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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  • Altozano Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Quire pure on the nose with hints of herb stem and earth framing sweet cognac tinged notes of earl grey tea and raspberry compote. The oak gains a little more intensity but aromatically this remains wonderfully focused and bright. On entry there a big rush of raspberry fruit followed by bristly yet well covered tannins and a nice dose of earthy... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Altozano Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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    Wine review by mark


  • Vila Viniteca El Perro Verde Verdejo 2007

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    Wine review by mark


  • Marques de Caceres Rueda Verdejo 2013

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    Very interesting. Slightly tart and sharp, but really nice. Refreshing...slight pear taste. Read More

    Wine review by KKrieger05


  • 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


  • Altozano Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by mark


  • 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


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