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News | Jun 04 2019

Spanish Wines Win Big at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Wine Competition

Spanish wines took home grand gold, gold and silver medals as well as the special wine revelation awards

 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Wine Competition

The prestigious wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has been running for more than 20 years, and it has played an important role in identifying some of the best wines in the world. It remains committed to identifying “wines of irreproachable quality offering a truly pleasurable drinking experience.” Wines are evaluated by a panel of international judges, all of them trade professionals such as sommeliers, procurement managers, journalists, oenologists and wine critics from across the globe.

At this year’s competition, Spanish wines performed especially well. Special distinctions included the 2019 Revelation White Wine, which was Gorka Izagirre 42 by Eneko Atxa 2015, and the 2019 Revelation Rosé Wine, which was Quelias Rosado 2018. The Revelation Spain 2019 wine was Portia Summa 2015.

As for medal winners, many Spanish wines took home grand gold medals, such as Los Dominios de Berceo Graciano 2014 (DOCa Rioja), Quelias Rosado 2018 (Cigales), Rubicon Malvasia Volcanica Semidulce (Lanzarote), Gran Solorca Reserva 2014 (Ribera del Duero), and Pago de Larrainzar Reserva Especial 2011 (Navarra).

Gold medal winners included Numun Seleccion 2014 (Jumilla), Pinea Crianza 2014 (Ribera del Duero), Notas del Medievo 2016 (DOCa Rioja), Heredad de Loza 2018 (La Mancha), Matusalem (Jerez), and Protos Verdejo 2018 (Rueda).

Silver medals went to Castillo de Monte de la Reina Roble 2017 (Toro), Marina Alta Blanco 2018 (Alicante), Secua Merlot 2013 (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla), V 1863 Blanco 2014 (Rueda), 1780 2016 (Costers del Segre), and Vizana Crianza 2016 (Ribera del Guadiana), among many others.

Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Wine Competition. Photo by: Fernando Madariaga / @ICEX
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