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White Wine – Spring 2024

It’s hard to resist a cool, delicious white wine paired with the perfect dish, served in a fine dining restaurant.

Fresh and zesty, buttery and oaked – a great white wine can transform the dining experience. This is what a sommelier wants to achieve.

We are looking for those whites that can excel on a restaurant list. Your white wine could be amongst them. Sommelier Edit Awards rank the award-winning white wines available in the UK.

Results

January, 2024
Product Name Score Producer Country Vintage
Robert Vedel Cepas Viejas Verdejo rating badge Herrero Vedel Spain 2020
Robert Vedel Cepas Viejas Verdejo by Herrero Vedel (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Floral notes, balanced with good fruit weight. Acidity slightly lower than expected. Ripe fruit on the palate with some complexity - shades of ripe apples and wet hay.
Marimist Chardonnay rating badge Hasher Family Estate South Africa 2022
Marimist Chardonnay by Hasher Family Estate (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Stone fruit, tropical notes, a bit of pineapple and ripe melon, buttery, creamy and ripe on the nose. Ripe fruit, buttery notes, nuts and use on new oak. Good acidity still. Pair with richer fish dishes and butter based sauces.
Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios rating badge Bodega Cuatro Rayas Spain 2022
Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios by Bodega Cuatro Rayas (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Golden apple, marzipan bitter almond, lees: spice and savoury notes, saline melon (touch of oak) flinty. Potential pairing with spiced prawns or smoked fish.
Javier Sanz Malcorta rating badge Javier Sanz Viticultor Spain 2022
Javier Sanz Malcorta by Javier Sanz Viticultor (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Golden apple, marzipan bitter almond, lees: spice and savoury notes, saline melon (touch of oak) flinty. Potential pairing with spiced prawns or smoked fish.
Fat Lady Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Hasher Family Estate South Africa 2022
Fat Lady Sauvignon Blanc by Hasher Family Estate (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Upper Hemel en Aarde Valley

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Warm citrus aromas and sweet baking spices on the nose. Slight herbal flavours, with a salty minerality and underripe stone fruit aromas. A juicy long lasting herbal finish. Perfect with a mixed vegetable risotto or sea bream.
Arinzano Gran Vino Blanco rating badge Arinzano Spain 2019
Arinzano Gran Vino Blanco by Arinzano (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Clean nose, captivating roasted and vanilla aromas, ripe fruit. A delicate nose with aromas of overripe bananas and baked lemon. Medicinal flavours, a touch of bitter almond and a crushed rock minerality. Long and able to age.
Hacienda de Arinzano Chardonnay rating badge Arinzano Spain 2021
Hacienda de Arinzano Chardonnay by Arinzano (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Navarra

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Warm baked citrus, yellow flowers, and a subtle toasty cedar flavour. A well integrated acidity and a textured body. Touch of smoke on the nose, more of a terroir driven one at that, lovely effervescent acidity.
Cutizzi rating badge Feudi di San Gregorio Italy 2022
Cutizzi by Feudi di San Gregorio (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Campania
Subregion: Greco di Tufo DOCG

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Fruity with orange zest and orange blossom, acacia honey and dried flowers. Intense and high in acidity. A crisp acidity on the palate with lemon juice. Long finish. Gastronomic wine, perfect with a fish-based course like French bouillabaisse.
Javier Sanz Verdejo rating badge Javier Sanz Viticultor Spain 2022
Javier Sanz Verdejo by Javier Sanz Viticultor (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda
Subregion: La Seca

