White Wine El Transistor Verdejo 2018
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This Spanish white wine is made from old vines grown in poor, rocky-limestone soils with very low levels of organic matter. As for the 2018 vintage, it was a very late one, defined by abundant spring rainfalls and a slow, steady ripening of the grapes.
Harvest was carried out manually. After that, the grapes of this old-vines Verdejo by Telmo Rodriguez were fermented using indigenous yeasts in differently shaped and sized vats and barrels, made of wood, concrete and stainless steel.
Once that process was finished, El Transistor Verdejo 2018 was aged for 9 months in different containers, blended and aged for some months in the bottle prior to its release.
This is a remarkably complex white wine from Rueda.
The wine El Transistor has a pale, bright, clean yellow colour with golden tinges.
Aromas of juicy white fruit, citrus, white flowers and freshly-cut grass, typical of a Verdejo from Rueda, alongside some elegant, restrained notes coming from the ageing process.
Lighter and subtler than one might expect, this white wine of top Spanish winemaker Telmo Rodríguez is crisp, dry and really fresh. Remembrances of flowers, white fruit, aromatic herbs and citrus, along with hints of yeasts, some mineral undertones and a dash of spices and smoke. El Transistor has a well-balanced acidity and long, slightly bitter finish with a fennel remembrance.
|Our personal opinion||
A far cry from the average Verdejo, El Transistor 2018 is a decidedly terroir-oriented Rueda white wine.
El Transistor Verdejo 2017:
El Transistor Verdejo 2016:
El Transistor Verdejo 2015:
Peñín 93. Parker 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in distinct containers|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||9|
|Pairings||Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Poultry, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|