White Wine Naiades 2018

White wine from Rueda. 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: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rueda
Grapes Varieties: Verdejo,
Wineries: Bodegas Naia
ñ 93 93 93

Availability: In stock

Product Description

This is the new vintage of Naiades, one of the absolute best Verdejo wines from DO Rueda.

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.

Additional Information
Additional Information

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.


Naiades 2016:

Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 93. Decanter WWA 2021 - 94 points & Silver Medal.

Naiades 2014:

Enterwine 94. Peñín 92.

iades 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 2018
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 93
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 93
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
2 Reviews
naiades verdejo
A Verdejo as good as many top Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. A first-class white grape, no question about it.
Review by (Posted on 13 March 2019)
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 (Posted on 23 October 2017)
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