
On Saturday, July 23, with the aim of promoting emerging art and the culture of wine, we will have, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m., in the Parque de la Constitución, the III Intervention Contest of Barrels in the Open Air. Contest directed by the Yeclano artist Emilio Pascual. The prizes established for this contest will be: a first prize amounting to €500 courtesy of the City Council of Yecla; a second prize of €300 awarded by the CRDO and a third prize of €200 awarded by the Yecla Wine Route itself. As a novelty, this year the rest of the non-awarded artists will receive a second prize of €100 for their participation. As far as the participants are concerned, yesterday afternoon the evaluation committee met to carry out the process of reviewing and evaluating the applications submitted to the contest. For this edition a total of 28 candidates have arrived, with representation from different areas of Spain such as: Torrevieja, Santa Pola, Almansa, Jumilla, Valencia, Ciudad Real, Alicante, Toledo, Campoamor, Albacete, Blanca... the following participants being selected :
- Noelia Garcia Lido
- Javier Banon Hernandez
- Yoshimar Tello Delgado
- Jose Manuel Fernandez Zarco
- Santiago Buades Blasco
- Antonio Azorin Molina
- Stephanie Ramos Molina
- Guacamayo Study Group (Composed by: Edison René Pedraza, Juan Antonio López García, James Scott and Andrés Ferriz Navarro)
- Adrian Fernandez Ruano
- Norberto Legidos Lopez
Each of these selected artists, or group of artists, will have a single barrel with which they will make their work. The Bordeaux oak barrels, approximately one meter high and 70 centimeters in diameter, made up of 8 metal rings and 35 staves, will be provided by the organization on the day of the event at 09:00.
The technique will be free, so that the barrels can be painted or pyrographed, dismantled, sawn and even incorporate other materials or objects foreign to them.
The contest will be held next Saturday, July 23, 2022, in the PARQUE DE LA CONSTITUCIÓN in YECLA, between 09:00 and 18:00.
In the morning, starting at 12:00 p.m. and while the works of art are intervened, there will be a tasting of wines from our DO accompanied by live music by the saxophonist from Yecla, Francisco Carpena, who will review different styles such as Jazz, Rock, Blues, electronic and ethnic music.
In the afternoon, and from 20:00 h. The finished works of art will be exhibited in the Parque de la Constitución to the delight of all attendees, where we will enjoy the awards ceremony, tasting the wines of the four associated wineries ( Barahonda, Castaño, La Purísima and Evine ). , tapas made by Rte. Aurora and Rte. Sierra Cazorla, raffles and many more surprises.
The final touch will be put, starting at 10:00 p.m., by the musical group “Leezard” . A band, made up of Miriam D. and Sergio Rowles, that manages styles that go from Neo Soul to Indie-Rock, combining with Lo-Fi influences . In April 2021 they released their first EP "Ethereal Material" and in 2022 they released their new single, "Slowly" loaded with new sounds and powerful messages in their lyrics.