White Wine Belondrade y Lurton 2020
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Here is the new vintage of Belondrade y Lurton, arguably the most prestigious Spanish white wine from DO Rueda.
A varietal Verdejo, this Crianza white wine of the Belondrade winery is made from over 30-year-old vineyards located at an altitude of 750 metres above sea level. The organically farmed vines grow in soils composed of sand and pebble stones that bring a distinctive freshness and complexity to the wine.
Each plot was separately harvested and vinified. First, the grapes were cold-soaked and spontaneously fermented with their own yeasts in 300-litre French oak barrels. After that, Belondrade y Lurton 2020 aged on its lees in the barrels for 10 months with periodic stirrings.
Then this white wine from Rueda by winemaker Didier Belondrade was blended and aged for a further 5 months before its commercial release.
Aerate 30 minutes before drinking.
The white wine Belondrade y Lurton is medium straw with some golden tinges.
This is an intense, suggestive Verdejo. Notes of toast, spices and balsam, alongside aromas of white fruit, citrus, hay, bitter herbs and flowers over a subtle, exquisite, distinctive mineral background which is the mark of a great terroir.
Bold and palate-coating, this white wine of the Belondrade winery shows a tight, concentrated complexity that will slowly unfurl over the next years. Full of richness and nuance, showing notes of tropical fruit, pomelo, bitter herbs, dry earth and white flowers. Great acidity and long, delicately bitter finish.
|Our personal opinion||
An exquisitely crafted wine, the classy Belondrade y Lurton 2020 captures like few others the unique personality of the Verdejo grape.
Belondrade y Lurton 2019:
Belondrade y Lurton 2018:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 97.
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:
Belondrade & Lurton 2013:
Parker 93. Best Crianza White Wine - Gourmet Guide.
Belondrade & Lurton 2012:
Parker 92. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||10|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Grilled fish, 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|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|