Naia Rueda 2010
The 2009 Naia is 100% Verdejo with 12% of the wine fermented and aged sur lie in French oak, 88% in stainless steel. Light gold-colored, it gives up an impressive perfume of baking spices, floral notes, and pit fruits. On the palate it has surprising richness (from the lees aging and the exceptional vintage conditions), terrific concentration, and a lengthy finish. It should drink well for another 3 years.Add winemaker's notes
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The 2009 Naia is 100% Verdejo with 12% of the wine fermented and aged sur lie in French oak, 88% in stainless steel. Light gold-colored, it gives up an impressive perfume of baking spices, floral notes, and pit fruits. On the palate it has surprising richness (from the lees aging and the exceptional vintage conditions), terrific concentration, and a lengthy finish. It should drink well for another 3 years.
Perhaps the finest blend of Verdejo (85%) and Viura (15%) I have ever tasted, this light-bodied, dry white is loaded with fruit. It offers an intense bouquet of orange marmalade, honeyed grapefruit, and other citrus in a full-driven, refreshing style with good underlying acidity. A great value, it will require consumption over the next 6ndash;9 months.
Green-gold color. Ripe pear and apple aromas are brightened by citrus zest and dusty minerals. Dried orchard fruit flavors are gently lifted by chalky minerals. This finishes with very good persistence, but today I prefer the vivacity of its little brother, Las Brisas.
(85% verdejo and 15% viura) Pale, green-tinged color. Musky, minty aromas of white grapefruit, fresh apple and spices. Sweet, spicy, fresh and rich, with vibrant citrus, apple and spice flavors. A very brisk wine with serious intensity and a firm, lingering, aromatic finish. An indigenous Spanish white blend with the vibrancy of a Loire Valley sauvignon. Makes a terrific shellfish wine.
Pure and forward, with minerally aromas of citrus, grapefruit and wet stone. For basic Verdejo, this is head and shoulders above most; it bursts with fresh orange, grapefruit, green apple and peach, and the finish is pure and long. So tasty and super easy to like; a highly recommended go-to value white.
Vivid gold. Pear, quince and tangerine on the nose, with notes of green almond and honey adding complexity. Smooth in texture and rather rich for the category, offering deep orchard fruit flavors and a hint of smokiness, likely from the partial barrel-fermentation. Becomes spicier with air and finishes with very good punch and an echo of pear. Not a classic verdejo, but a delicious white wine.
A creamy texture carries orange, guava, almond and light vanilla flavors in this polished white, which has lively acidity and wears its weight with grace. Verdejo. Drink now through 2010.
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