|CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL DU VIN: the winners
A double win for Spain!!
A jury comprised of Spanish and French leading authorities on wine tasted the best wines from Rioja, a region honoured in this 2014 edition of the competition.
All in all, 678 samples from Spain were presented, including 262 from the Rioja region.
G. Zurita y Saenz de Navarrete, Spanish Consul General, H. Romat, President of the Challenge
International du Vin and L.A. Lecea, President of the Consejo Regulador D.O.Ca.
Rioja (Control Board of the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin)
surrounded by members of the special Rioja jury.
||From the 10 wines shortlisted, the jury awarded the special prize Rioja to
>> Altos de Rioja Viticultores y Bodegueros SL
D.O.CA. RIOJA red 2010
Altos r Pigeage
This was without counting the prize for wines produced from organically-grown grapes, also awarded to Spain.
Special prize Bio
>> Albet i Noya
D.O. PENEDES red 2009
Having won the special prize Bourg a few years ago, the Château Mondésir-Gazin distinguished itself once again– this time with one of its Blaye wines.
Special prize Blaye
>> EARL Mondésir-Gazin
AOP BLAYE-COTES DE BORDEAUX red 2011
A fine reward for the unique initiative that is Châteaux Solidaires.
Special prize Bourg
>> Châteaux Solidaires
AOP COTES DE BOURG red 2012
Château Monfollet Altus
Key figures of the competition
4,180 wines from 34 countries were evaluated by 704 tasters.
46% were foreign wines.
Medals awarded: 347 Gold medals, 402 Silver medals and 523 Bronze medals.
Top 6 medal-winning countries (excluding France)
> Spain: 211 medals
> Portugal: 168 medals
> Italy: 65 medals
> Hungary: 49 medals
> Chile: 33 medals
> Australia: 15 medals
The full list of the 2014 award winners is available at: www.challengeduvin.com