Wines from Spain Awards 2015

Wines From Spain Awards 2015: Top 100: Peregrino Rosado 2014 wins Best Rosado: Peregrino Albarín 2014 delicious dry white wine: Bodegas Gordonzello

We are thrilled to have two winning wines in the Wines from Spain Awards 2015: Top 100. Both wines are from Bodegas Gordonzello in DO Tierra de Leon. Peregrino Albarín 2014 is an aromatic dry white wine, with peach and apple aromas. It is packed full of apricot and tropical fruit with a tangy finish and excellent length. This is a must-try wine. It is brilliant with fish, especially oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines. It will also partner chicken and mild oriental dishes. It makes a good aperitif with nibbles and it is excellent value.

Albarín is a rare grape confined to the Leon and Asturias areas of Spain; there are only about 100 hectares planted in total, of which Bodegas Gordonzello have around 6 hectares within their 200 hectares estate. This varietal was almost lost but has been revived by some growers in this area and it is becoming increasingly popular. We are delighted that this really good example of Albarín has been recognised with this Award.

Peregrino Rosado 2014 is described by Wines from Spain Awards as a Champion wine! It has won the “BEST ROSADO” Award in the Wines from Spain Awards 2015. We are delighted that this vintage has won this award as it was up against some stiff competition from wines like Muga Rosado!

Summer pudding in a glass, but good to drink all-year-round! Vibrant strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavours. A dry, full-flavoured and appealing Rosado. Ideal well chilled with a wide range of dishes, including oily fish, shellfish, vegetarian, chicken and pork. It is especially good with spicy food, such as Thai dishes, and it is excellent with barbecues too!

This wine is a well-established favourite at Bush Vines. It is made from the local, interesting grape Prieto Picudo. What makes this wine so full of flavour, and gives it a darker appearance, is that it is made in the local, traditional “madreo” method, where whole bunches are added to the fermentation process.

Wines from Spain Awards:Top 100 is a UK competition that attracts around 900 entries. The wines are blind tasted by panels of experts, many of whom are Masters of Wine (MW), and the panels are chaired by Tim Atkin MW (Chair of the International Wine Challenge) and selected from over 900 entries.

Both of these wines are exclusive to Bush Vines.