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20 Mar 2017

The pre-phylloxera Verdejo from Bodega Cuatro Rayas, a leading player in the wine elite

Winemaker Ángel Calleja presents Amador Diez, a special Verdejo cuvée made with grapes selected from ungrafted rootstock vines, of which just over 2,000 bottles have been elaborated. 

Dusseldorf (Germany), March 20, 2017. Bodega Cuatro Rayas presented on Monday a Verdejo destined to carve a niche among the most prestigious premium wines from Spain. The wine, called Amador Diez, in honor of the former president of the winery for two decades, one of the most respected figures by the wine growers and winemakers from DO Rueda, represents the craftsmanship of the winemaking firm whose origins are rooted back in 1935. Amador Diez is a unique wine as it is made from an exceptional raw material: a selection of the best grapes from the oldest pre-phylloxera vineyards at the winery, over 100 years of age, comprising a total of 10 hectares in the province of Segovia.

   Angel Calleja, the Cuatro Rayas winemaker, was responsible for presenting to the press and importers of premium products worldwide, this white wine made from pre-phylloxera grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts from the winery itself. This Verdejo cuvée has been stirred on its lees for eight months in new 600-liter French oak barrels. "Its lemon color with greenish Verdejo is intense on the nose, very elegant and creates the perfect harmony between the fruit load of the variety and the contribution of it stay in oak barrels", he told the audience gathered at the trade fair in the German city. "It is well-structured, buttery and voluptuous," added the veteran winemaker. It is a unique product in Spain and it also features a very innovative and yet artisan presentation, as the label is made from wood.

About Prowein
The Wine and Spirits trade fair Prowein, which takes place in Düsseldorf from Sunday to Tuesday, is the largest showcase in the wine world. This annual event aimed at professionals from the wine and other alcoholic beverages sectors, is the most important of its kind due to its specialization. It is an essential meeting point, having brought together for the 2016 edition, 6,257 exhibitors from 59 countries and registering 55,729 visitors from 123 different nations.  
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