The Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has officially chosen two winners for the 2020 Alimentos de España Award for the Best Wine: Gran Reserva Fondillón Brotons 1964 and Fondillón 50 años “Siempre te esperaré.” Both are fondillón wines from DO Alicante.
The former comes from Brotons Vinos y Aceites S.L., based in Pinoso, and it’s a sweet wine made with 100% Monastrell grapes and aged in centuries-old Spanish oak barrels. It pairs wonderfully with desserts and nuts and offers aromas of white fruit and honey on the nose.
The latter wine comes from Bodegas Monóvar, in Villena, and is also made from 100% Monastrell grapes. The grapes used are over-ripened on old vines and meticulously selected, and this wine, which is full-bodied and sweet, is aged in centuries-old American oak barrels.
These awards seek to recognize outstanding foods and beverages in Spain and underline the hard work of professionals and companies dedicated to their production and sale. In particular, the distinctions for wine aim to recognize one of Spain’s most emblematic products and celebrate producers’ staunch commitment to quality. A panel of prestigious wine industry experts chose these wines from among those that received the highest scores in the 2020 Bacchus International Wine Competition.