The Verdejo from the Valladolid cooperative winery conquers the palate of the renowned British journalist and will be one of the protagonists of the virtual wine tasting of northwestern Spain that Atkin will lead in mid-November
La Seca, October 27, 2020.- The ‘Master of Wine’ Tim Atkin has recently tasted and rated a sample of wines from northwestern Spain with the aim of selecting some of them to star in one of the virtual tastings he directs in Three wine men . In this tasting, Cuatro Rayas Vineyards Centenarios 2019 It has been recognized with 93 points and will be one of the wines that will be presented at this digital meeting.
The virtual tasting will be taught through Zoom under the interactive seminar format and can be accessed from the aforementioned digital platform – which Atkin directs together with two other renowned British journalists specializing in the wine sector: Oz Clark and Olly Smith-. The digital meeting will take place on Thursday, November 12 and will focus on the characteristics of the wines of the Northwest of Spain; journalists, sommeliers, professionals from the sector and the Horeca channel and wine lovers will have the opportunity to meet Cuatro Rayas Centennial Vineyards -Verdejo made from old vineyards in glass by the cooperative Bodega Cuatro Rayas- by the hand of the renowned ‘Master of Wine’.
Atkin declares on his social media profiles that “it has been fascinating to discover the diversity of white wines from Castilla y León (…) I can’t wait to share them with you!”. On Cuatro Rayas Vineyards Centenarios 2019 comments: “A magnificent, slightly woody Verdejo that shows both concentration and freshness. Notes of pink grapefruit and wild herbs combine excitingly on the palate with a salty finish and a hint of vanilla spice. ”
From vineyards grown in glass for at least 80 years, this Verdejo DO Rueda is harvested manually and made with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures. 15% of the must destined for its production ferments in 500-liter French oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks, to be later joined and aged on its fine lees for a minimum of 5 months with battonage . Pale yellow with greenish reflections, bright and transparent, on the nose it has great intensity, highlighting its notes of white flowers and acacia on a background of ripe fruit, candied fruit and the typical aniseed of the variety. On the palate it is round and unctuous, very fatty and has a great persistence.
TIM ATKIN, ‘MASTER OF WINE’
Tim Atkin MW is a renowned British journalist specializing in winemaking considered the fifth most influential wine expert in the world. Regular signature of magazines Harpers , Decanter Y Gourmet Traveler Wine , also has its own website and is part of the platform Three wine men together with two other renowned oenological prescribers from the United Kingdom: Oz Clark and Olly Smith, with whom he conducts tastings and outreach experiences on wines from around the world for both professionals and the general public. Atkin is popular for his fun and often controversial presentation style.
For more than 30 years Tim Atkin has judged wines in different countries and is co-president of the International Wine Challenge , the largest and most rigorous blind tasting contest in the world. Among other wine regions in the world, he is considered a voice of great influence regarding Spanish wines.