Origin: Rueda - Denominación de Origen
Taste guide: Dry. Melon and tropical fruit flavours migled with citrus, floral crisp, unoaked
75cl - 13.5% - plastic cork closure
Rueda, with its sleepy little villages scattered across flat plains and low hills is situated in the Castilla Y León region and produces some of the best white wines in Spain. In this part of north-west Spain the weather is ideally suited to grape production with warm days and cool nights. Here the Sauvignon Blanc grows to perfection with vines planted on sandy and chalky soils with a dash of gravel.
During 2015 the Rueda region experienced dry weather with little rainfall. Even though the amount of Sauvignon grapes was lower than usual, the quality of the fruit was very good.
A night harvest took place during the first week of September ensuring the grapes arrived at the winery both fresh and in excellent condition. Cool temperature fermentation was undertaken using the winery's own special yeast - all of these careful processes were used to retain the crisp freshness of the resultant wine.
The colour is pale straw with bright olive hues. The nose is intense with vegetable and tropical fruit nuances, characteristic of this variety. The palate is full of fruit - melon, passionfruit, white peach, grapefruit - with good balanced acidity. The finish is long and persistent.
Ideal with seafood, cheese, white meats, and of course Iberico Ham.
This is a Sauvignon Blanc to rival any from the New World and fully recommended.
Sells for up to £10 elsewhere - Binendwines' price was £6.95, now just £5.95 for the last few bottles.