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2018 Verdejo Blanco, Prado Rey

2018 Verdejo Blanco, Prado Rey

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Bright straw. Citrus, grapefruit and touch of white spice on the nose - touch of white flower and honey, fragrant. Dry, minerally, citrus flavours in the mouth, quite focused, good lift and freshness. Touch of spice on the finish. Very good.

Harvested at night, only free run juice and no oak at all. They do everything right here - further aging on its lees before bottling and release. This is a cracking Verdejo, not trying to hard and not spoiled by oak.

Real Sitio de Ventosilla is a beautiful estate of some 3000 hectares which can trace its roots back to 1503, and one can sense the history whilst exploring the vineyards and surrounding land. Corn is grown as well as sheep and cattle breeding and the surrounding hills are famous for hunting. There is also a small electric power station driven by the water of the River Duero, which flows through the estate for some seven kilometres.

For all its history the winery itself is indeed very modern and thoughtfully laid out, ‘minimal intervention’ was certainly at the forefront of the architects mind when draw the plans. The 520 hectares of vineyard are mainly planted to Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) some of which are the best part of 100 years old. Great trouble and care has been taken to identify the many and various soil types among the vineyards and there has been a large and costly replanting program to make sure that the right clones are planted in the right soil. The wines they are producing today are modern in the sense that they have lovely ripe clean fruit flavours, but they have also stayed true to their history. The Roble is unoaked and juicy; the Crianza spends time in oak and this gives it more body and depth – very good value. Modern Duero – full of charm and character.



Wine info

  • Country:
    Spain
  • Region:
    Ribera del Duero
  • Style:
    White
  • Vintage:
    2018
  • Producer:
    Prado Rey
  • Size:
    75cl
  • Food Suggestions:
    All-Rounder
  • Grape Variety:
    Other

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