A wine produced with 100% verdejo by Bodegas Castelo de Medina was the only white wine from the Rueda Designation of Origin and indeed from Castilla y León to win the ultimate prize in the Parisian competition. Castelo de Medina Vendimia Seleccionada 2011 was awarded a Silver Medal in the same competition.
Last week, the jury announced its decision in the Vinalies Internationales 2013. This is the wine industry's most important competition in France.
Bodegas Castelo de Medina was happy to announce that two of its wines had been recognised at the French event. These were Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012 which was awarded Gold Medal and Castelo de Medina Vendimia Seleccionada 2011 which received a Silver Medal.
The recognition received by the 100% verdejo from our winery was particularly welcome, because it is the only white wine belonging to the Rueda Designation of Origin and, indeed, from Castilla y León, to have received a Gold Medal.
Meanwhile, Castelo de Medina Verdejo Vendimia Seleccionada 2011 made its début on the international competition scene with a Silver Medal, having been produced for the first time in 2011.
Not only did Bodegas Castelo de Medina walk away with the only 'gold' to be awarded to the Rueda Designation of Origin, it also had the honour of being the only winery in this wine producing area to win two gold medals in the Parisian competition.
At Vinalies International 2013, organised by the Union des Œnologues de France, seven members of a panel blind-tasted more than 5,000 wines. Each panel comprised two wine experts from the French organisation and a further five from the Fédération Mondiale des Grands Concours Internationaux de Vins et Spiritueux.