Campillo Gran Reserva 2014 awarded the Best Spanish Red Wine trophy by the IWCTuesday, May 30th 2023
Bodegas Campillo, a winery from wine company Familia Martínez Zabala, has won the prestigious Best Spanish Red Wine award with their Campillo Gran Reserva 2014 at the most recognised and influential international competition, the IWC 2023 (International Wine Challenge).
This achievement holds a special meaning since the wines are blind-tasted by an international panel of experts. Featuring wines from over 50 countries, the IWC is one of the highest-standing and most influential competitions, where the best labels from wine-producing countries like France, Australia and Spain top the medal list with the highest scores.
Campillo Gran Reserva 2014, according to Ruth Rodríguez Ascacíbar, the winery winemaker, “is an outstanding wine, aged for 30 months in French oak barrels, with one third of new oak, another third of one-year-old oak and a third of two-year-old oak, always listening to the wine and slowly and steadily giving it what it needs. This wine is very expressive, with ripe and black fruit flavours, and subtle pastry notes, with a perfect balance between notes of ripe fruit and vanilla from the oak. I am so proud of all the joy it brings us. This is a wine to enjoy and celebrate'.
Picking up a total score of 96 points and the Gold Medal, Campillo Gran Reserva 2014 wins one of the top achievements in the wine-making industry.
Spain, the country in the third place
Competition was fierce, but Spain has made it onto the podium as the country in the third position. Spain received a total of 489 medals, about a 25% went to the Rioja Qualified Designation of Origin.
Tim Atkin, Master of Wine (MW), co-chair of the IWC, and Spanish wine expert commented: “The results from this year's competition highlight Spain's strong presence in the world of wine. Rioja's dominance in the medal table demonstrates its unmatched expertise in producing high quality wines'.
D.O.Ca Rioja was the country’s best performing Designation of Origin, most of all because they managed to reclaim the prestigious Best Spanish Red Wine trophy back, for the first time since 2018, with the Campillo Gran Reserva 2014.
Campillo Gran Reserva is perfect to serve with lamb chops grilled with vine shoots, a cut of grilled red meat, baked hake and salt-baked sea bream. Spanish vegetable stew and a good aged cheese can also be great options. For those who enjoy having a glass of wine after a meal, a few dark chocolate rolled wafers make for the perfect finishing touch.
It truly is ideal and a real treat; all you need is to find the best moment to savour it.
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