MonoVino 2020 was held on January 31 in Madrid. Below you can check the results of the Contest.
LAST COMMUNICATION - 2020 Edition
The MONOVINO Awards celebrate their VII Edition, awarding the best monovarietal wines of the moment
In this 2020 Edition, it is worth highlighting the growth of the Contest, both in terms of the number of samples registered and the quality of the participating wines, awarding 3 Grand Gold, 45 Gold and 2 Silver medals
On January 30, the final tasting session of the Spanish Tasting School in Madrid took place at the facilities of the VII MonoVino Awards 2020. This Contest, organized by Alamesa Wine & Beer Action Marketing, has served once again to highlight and reward the best wines made with a single variety of grape found on the market today. In fact, these Awards can boast of being, for yet another year, the Official Contest held in our country that welcomes the largest number of wines produced with different varietals.
In this 2020 edition a new record was set in terms of the number of participating samples, reaching the final round a total of 166 different wines. In the same way, there was a notable growth in relation to the number of varietals and the origin of the samples, taking part in the Contest wines from from more than 40 different producing regions from Spain and America, made with more than thirty different varietals.
These figures, together with the fact that in the Contest were represented both very widespread and popular varietals as well as others of reduced production and local roots (such as Hondarrabi zuri, Baboso negro or Bobal), make that MonoVino is consolidated as one of the benchmark competitions at the national level in its category, also observing a clear upward trend in the quality of the wines presented. The judges of the Contest, including renowned oenologists, trainers, sommeliers and specialized communicators, all of them experts in tasting and sensory analysis, have appreciated and recognized this fact in their evaluations, awarding a total of 3 Grand Gold medals, 45 Gold and 2 Silver.
Three were the wines that showed a more prominent participation in the Contest, being awarded the Great Gold medal for this reason. The white without wood Burgans de Bodegas Martín Códax, the red with less than 12 months in the barrel Casona de Alaferlay Tempranillo Cap. Green de Casona de Alaferlay Winery, and the red with more than 12 months of aging Altos R Pigeage Graciano de Altos de Rioja Viticultores-Bodegueros, played an excellent role in the Contest as representatives of their varietals (Albariño, Tempranillo and Graciano, respectively), and were distinguished by the Jury of MonoVino with the highest scores and awards, standing as the best single varietal wines of the Contest.
Several were the wineries that harvested a significant number of medals in MonoVino 2020. Galician Martin Codax stood out especially in the category of White without wood, where its Mr. Pedro Neve, Martin Codax, Mara Martin, D y Alba Martin they got a Gold medal, as well as their red Mencía grape Four Steps. He also highlighted Anecoop Wineries, with Gold medals for its sparkling wine Reymos Sweet Selection, its white without wood Domain of Unx Blanco Sur lie, its pink Unx Rosado de Tears Domain, its reds with up to 12 months of aging Unx Old vines domain y Unsi Terrazas Tintoas well as for your sweet Sol de Reymos.
In the category of red wines, the one that collected the highest number of medals in the Contest, the Rioja winery played a prominent role Marquis of Arviza, with excellent scores and Gold medals for its red wine with up to 12 months in the barrel Viña María Luisa 6 months, and its reds with more than one year of aging Termon, Marquis of Arviza Alma y Viña María Luisa Special Selection. At the international level, the participation of the Mexican winery is remarkable Wine Caste, with Gold medals for his rosé Pink Pitaya, and its reds Domina y Petit Verdot Ink Casta.
The General Medal of the Contest highlights that the individual character of a wine, and therefore its own characteristics and quality, mainly depends on the type of grape used in its production, one of the great forgotten for the benefit of other commercial specifications such as its region of origin. Thus, one of the fundamental objectives of the Contest is fulfilled, which advocates making known the particularities and nuances of the different vineyards, betting on the varietal as a universal concept to value the personality of a wine, something that consumers increasingly have more into account in your purchasing decisions. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the quality of the national vineyard knows no borders, having been awarded wines from various regions of the country, and made with more than twenty different varietals, from the most classic and settled grapes to varieties that are not so popular but that offer excellent results.
The wines awarded and included in the medal table of MonoVino 2020 from now on they will not only be able to proudly wear the distinctive that accredits them as the best single varietals on the market. They will also be automatically included in future updates to the Guide Without Bad Grapes, a reference publication, constantly revised and expanded in its online version and widely recognized in the sector, which will make the details of these distinguished wines available to the final consumer. Finally, and as a form of additional dissemination, the winning wines may be part of various promotional campaigns and presentations, both in our country and in Asia, where they can become known as the best single varietals on the market.
What does MonoVino reward?
Monovarietal wines (pioneer competition in Spain)
Quality of the wine and richness of the grape
Awards for Designation of Origin
MonoVino is the only wine competition held in our country dedicated exclusively to monovarietal wines.
Why hold an exclusive contest for monovarietal wines? Because we know that all grapes are good, but each one of them is more identifiable in this type of wine.
And it is that monovarietals transmit the essence of our wines, as well as their diversity and richness. This contest seeks to show the wealth of grape varieties that the world has and give the consumer the opportunity to recognize them. To achieve this, year after year, it unites each and every one of the different grape varieties from many countries. In addition, it grants specific prizes by zones, promoting each of the existing Denominations of Origin.