An ancient traditional Spanish wine revived
About the Wine Maker
Indigenous to Rueda in Spain, Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries. It was 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 were 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 flavours of the varietal, most of the wines are produced to be consumed young and fresh.
About the Wine
The Nebla Verdejo is subtle and sweet on the nose, it has aromas of honey, peach and melon. Standard nettle, gooseberry and slightly-mealy citrus flavors mark the palate. This finishes chunky yet easygoing. Drink immediately.