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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  • Last Friday (12 Dec 2014) we enjoyed this white wine with some ... a good pairing!  The Verdejo complimented the chicken and sauces quite nicely Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Terravista Vineyards Fandango 2013


    This wine is the colour of many Rías Baixas wines I've enjoyed over the years ... years ... the credit-worthy Verdejo component. Good acidity and more peach on the palate with a fruity, lingering finish. Some bitterness on the follow-through, but this is a most elegant wine to make an Iberian proud. 88 points. Grab these while you ca Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • 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

  • Casa Safra Verdejo 2012


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    Wine review by Xeeran

  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013


    I "discovered" Bokisch several years ago. . .And, have commented on their wines ... previous reviews . . .The Verdejo is a "new" addition to Markus and Liz's library of Spanish varietals. . And, well-worth a "blind" purchase. . .Very much in keeping with their other fine wines! Especially with tapas and other Spanish cuisine. . .!!! I suggest... Read More

    Wine review by BrianFlaherty

  • This summer I'm trying to help you out of your seasonal drinking ruts. So ... it's mainstay variety: Verdejo. Long a blending grape with little following out side of its home, Verdejo has begun to attract the attention of drinkers in the know as of late. It's a fascinating grape that offers up nutty aromas, I find almond and coconut often, tha... Read More

    From the article Va Va Va Verdejo!

  • Altozano Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    70% Verdejo, 30% Sauvignon BlancA bit candied on the nose which shows lots of lime like citrus character along with hints of banana and mint. Good acid refreshes the palate here and helps support the somewhat lean citrus flavors on the palate. Fading away on the backend this is clean, crisp and fresh, but lacks complexity or much of a finish. An... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Trascampanas Verdejo 'Bodega Gotica" 2012


    Nutty and fairly deep on the nice with the sweetness of raw nut meats accented with hints of waxy fruits, dried citrus fruits and coconut. Surprising light on the palate after such an array of rather rich aromas on the nose. This is focused and acid driven with lots of nutty and coconut nuanced slightly tropical fruit flavors on the palate. Like... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • 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

  • 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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