Bodegas La Val, Rias Baixas D.O. representative at the Peñin wine tasting of New York

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La Guía Peñín, one of the most prestigious newsletters in Spain, is celebrating its “Catas del Podio” wine tasting events around the globe. Only wines that qualified as “outstanding” and achieved scores ranging between 95 and 99 in the guide’s last edition can participate; this year Bodegas La Val has been the only Rias Baixas D.O. representative in New York.

A select group of wine professionals and journalists had the chance to taste and experience, in a wine tasting session led by José Peñín, nine spanish wine selections, which included La Val Sur Lies 2010, scored with 96 in the guide’s last edition.

Hosted in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan in New York, the event highlighted how the wine of the Arantei´s winery (Salvaterra de Miño) once again received a warm welcome from the north american public.

 Score of 92 in Vinous

2017 is turning out to be a great year for La Val Winery and new awards keep coming from both national and international wine experts. Recently, prestigious American Website Vinous recognized La Val Albariños. Josh Raynolds, its wine expert, has scored the bests spanish wines, among these the 2015 and 2016 harvested La Val wines have scored 90 each, La Val Sur Lies 2010 scoring 92.

High scores from this website receive a seal of approval from one of their most important wine prescribers in America, Stephen Tanzer, publisher until his acquisition by Vinous in 2014 of the specialized International Winery Challenge (IWC).