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.
Made in a classic style which showcases the bright, fresh and mineral flavors of the Verdejo grape, this wine has been called "a textbook Verdejo" by renowned wine critic Josh Raynolds of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
"An even better value is the 2010 Oro de Castilla, a 100% Verdejo that was fermented and aged in stainless steel. Nutmeg, almonds, mineral, and peach aromas lead to a dry, lengthy, satisfying white with vibrant acidity and impeccable balance.
The Wine Advocate
This is the quintessential Verdejo from an awesome producer in Spain. Complex and refreshing, this wine will totally impress even the most sophisticated palate.