- Palacio De Bornos Verdejo Rueda 2015 Product #30719 (In Stock)
Over the past decade in Spain, "Verdejo" has come to be synonymous with "clean, crisp, white wine." Which is unexpected, since it's only been 20 years or so since the Sanz family launched this estate and led the transformation of Rueda from oxidized, sherry-like, wines to refreshing beauties like this one!
At its best, Verdejo is like a richer, less grapefruity, version of Sauvignon Blanc. Here big aromas of tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme lead to bold flavors of ripe citrus (tangerine, orange, lemon) with a touch of anise and fresh cut grass for interest. It's smooth and vibrant on the palate with excellent length and a mouthwatering finish that leaves citrus, green melon, and peach skin flavors lingering nicely. A refreshing white to just sip and even better with Spanish tapas, sushi, or even spicy Cajun shrimp.
- Castelo De Medina Verdejo Black Label Rueda 2013 Product #30481 (In Stock)
Simply superb Verdejo with at least two extra notches of class, style, and sophistication vs. most other examples we've tasted. After a cool fermentation - to preserve all the orange-inflected citrus and peach fruit - the wine spends 12 months resting on its fine lees in tank and neutral barrel. Big aromas of crushed gooseberry, tangerine and yellow peach burst from the glass and flow across your palate. Crisp, clean, flavors of tangerine, candied lemon peel, and more pop on the long, lipsmacking, finish. Drink this and be happy.