Editorial

Montilla and Málaga represent two denominaciones de origen consistently related to the production of traditional wines in Spain. Despite the current technological revolution, experienced in the wine industry, these regions maintain a significant portion of typical manufacturing procedures such as the practice of asoleo (practice consisting in sun-drying the grapes) or the solera and criaderas system (a unique and complex system of maturation using several casks and fractional blending). Follow this link to view the results/ ratings on Guía Peñín 2019.

Montilla y Málaga son, sin miedo a exagerar, dos de las denominaciones de origen más vinculadas a la elaboración de vinos tradicionales de toda España. Se puede decir, que a pesar de la revolución tecnológica en la industria del vino, estas zonas, mantienen una parte de sus métodos de producción intacta, como la práctica del asoleo, o el sistema de criaderas y soleras.

Our wine tasting trip continues around Spain and takes us to visit the producing areas in the central Iberian Plateau/tableland. On this occasion, the team assessed, firstly, wines from La Mancha, Valdepeñas and Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla and on the other hand, wines from Ribera del Guadiana and Vinos de la Tierra de Extremadura. There was a total of 643 new tastings, that you can find already published and available on Guía Peñín 2019 Online (follow this link to view the results/ ratings).

La Guía Peñín continúa con sus viajes de cata haciendo un alto en los vinos de varias zonas productoras de la meseta. En esta ocasión el equipo de cata ha evaluado los vinos de Mancha, Valdepeñas, Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla por un lado y de Ribera del Guadiana y Vinos de la Tierra de Extremadura por el otro. Se trata de un  total de 643 nuevas catas que ya hemos publicado en la Guía Peñín 2019 Online y que ya puede consultar pinchando aquí.

In recent years, every time Guía Peñín has attended tastings of Cava wines there have been mixed feelings. It is a fact Cava can develop great products, outstanding wines that have the power to generate strong emotions and a good number of winemakers are doing just this. However, there are also many products that might be seen as simple soulless wines, focused on the search of freshness, nice bubbles and good acidity, with more or less vintage tinges.