La Seca, 7 September 2021.- Dave McIntyre, a specialist wine journalist and columnist at the digital version of The Washington Post, includes Green & Social Verdejo 2020 from Bodega Cuatro Rayas among its weekly recommendations, a section where he selects his favourite wines and rates them on a 1-4 star scale and rewards both their tasting notes and value for money.
On this occasion, McIntyre suggests the American readers of this column a selection of five wines: three rosé and two white wines, where there is only one brand of Spanish origin—the organic DO Rueda Green & Social Verdejo 2020, produced by the co-op Bodega Cuatro Rayas and available throughout the USA thanks to the distributor Kysela Pére et Fils. The author rates it as “Excellent/Extraordinary” and gives 3 stars and a half to this white wine that takes its name after the green philosophy that guides all Cuatro Rayas’ actions, a winery recognised by its commitment to environmental and social sustainability seeking the welfare of the natural environment where its activity takes place, and of the people who live in it.
This sensitive approach to the needs of the rural environment is precisely one of the values that the journalist of The Washington Post highlights in his article, where he examines minutely some of the sustainable features that define this wine and its bottling—organic certified Verdejo grapes, suitable for vegans, closure made with materials derived from sugar cane, and with a zero-carbon footprint, recyclable aluminium capsule, recycled paper label, and lightweight recycled glass bottle that reduces the carbon emissions. Regarding the organoleptic properties of this organic Verdejo, McIntyre also says emphatically:
“The wine is delicious, with flavors of stone fruit and a fresh hint of citrusy acidity. Applause for an outfit producing lovely wine and taking extra steps to do right by their people and the Earth.”