‘Hombre Pez Verdejo 2020’ and ‘Cuatro Rayas Roble Tempranillo 2019’ are awarded a Gold medal at the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021, held in Hong Kong
La Seca, 30 August 2021.- The cooperative from Valladolid Bodega Cuatro Rayas adds to the resume of two of its brands—‘Cuatro Rayas Roble Tempranillo’ and ‘Hombre Pez Verdejo’—, a Gold medal at the CWSA (China Wine & Spirits Awards), a benchmark competition in the Asian market that was recently held in Hong Kong.
This event, held every two years, is the largest and most prestigious spirit & wine contest in China. All the judges are carefully selected to be part of a jury consisting of importers, distributors, retailers and sommeliers from the Asian market, who blind-taste wines and spirits from more than 50 countries.
In this edition, two of the brands from Bodega Cuatro Rayas—a wine cooperative whose technical department is managed by the winemaker Elena M. Oyagüe—have been awarded a Gold medal, one went to the single-variety Verdejo, speciality to the winery located in La Seca, the heart of the Designation of Origin Rueda, and the second went to a Tempranillo, the result of an inter-cooperative project between Cuatro Rayas and Ribera del Duero. In addition, a third wine from the winery has been awarded a bronze medal at the Asian contest.
CUATRO RAYAS ROBLE TEMPRANILLO 2019 – GOLD MEDAL AT THE CWSA 2021
Tempranillo with DO Ribera del Duero from 30-years-old vineyards with manual harvest during the day, this red wine is part ‘Cuatro Rayas’ range, an essential reference of the winery that gives its name to it. It has a four-month French and American oak barrel ageing. As a result, it has a beautiful and deep cherry colour among its tasting notes; it is complex and balanced on the nose, where black fruit and dark-roasted and spicy flavours from the barrel blend, and it is velvety, soft and persistent on the palate.
HOMBRE PEZ VERDEJO 2020 – GOLD MEDAL AT THE CWSA 2021
Produced with a selection of our best Verdejo grapes in the region of Valladolid, cultivated in gravelly soils, it is mechanically harvested at night. Made in stainless steel vats under controlled temperature, it is characterised by a bright straw yellow colour, with greenish highlights, aromatic and refreshing intensity, with hints of banana, peach and hay, and a round and lingering mouthfeel, with stone fruit notes.