15 de mayo de 2013

Rioja Vega Reserva 2008 receives a Gold Medal from prestigious International Wine Challenge

May 2013. Rioja Vega Reserva 2008 has received a Gold Medal from the demanding Internacional Wine Challenge.


Rioja Vega Reserva 2008 has competed against thousands of wines from the most diverse countries and has undergone the strict veredict of 440 expert judges who have tasted for 1,200 days to select the world’s best wines.

Rioja Vega Reserva combines the classicism of the most typical Rioja Reservas with the marked personality which distinguishes Rioja Vega wines. Being deeply rooted in terroir, Rioja Vega Reserva honours its origin while displaying a unique character. It is unquestionably a Rioja Reserva with a personality of its own.

Rioja Vega Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo. It aged in small American and French oak barrels for 14 months, followed by 12 months in the bottle. Rioja Vega Reserva 2008 has a Bright, deep red cherry colour. The nose displays an array of aromas of very ripe fruit, toast toffee and vanilla. Unctuous, velvety and balanced on the palate, with a good, high-quality tannic structure.

Rioja Vega wines are used to competing against some of the best wines in the world at many competitions in consecutive years and have always been successful and received high scores. To name but a few, they have received Gold and Silver Medals from the most prestigious competitions, such as in consecutive editions of the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the International Wine & Spirit Competition, Decanter Wold Wine Awards, the Shanghai International Wine Challenge, or the Japan International Wine Challenge. Robert Parker, one of the world’s most influential wine critics, rated the Rioja Vega Reserva with 90 points. Also, Spain’s influencial Peñín gave 90 points to Rioja Vega 130 Aniversario Reserva 2006. These awards recognize Rioja Vega’s tireless work to interpret and adapt the traditions of this privileged region from the greatest respect for the land, and make wines with a unique and personal style and a high quality standard.

Rioja Vega was founded in 1882 which means that it is one of the cellars with the greatest winemaking tradition in this region. Its creation dates back before the foundation of the denomination of origin.


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