Hermanos del Villar Oro de Castilla Verdejo 2011

White Wine from Rueda, Spain

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Item No. 117448
  • ST90
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

The grassy, fresh, citrus aroma and flavor profile is quite similar to Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, except that with Oro de Castilla there's also a firm minerality that recalls the best examples of Sancerre. A great pair would be sockeye salmon, Mahi Mahi or flounder simply pan fried in a beurre blanc, or plank roasted. Salads with grilled chicken, asparagus or toasted almonds would also pair well, as well as soft, ripe cheeses.

Critical Acclaim

"Light yellow-gold. Assertive aromas of pear and melon along with more exotic passion fruit, mango and lichee scents. Juicy tropical and pit fruit flavors are lifted by a floral element and become spicier with air. Nicely concentrated and expansive, with impressive finishing energy."
90 Points

Learn About Hermanos del Villar Map ItMap It

The Villar Brothers, founded Bodegas Hermanos Villar in 1995, owning 247 Acres of vineyards in the town of Rueda. The widely planted grape varieties are: white - Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and red -Tempranillo. Over 30 year old vines. The vineyards where the grapes come from are the main reason for this wine"s sterling quality. The bright flavors and minerality are due to the...

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Learn About Rueda

(rue-AY-duh) Once used only for making sherry-like wines from the Palomino grape, Rueda has found it's white savior. The Verdejo grape, grown here for centuries, was found to create a dry, refreshing white wine in the 1970's. By 1980, Rueda had its own DO. Notable Facts The white wines of Rueda can be single varietal Verdejo, or they can be blended with other white grapes,...

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Learn About Other White Wine

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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RWC147823_2011

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