When 16,000 wines were tasted in the Decanter World Wine Awards this year, only 31 earned Platinum – Best In Show medals. That’s .19% of all the wines entered who make the elite of the elite — and one of those this year was the Bodegas La Horra Corimbo I 2010 from Ribera del Duero.
Taking the honors of Best Red Spanish Wine over £15, the Corimbo I from the all-around stellar 2010 vintage won over judges thanks to its “fresh and fruity” flavor profile “with an expressive nose of caramelized citrus, red fruits and aromatic herbs.” They went on to explain that “the palate is very rich and intense with vanilla, cloves, pepper and tobacco leaf mingling with strawberry, cranberry and orange zest. The finish is fresh and elegant with a substantial lingering length.”
Located in the heart of La Horra among some of the region’s most acclaimed vineyards, Bodegas La Horra — a project from the larger Bodegas RODA – is a newcomer to Ribera del Duero. After producing its first vintage in 2008 of just 40,000 bottles, growing each year and hitting the 120,000 bottle mark with its award-winning 2010 vintage. They’re hoping to boost the amount of bottles by adding 50,000 per year until they hit the 300,000 mark.
About the Winery – Bodegas La Horra
Bodegas Roda undertakes a new adventure. After a trajectory over twenty years, which has become by its consolidated work of the R&D research, one of the most prestigious wineries in the D.O.Ca Rioja, Roda proposes to exploit the knowledge and experience to diversify in the D.O. Ribera del Duero with Bodegas La Horra. The diversification of the company began in 1999 with the olive oil. Nowadays, Bodegas Roda produces two olive oil plots: Dauro in the Empordà and Aubocassa in Majorca. The new company will exploit the existing synergies in the R&D research and the commercial distribution of Roda, Dauro and Aubocassa, products available in 55 countries.