Garciarevalo Casamaro Verdejo 2012
Other White Wine from Rueda, Spain
Bright melon and citrus notes complement a lush well balanced framework. 100% free run juice from the younger vines, fermented in stainless steel and bottled directly from the tanks.
Blend: 90% Verdejo, 10% Viura
International Wine Cellar - "Pale gold. Green apple, fennel and lemon thyme on the nose. Spicy, focused and dry, with a citrus zest flavor lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes dry, aromatic and long, leaving suave herbal and floral notes behind."
Garciarevalo is a family owned winery established in 1991.Located in the town Matapozuelos in the heart of Rueda, they specialize in Verdejo with additional plantings of Viura. They have 40 hectares of vines that are over 100 years old, including Verdejo vines that are up to 130 years old. The unique qualities of this site are evident in the soils that differ from most other areas of Rueda. The soil here is sand that allows for excellent drainage and greater differences between day and night temperatures. Long winters with late frosts combine with hot and dry summers creating an ideal situation to cultivate grapes with the perfect balance of sugar and acidity.
Believing that the key to a good wine is in the raw materials, Garciarevalo strives to to make a wine that is as true to the fruit as possible. The utmost care and latest technologies are used to extract a juice that reflects the hard work and special attention given in the fields. This juice is then put through temperature controlled fermentation to create a wine of the highest quality. View all Garciarevalo Wines
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Notable FactsThe white wines of Rueda can be single varietal Verdejo, or they can be blended with other white grapes, such as Viura (the primary white grape of Rioja) or Sauvignon Blanc. Either way, the wines are light and fruity, refreshing and dry. The area also makes red wine and there are still fortified wines to be found.
The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino and Verdejo. The popular red regions of Spain include Rioja, known for its outstanding wines of the Tempranillo grape; Ribera del Duero, producing high quality reds from Tempranillo and Garnacha; Galacia, with the sub-region of Rias Baixas, home to the deliciously crisp and floral Albarino grape; and Priorat, a region increasing in popularity with its high-quality cult reds. Other regions of note are Rueda, growing the Verdejo grape, La Mancha, a wide desert region, covered in the most planted white variety in the world, Airen, and Jumilla, making wines based on Monastrell (Mourvedre).
Spain's wine laws are based on the Denominacion de Origen (DO) classification system, devised in the 1930's. A four tiered system, the most basic level is Vina de Mesa (table wine) followed by Vino de la Tierra (country wine), DO and at the top DOC. Currently, only Rioja and Priorat have DOC status, while over 65 DO's scatter the country.
Most DO regions are classified and regulated by how long they age the wines. On a red wine label, one may find the terms Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva, denoting the wine's barrel and bottle time. Crianza is usually two years between barrel and bottle (the time in each depends on the DO and/or the winemaker), Reserva up to 4 years and Gran Reserva 5 – 6 years. Classifications of each region and wine are controlled by the region's Consejo Regulador.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.