Monday, 14 January 2019
14.1.19 Guia Peñín Rates Sherry Best Wine in Spain
For the 2019 edition of Spain´s leading wine guide, 250 Sherries were tasted and 200 - or 80% of them - scored 90 points or more putting Sherry ahead of all other DOs in Spain - again. In fact the average score was an impressive 92.08 points. Carlos González, director of the guide, said that it is not only the oldest DO in the country but it is also considered the most complete since it involves wines of greater diversity, greater uniqueness and better quality. And it is not just its complexity with so many types of wine but that they are unique in the world and all are of extremely high quality. No other region in the world has these three variables.
It is maintaining its international recognition over the years thanks to a continuing and carefully crafted evolution allowing it to offer innovative styles as well as the classic ones creating a Sherry revival. Sommeliers are matching Sherry with Spanish gastronomy and achieving authentic and award winning flavours. This week the team from Guia Peñín will visit the Consejo Regulador to taste the next round of Sherries for the 2020 guide. Jerez is always the first stop on their journey round the country´s wines and, apparently, one of their favourites.