A 100% Sauvignon blanc wine produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina, received the highest score of all 393 still white wines with less than 4 g/litre sugar of the 2011 and 2012 vintages entered in the competition.
Castelo de Medina Sauvignon blanc 2012, produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina, was named best wine in its class in the Bacchus Awards 2013 after obtaining 91 points from the jury. This was the highest score obtained by any of the 393 young still wines entered in the competition.
The medals awarded by the jury to all the participating wines were announced two weeks ago. Castelo de Medina Sauvignon blanc 2012 was awarded a Bacchus de Oro, however the exact scores have only just been announced. The wine produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina, which belongs to the Rueda Designation of Origin, was selected as best in its category.
The jury's selection of this wine was interesting, in that it is produced entirely with Sauvignon blanc grapes rather than with verdejo, which is the most common grape in both Rueda wineries and those in most of Spain.
As well as the award won by Castelo de Medina Sauvignon blanc 2012, a further two wines from Bodegas Castelo de Medina received a Bacchus de Plata. These were Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012 and Castelo de Medina Verdejo Vendimia Seleccionada 2011. This is an unprecedented success for the winery located in Villaverde de Medina.
Lastly, it is worth remembering that the Bacchus Awards are considered the most prestigious in Spain, because they are organised by the Unión Española de Catadores (Spanish Tasters' Union). The event is the only competition held in our country which belongs to VINOFED, a federation responsible for the world's most highly-renowned competitions.