CIRSION has achieved the first place in the 10th Tasting of the Five Best Wines from Spain, which took place on Wednesday, 15th June in Almería. The Restaurant Casa Escánez (Garrucha) Almería has hosted several years –since 2002- this tasting, for which has been selected the wines focus on 4 of the most important wine guides of our country: Guía Peñín, Anuario de Vinos de El País, Guía Proensa and Guía de Vinos Gourmet. It was now five years ago that this tasting was not organized and fortunately this year has recovered the tradition.
Among the most scored wines of these guides has been chosen the five best wines for a rigorous blind tasting, that this year has convened to 70 people in the fields of wine and gastronomy. Thus, CIRSION 2010 (DOCa Rioja) was the highest scoring wine in the tasting this year, in which competed with Amancio 2012 (DOCa Rioja), Pisón 2013 (DOCa Rioja), Pesus 2012 (DO Ribera del Duero) and La Nieta 2013 (DOCa Rioja). A tasting that is increasingly having more importance and always attend one or more wine-maker of white wines or cavas (sparkling white wine) –this year have attended Bodegas Gramona and DO Ferreiro-, as well as the wine-maker winner of the previous edition. That was Marcos Eguren.
CIRSION has reached the first place in 8 of the 10 tasting made so far, something that no other wine has reached. It must be emphasized that the main grape variety of the tasting wines has been the tempranillo and for this tasting were selected four wines from DOCa Rioja and one from DO Ribera del Duero, these wines were chosen considering that all of them must be in all the wine guides mentioned above. As representatives of the wines guides were present Javier Rueda of Anuario de Vinos de El País; Mikel Zeberio, regular in the events participating in the gastronomic area; José Gómez of Joselito; and Cayo Martínez of Conservas La Catedral de Navarra. Susana Gómez gastronomic and wine journalist hosted the event.
The Restaurant Escánez, located in the Almería coast in the town of Garrucha has been again the host of this tasting of the Five Best Wines from Spain. Its experience and dedication to the restaurant began in 1982 and since then is a benchmark in the area. Simplicity and elegance are the values that are mixed with the quality of its products, always providing the possibility to enjoy its specialty, fish and seafood. A very varied menu, that along with the great variety of wines they offer ensures an unforgettable gastronomic experience.