Naiades 2012, best white wine at the Wines From Spain Awards

  • These awards, led by the prestigious wine critic Tim Atkin MW and held in London, are a reference in the British wine market
  •  The results will be presented in this month of September at a tasting in London, an event that will be attended by the specialised press and representatives of the wine sector


Naiades 2012 has obtained the “Best Premium White” award at the Wine From Spain Awards, which have taken place in London and have recognised the best white wines in the world in different categories. These awards are organised by the Spanish Economic Office in London, and the panel consists of tasting experts led by the prestigious British consumer motivator Tim Atkin MW.

Made inaiadesn Bodegas Naia (D.O. Rueda), Naiades 2012 has obtained the highest award among the 650 wines that were presented at this competition. “The awards are aimed at wines that already have commercial presence in the British market, and it is a bastion of prestige within the professional sector of this country”, explained the organisation. “Wines from Spain UK will print a guide with information about each winning wine, which will be framed within Spain and its wine regions.”

The maximum expression of the Verdejo variety

Naiades is a wine that has been conceived to transmit the maximum expression of the Verdejo variety. The grapes with which it is made from are grown on very old vines, which in some cases exceed 100 years of age, and they are located in small plots of land, known as majuelos.

The entire winemaking process focuses on fully respecting and enhancing the properties of the local variety in the D.O. Rueda. The harvest is carried out manually, and when the grapes reach the bodega, they are taken to a cooling chamber for the first maceration. Next, an exhaustive selection is carried out on the table. The grape then undergoes another cold maceration, and it is subsequently pressed before entering French oak barrels, where it is maintained in its own lees for 7 months. The result is a concentrated and varietal wine that is both avant-garde and original.

Its reduced production of no more than 20,000 bottles makes it a very special Verdejo that has yet again been recognised in the British market, which is the most important in the Premium wines sector. In 2015 wines were sold in this category for a value of 341.2 million euros.