Viore Verdejo Sobre Liasd

From the very beginnings of our project in Rueda, we wanted to make a unique wine that would combine the identity of the Rueda landscape with the expressive and unique character of the Verdejo variety, for which finding the vineyard that would meet our high demands for quality and character was essential. After several years of research, we found the right vineyard, “Los Tordos” plot located in Rueda. A two-hectare vineyard on top of a hillside, at an altitude of 770 meters above the sea level. The soil is poor and less fertile which naturally reduces the yielding of the vineyard. Its clay-calcareous composition with abundant pebbles on the surface adds mineral nuances to the final wine. The vineyard is flanked by pine tree forests with a great variety of aromatic herbs and wild flowers that adding a balsamic character to the final wine. Harvest is done at dawn, taking advantage of the cool morning temperatures. The harvest starts later than usual which provides more alcoholic graduation and helps enhance the intensity of flavours reinforcing the unctuous character provided by the lees and the complexity added by oak barrel aging. Controlled fermentation in small 10,000-liter tanks. Once the fermentation is finished, part of the wine remains on its fine lees for 7 months with regular stirring and another part matures in new 500-liter French oak barrels for 5 months. This winemaking combination increases the complexity and quality of the wine. “Viore Verdejo Sobre Lías (“on its fine lees”) is a deep, unctuous and very complex wine. A glass of Viore Verdejo Sobre Lías is pure Verdejo of the highest quality possible. Long and intense, displaying the true personality of the Verdejo, expressing its origin, complemented with extraordinary nuances. Its intense and elegant fragrance of citrus, candied orange peel, flowers, mineral notes, and a balsamic background of fennel and aromatic herbs reminds of the limestone “Los Tordos” vineyard flanked with pine-tree forests. The ageing on lees provides excellent volume and intensity on the palate with creamy fruit, good acidity and minerality that ensure a long and very lively finish. Gluten Free. Suitable for Vegans. Contains sulphites.

Product Number: 7
Wine Producer: Bodegas Riojanas Grupo
Vintage: 2022
Region / Appellation: Rueda
Country: Spain
Wine Colour: White
Wine Style: Still
RRP Bottle Price (£): £13.48-18.99
Is this wine new to the UK?: No