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2017 Estate Bottled Tinto Rey Verdejo

This livey Spanish white is the go-to for summer parties! Crowd pleasing flavors of stone fruit and citrus pair well with beach blankets and poolside lounging.

90 Points and Gold Medal: 2018 Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
$17.99 per Bottle
$215.88 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

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.

Vineyard Designation

Dunnigan Hills

Winemaker Notes

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.

Pairings

Pair this lovely white wine with grilled prawns, fresh oysters, pasta primavera or a fresh summer salad.
Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Verdejo
Varietal Composition
89% Verdejo
11% Chardonnay
Appellation Dunnigan Hills
PH 3.58
Barrel Aging
5% months in French neutral barrels
Alcohol % 12.5
Size 750 ml