V3 Viñas Viejas 2015 is the new vintage of this white wine from Rueda produced by the Menade winery.
This interesting Verdejo wine is made from centenary, prephylloxeric vines scattered over 26 little plots with different soil characteristics.
The vines are farmed following environmentally friendly procedures and organic techniques.
Harvested by hand, the grapes were cooled with carbonic snow and crushed undestemmed.
Then the wine must was fermented in 500-litre French oak barrels with indigenous yeasts.
V3 Viñas Viejas Verdejo 2015 was then aged for 8 months in barrels of different ages, from new to 6-year-old.
Finally, this white wine from Rueda was clarified, cold stabilized, delicately filtered and bottled.
Clean, bright yellow colour with some golden tinges.
Intense mineral notes that give way to a panoply of fruity aromas, namely pineapple, lemon and passion fruit. On the background, notes of pastry and remembrances of freshly cut grass, bitter herbs and ginger.
Palate-coating, silky and very fresh. Some bitter notes and remembrances of white fruit and mineral. Linear and tense, with a great acidity and a long, vermouth-like finish.
|Our personal opinion||
V3 Viñas Viejas Verdejo 2015 is a very interesting, unadulterated expression of the Verdejo grape.
V3 Viñas Viejas Verdejo 2013:
V3 Viñas Viejas Verdejo 2012:
V3 Viñas Viejas Verdejo 2011:
|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 in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||8|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Aperitif, Cooked foods, Curred fish, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Paté, Poultry, Rice with fish, Risotto, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Smoked foods, Soft pasta cheese, Soup and rice, Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement|