The DO Rueda winery celebrates the current harvest by presenting Forty Cuvée Harvests, one hundred percent Verdejo with a high potential for improvement in the bottle that is the result of the production of the last harvest
La Seca (Valladolid), September 2018.- Cuatro Rayas winery, which a few days ago began the harvesting of the grapes for this 2018, has just presented Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée 2017, a collection white that assembles the most valuable wine heritage of the DO Rueda (old vineyards located in the best areas of the appellation) and the work of three generations of winemakers.
It is a Verdejo that breaks the myth that Verdejo wine should be consumed in a year, contrary to those who say that this grape has poor evolution in the bottle. In this aging wine that is now being released on the market, the winery ensures that the state of the grape (maturity, pH, etc.) selected from hawthorn more than forty years, as well as the aging on lees and a moderate aging in the barrel, give the wine the complexity necessary for time to make the best of it.
Three generations to crown the ‘Forty Vendimias’ family
The range of ‘Cuarenta Vendimias’ wines, presented about three years ago, is made up of the original Verdejo, which is made under the forty-year recipe bequeathed by the oenologist Ángel Calleja, while the Ribera del Duero 10 months in barrel and the Sauvignon Blanc They are made under the watchful eye of Elena M. Oyagüe, current technical director of the cooperative located in La Seca. In the case of Cuvée, Roberto L. Tello, the winery’s youngest winemaker, has been in charge of ensuring that this production meets the high quality standards of ‘Forty Vendimias’.
The new Cuvée is an exclusive product for the hotel industry and the best wine bars, a limited reference that will be on the menus of establishments where the most demanding consumers look for the best whites in the country. Given its structure and acidity, it is possible that the unique nuances of a vintage from the past travel with freshness until the moment a glass is served.