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Amador Diez Rueda Verdejo
Bodega Cuatro Rayas
Spain - Castilla y Leon - Rueda

This cuvee is named after Amador Diez de Íscar, who was president of the winery for 21 years. It is produced in limited quantity with meticulous care from a selection of the 10 best hectares of the winery’s centennial pre-phylloxera vineyard – harvested by hand – and vinified with the aim of favoring its longevity, making it ideal for its consumption today while maintaining great aging potential.

Straw yellow color. Dominant aromas of white fruits, citrus fruits and anise. The barrel ageing brings delicate sweet aromas, such as coconut, vanilla, and liquorice. Fresh, rich and intense on the palate with typical flavors from the Verdejo grape variety.

Specifications
Appellation
Rueda
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Verdejo
Age of vines
120 years old
Soil type
Sandy loam soil (mixture of sand with and without pebbles)
Vinification
It is produced with a selection of grapes carried out in some of the best 10 hectares of pre-phylloxera vines located in Valladolid and Segovia. It is vinified with the aim to improve its longevity, it is ideal to drink at present and it has a great bottle-aging potential. Aging on its lees, with bâtonnage in barrels. Aged in new French oak barrels for 8 months.
Production
250 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Appetizers, fish and especially seafood. Also grilled meats and food of intense flavors such as cheeses and ham.

Reviews and News

2017 Amador Diez Rueda Verdejo - 95 pts - TA

2017 Amador Diez Rueda Verdejo - 95 pts - TA

tim atkin logo 250"One of the most ambitious Rueda whites, this comes from a selection of pre-phylloxera vineyards and is built to age. The oak is better integrated than on the 2015, which is also available in the market right now, supporting a wine with amazing intensity and focus. Nutty and intense, it has flavours of pear, citrus and marzipan, with undertones of fennel and cinnamon, good structure and racy, palate-cleansing acidity."

- Tim Atkin (November 2020), 95 pts

 

 

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