Bodegas Naia Verdejo 2005

White Wine from Rueda, Spain

Price: $15.29 $13.79
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Item No. 87545
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Winemaker's Notes

Bright lemon color. Great nose of lanolin, vanilla biscuits, lemon curd and minerals. Chalky minerality frames a myriad of citrus flavors. Very minerally and deep.

The grapes for this wine come from 98.8 acres of vineyards, of which 94 acres are 26 years old and 4.8 acres are ungrafted 90-year-old Verdejo vines. All the vineyards are located in the town of La Seca, which is considered by the locals to be the "grand cru" village of Rueda. Since the Middle Ages Verdejo has been the traditional varietal here on the left bank of the Duero River. This is the fourth release of this stainless-steel fermented wine.

Learn About Bodegas Naia

Bodegas Naia is located about an hour north of Madrid in the province of Castilla y Lyon and within the Rueda D.O. region. The estate has three owners: Javier Alen, who owns Vina Mein winery in the Ribeiro D.O. region; Victor Rodriguez, formerly director of the highly acclaimed food and wine magazine Vino y Gastronomia, and Eulogio Calleja, a highly regarded winemaker in...

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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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