Every year Spanish wine guide La Vanguardia picks just 100 wines to be highlighted by experts and critics from the wine sector.
Centelles chose El Pedal during a blind tasting of 300 wines from Rioja, and he rated it as outstanding among all of them: “we were tasting the best of the best from Rioja, and El Pedal came in among the remarkable ones. This wine is worth more than it costs”.
A very valuable award to be added to those El Pedal has already achieved from other guides and critics, recognizing its excellent value for money.
“Spicy character, mineral nuances, fine tannins and fruit all over. One of the best value for money wines that have passed through my palate”.
About Ferran Centelles:
In addition to being sommelier and wine critic for Spain at Jancis Robinson, for twenty years now, his professional career has been linked to elBulli restaurant, world-renowned for its 3 Michelin stars and for being No. 1 on TOP 50 list of the world’s best restaurants for a record five times.
He is currently responsible for contents of the fabulous Sapiens del Vino encyclopedia and a regular teacher in sommelier courses.
He has published three books, ¿Qué vino en este plato? (2016), Las 100,75 preguntas que siempre quiso hacer sobre el vino (2020) and La Botella 18 (2021), exploring the multiple dimensions of wine tasting.