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5 de March de 2019

BEST WINE FROM RIOJA Harpers Wine Stars Challenge Rioja Vega 135 Aniversario Reserva 2011

February 2019. Rioja Vega 135 Aniversario Reserva 2011 is named BEST WINE FROM RIOJA by Harpers Wine Stars international wine contest.

The competition organized by British Harpers magazine selects the best wines from different regions of the world. In its last edition, it chose the wine that commemorates the 135 years since Rioja Vega’s foundation in 1882, as STAR OF RIOJA, equivalent to BEST WINE FROM RIOJA, according to Harper’s competion.

In addition to this award, Harpers Wine Stars has granted Rioja Vega 135 Aniversario Reserva 2011 two more medals, one as 5 Star Spain -highest possible rating, and another one as Star Taste Spain as well as excellent tasting notes from the judges:

“Nose of cherry, tobacco leaf, orange peel. An attractive, well balanced wine. Mellow spice, cedar and good balance. Rich almost, party nose. Very rich in style, plenty of oak but the fruit copes. A modern style but very well done. Intensity and length in abundance. Lovely balanced deep dark nose. Juicy sweetness of dark fruits balanced with integrated spicy oak. Integrated tannins. Modern, fresh, clear – would look good on an indie shelf. Very classy. A good on trade Rioja offering good value at the premium end”.

Rioja Vega 135 Aniversario Reserva 2011‘s key to success can be found in terroir. It is made with selected Tempranillo grapes from Rioja Vega’s own vineyards, an over 60 years of age plot located next to the cellar; also, from a vineyard of 50 years of age nestled in the hills of the Sierra de Cantabria. These two locations, with different altitudes, climates and soil compositions, stamp their own personalities in this wine and make it unique.

It seems like British experts appreciate the character of this special wine from Rioja Vega, for late in 2018 The Drinks Business magazine’s Rioja Masters contest also elected it Rioja Master with 95 points, maximum distinction granted.

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