Our Gran Reserva becomes the only wine with Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin to achieve a Platinum medal in these international awards
Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), one of the most prestigious and influential wine competitions in the world, has awarded Virtus 2014, the gran reserva wine at Virtus wineries, a Platinum medal. It is the only winery in the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin to be awarded this insignia in the 2020 edition.
The DWWA recognises wines that stand out for their added excellence, complexity and character, distinguishing them with a superior award that places them amongst the best wines in the world.
The Decanter Platinum Medal is reserved for wines with very special exclusive features. In this edition, the jury tasted 16,518 wines from 34 different countries, and only 178 achieved this medal, amongst them, seven Spanish red wines.
The DWWA panel is comprised of many of the principal experts in their field worldwide, amongst them Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers. The judges make blind tastings of each wine individually, compare notes and reach a consensus on the score and medal awarded to each wine.
The panel has awarded Virtus 2014 a Platinum medal and 97 points, proclaiming it to be one of the best and most prestigious red wines in the world.
Virtus’s Gran Reserva wine is the emblem of the winery, a selection of the selection, made by hand, of the best grapes from vines that are up to a hundred years old, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero winemaking region. Clusters of Tempranillo grapes are aged in French oak barrels for 24 months, resulting in an elegant, potent wine; a wine with a soul that is unique, with limited production, collecting the fruits of the winery’s work and effort in the form of metals.
Virtus wineries was created to make a unique, exclusive and exquisite wine, built on the pillars of innovation, research and tradition. Through dedication and care, the winery has managed to produce wines of the highest quality with a distinct personality, respecting the environment, which evoke in each glass the essence that makes them possible.