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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  • 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

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  • But so are so many Australian wines, whites in particular. Riesling, Semillon, Albarino, Verdejo, and even the cursed Sauvignon Blanc all seem to do well in Australia, given the right circumstances. Between Antarctica and Australia there's what? The ocean. So I would never dismiss their wines and odd as it may seem, their Rieslings are more ofte... Read More

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  • 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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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. 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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Hermanos Lurton Verdejo Rueda 2011

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  • Yllera Verdejo Frizzante 2012

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  • Bl8 Birlocho Rueda Pradorey 2009

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    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


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