The Verdejo grape is thought to have originated in North Africa but it has found a receptive climate and ideal soil in Rueda, in central Spain. With a similar landscape and growing conditions to the neighbouring Ribera del Duero region, Rueda is Spain’s most famous white wine zone. The area is also known as the Land of Castles, as it boasts 300 medieval castles, dating back to the eighth and ninth centuries.
One of Spain's most popular cultivated white wine grapes, Verdejo should hold a place in any wine fan's collection. In order to qualify as Verdejo, the grape must account for at least 50% of the juice in the bottle. Full-bodied and aromatic, this wine is often compared to Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes are harvested at night to control the temperature and then they are fermented in stainless steel. This interesting method of winemaking results in a well-rounded and complex wine that is loved the world over!
This wine should be served at 8 C and cellar from now to 2024.
On the nose, this wine displays lively and fresh lime, Meyer lemon, grapefruit pith, tropical fruit, white peach, yellow apple, papaya, and some subtle hints of fennel and citrus blossom. There is a delicate and pleasant bread-y, yeasty aroma here as well.
On the palate this wine is dry, well-structured and fruity, with tropical and citrus flavours. It has a fresh acidity and is nicely balanced. It has a long, fruity, white balsamic finish with some waxy characteristics and anise at the end.
The acidity in this wine complements asparagus, tomatoes, olives, and greens with vinaigrette dressing. It would also pair nicely with all kinds of Vietnamese or Thai food.