In bestowing this prize, the Spanish Association of Professional Wine Tasters ratifies the great trajectory of Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon Blanc
Valladolid, June 3, 2010. - The Spanish Association of Professional Wine Tasters (UEC) has just awarded its Golden Bacchus prize to Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon 2009. This latest prize corroborates the quality of this wine, which in its brief two-year existence has solidified its position as the most honored sauvignon blanc from D.O. Rueda.
Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon was introduced in the 2008 vintage as a new offering by the winery to complete its line of Cuatro Rayas varietals, until then comprised of verdejo wines. Since its launch, the new varietal has collected significant accolades at the national and international levels, from the Gran Zarcillo de Oro of 2009 to the silver medal in the International Wine Challenge of London, scores approaching 90 awarded by the wine gurus of Robert Parker and the Penin Guide, and the latest honor, the Golden Bacchus 2010. Along the same lines, the UEC has distinguished this wine by including it in its list of the 100 best Spanish wines.
Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon is made from 100% sauvignon blanc vines, averaging 20 years of age and situated at an altitude of some 700 meters in areas of sandy and pebbly soil. Straw yellow in color with steely trim. Generous and inviting to the nose with a citrusy background. Creamy and balanced on the palate with notes of passion fruit and pineapple.