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the project
In 2007, Eduardo Poza, a young entrepreneur with a profound love for the verdejo grape variety, starts to give shape to an ambitious project with the goal to recuperate verdejo’s truest identity under a new and thoroughly modern brand name: “VERDEAL“. In his pursuit of that uniqueness, that singular varietal character, he deemed absolutely necessary to enrol his brand within Rueda designation of origin.

Verdeal is engaged in a continuous quest for the satisfaction of the contemporary palate, within that idea of creating a brand name with solid roots within a given geographical area and an also steady quality over the years, a true symbol, a sheer identity for both the region and the grape…

Verdeal’s flower was thus born..
oenology
At the beginning of the year 2007, Silvia García González gets involved in the project as technical director and vineyard manageress. This young technical and agricultural engineer from Valladolid, also an Oenology graduate, is one of the first few female winemakers of prestige in contemporary Spain to choose Rueda’s viticultural realm as her professional base.

For her competence, since 2004 has been part of the tasting panel of the D.O. Rueda, as well as a jury member in different international wine contests where she has had the chance to contribute with her accomplished sensory knowledge.

She exerts a total control and supervision of the growing cycle on both our own vineyards and those controlled by us, in search of grapes of the highest quality. Once the fruit has reached the winery, she is also in charge of grape reception and the steps that follow: musts are macerated, the drawn off, fermented at low temperature and kept in the lees.
geography
D.O. Rueda

The wine-growing area of DO Rueda lies in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León. It consists of 72 municipalities, of which 53 are located to the south of Valladolid province, 17 to the west of Segovia and 2 to the north of Avila.

The different grape varieties grown spread irregularly over the various municipalities making up the DO Rueda. However, the vineyards reach their highest concentration and intensity in La Seca, Rueda and Serrada municipal townships.
the verdejo grape

The Verdejo grape is the queen of DO Rueda and one of the most thriving varietals in the Spanish viticultural scene. It is a grape with the personality of the great white wines, perceptible in its volume and its characteristic bitterish touch that brings a spark of originality to the mouth, accompanied by a decided fruity expression.

These are very harmonious wines, whose lingering mid-palate invites you to continue drinking.

climate and soil

The DO Rueda area rises to 700-800 m above sea level. Its lands are flat but high and are exposed to very long, cold winters, short springs, with late frosts and dry, hot summers only broken by inopportune storms. This factor forces the vines to seek water resources at the deepest subsoil level, more than in other areas in Europe. On the other hand, day/night temperature oscillation is the secret behind the balance between the sugar the grape gains in the sun and the acidity it does not lose during the night chill.

DO Rueda is located in the middle of the depression shaped by the Duero River, constituting a plateau of soft contours and slopes freshened by Atlantic winds.

These are lands rich in calcium and magnesium, pebbly with good aeration and drainage, and with limestone outcrops. Permeable and healthy, their texture ranges from silty sand to silt. The geologic substrate here has evolved towards the typical 'gravelly' soils where the best vineyards of the DO Rueda are located.
verdeal | 100% verdejo grape


appearance
Straw yellow colour with a vivid green tinge. Clean, brilliant, neat and inviting.

nose
Of medium intensity, it shows a rich and complex aroma, with abundant varietal notes. Fresh and fruity (green apple), it has also some fine citrus fruit notes (grapefruit, lime, lemon rind) that boost its fresh and youthful character and leans the expression towards balsamic and wild herbs nuances, as well as to an intense floral (white petals) aspect, all of which afford formidable elegance. Delicate finish of aniseed and spices.

palate
Fresh, rich and elegant, with great structure, it shows also good weight and acidity, a rich, long and highly aromatic finish with lovely bitter nuances typical of Verdejo that help to increase length, and a fine aftertaste of citrus fruits, balsamic herbs and mineral.


The vines that yield the fruit to make this wine are over 25 years of age and dry farmed in both bush and trellis systems. Relatively low yields (at 7500 kg/ha) account for higher concentration and ultimately greater wines.

The must undergo a short (six to twelve hours) maceration spell with the skins at a temperature of 6-8ºC, in order to extract aromatic compounds and achieve a more pronounced varietal character as well as a richer and more expressive palate, a process further achieved by means of a long settling period to increase fruit aromas through longer contact of the must with grape skin elements such as phenolics.

Fermentation takes place at low temperatures of about 14 to 16ºC, which help to maintain and even increase varietal character.

After fermentation, the wine is kept in contact with the finest lees for a while to increase structure with fatty acids, a practice that affords an altogether richer, more unctuous and complex expression on the palate.


Box 6 Bottles 750 ml.
Box 1 bottle 750 ml.
Bag 1 Bottle 750 ml.
Box 3 Bottles 750 ml.



