Dominio de Verderrubi - Verdejo 2018
Dominio de Verderrubi - Verdejo 2018 (88 TSW)
Today another white wine from Rueda wine region on the table.
100% Organic, 100% Verdejo and also the most important variety of this area. Rueda Verdejo must consist of 85% Verdejo but usually it’s 100%. When Rueda white is on the label it has to be at least 50% Verdejo and it’s often blended with Viura.
My tasting notes:
Fruity verdejo with nice mouthfeel. partly due to the 4-month maturation sur lie.
In the glass a bright golden yellow color with green reflections.
On the medium+ nose aromas of green apple, ripe pear and citrus with hints of grapefruit.
On the palate dry, medium+ bodied with medium+ acidity, freshness and nice round. Flavours are a recall of the nose with a salty minerality. The finish has a medium+ length.
Will pair perfectly with seafood, salads and grilled/fried fish - think grilled sardines, calamari and chipirones or even grilled octopus. Also with fresh cheeses such as goats cheese, feta and pecorino.
About the winery:
In many ways, the history of the Pita family is involved with wine, not least by owning a piece of land for a small production. However, it was Emilio Pita who decided at the age of 23 to study Oenology at the University of Bordeaux, after which he followed further training in California and New Zealand. When returning to its base in Valladolid in 2010 het started the project; Verderrubi.
A family business that focuses on the pure expression of the terroir in all their wines. A dream came true when 4 years later they put their red wine "La Bonera" on the market, one of the few red wines in D.O. Rueda (100% Tempranillo). The house and the vineyards are located in the municipality of Valladolid, where the domain now covers about 63 hectares of land. All wines are certified organic.