A late harvest, semi-sweet 100% Sauvignon blanc white produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina received one of the 70 Gold Medals. It is the only Spanish wine entered to have won this recognition.
The jury in the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2013 announced its decision this week. Held in the Loire Valley (France) between 26 and 27 April, a Gold Medal went to Castelo Ámbar 2012, a semi-sweet wine produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina.
The international jury in the competition, comprising 60 tasters of more than 20 nationalities, granted Castelo Ámbar 2012 the only Gold Medal to go to a Spanish wine. Other wines from Spain were awarded three Silver Medals.
In the 2013 edition, more than 800 wines from 22 different countries competed for the prizes. The jury granted four Special Trophies, 79 Gold Medals and 152 Silver Medals.
The prize obtained by the late harvest semi-sweet wine was the third Gold Medal received by a wine produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina in 2013, in the wake of those obtained by Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012 in the Vinalies Internationales in Paris and Castelo de Medina Sauvignon blanc 2012 at the Bacchus Awards 2013.