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Overall the wine is fruity and pleasant, a bit of pear drops on the nose which could be some short macerations or semi-carbonic notes. Feels fresh and zesty, however lacks in complexity and texture.
Javier Sanz Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Javier Sanz Viticultor Spain 2021
Javier Sanz Sauvignon Blanc by Javier Sanz Viticultor (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
A warm butterscotch nose with ripe stone fruit and bright lemon citrus. The wine has bracing acidity on the palate with bright citrus and a long persistent finish. To be paired with grilled king prawns or grilled courgette.
Bodega Gotica Badajo Verdejo rating badge Bodega Gotica Spain 2022
Bodega Gotica Badajo Verdejo by Bodega Gotica (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Ripe apple. Rich, honeyed weight. Orange blossom, ripe pear and apple, lemon verbena. The wine is balanced and easy drinking. Good citrus flavours with peach and apricot. Saline finish that lingers nicely.
Trascampanas Verdejo rating badge Bodega Gotica Spain 2022
Trascampanas Verdejo by Bodega Gotica (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Pleasantly green and "grassy" on the nose. Apple, pear, lemon verbena. Lots of bright green apple acidity, lime and fresh cut grass. Light in body and well balanced. Simple but enjoyable.
Caserio de Dueñas Fincas rating badge ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) Spain 2021
Caserio de Dueñas Fincas by ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Ripe citrus notes, lemon juice, chamomile and hay notes. The palate shows a riper character with stone fruit notes and lingering flavours. An easy to drink wine that would be perfect with grilled summer vegetables.
Castelo de Medina Verdejo Vendimia Seleccionada rating badge BODEGAS CASTELO DE MEDINA Spain 2020
Castelo de Medina Verdejo Vendimia Seleccionada by BODEGAS CASTELO DE MEDINA (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
This wine has seen some oak adding weight to the wine. Hints of almond, citrus and some creamy notes. Dry with a touch of oxidation. Rounded waxiness with aromas of slightly bruised pear.
Castelo de Medina Verdejo rating badge Castelo de Medin Spain 2021
Castelo de Medina Verdejo by Castelo de Medin (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Nice nose showing good typicity of the variety. On the palate juicy freshness; citrusy, floral, mineral, saline notes with long finish. Dry and medium in length. Particularly nice with a veggie risotto.
Cuatro Rayas Longverdejo GVR Viñedos Centenarios rating badge Bodega Cuatro Rayas Spain 2021
Cuatro Rayas Longverdejo GVR Viñedos Centenarios by Bodega Cuatro Rayas (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Bright acidity and energetic, good length of fruit and to battonage which has good weight. Floral, zesty notes , cardamom spice. Lemon and lime and herbaceous. Persistent. Pair this with a chicken korma!
Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée GVR rating badge Bodega Cuatro Rayas Spain 2021
Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée GVR by Bodega Cuatro Rayas (2021)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Alive with fruit and acidity, brought into check with savoury slight oxidative notes. Salty saline. Orange peel, persistant. Textured layers floral with structure. Good with fish pairing such as cod/monkfish and mussels.

Champion Award: Best Overall
Mocén RVE Fermentado en barrica rating badge Bodegas Mocén Spain 2016
Mocén RVE Fermentado en barrica by Bodegas Mocén (2016) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Aromatic spice, white chocolate, cardamom and aromatic spice. Bold nose, nice waxy texture, lively oak well intergrated. Great food wine for more robust cheese dishes or oily fish.
El Loco de Finca La Colina rating badge Vinos Sanz Spain 2022
El Loco de Finca La Colina by Vinos Sanz (2022)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Bright citrus and stone fruit, juicy persimmon on the nose. The palate is very fresh and simple with a refreshing finish. To be paired with grilled prawns and fresh summer salads.
Sanz Clássico rating badge Vinos Sanz Spain 2022
Sanz Clássico by Vinos Sanz (2022)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
The nose is expressive. Lime cordial, gooseberry and grass nettle character. The palate is zesty and vibrant, there’s a lawyer of lees which add an extra layer of complexity and helps to feel more refreshing.
J. Fernando Vendimia Seleccionada rating badge J. Fernando Viñedos y Bodegas Spain 2022
J. Fernando Vendimia Seleccionada by J. Fernando Viñedos y Bodegas (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Dense wine with good flavour concentration and savoury long finish on the palate. More to offer on the palate than on the nose. Clearly defined fruit, floral notes with mint and chamomile, some lees ageing complexity.
Oro de Castilla Verdejo rating badge Hermanos del Villar Spain 2019
Oro de Castilla Verdejo by Hermanos del Villar (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Mineral and crisp. Mouthwatering. Dry, white fruits with bright citrus acidity. Menthol notes and pretty hint of white flowers on the long finish. Nose is more expressive than the palate.
Oro de Castilla Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Hermanos del Villar Spain 2019
Oro de Castilla Sauvignon Blanc by Hermanos del Villar (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Freshly mowed lawn, melon on the nose, pleasant alcohol. Refreshing palate dominated by tropical fruits. Plenty of aroma profiles, perhaps a bit too intense with most dishes. Best as a wine by the glass.
Oro de Castilla Finca Los Hornos rating badge Hermanos del Villar Spain 2016
Oro de Castilla Finca Los Hornos by Hermanos del Villar (2016) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Dry with a moderate waxy weight on the palate. Hints of caster sugar, marshmallow and peach. Very fresh and pretty with some attractive floral notes. Moderate length. Well-balanced a really classic example for Verdejo.
Valdecuevas Cuvée rating badge Grupo Valdecuevas Agro Spain 2020
Valdecuevas Cuvée by Grupo Valdecuevas Agro (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Jasmine and white flowers. Fleshy white peaches. Oily intensity giving wine balanced. Good exotic fruit intensity, some oak integration bringing weight to the wine. Great wine to pair with Thai green curry with lemongrass.
Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo Viura rating badge Bodega de Alberto Spain 2020
Monasterio de Palazuelos Verdejo Viura by Bodega de Alberto (2020)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Balanced with good varietal expression. Complexity, weight and a lingering finish. Medium plus acidity, good depth on the mid-palate with very good flavour intensity and length. Great with duck.
Martinsancho Gran Vino de Rueda rating badge Martinsancho Bodegas y Viñedos Spain 2021
Martinsancho Gran Vino de Rueda by Martinsancho Bodegas y Viñedos (2021)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Pleasant freshness, grassy and herbaceous notes. Lemon and fennel with a touch of underripe stone fruits. Great match with high acid dishes or vinaigrette, with some elements from the sea like algae, oysters, sea urchin. Delicious.
La Capilla Blanco rating badge Marques de Cáceres Spain 2019
La Capilla Blanco by Marques de Cáceres (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
A nice combination of primary and tertiary notes on both the nose and palate. Oak is evident but nicely integrated, certainly adding complexity. Very good long finish with vanilla notes extract, pronounced tropical fruit.

