White Wine Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2020
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It is produced from grapes coming from Finca San Diego, a vineyard which comprises 23 plots with different soil compositions and sun orientations.
As for the winemaking process, 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 3 months. Bottled in February, Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2020 was aged for about a month before its commercial release.
60,000 bottles produced. Pair this white meat recipes, oily fish dishes and sheep milk cheese.
The white wine Belondrade Quinta Apolonia is medium straw with some greenish glints and golden tinges.
This varietal Verdejo white wine shows some fragrant notes of white fruit, freshly cut grass, citrus, lime rind, dry fruit, fennel, toast and fresh hay.
Fresh and fruity, showing a remarkable acidity and an unctuous body. This white wine from Bodegas Belondrade is very smooth, with the herbal component showing more prominence on the palate, complemented by remembrances of citrus and spices. The wine has a long, deliciously bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The sophisticated Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2020 is a a textbook Verdejo.
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2019:
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2018:
Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2017:
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|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|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|