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Date Printed: 7/13/2014
Angel Rodriguez Vidal Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo 2005
Angel Rodriguez Vidal Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo 2005
(search item no. 92461)

PRICE ON 7/13/2014: $12.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The emergence of Rueda as a prestigious white wine region is the story of a unique grape called Verdejo. Although among only a small handful of truly noble Spanish white varieties, it was in danger of extinction by the early 1970's. Angel Rodríguez saved the shy-bearing, thick-skinned Verdejo through loving refusal to uproot his 17th-century vineyard, MartínSancho. For his untiring efforts in favor of reestablishing Verdejo's prominence in its region of origin he was officially honored by King Juan Carlos.

Archetypical of authentic Verdejo is MartínSancho's refined, creamy bouquet with surprisingly long and complex finish.

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