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The thirtieth edition of Concours Mondial de Brussels took place in mid-May in Poreč, Croatia, and his record has had a great presence of wines ‘made in Spain’. This is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world, which brought together experts from the entire international wine sector to evaluate more than 7,500 wines from the five continents, with almost 50 participating countries from all over the world. Of all of them, a total of 378 Spanish wines have been awarded in this 30th edition.
However, France and Portugal are the countries that lead this year’s ranking. Bordeaux It is the most represented and awarded region in the contest, with 256 award-winning wines. Our neighbors in the Iberian Peninsula have obtained very good results this 2023, with a national average of 37.5% of Portuguese wines award-winning registrants To select the wines that will achieve glory in this renowned world competition, a panel of experts made up of buyers, journalists, merchants and oenologists blindly tasted all the wines, of which only 30% have been awarded.
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He organic wine with the highest score of this year’s contest is Spanish: the Palmeri Navalta, from the Palmeri Sicilia winery, in Campo de Borja, Aragon. It is precisely this region that stands out for the large number of award-winning wines in this edition, the highest in the country, with no less than 42% of its award-winning wines. This ecological winery, specialized in high-end mountain wines, has vineyards at more than 700 meters above sea level, focused on the production of Garnacha grapes. The price of this wine is 35 euros and can be purchased on the winery’s website.
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On this occasion, the jury of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles has highlighted the Bernon, produced by Bodegas AquitaniaAs the best spanish white, a 2022 Albariño with the Rías Baixas designation of origin that wins this gold medal. It is an alcohol made with grapes of the Albariño variety from the Salnés Valley, harvested manually and destemmed and crushed in pneumatic presses. It stands out for its varietal aromas, tropical, lychee, passion fruit, pear and pineapple, and perfectly accompanies any Galician dish: grilled or Galician fish, shellfish, white meats, fresh cheeses… This wine can be found in establishments such as Alcampo, where it is priced at €7.25, as well as on specialized websites.
In reds, the national revelation has fallen to the Monteabellón Finca La Blanquera, produced by Monteabellón. This winery of the Ribera del Duero It extracts its grapes from its 175 hectares of vineyards, spread over different plots located in the municipality of Nava de Roa. His Monteabellón Finca La Blanquera wine was born as a tribute to the family’s grandfather, Fabián, who passed on his passion for viticulture to his children and grandchildren. This Tempranillo has been aged for at least 24 months in 100% French oak barrels and stands out for its powerful aroma, its notes of blackberry jam and its elegant toasted tones. It can be purchased on the winery’s website and in specialized stores, for a price of 51 euros per bottle.