Last Sunday, on 14th June, the results of the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, that is the world’s largest and most influential wine competition were published.
A list of 15,929 wines had been judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, where there were 35 international trophies, that it is the highest accolade a wine can achieve at the DWWA.
Among them there were 19 white wines, 14 red wines and 2 pink wines and at the same time eight of them come from France, six from Australia, five from South Africa and four from Spain.
Moreover, the international trophy for Red Bordeaux varietals was given to the Spanish Miguel Torres, for its Reserva Real 2010 (Penedes, Catalonia). This wine, created in the 1990s is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes and it is a further example of Spain’s growing reputation for quality.
Patricia Fernández Ruiz.
This month has been truly historic for Bodega Raffy, an argentinian winery led by a frenchman.
After an exciting (yet tough!) year of transition from Market Finance to the Wine Industry, the founder of Bodega Raffy finally stepped out of the shadows, thanks to several successful awards at international wine competitions.
More specifically: out of 14,000 participating wines at the Decanter World Wine Awards, Bodega Raffy came in the Top 120 wines globally, with its Malbec Réserve 2010, winning a Regional Trophy, ie. above Gold Medal status: “Best Argentinian Malbec over £10”. And this is our first-ever vintage!
A tremendous achievement, given that this bodega came ahead of 99.2% of the participants so far. The wines of bodega Raffy will be taken around the world with other Trophy winners, to be tasted by wine professionals and consumers in 30 different cities worldwide. Bodega Raffy also remains in the race to win an International Trophy awarded to only 26 wines in the competition. These awards will be announced by Steven Spurrier at Royal Opera House in London on 5th September 2012… Fingers crossed for this lovely zine estate.