White Wine Naiades 2016
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This is the new vintage of a great Spanish white wine, one of the best produced in the DO Rueda.
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 2016 vintage of this Verdejo from Rueda 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.
Finally, Naiades 2016 was aged on its lees in those same barrels for 7 months with periodic stirrings.
13,000 bottles produced.
The white wine fermented in oak Naiades has a very bright, clean, intense yellow colour with some greenish tinges.
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.
Smooth and unctuous, this white wine of 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 2016 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.
Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94.
Enterwine 95. Peñín 94. Josh Reynolds 92. Wine Spectator 90.
Aged for 8 months in oak. Peñín 95.
Parker 91. Peñín 94.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Ageing||Fermented in Barrel|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||7|
|Other guides||Silver Medal Decanter WWA 2021|
|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|