Origin Rueda, Spain
Grape Verdejo 85%, Viura 15%
Abv 12.5 %
Marqués de Riscal, the oldest Rioja house, has for many years been a leading company in wine production and vinification tech- niques, and in 1972 it was the first winery to promote the Rue- da Designation of Origin, where it made its famous Marqués de Riscal white wines. Marqués de Riscal exports to over 80 coun- tries and its wines enjoy the highest international distinctions as well as numerous awards and mentions in the media. In the 21st Century, Marqués de Riscal is still writing its history with its “City of Wine”, a project that is a milestone in the way we understand the world of wine.
Verdejo, together with Viura (the white grape from Rioja), is destemmed and cooled, and then macerated in cool conditions so as to extract the maximum aromas from the skins and add tex- ture to the wine. The must, once fined and clear, is left to ferment slowly for 20 days at a controlled temperature of between 13oC and 15oC in order to preserve fruit characteristics. After a short maturation time, the wine is bottled during the months of January to March of the following year.
Brilliant straw colour. Superb example of Verdejo varietal wine with a mixture of tropical fruit aromas and hints of fennel and fresh green grass. Refreshing mouthfeel, full bodied with a slight final bitterness which gives it complexity and the very character- istic personality of wines of this variety.
Food Matching Note
This wine pairs well with fish, shellfish, ham, pasta, chicken and cold meat.
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