Deep, smooth, complex: a work of impeccable cellar-craft
Grapes from old Verdejo vines, with yields of 4,000 kilos per hectare, and fermentation in French oak barrels, lovingly tended, give a remarkably nuanced wine. Ripe fruits, spices, a hint of smokiness, persistence and vivacity. A brilliant balance of fruit and wood.
The grapes are from old vines, located in the most characteristic part of Rueda, set on platforms of quartzite pebbles. Head pruned in the traditional way, these vines give a yield of round 4,000 kilos per hectare. The harvest is done by hand and the grapes are collected in 20-kilo boxes, with a first selection in the field before they are taken to the winery.
The fermentation was in French oak barrels, both new and one year old, from various coopers. This was followed by some seven months of batonnage, with the wine in constant contact with its lees. It was then decanted into stainless steel tanks, where it remained for five months, before being bottled after clarification and stabilization.
Bright and golden yellow to the eye, it has an intense, complex nose, its aromas spicy, slightly smoky, with ripe fruit and a hint of wood. There are also notes of exotic fruits and minerals.
In the mouth it is voluminous, unctuous and very elegant. Powerful, with a good acidity that ensures a long and lively passage. It presents a great balance between fruit and wood. Everything that is perceived in the nose appears again in the mouth.
Appetizers, fish in sauces, richly flavoured seafood (spider crab, barnacles, etc) poultry and veal find a perfect companion in this wine. It goes especially well with ham and foie.
Variety: 100% Verdejo
Volatile acidity: 0.30
Total acidity: 5.9
Best enjoyed now and in 5 years
Ideal serving temperature: 6-8º C