A world-leading wine critic has named an Axarquia vintage the best red wine in Andalucia.
Robert Parker, one of the world’s most trusted wine gurus, awarded a massive 93 points to Sedella wine – a ranking unparalleled by any other red from the region.
Sedella Vinos was created in 2006 as a personal project by innovative Albacete winemaker Lauren Rosillo, who already specialised in producing premium wines across Spain.
After buying a farm with six acres of historic vines on the steep slopes of the small town Sedella, Rosillo converted his personal project into a booming business.
The combination of altitude (2461 ft), proximity to the Mediterranean, soil quality and the Rome and Grenache vines are responsible for its quality.
The precious grapes, planted in 1940, are fermented in French oak barrels for 16-20 months.
Manufacturing just 10,000 bottles per year, the first rate write-up from wine authority Parker represents a quantum leap for Sedella.
A score of 93 out of a possible 100 points from Parker’s prestigious Wine Advocate magazine will influence a huge number of wine aficionados internationally.
Rosillo, who is to travel to New York to promote the wine stateside said: “It’s such a privilege to have this accolade from Parker.”
According to Parker, Sedella’s 2012 vintage is the best so far, and the produce of 2013 will not be out until next Christmas.
The price? Here in Spain, just €22 per bottle.