Six wines from the C.V.N.E family have made it into the Top 10 for their category at the inaugural 10 x 10 Rioja tasting held on the 10th November.
Vina Real Barrel Fermented Blanco 2014, Viña Real Reserva 2010, Cune Imperial Reserva 2010, Contino Reserva 2009, Vina Real Gran Reserva 2008 and Contino Gran Reserva 2007 were all ranked in the Top 10 for their category.
Organised by Wines of Rioja, the 10 x 10 is a selection of 100 of the region’s top wines, chosen by an expert panel in a blind tasting. The collection showcases the many facets of this diverse region, bringing together the top ten wines from the following ten categories:
Vina Real Barrel Fermented Blanco 2014
Generic wines over £15
Viña Real Reserva 2010
Cune Imperial Reserva 2010
Contino Reserva 2009
Vina Real Gran Reserva 2008
Contino Gran Reserva 2007
Wineries seeking representation
Red made from non-Tempranillo varieties
Over 400 wines were tasted blind by a distinguished panel of twelve experts including wine buyers, writers and specialists, chaired by Tim Atkin MW and Sarah Jane Evans MW.
Full list of Judges; Neil Bruce; head of wine at Fullers, Matt Pym; buyer at Majestic, Jamie Goode; wine writer at wineanoak.com, Ronan Sayburn MS; Head of wine at 67 Pall Mall, Charles Metcalfe; wine writer and broadcaster, Nick Room; Wine buyer at Waitrose, Andrea Briccarello; Head sommelier/wine buyer at Galvin Restaurants, Beth Willard; Wine buyer at Direct Wines, Christine Parkinson; Group head of wine at Hakkasan Group, Carlos Read; Spanish wine specialist, Peter McCombie MW; Wine critic, consultant and commentator, Pierre Mansour; Buying manager at The Wine Society