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Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012

Castelo de Medina Verdejo 2012

Region: Rueda - 'Fresh and bright'

$13.95 WN-129-12

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  • Fresh and bright, yet round on the palate
  • A great value!
  • Perfect to pair with all kinds of appetizers or paella

"Fresh and bright, but at the same time fairly round on the palate, this wine offers great value. Its fruit flavors, resembling peaches and pears, are supported by slightly nutty, honeyed notes, giving it genuine complexity. Drink it as an aperitif or with lighter fare."

COMPOSITION: 100% Verdejo

TASTING NOTES:
[Refers to 2009 vintage] "Castelo de Medina is an amazing wine with a very good structure and terroir in both nose and mouth. Castelo de Medina is fresh, lively and very aromatic, filled with fruits like pears, mangoes, pineapple, lemon and mineral notes typical of the Verdejo grapes. It is incredibly fresh with a well structured body, balanced with a crisp acidity and citrus hints. This is a great wine for all kinds of appetizers, seafood or chicken, paella and tapas. Verdejo was used in the past for "solera" wines, very aged and over oxidized, but nowadays, the young Verdejos are fruity, fresh and crisp with great body." -www.casaventuraimports.com

[Refers to 2007 vintage] - "Crisp and refreshing with citrus, peach and herbal flavors." -The New York Times

The classic aged Rueda whites made this area famous in Europe centuries ago. Today most wineries make young, very expressive and fruity wines, with herb undertones, slightly bitter on the finish, and, in most cases, full bodied. The Verdejo grape is small and has a thick, green/yellow skin and green/white pulp. When the Christians were re-conquering Spain back from the Moors, they found Verdejo vines growing wild in this region.

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