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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    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...

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

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

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Verdejo on Snooth

  • Let me start by saying I pretty much drink chardonnay from France or California. If it's 90% butter and little else, I'm out. If it tastes like lemon juice and weeds, I'm also out. If California, I'm looking for nicely developed fruit profile without so much oak that it taste like I'm sucking on a tree. I like Peter Michael chardonnay ***a lot**... Read More

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  • The nice thing about Sauvignon Blanc is that it is much less expensive than ... it's rarely put in oak. Verdejo is somewhat similar to Sauvignon Blanc although never as green. Macabeo is produced in several regions and if you can find some, look for some Vinho Verde from Portugal. It often has a bit of a fizzy quality, it's dirt cheap, and it'... Read More

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  • Hi there!I'm very excited to learn about Snooth learning from all of you.  I have a real love for wine (and cheese!)- food in general.  Reds are my favorite- particularly Cabs, Cab Francs, Malbecs, Tempranillos....I've had to be very choosy when I drink them for a long while now because of migraines.In the summer I like whites.  I live in Atlant... Read More

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  • Val de Vid Verdejo Rueda Condesa Eylo 2009


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  • Yllera Verdejo Frizzante 2012


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  • Bl8 Birlocho Rueda Pradorey 2009


    Not super happy with this old vine blend of Verdejo and Viura from Rueda. It's super light, acidic, zippy and grapefruity, light bodied. I read that this wine goes through malolactic fermentation in steel before spending 3 months on the lees...I thought there is a certain creamy/leesy depth, but nothing very noticeable.The acid almost makes the ... Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT

  • Marqués de Riscal Blanco 2012


    Pale yellow with a slight greenish hue, this light bodied wine smells like asian pear, honeydew, and clover honey. Tastes of the same with some raw pineapple/sweet ruby grapefruit notes. Light bodied with lots of mouth watering acid - a very bright and crisp wine. Medium to long in length. I like this one, but don't love it because I would like ... Read More

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  • Buil and Gine 17 XI Montsant 2008


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  • If you were a big commercial operation, I would advise against taking out the ... to make Txakoli, Macabeo, Verdejo, or maybe some others, like Xarel-lo.I'd try any one of them. But again, it's easy for me to say - it's not my money. BTW - what about things like Chenin Blanc? That used to be planted a but more widely and some wasn't too ba Read More

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