Early in September 2011, Wines from Rioja attended the 2011 International Wine Challenge Awards. Dubbed ‘the Oscars of the wine world’, the evening was the result of tasting over 10 000 wines entered into the competition.
2011 was a successful year for Rioja, with wineries from the region picking up an astounding 224 medals. This included a trophy for Bodegas Amaren’s 2005 Tempranillo Reserva, and seven gold, 53 silver and 57 bronze classifications.
Anna Harris-Noble, Account Director of Wines from Rioja presented the Specialist Spanish Merchant trophy to Indigo Wine, agents for various Riojan wines, including the Solar de Randez Reserva from Bodegas las Orcas, a selection of Viña Marro wines from Domeco de Jarauta, and the Aradon Blanco 2008 from Vinicola Riojana.