100% Verdejo from Rueda, Castlla y Leon, Spain
Thought to have originated in North Africa, Verdejo has found a hospitable climate and soil in central Spain. One of Spain’s most popular cultivated white wines, this full-bodied and aromatic wine is often compared to Sauvignon Blanc. In order to qualify as Verdejo the grape in question must account for at least 50% of the juice in the bottle.
Feroes is the farm where most vineyards have been planted, north of Duero River. The extreme continental micro-climate and poor soil makes grapes perfectly suited for dry, fresh acidity wines. The wine grapes are harvested at night to control the temperature and then fermented in stainless steel. This combination of climate and winemaking techniques result in a well-rounded and complex juice.
The color is a bright, shiny a pale yellow with glints of green. The nose offers up fresh green apple, peach and pineapple fruit aromas. Expect bright and fresh acidity with prevailing lemon, green apple, melon, pineapple, kiwi and pear. You will also enjoy fennel, mushroom, and a hint of grass.
The wine is light, dry, fresh and elegant wine with tasty acidity and a delightful finish. It should be served chilled.
Food Pairing: This wine pairs really well with poached proteins, cured meats, pork, seafood, shellfish and almost any fish. With vegetarian dishes and salads, the acidity cuts through and compliments asparagus, tomatoes, olives, and greens with vinaigrette dressing.
Serving Temperature: 9ºC / °F.
The wine isn’t known for longevity and should be consumed within 3-4 years of bottling.