Editorial

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.

En los últimos años, siempre que la Guía Peñín ha acudido a catar los vinos de Cava ha salido con una sensación agridulce. Es indudable que Cava puede llegar a mostrar grandes elaboraciones, excelentes vinos que te trasladan a un lugar y que generan emociones, tenemos un número importante de elaboradores que se esfuerzan para que esto ocurra. Pero de la misma manera podemos decir que muchas de sus elaboraciones son vinos sin alma, centradas en la búsqueda de frescura, una buena burbuja y una buena acidez, con mayor o menor presencia de los matices de crianza en el vino.

There is not a single wine taster in the world who does not praise the benefits of Manzanilla from Sanlúcar and Jerez. All those who dedicate their careers to the wine industry appreciate and are fascinated by the singularity, tradition and finesse of these wines produced in a tiny corner of Spain. We have returned, once again, to Jerez to monitor what is currently under elaboration, with the purpose of offering an updated image of the region. We tasted 235 wines between both denominations of origin (D.O.) Jerez and Manzanilla de Sanlúcar as well as 20 vinos de la tierra coming from Cádiz. A range of tastings and ratings that will be released en primeur, for the first time in the history of Guía Peñín, via registration to the online Peñín Guide.