In an event that has left an indelible mark on Spanish wine history, the Ribeiro Denomination of Origin (DO) has garnered an abundance of awards at the Decanter World Wine Awards, an international wine competition that took place in London in the months of April and May.
DO Ribeiro wines were awarded twenty medals in total, including a “Best in Show” medal, one platinum, four gold, eight silver and six bronze. It is noteworthy that these awards were given to white wines of various productions and vintages.
The supreme recognition, “Best in Show”, was awarded to the Ramón do Casar Treixadura 2022 wine, which received an exceptional score of 97 points. Likewise, the platinum medal was awarded to Ramón do Casar Nobre 2021. In turn, Adega do Moucho 2019, Catro Parroquias Treixadura 2022, Cuñas Davia Barrica 2021 and Ramón do Casar Godello 2021 won gold medals.
The silver distinction, for its part, was awarded to eight different brands: Gotas de Mar Godello 2021, Gran Alanís 2022, Gran Campiño 2022, Lúa Jazz Treixadura Brut 2022, Ramón do Casar Varietal 2022, Ramón do Casar Lento 2020, Teixadal Treixadura 2022 and Via Barrosa Treixadura 2022.
Regarding the bronze medals, six were the ones that won the wines Amavida Treixadura 2022, Laudes 2021, Meu Treixadura 2022, Pazo Tizón 2021, Tamborá 2022 and Terra Minei 2022.
Juan Casares, president of CRDO Ribeiro, showed overwhelming enthusiasm when commenting: “Ribeiro wines are in constant congratulations and this is confirmed by international wine competitions. We are proud that our wines are recognized with the highest distinction ‘Best in Show’ ‘, as well as platinum, gold, silver and bronze medals. We have been sowing for many years and now we are reaping some fabulous fruits.”
The Decanter World Wine Awards, for their part, celebrated their twentieth edition this year. Since their inception, they have cemented their position as the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, renowned for their rigorous judging process.
The evaluation process consists of three stages. In the first stage, the bronze, silver and gold medals are awarded. In the second stage, the gold medal wines are classified again and evaluated by a specialized jury for the award of the platinum medal. Finally, in the third stage, an independent tasting is carried out to select the “Best in Show” wines.
This year’s Decanter World Wine Awards saw the participation of 236 judges, including 16 Master Sommeliers and 53 Masters of Wine from 30 countries, who tasted, debated and compared the relative merits of 18,250 wines from 57 countries.