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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  • Las Dos Marias Blanco Spain Verdejo 2015

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    8/2016, Wine Sellers of Saugatuck. 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


  • Torres Verdeo Verdejo 2013

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    A light straw color with small defined separation ring. Rich in floral aromas with peach, apple and citrus shinning through.Notable grassy accents accompany the previous. Very sauvignon blanc palate. Rich in tropical fruits with lemony zest leading the way. Melon, apple and stoney minerality.lead to a juicy aftertaste that is less spicy than it ... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Menade Verdejo 2015

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    Quite minerally and steely on the nose with fresh lemon and melon notes. This is effervescent and zesty in the mouth, showing good tart lemon and grapefruit flavors with some soft melon amidst a perky spice and a burst of refreshing acidity. Finishes with hints of hazelnut and more grapefruit with fresh cut grass and a hint of peach. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Arindo Verdejo 2014

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    Intriguing lemon cream notes with vanilla bean spice and baked apple pie with butter on the nose. Tart lemon notes fresh on the palate with some oak baked in and fruit flavors of golden raisins, lemon curd and rye toast. Finishes with a bit more lemon zest and some clean grassy notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Diez Siglos Verdejo Rueda 2015

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    [Pairing: fish and seafood, white meats, pasta and rice dishes] Sharp stony minerality immediately on the nose with cutting citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit and a light floral note. Silky smooth mouthfeel with some heft to it and showing good fruit flavors of green apple, pear and lemon with a hint of melon and a sticky grassy finish of herb... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Prado Rey Verdejo Rueda 2014

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    Sweet spice and white peach aromas on the nose with hints of dried apricot and tangerine blossom. Soft peach, ripe cantaloupe and lime notes in the mouth with a mellow acidity coming through to brighten the palate towards the finish which ends on a creamy and lightly nutty note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Campo Alegre Verdejo Rueda 2015

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    Floral minerality and chunky tropical fruit aromas on the nose with notes of papaya and white blossom playing off of tart lemon. This is quite smooth in the mouth, demonstrating a refreshing lift of citrus zest and tart salinity through the mid palate that leads into a peach, pear and grapefruit fruit medley with a creamy finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Egeo Verdejo Rueda 2014

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    Gorgeous peach and ripe green apple fruit aromas with hints of orange blossom and focused citrus on the nose. This opens fresh and green in the mouth, showing tart citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon with pleasant creamy wooded notes of toast and a zesty finish that's quite herbal and delivers more lime zest through its full length. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • 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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