White Wine Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2018

Crianza white wine. Verdejo fermented and aged for 3 months in stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels.

Barrel. 3 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Mono-variety: Verdejo
Wineries: Belondrade
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€14.10
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Made from Verdejo, Castilla y León 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. Bottled in February, Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2018 was aged for about a month before its commercial release.

Production of this Verdejo white wine was of 50,000 bottles and 500 magnums.

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Appearance

The white wine Belondrade Quinta Apolonia has a clean, bright, straw yellow colour with some greenish glints and some golden tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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 2018 is a a textbook Verdejo with a good ageing potential.

OTHER VINTAGES

Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2017:

Enterwine 91.

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.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. VT Castilla y León
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Ageing Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 3
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Verdejo
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
apolonia
Value
Delicate Verdejo, smooth and caressing on the palate. Great buy!
Review by (Posted on 28 February 2019)
Bello
Value
A delicacy. Extremely genteel, with a tart tip. Monsieur Belondrade knows his stuff.
Review by (Posted on 9 November 2017)
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