‘Wine Spectator’ praises the acidity and balance of Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée

The prestigious American magazine has included in its digital edition the wine tasting of this Verdejo wine with a 90-points score

May 2019, La Seca (Valladolid).- ‘Wine Spectator’, one of the most prestigious American magazines regarding wine in the English-speaking world, has highlighted the quality of a wine from Bodega Cuatro Rayas, namely, the premium range of Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias. In this respect, it has awarded 90 points to Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée 2017. “This white offers an appealing mix of stone fruit, wet stone and floral notes. Generous yet pure, with well-integrated acidity that leaves an orange blossom finish”, says on the review and specifies about its balance, “not showy, but harmonious”.


Bodega Cuatro Rayas presented during 2018 harvest Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Cuvée 2017, a collection white wine that puts together the most valuable viticultural heritage in DO Rueda (old vineyards located in the best areas of the designation) and the work of three generations of winemakers. It is a wine that breaks the myth that Verdejo wine should be consumed within a year, against those who say that this grape evolves badly in the bottle. In this wine for ageing newly released on the market, the winery tries that the condition of the grape (ripeness, pH, etc.) selected from forty-year-old vine plots, as well as the ageing on lees and the short oak barrel ageing, provide the wine with the required complexity so that time can bring the best of it.

Likewise, ‘Wine Spectator’ remarked the quality of Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Verdejo Sobre Lías (88 p.), also a flagship Verdejo wine of DO Rueda stating that “this broad white shows a creamy texture stays lively thanks to bright acidity”. Offers pear, herbal and ginger flavours that attain a savoury balance.

Worldwide recognition
‘Wine Spectator’ is a respected American magazine specialised in wines. This publication has over four decades of history and was founded by Bob Morrisey in 1976. Every year, the magazine lists the top 100 wines of the world, selected by a wine tasting team. They rate the wines on a scale of 85 to 100 points. Wines between 90 and 95 are considered as ‘outstanding’.