Tasting notes
PDF file - 600 kb.

Bottle image
JPG File - 150 kb
22 Oct 2013
VERDEAL AWARDS & MENTIONS

Vintage 2012

 

CINVE 2013. Gold Medal. Verdeal 2012. ICEX. Wines from Spain.

Premio Zarcillo de Plata (Silver Zarcillo Award) 2013. Verdeal 2012.

GUIDE PALACIO BEST WINES LATIN AMERICAN. Verdeal 2012. 94 points

Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2013. Silver Medal.Verdeal 2012.

AWC International Wine Challenge. Gold Medal. Verdeal 2012

Semana Vitivinícola 2013. Second best Verdejo of Spain. Second best rated 93 points.

GUIDE Repsol 2013. 91 points.

GUIDE Peñín 2014. 92 points.


11 Nov 2011
VERDEAL AWARDS & MENTIONS

 

VERDEAL 2011 VINTAGE

 

Gold Medal. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012

 

VERDEAL 2010 VINTAGE

Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2011. Golden Medal.
Vivir el Vino. D.O. Rueda Especial Issue 93 points. Best rated 2010 Verdejo.
Guía Peñín 2011. 90 points.
Premios Mezquita (Mezquita Awards) 2011. Silver Medal.

CINVE 2011. Silver Medal. ICEX. Wines from Spain
Guía Repsol 2012. 91 points.

Guía Semana Vitivinícola 2012. 94 points. Best Verdejo of Spain.


VERDEAL 2009 VINTAGE

Premios Mezquita (Mezquita Awards) 2010. Silver Medal.
Wine Style Asia Awards. Bronze Medal.
Vivir el Vino. 365 Vinos al Año Guide. 92 points.
Guía Peñín 2010. 90 points.
Vinos de España. Guía de Oro 2010. 92 points.
Best 100 Spanish Young Wines, U.E.C. 90 points.
Vino + Gastronomía. Finalist of the “Nariz de Oro” Wine Contest. 88 points.

Guía Repsol 2011. 91 points.

Guía Semana Vitivinícola 2011. 92 points.

Guía Gourmets 2011. 8/10 points.

 


VERDEAL 2008 VINTAGE

Baco de Oro (Golden Bacchus) 2009. Best young white wine made from autochthonous aromatic varieties. U.E.C.
Premio Sarmiento (Sarmiento Award) 2009. Best Verdejo D.O. Rueda.
Premio Zarcillo de Oro (Golden Zarcillo Award) 2009. Selected between over 3000 wines worldwide.
CINVE 2009. Gold Medal. ICEX. Wines from Spain.
Moscow 2009. Silver Medal. ICEX. Wines from Spain.
Premios Mezquita (Mezquita Awards) 2009. Bronze Medal.

 

 


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ayre | 100% verdejo grape


appearance
Straw yellow colour with a vivid green tinge. Clean, brilliant, neat and inviting.

nose
Of medium intensity, with a prominent varietal character, it shows notes of predominantly fleshy white fruits (apple, pear) and floral (hawthorn, acacia) nuances in excellent balance with herbal and balsamic notes (fennel, hay, aniseed).

palate
Fresh, rich and complex, it shows good varietal notes of Verdejo and a long finish. With good structure and a lovely acidity, it has also a powerful aftertaste of aniseed and white flowers, and some fine citrus fruit (grapefruit, lime) nuances.


The vines that yield the fruit to make this wine are over 25 years of age and dry farmed in both bush and trellis systems. Relatively low yields (at 7500 kg/ha) account for higher concentration and ultimately greater wines.

The must undergo a short (six to twelve hours) maceration spell with the skins at a temperature of 6-8ºC, in order to extract aromatic compounds and achieve a more pronounced varietal character as well as a richer and more expressive palate, a process further achieved by means of a long settling period to increase fruit aromas through longer contact of the must with grape skin elements such as phenolics.

Fermentation takes place at low temperatures of about 14 to 16ºC, which help to maintain and even increase varietal character.


Box 6 bottles. 750 ml.



Tasting notes
PDF file - 900 kb.

Bottle image
JPG file - 285 kb.
22 Oct 2013
AYRE AWARDS & MENTIONS

Vintage 2012

 

WSWA WINE TASTING ORLANDO. Ayre 2012. Gold Medal.

GUIDE PALACIO BEST WINES LATIN AMERICAN. Ayre 2012. 91 points.

GUIDE Peñín 2014. 89 points.

 

Semana Vitivinícola 2013. 91 points.


11 Nov 2011
AYRE AWARDS & MENTIONS

AYRE 2011

 

Silver Medal. WSWA WINE TASTING LAS VEGAS. Nevada. USA


contact
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Segovia · Spain
T. (+34) 921 140 125
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