The commitment to quality of Avanteselecta, a wine company that makes wines in the main Spanish Denominations of Origin, has been endorsed yet another year by the 2016 Peñin Guide, which has just made its scores public. Avanteselecta has at least one wine with more than 93 points in each of its winemaking areas, reaching 96 points with Llanos del Almendro (Bodegas Dominio de Atauta. in the D. O. Ribera del Duero) or 95 with Valdegatiles, also a Ribera del Duero.
Dominio de Atauta is located in Ribera del Duero, in the area of Soria, specifically in the precious Valley of Atauta, and again it has obtained the highest score, with almost all its wines above 93 points. Parada de Atauta 2011 obtained 93; Dominio de Atauta 2010, 94; and the three wines that perfectly represent the valley’s peculiarities and different terroirs have again obtained the highest ratings in the D. O. with 96 points for Llanos del Almendro 2010, 95 for Valdegatiles 2010 and 94 for La Mala 2010. Also in Ribera del Duero, bodega Atalayas de Golbán obtained 90 points for Torre de Golbán 2011.
In Rias Baixas, Nora 2014, with 90 points, defends its peculiar personality, provided by its origin in Condado do Tea. Nora da Neve 2010, the barrel-fermented Albariño, is up there among the best with 93 points. In this same line, the white Rueda wines made by Bodegas Naia also stand out, with 94 points for Naiades 2011, for example, which is a Verdejo made from centenary vineyards and fermented in the barrel. Naia 2014, a Verdejo, with the complexity provided by a 4-month ageing in lees, obtained 91 points. K-Naia, a 100% Verdejo with a touch of Sauvignon Blanc, and S-Naia (100% Sauvignon Blanc) received 90 points.
With regard to Rioja wines, Obalo Crianza 2011 and Obalo Reserva 2009 maintain their quality recognition with 93 points. Obalo Joven obtained 90 points. The work of Avanteselecta in Castilla La Mancha at Bodegas Mano a Mano continues to bear fruit with Venta La Ossa Tempranillo 2011 obtaining 93 points and Venta La Ossa Syrah 2011 with 91.
In the D. O. Tierra del Vino de Zamora, Cenit 2011 has again earned its award as best scored wine in the D. O. with 93 points. The rest of the wines made at this bodega have also received their own recognition: Vía Cenit 2013, Venta Mazarrón 2013 and Villano 2013 merited 91 points.
With regard to Alvaro Domecq wines, in Jerez, their great quality has been reaffirmed, three of them obtaining 94 points (1730 Oloroso VORS, 1730 Amontillado and 1730 Palo Cortado). Fino La Janda and Alburejo Oloroso, with 92 and 91 points, respectively, also defend their leadership in their respective categories.