ProWein is probably the world’s leading trade fair for wine and spirits – scheduled to take place in Dusseldorf, Germany, from 18th to 20th March, 2018. Exclusively targeted to wine professionals, ProWein is a must-see meeting venue for professionals from viticulture, production, trade and gastronomy. The three days of intensive business activity prove ProWein to be the highlight of this year’s wine events worldwide.
This year, Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@ Prowein, the presentation of Spanish premium wines, enters its third round. It boasts an even greater scope and diversity and is more fully representative of what Spain offers than the Best of Spain editions of the years 2015 and 2016. The rush of visitors during the last couple of years has led to a sharp increase in entries. As a result, a significantly greater number of wines were tasted for this year’s edition. Once again, Peer Holm, wine consultant and expert for Spain, and David Schwarzwälder, specialist journalist, were in charge of the tasting.
Wines from 25 appellations made it into the final selection. The fact that 14 Riojas were honored came as no surprise to anyone, among these: ZINIO Reserva 2011 and LÁGRIMAS DE MARÍA Crianza 2015.
As the bull is a symbol of Spain, this iconic animal was chosen as a mark of wine quality. The more bulls you see next to a wine, the better the wine. Every wine can achieve up to three bulls. Ultimately, the bulls represent the price quality ratio for each wine.
The Tasting Zone
Visit Hall 10, the Spanish Hall, and head for booth A201, where ICEX is running a tasting of the 100 Best Wines of Spain, as chosen in the Meininger Verlag tasting. Each of these wines comes with a certificate that doubles as an information sheet, offering a concise description of the wine and the identifying number of the respective producer. If you like what you taste, it’s therefore easy to make a connection.
Bodegas Patrocinio’s key players
Bodegas Patrocinio’s premium Zinio Reserva 2011 has achieved the highest standard – The Three Bull Prize, i.e. “The wine represents the top quality of its price category,” while Lágrimas de María Crianza 2015 has made it into the Two Bull category: “An excellent price to quality ratio.” We take great pride in these two fantastic wines that made it into the top-notch categories of Best of Spain 2018: Top 100@ Prowein.