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Jorge Riccitelli of Bodega Norton named Winemaker of the Year 2012 11/26/2012

Jorge Riccitelli, Bodega Norton's Chief Winemaker was awarded the title ‘Winemaker of the Year’ by the prestigious magazine Wine Enthusiast. Every year the editors of the magazine honor the landmarks in the wine world with this recognition. In this 13th edition of the award ‘Winemaker of the Year’, together with Jorge Riccitelli, the short list of candidates also included other well-known winemakers from Walla Walla Valley (Washington), Rioja (Spain), Napa Valley (California) and Margaret River (Western Australia).

Jorge Riccitelli has been working as Chief Winemaker of Bodega Norton since 1992, after his long experience in other regions of the country. He has created well-known wines such as Norton Malbec D.O.C., the internationally awarded Norton Reserva Malbec, the successful Norton Cosecha Tardía Dulce Natural and sparkling wines such as Norton Cosecha Especial, among others.

“Today Jorge Riccitelli is one of the models of Argentina's viticulture considering his expertise, the unmistakable style of his wines, his high adaptability to over 60 markets where Bodega Norton's wines are uncorked every day, as well as his versatility to make both wine in bulk and limited editions of high-end wines. He is and always will be a model for the new generation of young winemakers, who are the future of Argentina's viticulture. But above all, Jorge Riccitelli is a great human being with a unique charisma and all the family of Bodega Norton is proud of him and his nomination for the Winemaker of the Year 2012 by the prestigious magazine Wine Enthusiast," said Michael Halstrick, President & CEO.

Today Bodega Norton is one of Argentina's leading wineries with the greatest expertise. It was founded in 1895 in Mendoza and today it is present in over 60 countries around the world. Its well-known quality and its wide range of products are the result of the excellent management of vineyards and the winemaking process, which creates the most pleasant and enjoyable wines.

Bodega Norton wines are imported, marketed and distributed by Farsons Beverage Imports Company Limited, a member of the Farsons Group.