The 40th edition of the Wine Spectator’s New York Wine Experience has just been held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York, the most emblematic event in the world of wine, the “Oscars” of wine, in which the highest recognition has been given to a Spanish wine, Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva 2010 from the Marqués de Murrieta winery, unanimously chosen as the best wine in the world.
‘Wine Spectator’, the publication that organizes the event, belongs to the most prestigious North American publishing group in the world of luxury, wine and spirits, and publishes every year the list of the 100 best wines in the world, usually occupied in its first put by French or Italian products.
The article in the magazine ‘Wine Spectator’ in which Castillo Ygay is proclaimed the best wine in the world.
This year for the elaboration of this ranking, more than 11,000 wines from all over the world have been tasted and the centenary label of the first Rioja winery has been the only Spanish one to not only be among the top ten in the world, but also to do so by climbing. up to first place.
Vicente Dalmau proudly poses with his wine, the best in the world.
Vicente Dalmau Cebrián-Sagarriga, president and owner of the Riojan winery Marqués de Murrieta, collected the award in person before more than a thousand attendees, to whom he dedicated some emotional words. Vicente recognized that this was one of the most important days of his life due to the effort and work that has taken to achieve the precious recognition, and emphasized that “this award represents a great achievement for all Spanish wine, as well as a great recognition for Marqués de Murrieta and the family that is in charge of a project that represents the quality and good work of Spain “.
The tasting committee of the aforementioned publication has taken into account different criteria for its evaluations such as quality, the history of the winery, the impeccable image of its wines around the world and what they call the X factor, a criterion associated with sentiment. , the passion and enthusiasm that wine arouses in tasters. In the words of the organization, “for its history, its character and for reminding us of the value of commitment, effort and perseverance, Castillo Ygay 2010 from the Marqués de Murrieta winery is the recipient of the award for Best Wine in the World”.
This event also brought together personalities from Spanish gastronomy such as the influential chef José Andrés, who was awarded for his humanitarian work and celebrated that a Spanish winery achieved the highest recognition in the awards ceremony.