Verdejo

 

Name of varietal: Verdejo
 
Common synonyms: Palido
 
Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Rueda, Spain
 
History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moors who settled there in the 12th century. But like many indigenous white grapes in Spain, it was mostly wiped out during the late 19th century Phylloxera crisis, and replanted with other grapes from hybrid vines that are easier to grow, like Palomino. However, in the 1970s, Bodega Marques de Riscal saw the potential in reviving traditional local grapes and replanted Verdejo in Rueda. Other bodegas followed and today, Verdejo is the signature grape of the region. Since barrel aging masks the inherent bright flavors of the varietal, most of the wines are produced to be consumed young and fresh. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: bright, fresh, acidic, lemon, green apple, pear, kiwi, grassy, fennel, mushroom. 
 
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  • Martinez Bujanda Finca Montepedroso Rueda Verdejo 2014

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    I can see why this wine was so popular in ancient times: great smooth, crisp & pleasant flavor that never disapoints Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Atypical wines entice intrepid drinkers. Anomalies can be off the mark, but ... ... Brut Nature, a sparkling Verdejo from the Rueda region. Bodegas Mocén Añ Espumoso Brut Nature demonstrates, to me, the possibility of a new Rueda region staple. The Verdejo grape is known for full-bodied citrus and tropical melon flavors complemented by high ac... Read More

    From the article This grape should sparkle more often.


  • Oro de Castilla 2016

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    Agree with editorial review of almonds followed by white fruit. Well blended a bit fizzy on the onset. Screw cap. Well priced. Would buy again. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • La Pena de Espana 2016

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    Bright, clean wine. A bit floral. Good price point. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... ... white wines, 85% of which is Verdejo, the most consumed white wine in Spain. Rueda was the first in Castilla y León to receive DO status, having done so in 1980. Many of the 68 wineries here are small, family owned wineries that embrace the longstanding winemaking ... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Carrasvinas Rueda Spain Verdejo 2015

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    a tough wine to describe as its flavors and notes are subtle and seem to change causing one to keep drinking. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Rueda Verdejo Do Villa Narcisa 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Las Dos Marias Blanco Spain Verdejo 2015

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    8/2016, Wine Sellers of Saugatuck. I had hoped for more WOW, from the Verdejo grape. Not so in this bottle. I was looking for another coming of Albarino, it did not happen. Expectations, are tough competition. That said it was worth the price. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Bodega Matarromera Val de Los Frailes Verdejo 2014

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    fresh and fruity, with crisp mineral feel Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Don’t let anyone fool you: Perfect wine pairings do exist, but you must ... ... Rueda whites from the Verdejo grape, and Ribera reds made from the Tempranillo grape. Rueda whites put a swing in your step with unmatched acidity and mineral tones. Ribera reds embolden courses with their luscious tannins, smoky richness, and damson fruit flavors... Read More

    From the article The Best Ribera and Rueda Wine Pairings in the World


  • Currently I am swaffing Verdejo Viuras to drink on its own or with food.on a regular basis when I want a change from our local reds here in Murcia/Andalucia. I dont have the language for descriibing them well except to express the lovely pleasure on mynose and tongue and in my sense of well being. I can pick up some really delicious ones from...

    Comment by 757074Susie Bearder 757074 Susie Bearder


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