A new award to be added to Bodegas Olabarri’s list! Our Gran Reserva 2015 has been awarded with a Gold Medal at the prestigious wine contest Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. The contest was held between 17th and 27th June in Luxembourg and 10.000 wines from 46 winemaking countries took part at it.
On this occasion Spain was the second best winemaking country after France with 507 awards, overtaking another vine growing power as Italy is.
Recognition to Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2015 by a professional jury
The 28th edition has lasted more than 9 days of tasting in spite of all the restrictions due to Covid-19. Besides, this event of long tradition has provided the following figures:
- An expert jury made up by 300 professionals of the wine business.
- 10.000 rated; 2.000 out of them from Spain.
- At total of 46 winemaking countries have submitted wines to this contest.
It is undoubtedly an event that maintains its reputation over the years and that sets the trends of the sector. From Bodegas Olabarri we feel honored and thankful for this recognition to our daily work.
Characteristics of the awarded wine
Viña Olabarri Gran Reserva 2015 is not yet availailable but it will not take long to see it released to the market so that we can all enjoy it!
However, from Bodegas Olabarri we can advance that our Gran Reserva 2015 has been made using the queen grape variety in Rioja — tempranillo and it has been aged in our cellar excavated in solid rock dating 19th C. for 36 months followed by another 24 months of fining in the bottle. This wine is only released at its optimum moment of consumption.
Vintage 2015 was rated as “Very good” by the Consejo Regulador DO Rioja. These are wines with a great potential for being laid down, fresh, intense and lingering.
They are definitely wines with a good backbone and of velvety tannins.