White Wine Naiades 2018
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Produced by Bodegas Naia, this Spanish white wine is sourced from very old, low-yielding vineyards composed of 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 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 2018 was aged on its lees in those same barrels for 7 months with periodic stirrings.
Aerate this white wine from Rueda some time before drinking.
13,000 bottles produced.
The white wine Naiades is medium yellow with some greenish tinges.
Notes of aniseed, white and yellow fruit, and citrus. In the background, this Verdejo suggests some hints of biscuits, aromatic herbs, spices, straw, fennel and dry earth. This white wine fermented in oak has a complex, ever-evolving nose.
Smooth and unctuous, this wine from Bodegas 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 2018 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 93. Guía Peñín 93. Decanter WWA 2021 - 94 points & Silver Medal.
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|
|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|