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Rueda is part of the Castilla-y-Leon region, northwest of Madrid and south of the Duero river. It was pretty much wiped out by Phylloxera in the first part of the 20th century, and became mostly bulk wine producing until bodegas from neighboring regions took interest to replant grapes since the region’s mild climate is so conducive. 
Verdejo is the main grape cultivated. This makes dry, fruity, and refreshing wines that are affordable, crowd-pleasing and excellent for parties. Small amounts of Macabeo (Viura) and Sauvignon Blanc are sometimes added as blending components. Some Sauv Blanc produced as a varietal release is also gaining popularity. Very little red from Tempranillo is also produced here. 
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  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sauvignon

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Verdelho

    History of the grape: Verdelho has existed on the island of Madeira in Portugal at least as far back as the 15th cent...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

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  • María Jesús de la Hoz Monsalve

    The wine cellar is located in La Seca road, very near Rueda, to the south of the province of Vall...

  • Bodegas Naia

    Located on the left bank of the river Duero, this winery dedicates itself to the production of hi...

  • Bodegas Alvarez y Diez

    In 1997 Enrique J. de Benito began a complete overhaul of the winery, based on a change in the bu...

  • Bodegas Aura

    DOMECQ BODEGAS is the largest quality wine maker and exporter in Spain and the leading name in ...

  • Marqués de Irún

    At Marqués de Irún our Commitment is to clearly define the differential elements of the two denom...

  • Bodegas Castelo de Medina

    The Winery (founded in 1996), with its own venerable vineyards and cutting-edge technology, boast...

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  • Los Enoloz 2014


    Deliciously fruity, and great any time. Nice change from a Sauv Blanc with spicy Indian or Thai. Cant wait to drink it in the sun when Spring comes around! Read More

    Wine review by gavindyson

  • Los Enoloz Verdejo 2014


    Pale yellow -green colour, with aromas of citrus and the slight fennel notes. Generous initial palate of mango, passion fruit,and finish of citrus and fennel, with a silky, mouthfilling texture,nice acidity. Score: 4.7/5 Read More

    Wine review by Sofia Fisher

  • Los Enoloz 2014


    This wine was a good finding, soft and delicate tannins and intense black berry and red fruits aromas. Very tasty. A bargain price for it´s quality. I will be drinking it again very soon. Score: 5/5 Read More

    Wine review by Sofia Fisher

  • Telmo Rodriguez Basa Blanco 2013


    Rueda of this quality and price is a treat - the nose is full of perfume from sweet garden flowers plus a hefty infusion of peach. On the tongue there is spritely brightness - acidity, apple, and more peach; the mouth-feel is excellent with a well balanced, slightly dry entry. Finish is rich and of medium length. Excellent bargain. 89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Bodegas Shaya Shaya Verdejo Old Vines Rueda 2012


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    Wine review by Dilbretta

  • Tamaral Verdejo Tamaral Do Rueda Spain 2011


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    Wine review by worldsmith

  • Vila Viniteca El Perro Verde Verdejo 2007


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    Wine review by mark

  • Marques de Caceres Rueda Verdejo 2013


    Very interesting. Slightly tart and sharp, but really nice. Refreshing...slight pear taste. Read More

    Wine review by KKrieger05

  • Trascampanas Verdejo 'Bodega Gotica" 2012


    Nutty and fairly deep on the nice with the sweetness of raw nut meats accented ... your mouth at once. Like the Rueda from TrasCampanas this gains more nuance and complexity with some air, gaining a little banana skin bitterness to contrast with thh fruit and the acid does firm up the backend nicely but this lacks the nuance and length of tha... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Trascampanas Verdejo 'Bodega Gotica" 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Verdejo will be the next chardonay

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