The latest edition, 2021, has record breaker with 10,000 wines from more than 45 countries presented for tasting and evaluation by a panel of 300 experts from all over the world.
Tarragona. 9 July 2021.–The Castell d’Or group has been awarded a gold medal in the 28th Concours Mondial de Bruxelles with its red wine Cossetània Reserva 2015, made with the variety Cabernet Sauvignon. From the DO Penedès. This prize comes in a year in which despite the challenge in organising it, a new record was set for participation. The latest edition, 2021, has broken the record with 10,000 wines from more than 45 countries presented for tasting and evaluation by a panel of 300 experts from all over the world.
The competition confirmed its position as the biggest showroom for the diversity of Spanish winemaking that achieved not only golds and silvers, but also 18 Grand Gold Medals, placing Spain just behind France and in front of Italy for the quality of its wines.
The Director General of Castell d’Or, Jordi Amell, wanted to give thanks for this prize because “it makes us proud that a competition with this international prestige and standard would recognise one of the wines we make in our land with a gold medal that accredits the level of quality of our wines and provides them with international exposure“, he explained.
Cossetània Reserva 2015, personality and power
The Cossetània Reserva 2015, winner of the gold medal, is a wine with personality, character, power and finesse. This wine is the symbol of the origins of wine in the Penedès region that in the 6th century AD was inhabited by an Iberian tribe called the Cossetans. This wine is a homage to millennia of farming traditions in the Penedès region. Its aromas are characterised by a great concentration of very ripe fruit in jam. Black plums, blackberries, dried figs. The aromatic complexity reveals itself gradually, bringing forth a large variety of well combined nuances. Aromas of varied spices, especially black pepper, nutmeg and vanilla. It even gives us a glimpse of the excellent oak barrels that bring complexity to the aromas, without overpowering them and without seeming woody, but providing roundness, uniting the aromas and flavours.
Competition with strictest health regulations
The organisers have highlighted the challenge posed by this edition of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in light of the ongoing pandemic and how they have worked to maintain impeccable organisation, for the good of the winemaking sector. For 9 days, more than international 300 judges took on the tasting of the wines entered in the competition. Around 10,000 wines from 46 countries participated in the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles this year, held in Luxemburg from 17 to 27 June. Medals were awarded to wines from 40 different countries. France (672) came away with the highest number of awards, followed by Spain (507), Italy (389) and Portugal (335).
Castell D’Or, the union of 16 wineries
Castell D’Or began in 2006 with the union of various wineries in different winemaking areas of El Penedès, La Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Tarragona and Montsant. The group is currently made up of 16 cooperative wineries, with a history spanning more than a hundred years, committed to joining forces and sharing their knowledge on the processes of production, manufacture, packaging and distribution of wines, cavas and oils, raising the quality standards of their products until they achieved recognition and prestige for their brands all over the world.