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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. 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Verdejo

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

  • Verdelho

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

  • Tempranillo

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

  • Macabeo

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

Popular Wineries in Rueda View all

  • Bodegas Naia

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

  • 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 Castelo de Medina

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

  • 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 Alvarez y Diez

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

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  • Basa Bianco 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. 88-89 points. Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Shaya Verdejo Old Vines 2012


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    Wine review by Dilbretta

  • Tamaral Verdejo Tamaral Do Rueda Spain 2011


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    Wine review by worldsmith

  • 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

  • Martinsancho Verdejo 2012


    Almondy and a bit spicy with a hint of white pepper on the nose followed by mineral, citrus pith, and coconut nuance. Broad and relaxed in the mouth even though this has a fine acid spine and minerality that really pops not he backend. The fruit flows across the palate with a hint of apple skin bitterness laying under melon fruit with a suggest... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Trascampanas Rueda 'Bodega Gotica" 2012


    Rather faint on the nose with peach skin and lime pith aromas. On entry this shows fine acids, which do carry the wine across the palate with faint canned peach and lime flavors. . Air helps the peach flavors emerge, thigh they stay in the canned peach end of the spectrum, particularly on the modest finish. Texturally the wine is very appealing,... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Oro de Castilla Verdejo Rueda 2013


    Super fresh and fruity on the nose with a real big hit of fresh almonds early on followed by peach, quince jelly and citrus marmalade aromas. This enters the mouth with a laser of acid that strings tyne whole palate out like laundry on a line. Flapping in the wind are the aforementioned almond notes, juicy lime drenched peach and bitter apple fl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Emark is 100% correct.  I'd also suggest that, if you have a large ... example and then bought a Rueda for around $11 for the insiders), and some tasty, fruity red (I used a Spanish Crianza--because the best values are in Spain), you'll make the non-geek crowd happy.  At our wedding, my wife and I went more upscale because our friends who work... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Which wine for my wedding?

  • We tried six wines at a free Whole Foods wine tasting event last night, and ... ... with an El Perro Verde Rueda, which has Verdejo grapes from the Rueda plateau in north-central Spain.  I sensed grapefruit and other citrus flavors with this one and it's one of the three we selected.  Next was the Innovacion Chenin-Chardonnay, a South America... Read More

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  • Val de Vid Verdejo Rueda Condesa Eylo 2009


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Verdejo will be the next chardonay

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