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Verdejo

Verdejo is a white grape variety grown in Spain and increasingly popular outside of its homeland. It is known for its aromatic character and potential to produce high-quality wines.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Verdejo has a light-green hue, giving the variety its name (verde in Spanish means green). Its aromas are intense, with notes of herbs, grass, lemon and lime. On the palate, Verdejo has a medium-high acidity, with a flavour profile that includes stone fruits and citrus.

Fresh Verdejo grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Verdejo is most commonly grown in the Rueda region of Spain, where its cultivation dates back to Roman times. It is also grown in other parts of Spain, such as La Mancha and Rioja, and is planted to some extent in Portugal, France, Australia, California and Mexico. Verdejo is a vigorous variety and is particularly susceptible to mildew and botrytis. In the winery, Verdejo is typically fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve its freshness and aromatics. The Verdejo wines of Rueda have a distinctive character, with aromas of herbs, grass and lemon peel. The wines are generally light- to medium-bodied, with a crisp acidity, and they can range from unoaked to barrel-fermented. Verdejo from other regions of Spain tends to be fuller-bodied and more intensely aromatic, often with notes of stone fruits. Verdejo's crisp acidity and herbal notes make it a great match for Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine.

Foods to pair with Verdejo:

Asian food
Pasta
Curry
Deep fried
Sausage
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Verdejo
According to legends, Verdejo was brought to Spain by Moors during the 11th century and was used to make a type of wine called "al-fursan" or "the knights".

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Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is a delightful white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves meticulous attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is crisp, refreshing, and full of flavor. With its vibrant and lively character, Félix Solís Mucho Más Blanco is perfect for those seeking a white wine that is both versatile and enjoyable. Whether paired with light dishes or enjoyed on its own, this wine is sure to impress with its quality and style.
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Marqués de Riscal Verdejo

Marqués de Riscal

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Marqués de Riscal Blanco is a refreshing and elegant white wine made from the Verdejo grape variety. Produced by Marqués de Riscal, one of the most renowned wineries in the Rueda appellation of Spain, this wine is a true representation of the region's terroir. The vineyards are located at high altitudes, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the best grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation at low temperatures to preserve the wine's freshness and fruitiness. The resulting wine is crisp, with notes of citrus and tropical fruits, and a subtle mineral finish. Perfect to pair with seafood, salads, and light dishes, Marqués de Riscal Blanco is a must-try for any wine lover.
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Protos Verdejo

Protos

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Protos Verdejo is a white wine produced by Bodegas Protos, a renowned winery located in the Rueda appellation of Spain. The vineyards are situated at high altitudes, which allows for slow ripening and the development of complex flavors. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of the grapes and a gentle pressing to extract the juice. The wine is then fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures to preserve the freshness and fruitiness of the wine. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic, with notes of citrus, green apple, and tropical fruits. It is a perfect match for seafood, salads, and light dishes.
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Marqués de Cáceres Rueda Verdejo

Marqués de Cáceres

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Marqués de Cáceres Rueda Verdejo is a delightful white wine that showcases the best of the Rueda region in Spain. Produced by a renowned winery, this wine is crafted from carefully selected Verdejo grapes grown in the region's unique vineyard sites. The vineyards benefit from the area's continental climate and sandy soils, which contribute to the wine's vibrant character. The winemaking process involves gentle pressing and temperature-controlled fermentation to preserve the wine's freshness and aromatic intensity. The result is a crisp and refreshing style, with notes of citrus, tropical fruits, and a hint of herbal undertones. Marqués de Cáceres Rueda Verdejo is a perfect choice for those seeking a high-quality white wine with a distinct Spanish flair.
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Pago del Cielo Celeste Verdejo

Pago del Cielo

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Pago del Cielo Celeste Verdejo is a premium white wine produced by Pago del Cielo, a renowned winery located in the Rueda appellation of Spain. The wine is made from Verdejo grapes grown in the winery's own vineyards, which are characterized by their high altitude and sandy soils. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine's fresh and fruity character. The resulting wine is crisp, refreshing, and aromatic, with notes of citrus, green apple, and tropical fruits. Pago del Cielo Celeste Verdejo is a perfect choice for those who appreciate high-quality white wines with a distinct sense of place.
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