Spanish wines made from grapes from organic agriculture have been awarded five gold medals, one of them of special category and 21 silver medals in the International Wine Fair in the framing of Biofach Organic Production, being held in Nuremberg (Germany), from February 15th to 18th, 2007.
With nearly 300 suppliers of wine, cava and champagne, Biofach is the largest wine exposition made from organically grown grapes in the world. The exhibitors came from the flag from the leading organic winegrowing countries like Spain, Italy and France, as well as Argentina, Chile, Germany, Greece, Austria, Turkey, Hungary, among others.
During the contest, 1129 wines took part, organic grape wines from 294 winemakers from 13 different countries, representing an increase of 45 percent over the previous year.
International jury, which has been composed by a team of 43 tasters among winegrowers, winemakers, sommeliers, wine journalists and experts in trade and food, was very impressed with the quality of wines and awarded 10 distinctions "Higher” gold, 66 gold medal, 151 silver medals and 263 wines won a second prize of recommendation.
These awards highlight the success of Spanish wines, since Spain has won five gold medals, one special category, and 21 silver, plus 31 second prize. The award categories for Spanish wines are red wine, red wine in contact with barrel, rosé, sparkling wine, dessert wine and liqueur wine.
Here is a table of Spanish wines in the contest winners:
Category: Red Wine
Navasotillo Colina Verde Winery Tempranillo and Garnacha Tinto OJ Qualified Proeza Bodegas Vega
Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Valterra OJ Requena Utiel
Bocopa Bodega Castillo de Alicante (Barrel Selection) Monastrell OJ Alicante
Bodega Pirineos Merlot Tempranillo OJ Somontano
Winery Celler Comalats. Cabernet Sauvignon Crianza Comalats D.O. Costers del Segre
Real S.L. Wine Cellars Vinicola Real Valleys 70 & 30. Tempranillo and Graciano D.O. Qualified
Rioja Bodegas Casa de las Especias SL House of Spices Organic Monastrell Joven OJ Yecla
Category: Red Wine Barrel contact
Winery is Marjades Verger Ses-Mantonegro Crianza Merlot Vino de la Tierra Balears Islands
Bodega Alta Alella parvus Syrah OJ Wine Cellar Alella
Vinya Laia Albert i Noya Tempranillo, Cabernet, Sauvignon and Grenache Cadiz Penedès wineries
Quaderno Special Way QuadernaVía Tempranillo, Cabernet, Sauvignon OJ Bodegas Navarra
Quaderno QV Ebro Way Estella Cencibel Tempranillo and OJ Bodegas Navarra
Stairs S. Landibar of Grenache D.O. Navarra Garanza
Bodega Blue Desert Blue Garanza Cab.Sauvignon OJ
Navarra Crianza Bodegas Aroa Aroa Jauna Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon OJ Bodegas Navarra
Quaderno Quaderno Vía Vía Tempranillo Reserva Merlo and OJ Navarra
Albert i Noya Winery Syrah Collection Shriz-OJ
Penedès Vineyards Winery Osoti Ecológicos SL Selected Osoti Vendimia Tempranillo, Mazuelo, Graciano OJ Qualified
Rioja Bodegas Palmera S.L. L'Angelet Crianza Tempranillo, Cab. Sauvignon D.O. Utiel Requena
Category: Rosé wine
Albet i Noya Winery Pinot Noir, Merlot Clàssic Cadiz Penedès
Garnacha Rosado Bodegas Navarrsotillo Noemus OJ Qualified Rioja
Category: Sparkling Wine
Bodega Alta Alella Brut Nature Cava Privat Macabeo, Parellada, and Chardonnay DOCava
Xarello Bodega Espriu Albert I Noya Cava Brut Xarello, Macabeo and Parellada DOCava
Category: Dessert Wine
Bodegas Bocopa Dulce Negra - Monastrell OJ Alicante
Bodegas Albet Dolç Afri-i Noya Tempranillo Syrah OJ Penedès
Category: Generous wine
Bodegas Robles SA Stone Luengas Bio-PX Pedro Ximénez Superior OJ Montilla-Moriles