Spanish sparkling wines definitely made the grade at the 2019 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships. Billed at the “most respected, comprehensive and rigorous international sparkling wine competition in the world,” competing wines were sampled in a blind tasting by a panel of just three judges. The goal is to find those stellar, standout wines in the overcrowded world of champagne and sparkling wine.
In total, 16 wines from Spain took home distinctions. The following received gold medals: Gramona 2012 Iii Lustros, Gramona 2009 Celler Batlle, Gramona 2014 Imperial, Mascaró NV Brut Rubor Aurorae Rosé, Maset 2014 L’Avi Pau Gran Reserva Brut Nature, Oriol Rossell 2017 Brut Cuvée Especial, Rovellats 2016 Rovellats Imperial Reserva Brut, and Vilarnau NV Brut Reserva Organic.
The following wines received silver medals: Cavas J Hill NV Cuvée Panot Rosé, Jaume Codorníu 2013 Ars Collecta Vintage, Edoné 2016 Cuvée de María, Maset 2015 Brut Nature Gran Reserva, U Més U Fan Tres NV Cygnus Brut Rosé, U Més U Fan Tres NV Cygnus Brut Nature, Vilarnau NV Rosé Delicat Brut Reserva Organic, Waitrose NV Brut Castillo Perelada. All but one are from DO Cava.