Champion Award: By the Glass
Marques Cáceres Verdejo rating badge Marques de Cáceres Spain 2021
Marques Cáceres Verdejo by Marques de Cáceres (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Wet stones with hint of earl grey on the nose, little bit less intensity on the palate; green apples and table grapes, slightly bitter on the finish. Pleasant and easy drinking.
Excellens Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Marques de Cáceres Spain 2020
Excellens Sauvignon Blanc by Marques de Cáceres (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Slightly muted on the nose, more on the ripe lemon and lemon juice. The palate is citrusy and refreshing. Good length but not a very complicated wine. Aperitif style or paired with a salad.
Viña Garedo rating badge Bodegas Grupo Yllera Spain 2022
Viña Garedo by Bodegas Grupo Yllera (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Exotic fruit, bananas and mango. Some floral charcacter with balanced acids. Quite commercial style but good legnth. Great wine by the glass option in a good gastro pub.
Yllera Verdejo Vendimia Nocturna rating badge Bodegas Grupo Yllera Spain 2022
Yllera Verdejo Vendimia Nocturna by Bodegas Grupo Yllera (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Mango, exotic aromas nice weight, saline palate. Fruit driven, easy going and drinkable. However, the high alcohol on finish makes it feel unbalanced.
Pita Verdejo, Dominio de Verderrubi rating badge Viñedos Verderrubi Spain 2022
Pita Verdejo, Dominio de Verderrubi by Viñedos Verderrubi (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Fruit driven wine. On the nose; lemon zest and green apple. On the palate, fresh stone fruits dominated by nectarine and yellow peach. It has some sour cream and cheese texture due to lees ageing. Feels integrated and fresh.
Pita Finca La Cantera rating badge Viñedos Verderrubi Spain 2019
Pita Finca La Cantera by Viñedos Verderrubi (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
The nose is a bit shy, on the palate the fruit is fresh green apple and pear. Oxidative, exciting style; caramel, rosted hazelnut, almond butter at finish. Good with richer sauces.
Pita Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Viñedos Verderrubi Spain 2022
Pita Sauvignon Blanc by Viñedos Verderrubi (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Dry with a bright concentration of white fruits and a pleasant bready floral quality. Really good richness with a long length of ginger and spice. Well made and well balanced.
Erre Herrero Verdejo rating badge Herrero de Vedel Spain 2022
Erre Herrero Verdejo by Herrero de Vedel (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Interesting wine, bold, lots of ripe fruit and blossom. Green apple, kiwi, conference pear. Dry with a nice grassy note running through it. Hints of chalk and a touch of grip to finish.
José María Herrero GVR rating badge Herrero Vedel Spain 2020
José María Herrero GVR by Herrero Vedel (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Orange peel, lemon and lime citrus candied fruit! Moderate body with great purity and expressive. Really well made. Dense, powerful and full-bodied white with great length. Great for food matching.
Caserio de Duenas Fermentado en Barrica rating badge ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) Spain 2019
Caserio de Duenas Fermentado en Barrica by ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) (2019) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Dry with an oxidative style. Bruised apple, perhaps some skin contact. Savoury and spice on finish. Lots of nutty sherry notes with super bright acids. Toffee and hoi sin notes on the super long finish with a touch of ginger spice.
Castelo de Medina Fermentado en Barrica rating badge BODEGAS CASTELO DE MEDINA Spain 2020
Castelo de Medina Fermentado en Barrica by BODEGAS CASTELO DE MEDINA (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Aromas of hazelnuts, almond, butter, cream. Vinous white wine with a bouquet of flowers and stone fruits such quince or yellow plum, the wine has weight and hints of cream. Perfect with wild mushroom risotto.

