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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  • Casa Safra Verdejo 2012

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    Wine review by Xeeran


  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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


  • Bokisch Verdejo Lodi California 2013

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    Nutty and very almondy on the nose with underlying dusty, sandy, earthy mineral notes. Crisp, edgy and bright in the mouth, this has a lovely slightly creamy mid palate rich with gentle,elegant pithy fruit and with a light nutty note. The brisk fine acid adds a fine hint of tension to the palate and the long finish which shows a hint of little w... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oro de Castilla Verdejo Rueda 2013

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    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


  • We tried six wines at a free Whole Foods wine tasting event last night, and ... 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 American (Argentina - M... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


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