White Wine El Transistor Verdejo 2018

White wine made from Rueda. Old-vines Verdejo fermented and aged in different containers.
Crianza. 9 Months in distinct containers
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rueda
Grapes Varieties: Verdejo,
Wineries: Telmo Rodríguez
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by Telmo Rodríguez, one of Spain's most prominent winemakers, El Transistor Verdejo is born in the region of La Seca, in the DO Rueda, the cradle of the Verdejo grape.

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.

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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:

Enterwine 93.

El Transistor Verdejo 2016:

Enterwine 93.

El Transistor Verdejo 2015:

Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Year 2018
Type White
D.O. Rueda
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 9-11ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 9
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Verdejo
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
2 Reviews
top verdejo
I put this wine up with the best Spanish verdejos. Understated elegance and a sense of terroir.
Review by (Posted on 27 August 2018)
Thelmo Rodrigues is a top Spanish winemaker, and this is one of Spain's top Verdejos. Citrus, stone fruit, it coats the palate and has a smooth, silky body. Great finish.
Review by (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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