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White Wine Belondrade y Lurtón 2018

White wine from Rueda. Varietal Verdejo spontaneously fermented and aged in oak barrels for 9 months.

Crianza. 9 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rueda
Grapes Varieties: Verdejo,
Wineries: Belondrade
P 97 94 96
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One of the most prestigious Spanish white wines from the DO Rueda, Belondrade y Lurtón is a paragon of quality and finesse.

Virtually a varietal Verdejo, this Rueda white wine from Bodega Belondrade is complemented with a 5% of other white varieties. Organically farmed, the grapes were sourced from Quinta San Diego, a estate divided into 23 different plots. The diversity of soil compositions and solar orientations really adds to the complexity of this wine.

Each plot of grapes was picked by hand, meticulously selected and separately vinified in 300-litre French oak barrels. After a brief maceration, the grapes were fermented with native yeasts and subsequently aged for 9 months in the barrels. Once the process was completed, Belondrade y Lurtón 2018 was blended and aged for a minimum of 5 months in the bottle before being released onto the market.

It is advisable to aerate this white wine aged on lees at least 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

Bright and clean, the white wine Belondrade y Lurton is straw yellow with some golden tinges.

Nose

This varietal Verdejo is nuanced and complex. White fruit, with hints of clove and cinnamon, a touch of fennel and bitter herbs, some earthy remembrances and a brushstroke of flowers.

Palate

Savoury and smooth, this wine of bodega Belondrade is nuanced, intricate and complex. Mildly dense, with a zesty acidity and a very long, slightly bitter finish.

Our personal opinion

An ambitious Verdejo, Belondrade y Lurtón 2018 has some very good years ahead of it. This wine deserves serious attention.

OTHER VINTAGES

Belondrade y Lurton 2017:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 94. James Suckling 90.

Belondrade y Lurton 2016:

Enterwine 95. Parker 93+. Peñín 94.

Belondrade y Lurton 2015:

Enterwine 95. Parker 92+.

Belondrade  y Lurton 2014:

Peñín 95.

Belondrade & Lurton 2013:

Parker 93. Best Crianza White Wine - Gourmet Guide.

Belondrade & Lurton 2012:

Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Rueda
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Parker's Score 97
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 96
Percentage of variety Verdejo 95%, Otras variedades blancas 5%
Pairings Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, Oysters, Pasta with fish, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, Stew, White meat with gravy, Whitefish salads
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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