Naiades 2014

White wine from Rueda made from old-vines Verdejo fermented and aged for 7 months in French oak barrels.
Fermented in Barrel. 7 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rueda
Mono-variety: Verdejo
Wineries: Bodegas Naia
ñ 92 94 93

Availability: In stock

€19.00
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This is the new vintage of a great Spanish white wine, one of the best produced in the DO Rueda.

Crafted by Bodegas Naia, Naidades is a single varietal Verdejo coming from very old, low-yielding vineyards grown in sandy soils.

All of the vines are over 80 years of age, with some of them being up 130 years old. This oldest vines, incidentally, are prephylloxeric and thus ungrafted. In other words, they are, so to speak, hardwired to the soil.

The 2014 vintage was a late one. The grapes were meticulously vinified and, once in the cellar, they were first underwent a cold-maceration of the whole bunches. After that, they were destemmed and  fermented in light-toasted French oak barrels.

Then this white wine from Rueda was aged on its lees in those same barrels for 7 months with periodic stirrings.

Bear in mind that Naiades 2014 has a substantial ageing potential. Drink now to 2026.

Decant 1 hour before drinking.

20,400 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The white wine fermented in oak Naiades has a very bright, clean, intense yellow colour with some greenish tinges.

Nose

Notes of aniseed, white and yellow fruit, and citrus. On the background, this Verdejo from Rueda suggests some hints of biscuits, aromatic herbs, spices, straw, fennel and dry earth. This white wine fermented in oak has a remarkable nose.

Palate

Smooth and unctuous, this white wine by Bodega Naia has considerable depth and complexity. Notions of pastry, smoke, medlar, kumquat, lychee, bitter herbs and citrus. Great acidity and a delicately warm, persistent finish with some remembrances of aniseed and cream.

Our personal opinion

Complex and savoury, Naiades 2014 is an elegant, deep expression of the Verdejo grape. Try it with a Spanish rice with lobster and a drop of truffle oil. Divinely decadent.

OTHER VINTAGES

Naiades 2013:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.

Naiades 2012:

Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Josh Reynolds 92. Wine Spectator 90.

Naiades 2011:

Peñín 96.

Naiades 2010:

Aged for 8 months in oak. Peñín 95.

Naiades 2009:

Parker 91. Peñín 94.

Year 2014
Type White
D.O. Rueda
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 8-10ºC
Ageing Fermented in Barrel
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 7
Peñin Score 92
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 93
Other guides Wine Spectator: 90 points.
Mono-Varietal Verdejo
Pairings Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Curred fish, Grilled fish, Rice with fish, Soup and rice, Stew, Whitefish salads
Taste Dry and full bodied, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
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A Verdejo as good as many top Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. A first-class white grape, no question about it. Review by Wotan (Posted on 13/03/2019)
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Already excellent, this white wine has a great potential for improvement. Great structure, very good acidity, remembrances of bitter herbs and ripe stone fruit and a spicy finish. Review by Billy Budd (Posted on 23/10/2017)
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