The Navarra Denomination of Origin has chosen under blind tasting Ochoa Moscatel 2015 as best sweet wine of Navarra of 2017 and therefore will represent the region during the year.
The awards took place last thursday 23rd of February in the Museum of Navarra and was headed by David Palacios, president of the Navarra D.O. The awarded categories as “Best wine DO Navarra” were: Blanco, Rosado, Tinto Joven, Tinto Roble, Tinto Crianza, Tinto Reserva, Blanco Dulce, Blancos con Madera and Tintos con madera.
The judging panel was formed of 30 professionals of different backgrounds such as winemakers from the tasting panel, journalists from Spain and International. There were more than 190 participant wines and 19 wines were awarded.
A few months ago, Ochoa Moscatel late harvest received for second time in a row the Gold Medal in the international contest Muscats du Monde, confirming its position in the Top Ten of best sweet wines of the world in 2014.
Furthermore, this wine has received the award Gran Baco de Oro in Spain. Now, the Navarra D.O. has awarded once again the quality of this classic wine of the Ochoa winery.
Adriana Ochoa was responsible for receiving the award and wanted to highlight that the fact of receiving an award in your homeland makes you even prouder. In Navarra we have great wines because we have an excellent land and our wine knowledge is high. It is a privilege to have all of these categories with the high standard of quality . In the case of Ochoa Moscatel, this feeling is even more special because it is a wine to toast in special occasions and to know that we are part of those celebrations is an honor for us. ”