This white wine of the verdejo varietal comes from a superb vineyard planted in 1936 in Nava del Rey, Valladolid. The must is fermented in new French oak barrels, where the wine is later kept on fine lees for around six months.
Production is limited to 5,500 bottles.
Viticulture This wine is made from grapes cultivated at La Serna, an old vineyard, planted in 1936, of just two hectares, located in the municipality of Nava del Rey, Valladolid. We have a contract to oversee the cultivation of the vines and buy all the vineyard’s production, with yields of less than 4,000 kg/ha.
Harvesting and wine-making The grapes are harvested in September, and selected at the vineyard itself. The grapes are transferred to the winery in small trailers of less than 1,000 kg under the close supervision of the oenologists. The crushed grapes are cold macerated, pressed and the racking must is moved to new French oak barrels, from various coopers, in which fermentation is long and strictly controlled. The wine remains on its lees in the same barrels for between five and seven months, depending on the vintage, and is repeatedly stirred (bâtonnage). It is then aged on its fine lees in stainless steel tanks until bottling.
It is bottled the summer after its harvesting.
The wine is sold from September of the year of bottling.
Designation of origin Rueda
Varietal 100% verdejo
Barrel aging New French barrels
ABV ± 13.5%
Serving temperature 10°C
Production 5,500 bottles
OUR TASTING NOTES
The wine presents an intense lemon-straw colour, with green glints. It is clean and bright.
On the nose, the first impression is of floral aromas and white fruits, followed by tropical fruits and herbaceous and balsamic nuances, affording it freshness, mixed with tertiary aromas from the wood. The latter are extremely subtle unless the glass is swirled, but come to the fore as the wine breathes and gains in temperature.
It is gentle, pleasing and enveloping in the mouth. It is an explosive and complex wine in aromas, and the combination of the woods makes it voluptuous, yet with a balanced acidity that will give it long life and freshness. It is persistent on the palate, with the slightly bitter finish that characterises the varietal.