Made from Verdejo, Castilla y León's most important white variety, Belondrade Quinta Apolonia is a young Spanish white wine made following a careful process.
Harvested at the optimal ripening time, during the month of September, the grapes were carefully selected prior to vinification.
Then this white wine from Castilla y León was made blending two wines. Approximately one third of the whole came from the top wine of the winery, the famed Belondrade y Lurton.
The remnant two thirds were produced from the youngest vineyards of the Belondrade winery, about 10 years of age.
Those two thirds were fermented in stainless steel tanks, while the remaining third was fermented in French oak barrels. Both were aged on its lees for three months.
Production of this Verdejo white wine was of 50,000 bottles.
Drink Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2017 until 2023.
The white wine Belondrade Quinta Apolonia has a clean, bright, straw yellow colour with some greenish glints and some golden tinges.
This white wine made from Verdejo shows some fragrant notes of white fruit, freshly cut grass, citrus, lime rind, dry fruit, fennel, toast and fresh hay. A delightful white wine partially aged in oak.
Fresh and fruity, showing a remarkable acidity and an unctuous body. This white wine by Bodegas Belondrade is very smooth, with the herbal component showing more prominence on the palate, complemented by remembrances of citrus and spices. Quinta Apolonia has a long, deliciously bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The sophisticated Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2017 is a a textbook Verdejo with a good ageing potential.
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2016:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 91.
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2015:
Parker 89. Peñín 92. Enterwine 91.
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2014:
Parker 90 and Peñín 91.
|D.O.||VT Castilla y León|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Cow´s cheese, Creams, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Light hors d´oeuvres, Mushrooms, Pica Pica, Poultry, Roasted red meats, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, Romantic Dinner|
A delicacy. Extremely genteel, with a tart tip. Monsieur Belondrade knows his stuff.