Thought to have originated in North Africa, Verdejo has found a hospitable climate and soil in central Spain. Full-bodied and aromatic, this wine is often compared to Sauvignon Blanc.
One of Spain’s most popular cultivated white wines, Verdejo should hold a place in any wine enthusiast’s collection. In order to qualify as Verdejo the grape in question must account for at least 50% of the juice in the bottle.
The grapes are harvested at night to control the temperature and then fermented in stainless steel. This interesting combination of winemaking techniques result in a well-rounded and complex juice that is loved the world over.
Expect bright and fresh acidity with prevailing lemon, green apple, kiwi and pear. You will also enjoy fennel, mushroom, and a hint of grass. The wine is dry and should be served chilled.
This wine pairs really well with poached proteins and shellfish. The acidity cuts through and compliments asparagus, tomatoes, olives, and greens with vinaigrette dressing. The wine isn’t known for longevity and should be consumed within 3-4 years of bottling.