The 26th edition of the Grand International Wine Award MUNDUS VINI showcased some of the best wines from all over the world. At the end of the spring tasting there were 43 Grand Gold winners, 1,546 Gold winners and 1,406 Silver medals. During the six-day tasting, more than 250 wine experts from over 50 countries sampled around 7,500 wines.
Spanish wines performed extremely well, taking home an impressive 631 medals, trailing Italy closely, which had 658 medals. France, Portugal and Germany followed, with 325, 268 and 239 awards, respectively. In total Spain took home 9 Grand Gold, 344 Gold and 278 Silver medals.
Without a doubt, the most successful winery in Spain was González Byass, which took home an impressive 13 medals: 1 Grand Gold, 10 Gold and 2 Silver. In terms of regions, La Rioja was the big winner, collecting 137 distinctions, 3 of then Grand Gold. It was followed by Castile-La Mancha, with 124 medals, and Castile-León, with 1 Grand Gold.
Several sherries received Grand Gold distinctions, including Venerable Vors, from Osborne; Care Garnacha Nativa 2018, from Bodegas Añadas; and Valdrinal Tradición Crianza 2016, from Bodega Valdrinal.
Other Spanish wines to receive Best of Show recognition included 200 Monges Gran Reserva 2005 (Best of Show Rioja Gran Reserva), LCA Viñedos Viejos/Old Vines 2016 (Best of Show Castilla) and Valdrinal Tradición Crianza 2016 (Best of Show Ribera del Duero).