La Riojana, the world’s largest producer of certified Fairtrade organic wines and Argentina’s largest producer of Torrontés, will be showcasing a host of new releases, including new Sparkling Torrontés and exciting Torrontés blends, all of which will be Fairtrade certified, as well as Moscato Frizzante at this year’s Wines of Argentina Annual Trade Tasting (table no. 7), due to take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on 14th September 2011.
The tasting line up is led by the launch of two Fairtrade sparkling wines under the winery’s flagship Raza brand. Firstly, the European launch of the demi-sec Raza Fairtrade Dolce 2011 which has recently taken the US by storm, winning double gold and the “Best in Show Sparkling” award at this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition, and supported by Raza Fairtrade Brut 2011. In addition there will be two new Moscato Frizzante wines, a white and rosé, called La Mia Vita.
La Riojana has also added further new Fairtrade certified products to its Raza range including four new dual varietal blends. The two new white blends on show will be Raza Fairtrade Torrontes-Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Raza Fairtrade Torrontés-Pinot Grigio 2011, and the two new red blends will be Raza Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon -Malbec 2011 and Raza Fairtrade Bonarda-Malbec 2011.
At the tasting, La Riojana will also show its new El Condor Fairtrade organic range, with two dual varietal blends; Torrontés-Chardonnay 2011 and Shiraz-Malbec 2011. As well as new vintage releases from its Fairtrade brand Solombra, including a Reserva Malbec 2011 and new for 2011, a Reserva Torrontés.
La Riojana’s commercial and winemaking team in attendance at this year’s Annual Tasting, will include Nick Day, sales director for UK and Europe, Walter Carol, export director and chief winemaker Rodolfo Griguol. They will be happy to answer any questions regarding La Riojana and the current wine ranges.