Señorío de Sarría Reserva 2011, produced by Bodega de Sarría, was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Wine Challenge, held in Bordeaux, France’s wine capital. This competition, which this year celebrated its 41st edition, is one of the most important and renowned wine challenges in the world. It is the biggest international wine challenge in France and enjoys recognition by the European Union and is regulated by International Vine and Wine Œnological Practices norms.
Every year, around 5,000 wine samples coming from some 40 wine-producing countries are rated in a ‘blind’ tasting by around 800 wine experts making up the judging panel. The tasters, both professionals and non-professional connoisseurs, give awards to high quality wines representative of consumer taste.
In this edition, top wine experts judged over 5,000 wines coming from around 37 countries, which included France, Italy, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and Mexico.
The medals awarded during this wine challenge help the wines achieve international recognition via the Bordeaux region. Additionally, the International Wine Challenge devotes a large proportion of its budget to developing and promoting the wines that have been awarded medals by the judging panel of this international competition.
Señorío de Sarría Reserva 2011, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Graciano, displays an attractive, deep, garnet-red colour. Intensely aromatic on the nose, it reveals notes of vanilla, cinnamon, toast and spices. It is powerful, flavoursome, structured and complex on the palate. “This new award demonstrates the high quality of the wines of Sarría. We are very proud to have received this gold medal in such an important event as this. We would like to dedicate this medal to all the team at Bodega Sarría, without whose work and tireless efforts it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve such great results,” said Juan Luis Garcia, the winery’s marketing manager.