The latest Mundus Vini competition has delivered excellent results for a number of wines from different parts of the González Byass Family of Wines. The most outstanding were for Noé Pedro Ximénez Muy Viejo V.O.R.S (D.O. Jerez) and Beronia Reserva (D.O.Ca. Rioja), which were recognised as “Best of Show Sherry” and “Best of Show Rioja Reserva”, respectively.
Excellent results were also achieved by several wines from Viñas del Vero (D.O. Somontano), Vilarnau (D.O. Cava), Dominio Fournier (D.O. Ribera del Duero), Finca Moncloa (Tierra de Cádiz) and Viñedos Veramonte (Chile).
González Byass Sherry (D.O. Jerez)
The good news from this competition was particularly excellent for Sherry wines made by González Byass. As well as the Tío Pepe maker being classed “Best fortified producer”, Noé Pedro Ximénez Muy Viejo V.O.R.S won a Grand Gold Medal and the accolade of “Best of Show Sherry”, making it the top Sherry in the competition. Tío Pepe Cuatro Palmas and Néctar PX also won Grand Gold Medals, whilst the collection of prizes carried off by Sherry was completed by Gold Medals awarded Tío Pepe Una Palma, Apóstoles, Matusalem, Solera 1847 and Cristina Medium.
Beronia Rioja (D.O.Ca. Rioja)
Beronia Reserva 2016 and Beronia Crianza 2017 were classed “Best of Show Rioja Reserva” and “Best of Show Rioja in retail markets”, respectively. The two D.O.Ca. Rioja wines also won a Gold Medal each, as did Beronia 198 Barricas 2012, Beronia Gran Reserva 2012 and Beronia Mazuelo Reserva 2016
Viñas del Vero (D.O. Somontano)
Viñas del Vero’s Somontano wines were once again bright stars in this competition. Gran Vos by Viñas del Vero was recognised as “Best of Show Somontano Red”, and Viñas del Vero Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay 2019 was chosen as the competition’s “Best of Show Somontano White”. Both wines each won a Gold Medal as well, as did Blecua 2014 and Viñas del Vero Gewürztraminer 2020.
Vilarnau (D.O. Cava)
There was good news too for Vilarnau Brut Reserva Organic, which achieved the distinction of “Best of Show Cava in retail markets”.
Finca Moncloa (Vino de la Tierra de Cádiz) and Viñedos Veramonte (Chile)
Completing the prize list, Finca Moncloa 2017, Dominio Fournier Reserva 2015 and Chilean wines Veramonte Pinot Noir 2019, Veramonte Carménère 2019 and Primus The Blend 2018, were all awarded Gold Medals.