Winners Announced for Wines from Spain Awards
By James Bayley
Chair Tim Atkin MW and a panel of 14 expert wine judges selected 100 winners and awarded 16 ‘Champion’ trophies at the Wines from Spain Awards after a full day of judging in London last week.
With nine awards and two trophies, Spanish sparkling wines proved to be a strong category in the 2022 competition. Spanish whites also scored highly in the league table with no fewer than 28 awards and five trophies, including two for ‘Best Discovery’. In addition, 10 awards and three trophies were given to sweet and fortified wines.
Spanish reds illustrated the best of Spain’s diversity. Classic red wine regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero showed the strength of their winemaking with 37 awards. Other DOs provided judges with an array of reds, with this year’s trophies also coming from Mallorca and Valencia.
Best Premium White: Rioja Vega Tempranillo Blanco Reserva 2019