With the Olympics approaching, gold medals are on everyone’s mind. Luckily for Rueda, at the 36th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition, one wine performed in the clutch and is going home with a medal around its neck. In fact, it’s going home with a Double Gold medal.
The 2015 Flor Innata earned the prestigious honor in the tasting that spanned nearly 5,000 wines from 5 continents that were judged by master sommeliers, wine professionals and others. The wine, from Paramo de Valdecuevas, seeks to strike “a balance between classic and modern Verdejo, with background of tropical fruit and aromatic intensity,” according to their website. Also noted is the wine’s “high aromatic intensity , tropical fruit with a herbaceous and aniseed background characteristic of the variety.”
This isn’t the first time the Flor Innata has won over competition judges. At the 2015 Ultimate Wine Challenge, it earned a score of 91 points and found itself in the Top 10 Spanish white wines ranked in the competition.