The Control Board of the D.O. Ca. Rioja has published its 2012 annual report, a publication that aims to become a useful source of information for those interested in knowing the current state of things in the D.O. Ca. Rioja as a whole, as well as the activities of the Control Board. All this information comprises a valuable compendium that makes it a useful reference work.
The 2012 report of the Control Board is 80 pages long and describes the composition and functioning of the institution’s management and control functions, a summary of the most important decisions made by the Plenary and details on the use of the financial resources that fund the Board.
The 2012 Report summarises the promotional activities undertaken by the Control Board Marketing and Communications Department during the year. The D.O.Ca. Rioja invested 10 million euros in the development of a promotional campaign held in major Rioja drinking countries (Spain, the UK, Germany, the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Mexico and, for the first time, China) with the goal of strengthening the excellent position achieved by the wines of this Wine Region.
The description of the activities of the Control Board Technical Service in controlling the quality, origin and aging of wines, is completed with a description of the growth cycle, the vintage rating and the 2012 harvest production and processing statistics.
The report contains an interesting statistical summary of the most significant aspects of Rioja viticulture (vineyard surface area by town, varieties, age of the vineyards and size of plots, stocks of wine per vintage, winery statistics, etc..) as well as sales figures for 2012 on both the domestic and foreign markets.