TASTING FOR WINERIES SEEKING UK DISTRIBUTION
125 Old Broad St, London EC2N 1AR
Sep 17 2020 11:30 - 13:30 h
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.
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.
|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)