Parker points for Galician wines- January 2015

The long awaited delivery of the Christmas issue of The Wine Advocate, edited by the renowned Robert Parker, recently completed tastings of Jerez and Bierzo with a special section dedicated to the four denominations of Galician wine.

On this occasion, Parker scores the wines of Galicia, which left bittersweet feelings for some of the largest wineries in the area, whilst the smaller wineries and winemakers, more committed to preserving the identity of the wine region and its terroir, have been rewarded.

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The vinyards of Rías Baixas © Ruta do Viño Rias Baixas

Above all, Luis Gutierrez, Parker delegate for Spain, Argentina and Chile gave a warning to wines from Rias Baixas, where he believes there is a strong danger of standardising wines in this region.

Gutiérrez goes as far as to describe the overall business strategy of these wineries as wrong. A strategy, in his own words, in which profit is pursued at the expense of quality, resulting in standardisation and a lack of originality.

Fortunately, he also praises the winemakers of the area who have been brave enough to bring forward projects such as the recovery of old varieties and maximisation of the land. These are wines of great quality and personality.

Among the Top Rated Galician wineries Parker highlights Adegas Guímaro, in Ribeira Sacra: Finca Pombeiras 2012 received 95 Parker points and stands as the highest rated. Also, Guímaro 2013 received 91 Parker points and is confirmed as one of the best value wines.

Among the Galician wineries rated, Parker finds names that we recommend you follow closely. Do not miss the wines from the Forges of Salnes, Adega Algueira, Zárate, Muradella and Adega Quinta de Pombal wineries.You’ll love them!

Click the following link if you want to see the rest of wines from Galicia rated by Parker available on our website.

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