It is not easy to consider a wine as the best in the world, since for this we have to take into account different factors and characteristics .

Some of them are the work of viticulture, the age of the vine or the terroir, which directly affect the conditions, flavor and aroma of each of the wines.

At Godlywine we wanted to take advantage of the confinement and get hold of some gastronomic gems in order to bring you a compilation of some of the best wines in the world.

Specifically, we will talk about the 10 that have surprised us the most and that are worth trying.

In each of them you will find a short description and its main characteristics , so that you know the key aspects of each broth. If you have questions, leave us a comment!

Ranking of the 10 best wines in the world

1. Viña Ardanza Reserva 2010

The 2010 Viña Ardanza is a wine made in wineries in La Rioja Alta, grown with Garnacha and Tempranillo vines, and aged in barrels for more than 2 and a half years.

It is a truly long-awaited wine, as the wineries decided to classify the 2010 vintage as a “Special Selection”.

Without a doubt, an emblematic bottle for all those lovers of good wine. Those who know the wineries also appreciate that they have updated the image by recovering the traditional blue color of bottles of yesteryear.

Main features:

  • Year 2010.
  • Aroma: Hints of blueberries, strawberries and cherries, accompanied by a spicy background.
  • Flavor: Great structure, with permanent strength and elegant details.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Red meats and cured cheeses.
  • Grape type: Tempranillo and Garnacha.

2. Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Grown in Montalcino, Italy, and aged for approximately 30 months in Slavic oak barrels.

The Argiano Brunello wine highlights its ruby ​​color, making this wine one of the highest representatives of the Argiano Estate.

Known as one of the most favored wines in Italy, this Brunello is ideal for collecting, as it ages very well in the bottle, highlighting its typical Italian Tuscan flavor.

Main features:

  • Year: 2015.
  • Aroma: Mainly the wild smells of earth and different herbs stand out.
  • Flavor: Round flavor, with freshness and persistence. Hints of roses and lavender.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Side Tip: Tomato-based dishes like stews, pizza, and pasta.
  • Type of grape: Sangiovese.

3. Domain of Pingus PSI 2017

The Dominio de Pingus is a Ribera del Duero, aged for 18 months in cement tanks for the first year and French oak barrels for the following year and a half, completing a 3-year aging.

It is a somewhat special wine, since it comes from new areas of Burgos and Soria, due to a frost suffered in April 2017, so its harvest is not from the same area as its predecessors.

Main features:

  • Year: 2017.
  • Aroma: Strawberries, blueberries and cherries with touches of wood.
  • Flavor: It starts with ripe but fine tannins, ending with a long finish of said flavor.
  • Alcohol: 14.0% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Red meat.
  • Grape type: Garnacha.

4. Pintia 2015

Coming from San Román de Hornija, in Valladolid, it benefits from a very powerful harvest, while dry, which occurred in the year of its production.

It is one of the most elegant wines with character from Vega Sicilia , since it is based on bunches passed through a double selection, and later aged in French oak barrels for 8 and a half months, and American oak barrels for 3 and a half months. .

On the other hand, the grapes used for its production have an average age between 35 and 40 years, obtained in vineyards owned by the Spanish winery.

Main features:

  • Year: 2015.
  • Aroma: The nose is frank and expressive, accentuating different fruit aromas and subtle touches of wood.
  • Flavor: Very fresh, with elegance and permanence in the mouth.
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Castilian stews and grilled meats, mainly beef.
  • Grape type: Tempranillo.

5. Mauro 2017

From Tudela de Duero and aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels.

Offered in a Bordeaux bottle, this wine is marked by its personality and the typical strength of Castilian wines.

It is advisable to decant this wine one hour before consumption, in order to better appreciate its aroma and flavor.

Main features:

  • Year: 2017.
  • Aroma: Deep aromas of red fruits, with floral touches.
  • Flavor: Balance between a fatty and delicate mid palate and ripe tannins.
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Creamy rice, grilled red meats, and cured cheeses.
  • Grape type: Tempranillo and Syrah.

6. Ossian 2017

With an aging technique based on sticking on its lees, Ossian is produced in vineyards in La Nieva, in Segovia, in several of the oldest Verdejo vines in Spain.

Born under untypical climatic conditions, this wine sought to preserve all its organoleptic characteristics and thus be able to favor the quality of the fruits used to obtain this Verdejo.

Main features:

  • Year: 2017.
  • Aroma: Spicy aroma, with hints of stone fruits, nuts and citrus fruits.
  • Flavor: Fatty point, accompanied by fruity notes, in a long and silky step.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 16ºC.
  • Side suggestion: Fish and seafood, plus risotto.
  • Grape type: Verdejo.


7. Domino do Bibei, Lapola 2017

It is a wine made from a blend of autochthonous varieties.

In a large percentage, the Godello is present, while the Albariño and Doña Blanca do so in a lower percentage.

Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, foudres and concrete tanks, it has been sought to enhance its flavor and complexity, so it is recommended to decant the wine about 20 minutes before serving.

As a note, it should be noted that this wine has been bottled unfiltered, so it is possible to find different natural particles inside. Without a doubt a very special wine.

Main features:

  • Year: 2017.
  • Aroma: Soft nose, with notes of wild flowers and a citrus background.
  • Flavor: Soft and fresh, creamy texture and depth on the palate.
  • Alcohol: 14% vol.
  • Temperature: 9ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Fish and seafood in sauce, cured cheese and spicy dishes.
  • Grape type: Godello, Albariño and Doña Blanca.

8. Pazo de Señorans, Vintage Selection

Coming from the Rías Baixas and aged for almost 3 years without contact with wood, in stainless steel tanks and then for 12 months in the bottle.

It is a very elegant wine , with a straw yellow color and greenish details, from 100% Albariño grapes extracted from its own vineyard in the Val do Salnés area, in Galicia, with more than 45 years of existence.

Winner of the award as the best white wine in Spain according to the International Wine Challenge.

Main features:

  • Year 2011.
  • Aroma: Very intense, with aromas from aging and mineral touches.
  • Flavor: Great volume and body. Permanent footprint.
  • Alcohol: 13% vol.
  • Temperature: 9ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: Fish in sauces, mushroom rice and stews.
  • Grape type: Albariño.

9. Barón de Chirel Verdejo 2017

Verdejo from centuries-old vines located in Segovia, this wine has been aged for 8 months in French oak barrels and foudres.

When entering the winery, the cultivated grapes go through a double selection to filter only the best, and that together with the aging, give the wine a greater packaging that respects the character coming from the mother product.

Due to the altitude of the estates where the grapes come from, this wine ensures a good evolution in the bottle.

Main features:

  • Year: 2017.
  • Aroma: Great aromatic intensity, highlighting those provided by oak, with hints of grass.
  • Flavor: Dense and creamy texture, with a balanced finish with hints of tannins.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Temperature:
  • Suggestion to accompany: 16ºC.
  • Grape type: Verdejo.

10. Marqués de Riscal Limousin 2018

Aged in French oak barrels for 6 months, the aim was to rescue its aroma, being one of the most elegant white wines in the area.

For this, the grape is pressed whole, to avoid oxidation as much as possible and to be able to preserve its aromas, freshness and colors to the maximum.

During the aging period, battonnage is carried out approximately twice a week, to provide the wine with certain organoleptic properties and improve its physical-chemical stability.

In addition to its aromatic and taste characteristics, this wine stands out for its pale golden color, which differentiates it from other white wines in the area.

Main features:

  • Year: 2018.
  • Aroma: Concentrated aroma of citrus fruits and wild herbs
  • Flavor: Background of nuts and hints of wood, with a creamy texture.
  • Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
  • Temperature: 9ºC.
  • Suggestion to accompany: White meats accompanied by not very strong sauces.
  • Grape type: Verdejo.

Frequent questions

Where are the best wines in the world?

France has the best wines in the world or, at least, the best valued; although we already know that in Spain, historically, it has always entered the top 10, along with Italy, Australia and Chile.

Vineyards and grape cultivation, traditionally linked to southern European lands , today spread throughout the world, so it is not easy to choose where the best wines in the world are found.

On the list of Wine Spectator , one of the most prestigious wine magazines in the world, we find French, North American, Italian, Australian, Chilean and Spanish wines among the best in the world.

What Spanish wines are among the best in the world?

Among the best valued Spanish wines in the world are:

  • Petit Verdot 2015 , Retuerta abbey. A fine, elegant and unique red wine.
  • Amontillado Napoleón , Bodegas Hidalgo-La Gitana. It is a quite aromatic, fine and high quality wine.
  • Artadi El Carretil 2016 , Bodegas y Viñedos Artadi. Fresh and intense organic wine.
  • Benjamín Romeo Collection nº1 . Cantador wineries. Limited production Tempranillo. With a slight woody touch.
  • Cirsion 2010 . Bodegas Roda. A silky, fine and flavored wine.

To be able to name from this category we must not only take into account the factors normally considered the most important, which are flavor and aroma.

We must also take into account its aesthetics , its cultural meaning and its resonance , in order to have a clearer idea of ​​the broth we are trying to evaluate.

Whether you are an expert or an amateur, the best thing is to be able to try the different varieties for yourself.

Take your time, enjoy it and above all, share the pleasure of tasting some of the best wines in the world.

Dr. Sofia Seccombe

My name is Dr. Sofia Seccombe, and in this small section, I want to tell you who I am and why I started this project. I don't want to bore you, but I consider that it is an important part of godlywine. It serves as an exercise in transparency so that the person who reads the articles can be sure that the information is reliable.

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