The red ‘Pincerna Sumiller’ and the white ‘Peregrino Albarín’ win two gold medals in Mexico in the travelling competition and the rosé ‘Valjunco 2023’ in the British one

The whites, rosés and reds from the León Designation of Origin also took the podium of the best wines in the two most prestigious international European competitions. The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, in this case in the special monographic section for whites and reds, awarded twelve new medals to the wines certified by the Regulatory Council of the wine production area in the south of the province.

The British competition, the largest and most influential in the world, awarded a gold medal to the rosé Valjunco 2023 (Vile La Finca-Valdevimbre), which scored 95 points out of 100; silver medals for the DS Don Suero 2016, the legendary red from the same winery, the rosé Gurdos 2023 and the white Peregrino Albarín 2023 (both from Gordonzello-Gordoncillo), and bronze medals, because this award is also foreseen for the crianza red La Costana, again from the Gordoncillo wine society, and for the whites Valjunco 2023, again from Vile La Finca, Pincerna (Pincerna-Grajal de Campos), Cascabel 2023 and El Sueño de las Alforjas 2021 (both certified organic and produced by the winery El Sueño de las Alforjas-Valdevimbre), all four of which are made from the indigenous Albarín grape variety.

For its part, the itinerant Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, which had already elevated Leonese rosés to excellence this year, has now awarded two new gold medals in the section held in Mexico and dedicated exclusively to red and white wines, The highest distinction was awarded to the red Pincerna Sumiller 2022 (Pincerna-Grajal de Campos) and the white Peregrino Albarín 2023, enriching Gordonzello’s list of winners, and a silver medal to the DS Don Suero 2016, a reserve red wine that is also bringing great success to the historic León winery Vile La Finca.

The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is undoubtedly the world’s largest and most influential wine competition. Respected worldwide for its rigorous judging process and internationally renowned panel of judges, it is trusted by both the trade and consumers alike, and the promotion of the awards benefits from the global reach of the competition.

The forty-two high international recognitions achieved this year in the major wine competitions -Atlantic, Vinespaña, the two sections of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Concours International de Lyon, Premios Casino de Madrid, International Virtus de Lisboa, Ecovino, Premios Baco and Decanter WWA- confirm, once again, the excellent organoleptic qualities of the vinifications of the Denominación de Origen León’s indigenous reference varieties.

DO León