Bodegas Shaya Verdejo Rueda 2009
Quick follow-up, this verdejo tasted great on a Summer afternoon with ripe Calif. nectarines (piece of nectarine, sip of wine, repeat). Also mixed cold spring water with the wine 33-66% and 50-50% and liked that, too. Verdejo comes from NW Spain, not too far from where Godello and Albarino originate. Not sure if Rueda's climate is drier than Galicia, but the regions are nearby. I'm a fan of all three grapes now.Add winemaker's notes
Quick follow-up, this verdejo tasted great on a Summer afternoon with ripe Calif. nectarines (piece of nectarine, sip of wine, repeat). Also mixed cold spring water with the wine 33-66% and 50-50% and liked that, too. Verdejo comes from NW Spain, not too far from where Godello and Albarino originate. Not sure if Rueda's climate is drier than Galicia, but the regions are nearby. I'm a fan of all three grapes now.
Tested circa 55 deg F from a preservation machine. This wine was so crisp and refreshing yet not heavy, it was like a large dose of cool minerally water after a long dry run through the woods. Unlike 99% of wines I sample, this wine would be easy to lift to the lips and chug-a-lug like a beer in the Aussie Outback. Well, not really a good idea given 13.5% abv. The wine was clean, crisp, and refreshing in the true sense, with satisfying grassy, floral, mineral, and some fruit (melon, hints of tart apple, pear) in excellent balance and roughly equal proportions. Nose of green nectarine and grass. I had to buy a bottle. 100% verdejo.
This wine is incredibly refreshing. It is very light and crisp but surprisingly has a very high alcohol content. I will say that it is a bit pricey. Most of the reviews i have seen for this wine price it at about 13 dollars, but i have not found it for less than 16.
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Bright, lifted nose that could very easily be mistaken kiwi, gooseberry, grapefruit zest, mineral. But this is riper, deeper. Ditto in the mouth. Great depth of fruit and opposing mineral cut. Another wine with a sugar/acid cage match.
Rueda, SpainThis white Spanish wine gem is 100% old-vines Verdejo from sandy riverstone soils of Rueda. Shaya is named for a deer indigenous to the region. This beautiful white received ratings of 91 from Parker and 90 from Tanzer!Shaya Verdejo is amber in color with a full, rich body and vibrant acidity. It offers flavors of melon, lime, green apple, orange, almond and distinctive mineral notes. No oak. It's long and refreshing on the clean finish.Enjoy Shaya Verdejo over the next 2-3 years with grilled shrimp, swordfish, roast chicken, fruit salad and mild cheeses.
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