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TASTING FOR WINERIES SEEKING UK DISTRIBUTION

WhereSpanish Commercial and Economic Office in London

125 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1AR

London

United Kingdom

When

Sep 17 2020  11:30 - 13:30 h

What's on

#SpainFoodNation 

Wines from Spain are delighted to have hosted a wine tasting in London for Spanish producers keen to distribute their wines in the UK.  As a means to continue supporting the Spanish wine trade during these challenging times, all Spanish producers who were due to take part in the exporters section of Wines from Spain’s Annual Tasting earlier this year were invited to take part in this special event.  

With the objective of identifying those wines that stand out as having the most potential for this market, the socially distanced tasting was conducted by a panel of three local wine experts from different areas of the UK trade on 17th September 2020.

The results

Tim Atkin MW (wine journalist), Noel Young (Noel Young Wines) and Beth Willard (Direct Wines) were tasked with tasting the line-up of 82 wines from across 20 DOP, all of which are new to the UK.  All wines were scored individually, with all aspects from style, to pricing and packaging being considered.

During the lively debate that ensued over the course of an afternoon, the panel selected the following shortlist of 17 wines, all of which scored 90+ points.

 

Score Wine Winery Varietals DO
93 Neleman Bobal 2017 Bodegas Neleman Bobal DO Valencia
93 Neleman Macabeo 2018 Bodegas Neleman Macabeo DO Valencia
92 Cava Tres Naus Brut  - Reserva NV Domenio Wines by Cellers Domenys Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada DO Cava
92 Malvasía Seco Colección 2018 El Grifo Malvasía DO Lanzarote
92 Mas Vell Garnatxa 2017 Perinet Garnatxa DOCa Priorat
92 Nucli White Macabeo & Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Bodegas Neleman Macabeo, Sauvignon Blanc DO Valencia
91 Ermita del Conde Albillo Centenario 2015 Viñedos y bodega Ermita del Conde Albillo VT Castilla y León
91 Lacort Reserva 2014 Bodegas Lacort Tempranillo, Garnacha, Mazuelo DOCa Rioja
91 Neleman Viognier & Verdil 2019 Bodegas Neleman Viognier, Verdil DO Valencia
91 Perinet 1194 (2016) Perinet Garnatxa, Cariñena, Syrah DOCa Priorat
90 Cava Tres Naus Brut NV Domenio Wines by Cellers Domenys Xarel·lo, Macabeo, Parellada DO Cava
90 Lacort Crianza 2016 Bodegas Lacort Tempranillo, Garnacha DOCa Rioja
90 Lacort Gran Reserva 2009 Bodegas Lacort Tempranillo, Graciano, Mazuelo DOCa Rioja
90 Malvasía Lías 2018 El Grifo Malvasía DO Lanzarote
90 Neleman Tempranillo & Monastrell 2019 Bodegas Neleman Tempranillo, Monastrell DO Valencia
90 Tinto Ariana 2017 El Grifo Syrah, Listán Negro DO Lanzarote
90 Torralbenc Blanco 2018 Bodegas Torralbenc Parellada, Chardonnay, Viognier, Others VT Illes Balears

 

Tasting results will be shared with key UK buyers, importers and agents, to help shine a spotlight on these special wines that have shown great potential for the UK.  

Any UK based companies wishing to add wines from Spain to their portfolio may want to take a closer look at the Spanish wineries who took part in this activity:

  • Baldovar 923 (DO Valencia)
  • Bodegas Lacort (DOCa Rioja)
  • Bodegas Neleman (DO Valencia)
  • Bodegas Torralbenc (VT Illes Balears & VT Isla de Menorca)
  • Bornos Bodegas & Viñedos (DO Toro, DOCa Rioja & DO Ribera del Duero)
  • Coloma Viñedos y Bodegas (VT Extremadura)
  • Domenio Wines (DO Cava, DO Catalunya, DO Penedés & DO Conca de Barberà)
  • El Grifo (DO Lanzarote)
  • Ermita del Conde, Viñedos y Bodegas (VT Castilla y León)
  • Finca el Molar (DO Manchuela)
  • Mas Rodó Vitivinícola (DO Penedès)
  • MG Wines (DO Alicante)
  • Perinet (DOCa Priorat)
  • Terramagna Group (VT Castilla, DO Almansa & DO Jumilla)


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Spanish Wines. Photo: @ICEX
Spanish Wines. Photo: @ICEX
Spanish Wines. Photo: @ICEX
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