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Wines From Spain Awards 2014 winners announced

Published:  18 July, 2014

Wines From Spain Awards 2014 announced the 102 winners of its annual competition where over 700 Spanish wines were tasted by the judging panel headed up by Tim Atkin MW.

The 102 wines hailing from over 30 D.O.'s represents the spectrum of styles and wines that Spain is producing and exporting into the UK.

"These Awards provide the trade with an excellent steer on Spanish wine evolution in the UK as well as an opportunity to snap up some high performing wines.  For the curious consumer it provides the perfect roadmap to Spain," explains María José Sevilla, Director Foods and Wines from Spain.

Winners included:

Best Cava: Franck Massard's Mas Sardana Brut Nature NV, RRP: £13.50

Best White New Discovery: Suertes del Marqués Trenzado 2012, RRP: £17.99

Best White Over £10: Bodegas Pablo's Padín Segrel Ambar Albariño 2012, RRP: £15.00

Best Premium White (+£20): Naia Naiades 201, RRP: £20.13

Best White Rioja: Marqués de Murrieta Capellanía 2009, RRP: £20.00

Best Red Over £10: Bodegas Ismael Arroyo Valsotillo Crianza 2011, RRP: £15.40

Best Premium Red (+£20): Pago de Carraovejas Pago de Carraovejas Crianza 2011, RRP:£21.49

Best Sweet Wine: Late Harvest Gorka Izagirre Arima 2010, RRP: £17.03

Best Dry Fortified: Fernando de Castilla Classic Manzanilla NV, RRP: £11.83  

The increase in the number of Spanish whites entrants and winners in particular is a testament to the rise in popularity of Spanish white wines in the UK. The success of Spanish whites in recent years is due impart to the foundation that was built almost two decades ago. Spanish producers in the late 1980s paved the way for by working to establish the Denominación di Origen for such regions like Rías Baixas (DO), which is now famous for its Albariño.

A tasting of the 102 wines is being held in the Autumn in central London and a comprehensive consumer guide to the winners will be produced and distributed at consumer wine fairs and independent wine merchants.

For a full list of winners visit Wines From Spain.