About This Wine...
Dense with a great mouthfeel, rich and crisp, with tree fruit flavors (pear) and a touch of orange zest.
Food Matches: This wine goes well with shellfish, seafood and smoked fish as well as salads, pasta and rice dishes.
When Jose Antonio Merayo realized his life-long dream to have his own winery in 1996, his choice of D.O. Rueda was not arbitrary. The Duero River flows through the region’s northwestern corner and several tributaries branch off from the river to form soils which are perfect for cultivating grapes. The region also enjoys a privileged climate with hot, dry days and cool nights that result in grapes with perfectly balanced levels of sugar and acidity. Today, Val de Vid owns 20 hectares of vineyards and controls another 60 hectares in the area of La Seca in the heart of Rueda, which are planted exclusively with the Verdejo variety. Using the latest technology combined with traditional vinification methods, they produce white wines of exceptional quality and a singular expression of their soil and climate.
Fermentation takes place at 14-16ºC, which helps to maintain and intensify characteristic flavours. After fermentation, the wine is kept in contact with the fine lees to strengthen the structure of the wine by providing fatty acids and more ample and glyceric sensations in the mouth. It will then rest for 4, months in new French Oak.
Colour: Clean bright yellow straw color with a green tinge.
Nose: Aromas of freshly peeled oranges, with tree grown and tropical fruit (pear/banana).
Palate: Dense with a great mouthfeel, rich and crisp, with tree fruit flavors (pear) and a touch of orange zest.
100% Verdejo from vines aged 25 Years Old
Serve at 8-10ºC