The results from the 2019 Wines from Spain Awards are officially in! Candidates were judged by a prestigious group of trade professionals, including Richard Hemming, MW and wine writer; Victoria Burt, MW; Charles Metcalfe, wine writer; Tim Atkin, MW; Peter McCrombie, MW; Annette Scarfe, MW and consultant; and others including Bruno Murciano, Beth Willard, Hal Wilson, Christine Allen, Sarah Benson, and Simon Woods.
The best rosé wine was Flor de Muga Rosé 2018 (Bodegas Muga), the best cava was Stars Brut Nature 2014 (Castillo Perelada), and the best dry fortified wine and best wine of show was Fernando de Castilla Antique Oloroso NV (Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla). The best value fortified wine was Bertola Cream NV (Díez Mérito) and the best sweet fortified wine was Fernando de Castilla Antique Pedro Ximenez NV (Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla).
Among the white wines the best value white was Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2018 (Bodegas Castelo da Medina); the best discovery was Pansa Blanca 2018 (Raventós de Alella), and the best premium white was Malvasía Seco Coleccion 2018 (Bodegas El Grifo).
Among reds, the best value red was Juan Gil Yellow 2018 (Gil Family Estates); the best premium red was Ondarre Reserva 2014 (Bodegas Ondarre); and the best own label was The Society’s Exhibition Rioja Reserva 2011 (La Rioja Alta).
The winning wines will be available for tasting at the Basque Cookery School in Borough Market in November and will be featured in the Eat Spain Drink Spain campaign this fall, which will travel across the UK.
Discover the Wines from Spain Awards 2019 Guide here!