The grapes of this Spanish red wine come from vineyards over 25 years of age that grow under a harsh Continental climate. The belong to the Rueda DO.
Mechanically harvested, after being destemmed, cold-soaked and crushed the resulting free-run juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks. Then Gran Cardiel Verdejo Viura 2017 was aged on its lees for some months.
Finally, this white wine from Rueda was blended and aged bottled after a gentle filtration. Drink over the next 12 months.
The wine Gran Cardiel Verdejo Viura has a pale wax colour with some greenish glints.
Showing a nice varietal character, this blend of Verdejo and Viura smells of bone fruit, pineapples, white flowers, aniseed and citrus.
Notes of aromatic herbs, aniseed, and ripe white fruit, typical of a white wine from Rueda. Smooth and unctuous, this wine by Félix Lorenzo Cachazo is fresh and rather long, with an aftertaste of herbs and fennel.
|Our personal opinion||
An honest young white wine from Rueda, Gran Cardiel Verdejo Viura 2017 drinks nicely with and without food.
Gran Cardiel Verdejo Viura 2016:
Gran Cardiel Verdejo Viura 2015:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months mixing in stainless steel|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||3|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Verdejo 60%, Viura 40%|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Creams, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Roasted fish, Roasted white meats, Salads with lite seasonings, Smoked foods|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues, To enjoy daily|
Clean. Crisp. Fresh.
Good sushi wine.
This Viura is gentle and satisfying. Perfect with fried fish and tapas.