Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (C.V.N.E), one of the oldest and most renowned wineries in Rioja, has won two awards at this year's prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).
CVNE won the 'IWSC Best Spanish Wine Producer 2015' category. The winery's flagship wine, Imperial Gran Reserva 2008 also won the 'Rioja Trophy' described by the jury as a 'powerful' and 'elegant long finish' wine, highlighting the winery's ability to age wine, whilst maintaining flavour.
The IWSC was founded in 1969, it was the first competition in the industry and is currently one of the most respected wine industry international competitions. It aims to promote the quality and excellence of the best wines, spirits and liqueurs of the world.
Maria Urrutia, owner of CVNE comments. 'We are delighted to have won not one but two fantastic awards at the IWSC this year. As one of the world's most prestigious competitions it is an honour to gain recognition for the quality of our wines and testament to the winery's focus on producing wines of a consistent high quality.'
CVNE was founded in 1879 in Haro (La Rioja) by two brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo Real de Asúa, The current owners are the direct descendants of Eusebio: Victor Urrutia and his sister Maria are the fifth generation of the family to run the winery. CVNE has now been expanded within the region and has two other wineries in the Rioja Alavesa sub-region, namely Viña Real (founded 1920) and Viñedos del Contino (founded 1973).