This year the Drinks Business launched their inaugural Rioja Masters 2012 competition, along with Wines from Rioja – an opportunity for producers to submit wines for a blind tasting judged by a panel of experts.
Specialists from both the on and off trade sampled wines across 8 categories: “Joven”, “Crianza”, “Reserva”, “Gran Reserva”, “Very Old Rioja”, “Iconic Vintage“, “Organic” and “Vinos de Autor” …. to find what they considered to be the very best Riojas.
The judges awarded bronze, silver, gold and master medals within each category – and we’re pleased that these wines from our portfolio hit the mark:
Artesa Reserva 2007 – Silver (Reserva / red)
La Báscula The Charge Tempranillo Garnacha Rioja 2009 – Silver (Joven / red)
Bodegas Ontañón Vetiver 2009 – Silver (Joven / white)
Bodegas Ontañón Crianza 2009 – Bronze (Crianza / red)
Bodegas Ontañón Gran Reserva 2001 – Bronze (Gran Reserva / red)
Vega del Rayo Rioja Vendimia Seleccionada 2010 – Commended (Joven / red)