Champion Award: By the Glass
Valdecuevas Fermentado en barrica rating badge Grupo Valdecuevas Agro Spain 2020
Valdecuevas Fermentado en barrica by Grupo Valdecuevas Agro (2020) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Lemon cordial and white flowers on the nose, Good amount of fruit on the palate with some malolactic notes; sour cream. The acidity is correct, polished supple palate, finishes with bitter almond note.
Caserío de Dueñas Verdejo Superior Sobre Lías rating badge ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) Spain 2021
Caserío de Dueñas Verdejo Superior Sobre Lías by ENTRECANALES DOMECQ E HIJOS, S.A.(CASERÍO DE DUEÑAS) (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Ripe, round style. Mouthfilling. Good expression. Light Granny Smith apple notes with white flowers and honeysuckle. Limestone minerality. Pleasant structure and richness. Definitely a great food companion.

Champion Award: Best for Group Dining
Trascampanas Sauvignon rating badge Bodega Gotica Spain 2022
Trascampanas Sauvignon by Bodega Gotica (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Expressive Sauvignon Blanc. Light citrus aromas. The palate is forthright with lime curd, tart greengages, crisp exotica. Bold and long. A modern wine, expressive of its origins.
Mocén Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Bodegas Mocén Spain 2022
Mocén Sauvignon Blanc by Bodegas Mocén (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Bold Sauvignon Blanc nose with a key note green character. Mouth-filling with minerality and honey. Cut grass, elderflower aromas and a crushed rock mineral nose. Great with grilled fish and asparagus.

Champion Award: By the Glass
Palacio de Bornos Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Bodega de Sarría Spain 2022
Palacio de Bornos Sauvignon Blanc by Bodega de Sarría (2022)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Bright Sauvignon Blanc character with balsamic notes on nose. Powerful palate with notes of iodine and minerality balanced by hints of honey. Light almond bitterness on finish. Well-made.
Yllera Sauvignon Blanc Vendimia Nocturna rating badge Bodegas Grupo Yllera Spain 2022
Yllera Sauvignon Blanc Vendimia Nocturna by Bodegas Grupo Yllera (2022) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Lively floral and exotic fruit aromas. A honeyed, mineral palate. Mid-palate is ripe and rounded with notes of citrus curd. Long and lush.
Diez Siglos Sauvignon Blanc rating badge Diez Siglos de Verdejo Spain 2022
Diez Siglos Sauvignon Blanc by Diez Siglos de Verdejo (2022)
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White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Light golden colour. Bright punchy freshness, with some ripe tropical fruits. Notes of minerality on the finish. Light, bitter lemon finish. Pair perfectly with Thai food.
de Alberto 80 Aniversario rating badge Bodega de Alberto Spain 2021
de Alberto 80 Aniversario by Bodega de Alberto (2021) White Wine – Spring 2024
Region: Rueda

Judges’ Tasting Notes:
Lovely creamy nose, bright, vivid. Caraway and current leaf to give decent complexity. Fleshy white fruits shine with a flowery finish. Perfect with chicken dishes - roasted or pan fried.

Other award categories

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Entry Deadline: 15 May, 2024
Results Due: June, 2024
Entry Price: £149
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