The 100% verdejo produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina was one of only three Spanish white wines to receive a Grand Gold Medal, the top prize in this competition.
During the weekend, the results of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, held this year in Bratislava (Slovakia) were announced. Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012 won the top prize, the "Grand Gold Medal".
An international jury comprising a panel of tasters with 305 members of 40 different nationalities granted the 100% verdejo produced by Bodegas Castelo de Medina one of the three "Grand Gold Medals" received by Spanish white wines and one of the two awarded to Rueda Designation of Origin wines.
At the 2013 edition of the competition, more than 8,200 wines from 50 different countries were submitted. Less than 1% of the wines were awarded with Grand Gold Medals, a category in which Spanish wines obtained 24 prizes.
The prize obtained in Brussels by Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012 is not the first it has won in an international competition in 2013. In Vinalies Internationales in France it won a gold medal and a silver in the Spanish Bacchus Contest.