Eight of the wines with denomination of origin Rueda de Bodega Cuatro Rayas have been recognized with scores higher than 90 points in the last tasting of the Spanish Reference Guide
La Seca, July 15, 2020. – Wines with the Rueda Designation of Origin from Bodega Cuatro Rayas – a wine cooperative that brings together the vineyards of almost 400 members from the provinces of Valladolid and Segovia – have obtained a prominent place among the evaluations of the prestigious Peñín Guide of Spanish wines. While waiting to know the results for its elaborations under DO Ribera del Duero and IGP Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla y León, Bodega Cuatro Rayas has received the evaluations of this prescribing publication of oenological opinion that it has considered as ‘excellent’ eight of the Rueda wines from the winery by giving them scores higher than 90 points.
The wines that have achieved this recognition have been ’61’ Dorado en Rama N / V (95 points, classified as ‘exceptional’), Amador Diez 2015 (93 points), Amador Diez 2017 (93 points), Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios 2019 (92 points), Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Verdejo 2019 (92 points), ’61’ Dorado N / V (91 points), Cuatro Rayas ‘1935’ 2019 (90 points) and Cuatro Rayas Fermented in Barrel (90 points).
The top range of Cuatro Rayas thickens its record
Two of the most exclusive elaborations of Bodega Cuatro Rayas have been recognized with remarkably high scores, thus proving the exceptional nature of these wines that collect the essence of the oldest and most chosen vineyards of the cooperative and the most deeply rooted tradition of the winery.
The 95 Peñín points obtained by ’61’ Dorado en Rama are added to the increasingly extensive collection of recognitions harvested by this generous wine without clarifying that it is made by combining in equal parts Verdejo grape – the most characteristic of the Rueda denomination of origin− with Palomino Fino, a variety condemned to disappear – since its plantation has been banned – but of which the La Seca cooperative cares for centuries-old vines with the aim of continuing the original elaborations of the area.
On the other hand, the 93 points with which the two Amador Diez vintages -2015 and 2017- have been qualified stand out, a Verdejo from grapes from the oldest vineyards of the cooperative – specifically from a selection made in the best ten Pre-phylloxera hectares with more than 100 years of age- which are carefully harvested by hand to ferment in new 500-liter French oak barrels, with battonâge for eight months. A handmade and exclusive product that takes care of even the smallest detail, including labeling on wood instead of paper.