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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Sitios de Bodega Con Class Verdejo 2011
Sitios de Bodega Con Class Verdejo 2011
(search item no. 118698)
green wine


PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $12.95

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

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is light straw with a slight greenish tint. Aromas: Grapefruit, gooseberries, grassy notes and hints of pineapple. In the mouth, this is a light-bodied, tart, juicy white, with citrus (lemon and grapefruit), herbal flavors and a refreshing crisp finish.
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About Sitios de Bodega:

For six generations, the Sanz family has been making wines in the Rueda region of Spain. In 2005, Ricardo Sanz created started producing his wines under the new Sitios de Bodega label. The project distinguishes his modern approach from that of his father, who still produces wines under different labels.

Rueda is located in northwestern Spain - just south of the River Duero, not far from the Portuguese border. Scorched bare by retreating Moors in the tenth century, the region lay fallow for generations. During this period, a wild grape called Verdejo, appeared throughout the district. As Rueda was resettled in the 11th century, the grape was gradually domesticated throughout the district.

In the 1970's, Marques de Riscal initiated a renaissance in Rueda winemaking. Riscal recognized that modern winemaking equipment could produce a fresh and delicious wine from Verdejo, a revelation, since the grape oxidizes very rapidly to produce sherry-like aromas. In addition, the estate introduced other varieties like Viura and Sauvignon Blanc that flourish in Rueda's chalky soils. The resulting wines were completely different from what Spain was used to drinking - unlike the heavy and /or oxidized whites the country had produced for generations.