The region of Navarra gained nine medals at the National Organic Agriculture Contest in Spain recently. Yeah, Navarra!
Amongst the winners, Bodegas Aroa took home a Gold medal for its rosado wine and there was more Gold for Bodegas Azpe’s sweet wine–each made from organic grapes.
The contest took place in Estella, an ancient village filled with history culture.
The jury was composed of 16 members from different wine-growing sectors of Spain. The jurists are critics and journalists from renowned institutions and publications.
The judges included:
Bartolomé Sánchez, wine critic and editor of the journal, My Wine
José Casal del Rey Spanish Tasters Union
Mikel Ceberio, wine critic and member of the National Association of Sommelier,
Jose Baigorri, the Viticulture and Enology Service Laguardia (Álava),
Juan Antonio Martínez Comi, Quality Institute of La Rioja
Ernesto Franco Aladrén, Center Agrifood
Jose Serrano Gang, Deputy Director General of Quality and Agrifood Promotion (MAP) Baltasar Arrieta Marchan and Barnabas, the D.O.C. Control Board Rioja Gonzalo and
Juan Manuel Ibarra Inchusta
Berazaluce Aristegui, D.O. Regulatory Board Navarra and ICAN,
Julian Suberviola and Augustine Aguirrezabal of EVENA
Antonio Palacios Wall, of the Federation Winemakers National, and
Jose Uranga Balanzategui of NEA (Association of Organic Farming of Navarra).
Impressive judges, ringing medals and great organic Navarra wine—good all around.