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News - 22.02.14

Argentina Wine Awards 2014: the judging panel selected the best Argentine wines

The main spokespersons of the international wine market and some of the most talented local winemakers were brought together to taste more than 650 wine samples.

On the night of Friday, February 21, the large number of attendees present at a cocktail party held in Bodega Escorihuela Gascón witnessed the announcement of the winners of the Argentina Wine Awards 2014, a wine contest organized by Wines of Argentina which is set in the context of the 2020 Strategic Wine Plan, under the coordination of the Argentine Wine Corporation (COVIAR). After a thorough tasting by 12 international and 6 Argentine judges, who tasted more than 650 samples, the Trophies were announced for the 20 categories, which in turn were divided into 5 price ranges each.

One hundred and fifty wineries, with a total of 650 samples, participated in the eighth edition of the Argentina Wine Awards, a competition that seeks to reward both the quality and the advancement of the Argentine wine industry. Over 250 people attended the award-giving ceremony, including wine owners, winemakers, provincial government authorities, wine industry executives, members of the judging panel and journalists. A total of 4 Regional Trophies, 12 Trophies, 58 gold medals, 256 silver medals and 276 bronze medals were awarded at the competition.

In the Malbec category, the Trophies went to:

TROPHY Category: malbec >13.00 <19.99 Es Vino Reserve Malbec 2012- Es Vino Wines

TROPHY Category: malbec >20.00 >29.99 Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec 2011
La Casa del Rey SA- Alta Vista

TROPHY Category: malbec >30.00 <49.99 Vineyard Selection Malbec 2012- Riccitelli Wines

TROPHY Category: malbec >50.00 Republica del Malbec – Blend de Terroirs 2012- Riccitelli Wines


In the sparkling wines category, the Trophy winners were:

Category: sparkling mt >13.00 <19.99 Zuccardi Blanc de Blancs 2007- Familia Zuccardi

In the case of Cabernet Franc, the Trophies went to:

Category: cabernet franc >20.00 <29.99 Numina Cabernet Franc 2011- Bodegas Salentein SA

Category: cabernet franc >50.00 Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc 2010- Andeluna Cellars Srl

On the last day of the AWA, an interesting two-part seminar was held. During the first part of the seminar, 6 international judges presented to the audience "heavyweight" wines which are successful in other markets not only because of their sales volume but also because of their wineries' sustainability over time.

During the second part, other six international judges spoke about their markets and gave their feedback on the regional Argentine market focusing on the tasted wines. This seminar, held every year in the framework of the AWA, fosters the exchange of views in the world of wine.


"The AWA 2014 winners, a token of the best of Argentine wine, will be representing us in the various actions that will be carried out by Wines of Argentina throughout the year around the world. This eighth edition has been particularly important due to the presence of highly regarded judges, the quality of the participating wines and the feedback given during the seminar," said Alberto Arizu, President of Wines of Argentina.

List of Trophy winners - AWA 2014:

TROPHIES AWA 2014

SPARKLING – méthode traditionelle

TROPHY Category: sparkling mt >13.00 <19.99- Zuccardi Blanc de Blancs 2007- Familia Zuccardi

TORRONTÉS

TROPHY Category: torrontés >13.00 <19.99 Colomé Torrontés 2013- Bodega Colomé

CABERNET FRANC

TROPHY Category: cabernet franc >20.00 <29.99 Numina Cabernet Franc 2011- Bodegas Salentein SA
TROPHY Category: cabernet franc >50.00 Andeluna Pasionado Cabernet Franc 2010- Andeluna Cellars Srl

CABERNET SAUVIGNON

TROPHY Category: cabernet sauvignon >30.00 <49.99 Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011- Viña Cobos SA

MALBEC

TROPHY Category: malbec >13.00 <19.99 Es Vino Reserve Malbec 2012- Es Vino Wines
TROPHY Category: malbec >20.00 >29.99 Alta Vista Terroir Selection Malbec 2011- La Casa del Rey SA- Alta Vista
TROPHY Category: malbec >30.00 <49.99 Vineyard Selection Malbec 2012- Riccitelli Wines
TROPHY Category: malbec >50.00 Republica del Malbec – Blend de Terroirs 2012- Riccitelli Wines

RED BLENDS

TROPHY Category: red blend >13.00 <19.99 Paz Blend 2012- Finca Las Moras
TROPHY Category: red blend >30.00 <49.99 Field Blend 2011- Zorzal Wines
TROPHY Category: red blend >50.00 Decero Amano, Remolinos Vineyard 2011- Finca Decero

This edition witnessed the addition, for the first time, of a special Trophy for each of Argentina's main regions - the North, San Juan, Mendoza and Patagonia - with the aim of bestowing an even stronger federal quality on the event and bringing in wineries from all over the country.


The winners of this new category were:

NORTH VALLEYS
Serie Fincas Notables Malbec 2011, Bodega El Esteco

SAN JUAN VALLEYS
Paz Blend 2012, Finca Las Moras

MENDOZA VALLEYS
Lindaflor Malbec 2009, Monteviejo

PATAGONIAN VALLEYS
Fin Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2010, Bodega del Fin Del Mundo

About the Argentina Wine Awards: The eighth edition of the AWA took place in Mendoza from February 16 to 21, 2014. This year, the emphasis was placed on working with experienced, world-renowned wine figures from each market, in order to strengthen Argentina's positioning in such markets as well as to promote the quality of Argentine wines and the variety of the country's styles and terroirs through these knowledgeable experts. In this way, Wines of Argentina continues to work for the development of the image of Argentine wine on the global stage.


About WofA: Wines of Argentina is the organization responsible for promoting the brand VINO ARGENTINO around the world. Since 1993, WofA has promoted the image of local wines abroad, in addition to guiding the export strategy of Argentine wineries through careful study and analysis of the changes taking place in consumer markets. Its aim is to contribute to the consolidation of Argentina as one of the main wine exporting countries in the world and to the global success of the Argentine wine industry by enhancing its positive image in the wine trade, among opinion leaders and consumers.

About the Argentine Wine Corporation (COVIAR): The Argentine Wine Corporation manages and articulates the activities required in order to achieve the goals stated in the 2020 Strategic Wine Plan, taking up the challenge of transforming the wine sector and strategically boosting its strengths and opportunities in the global market of wine, concentrated grape juice, raisins, and table grapes. The Strategic Plan has been designed to add value to the industry by the organization and integration of all the stakeholders along the chain, with a view to producing higher quality wines, and achieving greater consistency across all segments and products. www.coviar.com.ar Facebook: Argentine Wine Corporation (COVIAR) Twitter: @Coviar1

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