Azpilicueta Reserva 2010 received a gold medal at the renowned ‘Tempranillos al Mundo’itinerant wine competition, recently held in Lisbon. The international contest is organized by the Spanish Spanish Federation of Winemaker Associations (FEAE) and is now in its tenth year. Over 35 geographical indications from various countries including France, Argentina, USA and Portugal participated this year.
Azpilicueta Reserva 2010 is made with Tempranillo, Graciano and Mazuelo grapes. It was aged for 12 months in American and French oak barrels, plus a further stage of no less than 6 months in the bottle. It is an intense cherry-red with golden reflections. It has a fragrant nose with notes of fruit against a background of toasted wood and light hints of vanilla, coconut and spices.
For Elena Adell, Azpilicueta winemaker, “the gold medal is a recognition of the effort and dedication of our whole team to promote the personality and differential qualities of Azpilicueta as an iconic Rioja brand.”
Azpilicueta is the epitome of that Rioja taste which has achieved worldwide success. Founded in 1881 by Felix Azpilicueta, the winery has always stood out for its dedication to promoting and enhancing education, with many initiatives such as its Winemaking Workshop and collaborating with the Basque Culinary Center in projects like the Azpilicueta Challenge.