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Rueda Verdejo Discovery Trio

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Description

If you like dry white wine, this is a trio for you.

Here we have three wines that showcase the wonderful, characterful wines made using the native Verdejo from Rueda. Rueda is a small region in the North West of Spain, 150 kilometers from Madrid, resting on the southern slopes against the Duero river, that is responsible for some of the best white wines that Spain has to offer. Verdejo (pronounced Vurr-day-ho) is a grape variety that typically produces wines that are very aromatic and elegant with fruity aromas that include lemon, lime, satsuma, melon with grassy herbaceous notes that can include aniseed and fennel notes.

The grape is grown all over the wider Castilla Y Leon region but the best examples come from Rueda.

Whether you're just discovering Verdejo, or you love it and want to try more, there's lots to enjoy here. You can find out more information over at our blog.

Kate Says

"Three very different styles, all drinking beautifully. The Bardos is well rounded and fruity, a perfect introduction. The Rayos is more like Loire Sauvignon with a herbaceous edge around a core of lime and sea shells and a denser body from lees ageing. The PITA is soft, almost floral, delicate and understated but really beautiful."

What's inside?

Bardos CLEA, Rueda Verdejo (13% abv)

Bardos is a range of wines produced by Vintae from the areas around the Duero, namely Rueda and Ribera del Duero. Stylistically they are clean and modern without being over ripe or too rich but instead are clean, fruit driven wines that are a joy to drink. On the nose, the intense aromas of lemon and lime, combine with cut grass and light mineral notes. On the palate it has round, ripe pear and apple fruit well balanced by zesty acidity and a good bit of length to the finish.

We've been fans of this wine for years and it is great with fish tacos.

Rayos i Truenos, L'enfant Verdejo (13% abv)

The name of this producer translates to Lighting and Thunder, giving to nod to the summer thunderstorms. This is a wonderfully vibrant example of Verdejo. It has all the vivid fruit you want with some lime and pear notes joining floral blossom and melon fruit aromas. These follow on to the palate with the lime in focus and there's some good weight to the body due to 9 months aging in contact with the lees (spent yeast). There's refreshing energetic acidity keeping it well balanced. The finish has intensity and concentration that lingers nicely. If you like the Sauvignon Blanc's of the Loire Valley, you'll find a lot to enjoy here.

This is a great wine to try with a seafood paella.

PITA Verdejo (13% abv)

A wine made from 100% Verdejo from the town of Valladolid this is soft, almost floral, delicate, understated and charming. The palate is well balanced with the ripeness of the fruit and crisp acidity coming together nicely with a long finish.

Emilio Pita’s family used to grow sugar beet in the region but he went and trained in Bordeaux and brought back a passion for wine and the Verdejo grape. His winemaking takes a low intervention approach and the wines are 100% organic.

Spain, Rueda

Verdejo

Dry

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