Félix Solís Medusa Albarino 2019 - Rías Baixas, Spain
This is great……and here’s why!91/100 Ultimate Wine Challenge (2018 vintage)
Gold - Mundus Vini (2018 vintage)
Gold - China Wine&Spirits Awards (2017 vintage)
Gold - International Wine Challenge (2017 vintage)
Commended - International Wine Challenge (2016 vintage)
6th Place '100 Best Wineries of the World' - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - World Ranking
2nd Place ‘Best Wineries of Spain’ - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - World Ranking
Most awarded winery in the world (2016) - World Association of Wine and Spirits Journalists - 200 medals and awards (2016)
Decanter "This wine is light and pleasant in composition and taste."
The Winemaker “...generous flavours of white peaches, apricots and a hint of grapefruit enlivened by crisp and refreshing acidity....Pale golden yellow in colour, the wine has aromas of fresh apricot, white flowers and a touch of honey."
The family owned Spanish winery, Felix Solis produces wines in partnership with over 1,000 family-run wineries across 3,500 hectares in Spain's most famous wine regions, predominanly La Rioja. The multi-estate approach allows winemakers to access different vineyards and take advantage of the different ripening cycles and grape varieties in the regions to create their award-winning wines.
The World Ranking of Wines and Spirits (WRWS) gave Felix Solis sixth place in the top 100 Best Wineries of the World and second place in the category ‘Best Wineries of Spain’. These accolades add too many already received making Félix Solís Avantis the most awarded winery in the world with 200 medals and awards. The data collected in the WRWS includes medals obtained in 2016 from prestigious competitions as Berliner Wein Trophy, Mundus Vini, Decanter and the International Wine Challenge.
For the creation of the World Ranking of Wines & Spirits, the prestigious association of wine journalists uses data from national and international competitions whose results are public and the score of each winery is established based on the significance of each contest and the importance of the medals awarded.
In 2020 wines produced by the Solís family won 37 medals in the internationally recognised German wine competition, Mundus Vini including 21 gold and 16 silver awards. Among the awards was 'Best of Show', and 'Best wine red wine from Spain for Food'.
Rías Baixas is an acclaimed wine region in the Galicia region of northwestern Spain. Although a comparatively young accredited region, Rías Baixas has rapidly grown in stature due to the accomplishments of several prominent producers, who have adopted modern winemaking techniques to showcase the region's signature grape variety, Albariño. Rías Baixas' neighbors include Ribeiro to the east and Minho (home of Vinho Verde) to the south, just across the border in Portugal. The three regions have more in common than just their Atlantic-influenced climate – they are all well-known for their crisp, fresh, aromatic white wines, and all three use Albariño to some extent. The Atlantic Ocean is a key influence on the Rías Baixas climate. This climate is why Rías Baixas is so successful with Albariño – the cooling ocean influences help the grapes to retain the crisp, mouth-watering acidity so vital to the distinctive style of the local wines. The finest Rías Baixas wines are characterized by their intense aromatics, and long, pleasant floral aftertaste, often further lifted by a slight fizz. The area's granite soils help imbue the wine with intense minerality.
Championed by winemakers in both Spain and Portugal, the white grape Albariño (Alvarinho) is becoming known for the diverse, high quality wines it can produce. Many wine experts predict that Alvarinho/Albariño will be the ‘next big thing’ in the world of wine. It is a refreshing white wine with notes of apple, pear, lemon, lemon rind and toasted almond, tropical fruit, and occasionally, a vein of chalky minerality. It is dry, crisp and becoming popular internationally.
This grape variety is characterised by its small clusters, early ripening and medium vigour. They are remarkable for their pleasantly impressive fine and distinguished floral and fruity aromas, of a medium intensity and a medium-long finish.