Origin: Viño de España
Taste guide: Dry, melon and white peach fruit flavours, crisp and fresh, unoaked
75cl - 11% - screwcap
Verdejo (“Vurr-day-ho”) is an almost exclusively Spanish grape particularly associated with the Rueda region of northern Spain. This "Fuego" wine comes from the plains of La Mancha and is just as good as many a Rueda wine but at a fraction of the price.
Verdejo makes subtle-yet-stunning white wines with flavours of lime, lemon, grapefruit pith, grass, fennel, and citrus blossom. This wine is bright, pale yellow colour with hints of green. An intense nose with aromas of ripe stone fruits and aromatic herbs, with floral touches, fennel and freshly cut grass. Full, fruity and dry with a long finish, the wine has a balanced acidity and an attractive bitterness that is characteristic of the varietal.
Verdejo is an outstanding alternative to wines like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. It’s often likened to Sauvignon Blanc but really, it deserves to stand on its own. Verdejo is not most people’s first wine, nor is it their second wine. It’s not a wine that your friends discover on international travels, because few people go to Rueda, Spain.
So, if you’ve tasted Verdejo already, you're part of a very small group of enthusiasts!
If not then you must try it at Binendwines' bargain price of just £5.25.