Naia Rueda Verdejo
The grapes come from 98 acres of vineyards, the majority of which are 26 years old (and 5 acres of which are ungrafted 90 year old Verdejo vines) all located in La Seca. The wine undergoes four months lees ageing and daily batonnage. 70% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, and 30% in French oak barrels of varying sizes (10,000, 600 and 500 litre).
Not sold this for a while but tried in Spain recently and its a real step from most of the Rueda Verdejo's around.
Ripe stone fruit aromas with lightly savoury, herbal notes. The palate has flavours of ripe citrus, fresh nectarine and peach. Textural with a subtle bitter twist on the bright and long finish.