2017 Estate Bottled Tinto Rey Verdejo
This livey Spanish white is our go-to for spring meals.
This refreshing and distinctive Spanish wine comes right from our estate vineyards. The 2017 Verdejo has aromas of apricot, peach, honeysuckle and just a hint of perfume.The palate is bright and luscious with flavors of citrus fruits, kiwi, starfruit and lemon tart. The unique step of barrel aging a portion of this wine in neutral oak makes it silky and complex on the palate with well integrated flavors.
The Verdejo is always the first varietal to be harvested on our estate. We pick in the early morning hours both by hand and machine. A portion of the grapes were whole cluster pressed. Then the wine was fermented in neutral oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Barrel fermented lots were aged 5 months in neutral oak to increase complexity and mouthfeel, resulting in a wine that is crisp and refreshing with great complexity and mouthfeel. Here in the United States, Verdejo is hard to come by, but we grow this Spanish varietal in the Dunnigan Hills because it thrives in our terroir.
Pair this lovely white wine with grilled prawns, fresh oysters, pasta primavera or a fresh summer salad.
||months in French neutral barrels