Bodegas Penafiel Alba de Miros Verdejo 2009
Bodegas Penafiel, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero, benefits from the full intensity of the landscape. Located on an unbeatable environment, right in the Golden Mile and under the watchful eye of the Castle of Peñafiel. A landscape in which they select the oldest vineyards, harvest the grapes just when they have ripened to perfection and then give them the peace and quiet they need to mature properly. The production of the winery is limited, which allows us to offer you its finest results: Miros de Ribera crianzas and reservas.
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.
Captivating and full of character, Verdejo grows with great success in Rueda, Spain and virtually nowhere else in Europe. It has become so trendy in Spain since the turn of the century that plantings have also increased tremendously. Somm Secret—Contrary to what some may think, it is actually not related to the Portugese variety with a very similar name, Verdelho. In fact, DNA profiling suggests it may be a sibling of Godello, another native of NW Spain.