The Challenge Millésime Bio 2020 contest is a prestigious international organic wine competition, originally created in 2007. Every year a growing number of producers from France and other countries participate in the tasting, the largest of its kind in the world. In 2019, more than 1,600 wines were sampled from 15 different countries. A jury of professional tasters takes part with a view to choosing the very best wines. This includes oenologists, technicians, journalists, and sommeliers, among other industry professionals.
Spanish wines performed extremely well at the 2020 edition. Gold winners included Reserva Martí, from Albet i Noya in DO Penedès, Catalonia; The Artist, from Can Axartell, Mallorca VT; Osoti La Era, from Viñedos Ruiz Jiménez, in DO Rioja; and Falcata Arenal, from Pago Casa Gran in DO Valencia, among others.
Silver winners from Spain included AA Capsigrany from Alta Alella – Mirgin in DO Cava in Catalonia; Barahonda Organic, from Barahonda, in DO Yecla, Murcia; Calanta, from Bodegas Albero in Castilla VT; and Vega Vella Autor from Bodegas Cornelio Dinastia SL in DO Rioja, among others.
And in the bronze category, winners included Capgiró, from Can Majoral in DO Pla i Llevant, Balearic Islands; Be Bike Rose, from Quaderna Via in DO Navarra; Fuenteseca White, from Vinos Sierra Norte, SL, in DO Utiel-Requena, Valencia; and Rayuelo, from Pago Alto Landon, DO Manchuela in Castile-La Mancha, among others.