Selected, blended and aged by Sélections Chartier Inc., Spain.
Terroir and vinification
This wine is made with the collaboration of Isaac Fernandez, a famous wine producer in Spain and nephew of Mariano Garcia (Vega Sicilia, Mauro) and his partner Aurelio Cabestrero, who imports Spanish wines to the United States (grapesofspain.com). This white wine is mostly (more than 50 %) made using 75-year-old vines planted in warm soil in the southern part of the Rueda appellation, an area covered with large rolled pebbles (like those of Châteauneuf-du-Pape). The result is a Verdejo de Rueda that is riper, more complex and, above all, more structured on the palate. The harvest was carefully sorted on sorting tables, then 100 % de-stemmed before cold pre-maceration followed by fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel vats, with light work on the lees over three months. There was no barrel aging in order to preserve the maximum freshness and the unique signature of this unique terroir.
This Verdejo stands out thanks to its aromas of passion fruit, apple, basil and citrus fruits, as well as an aniseed finish that is consistently associated with Sauvignon Blanc. This dry, complex and refreshing white wine is quite festive!