Apr 05 2023

Spanish Wines Win Grand Gold and Gold Medals at the Citadelles du Vin Wine Competition

One Spanish wine received the Grand Gold distinction: Heraclio Alfaro Finca Estarijo 2017, made in Rioja DOCa

his year’s edition of the Citadelles du Vin competition has come to a close. More than 50 tasters from across the world met in Bordeaux, France to sample over 1,000 wines from 30 different countries. Given its scope and authority, this competition is among the most prestigious in the world.

Just one Spanish wine received the highest distinction, the grand gold medal, which went to Heraclio Alfaro Finca Estarijo 2017, from Compañía de Vinos Heraclio in Rioja DOCa. Twelve wines received a gold medal. They were two Vino Pata Negra 2016 wines made in Ribera del Duero PDO and Valdepeñas DO, as well as Vino Reservado Rioja Tinto 2021, Cava Pata Negra Organica, Cava Pata Negra Brut, and Vino Reservado 2018, all from Garcia Carrión Bodega; Viña Rufina 2020 and Viña Rufina Joven Roble 2021, from Bodegas Santa Rufina; Martin Codax 2022, from Bodegas Martin Codax; Laxas 2022, from Bodegas As Laxas; Bernon 2022 and Bagoas Ledas 2022, from Bodegas Arquitania.

This competition is organized by the Concours Des Vins,  a non-profit association based in Bourg, close to Bordeaux. The goal is to promote high-quality and diverse wines from across the globe.