Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Sauvignon Blanc is a single-variety Sauvignon Blanc white wine made by the Cuatro Rayas winery, in the D.O. Rueda in Valladolid, Spain.
Cuatro Rayas Cuarenta Vendimias Sauvignon Blanc is made from a special selection of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from vineyards over 40 years old. This wine serves as a tribute to Ángel Calleja, the winemaker who led the winery for 40 vintages, hence the name of the wine. And who better than Elena M. Oyagüe, who was the right-hand woman of the honoured oenologist for more than twenty years, to be in charge of making this evocative white wine.
Angel Calleja was part of the first class of oenologists at the Escuela de la Vid de Madrid and joined the winery as technical director in 1975. Calleja was the man behind the transformation of Cuatro Rayas, where he spent more than 40 years. To commemorate this, they created the Cuarenta Vendimias range, wines made through a meticulous selection process that are full of complexity and nuances.