Straw-like yellow color with fresh green tones.
Hugely aromatic, with tropical fruit, tangerine, lemongrass and lemon thyme. Fruity notes with anise and minerals, typical of the Verdejo grape. Full in the mouth, well structured, dense and persistent with a lingering aftertaste. The wine has great length and a delicious mouth-filling richness, and finished with a precise acid cut.
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||100% Verdejo||ABV:||13.5%|
|Aging:||Stainless Steel tanks|
Mechanical and manual harvest. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature of 15-16º C for 18 to 20 days. Cold stabilization, filtration. Clay and limestone with small round stones.
As a light aperitif, ideal at any time of the day, with a tapas or small snack, with Pasta al Pesto, Mousse of Tuna fish and lime. Enjoy with everything from sushi to spicy Cajun shrimp!
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|S1EE329012VDS||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 00232 0||1 07 84585 00232 7||$18.99|
"This Verdejo is pungent and angular on the nose, with pyrazinic aromas of green citrus, sweat and cactus that are common to the variety and Rueda. An oily, grabby palate is cut by firm acidity, while flavors of tangerine, nopal and bell pepper finish short despite lively acidity."
- Wine Enthusiast (November 2017), 88 pts
"Bright yellow. Aromas of ripe orange and melon pick up chalky mineral and floral accents in the glass. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering plush orchard and pit fruit flavors and a bracing jolt of bitter citrus pith. Appealingly fruity and concentrated, delivering solid closing thrust and lingering honeysuckle and mineral notes. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (January 2017), 90 pts
"Greenish straw. High-pitched lemon pith, peach and orange zest scents, with a subtle touch of white flowers in the background. Nervy and incisive on the palate, offering bitter citrus zest and pear skin flavors that put on weight and pick up a pit fruit nuance with air. The firm, racy finish shows good clarity and lingering floral and citrus fruit qualities. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (December 2015), 89 pts
"Nettle, jalapeño, lettuce leaf and citrus aromas feed into a juicy palate with plenty of acidic cut. Arugula, bell pepper and lime flavors finish crisp, fresh and clean but with little to no evolution off the palate."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 2014), 89 pts + Best Buy
"Light straw. Mineral-laced aromas of lime, grapefruit, quinine and anise, with a hint of jasmine in the background. Tangy citrus and orchard fruit flavors show good depth of flavor while remaining light and brisk. Focused, racy and taut on the finish, with the lime note echoing."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September/October 2014), 88 pts
"Verdejo makes a fruity yet refreshing wine, similar to sauvignon blanc in weight and style but lacking the aggression. This example has ripe peach and apricot flavors with a hint of summer herbs. ABV: 13.5 percent - Dave McIntyre"
- Washington Post (August 8th 2014), **
"The cooler climate of Rueda makes for a Verdejo that’s more Sauvignon Blanc like than that from La Mancha. It is richly aromatic, showing passion fruit and citrus that carry over to the soft, full palate with a touch of lanolin. The Sanz family, owners of the Bodegas de Crianza de Castilla Vieja, which produces Palacio de Bornos, has been making wine in Rueda for almost 150 years. The manager and winemaker at the winery is Antonio Sanz. The winery has 100 ha of mostly Verdejo vineyards and sells about 2 million liters of wine annually."
I-WineReview (December 2013), 89 pts
"Pale yellow. Ripe orchard and pit fruits on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Plump and open-knit, with good finishing punch and a refreshing note of bitter pear skin. - JR"
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2013), 88 pts
"Bright straw. Floral-accented aromas of pear and nectarine, with a hint of lemon pith in the background. Dry and tangy on entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, displaying juicy pit fruit and melon flavors and a touch of bitter pear skin. Finishes with good grip and length, leaving a spicy note behind."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (September 2012), 90 pts
"Pale straw-gold hue; tremendously seductive bouquet of jasmine and lilac, tangerine and lime peel, lemon verbena, with backnotes of licorice and limestone; pulls up an herbal, slightly grassy character on the palate, with pert citrus flavors and notably crisp acidity and flint-like minerality, all ensconced in a moderately lush texture. Excellent. A Great Bargain."
- Fredric Koeppel's Bigger than Your Head (October 10th 2014), Excellent