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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  • Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2008


    Basa is always lip-smackingly delicious. Bright and wonderfully fresh, this light white is bursting with bosc pear, golden apple and grapefruit blossom. Not to fear, it isn't all soft fruit and floral aromas. You get a punch of zesty citrus and a clean mineral finish. Perfect for summer, but why wait? Read More

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  • Oro de Castilla Verdejo Rueda 2007


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    Wine review by pagervino

  • Carrasviñas Rueda Verdejo 2006


    Colour: it is a very attractive greenish-straw yellow.On the nose: a distinct aniseed and herbaceous nose with a powerful aroma of high intensity, where notes of down fruit are coming through (peaches and quinces) as well as some exotic notes such as pineapple and passion fruit.On the palate: elegant, fruity and slightly fatty mouth, where exoti... Read More

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  • Ermita de Nieve Verd 2007


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    Wine review by JOst

  • Chamelin Rueda Verdejo 2005


    My favorite wine, hands down. Amazing bouquet, brilliant taste. Read More

    Wine review by wombatwino

  • Viña Mocén Verdejo 2007


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    Wine review by wtmiller

  • Mantel Blanco Verdejo 2007


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  • El Hada Verdejo 2007


    Super crisp with a green apple Jolly rancher kick. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • Bodegas Naia Rueda Naia 2007


    Nice floral nose, possibly lilac, with some citrus as well. Good acid with a good finish and strong lemon/lime flavors. A little tropical fruit play. Read More

    Wine review by rjrausch

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