Verdejo from Rueda
Price as configured: €55.37
Here's selection of 6 Verdejos from Rueda that will help you see the difference between a young Verdejo, a Verdejo aged in oak barrels and a Verdejo aged on its lees.
The Verdejo grape is a white variety indigenous to the Rueda Designation of Origin. Highly aromatic, it usually displays notes of tropical fruit and distinctive touches of aromatic herbs that, along with its great acidity, makes the grape perfect for producing fresh, complex wines. Moreover, Verdejo also improves greatly when aged on its lees, which give a pleasant roundness and creaminess to the wine.
We begin with two young white wines: Circe Verdejo 2013, produced by the Avelino Vegas winery, and Austum Verdejo 2014, crafted by Bodega Tionio. Next we have a pair of Verdejos aged on lees for a period of 4 to 6 months. Arindo 2013 is the first vintage of a wine produced by Bodegas y Viñedos Shaya, a brand belonging to Gil Family Estates, and Marqués de Riscal Finca Montico 2013. Here we already encounter a higher level of complexity, although the wines retain all of their characteristic freshness.
Finally, two bold Verdejos aged on oak barrels. Afined for 10 months, Belondrade & Lurton 2013 is simply a great white wine, A wine that, incidentally, keeps getting great scores year after year. Naiades 2011, by Bodegas Naia, also got a great score: 94 Peñín points. Both wines display an amazing richness, with primary notes of fresh fruit gently wrapped by several layers of smoke, spices, herbs and minerality.
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