Bodegas Castelo de Medina Castello Ambar Semi Dulce 2012
The winemakers at Castelo de Medina grow, harvest, produce and bottle the wine on the estate. Year after year the superb quality of their wines make Castelo de Medina one of the most highly renowned wineries in Rueda.
The winery, which features traditional Castilian architecture (face brick, stone, wrought iron and wood), is equipped with advanced technologies for producing high quality wines. But even with a cutting-edge production facility, first and foremost, is their dedication to local, traditional wine-making principles.
Rueda is located along the banks of the Duero River in Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive north of Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back to the 12th century, it was in the 1980s that the region was granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 70 wineries call Rueda home. This national favorite is the top-selling white wine in Spain.
Notable facts Rueda’s main grape variety, Verdejo, gets it distinct complexity from stressful growing conditions and mineral-rich soil. Think of Verdejo as a fuller-bodied and more aromatic Sauvignon Blanc. A lush and smooth character with perfectly balanced acidity means Rueda wines pair well with seafood, fresh salads and spicy food, but are also great on their own.