This Verdejo is everything the varietal could be and should be tons of mouthwatering citrus fruit and the 8 months lees aging for extra texture and body, marzipan and candied pineapple (dry finish). WE LOVE to support wines like this! Pair with seafood
From organically farmed vines in the Las Escuclillas vineyard that are around 30 years old and planted on pebbles, sand and clay over limestone bedrock. The vineyard is bush trained and at around 760 meters above sea level.
The grapes were harvested by hand, destemmed, and pressed gently in a pneumatic press. The wine rested on the skins for about 6 hours and was then racked into stainless steel tanks to ferment and rest on its lees for 6 months. Bottled in March without fining, filtering, or SO2 addition
The Cantalapiedras descend from several generations of winegrowers working in the municipality of La Seca, the heart of the Rueda appellation. Although there are records of the Cantalapiedras’ grape-growing dating to the 19th century, the birth of the current estate can be traced directly to the year 1949, when patriarch Heliodoro planted his first vineyard plot, or majuelo, at the tender age of 15. Since 2014, Manuel (Heliodoro’s grandson) has been the driving force behind Cantalapiedra Viticultores, taking charge of first the winemaking and now the farming of their vines. As a farmer, Manuel strives to go beyond organic, and incorporates many biodynamic practices into their viticulture. In the cellar, he utilizes wild yeasts for fermentation, minimal amounts of sulfur, and no other additions, all of which distinguish him from the predominantly conventional practices of most wineries in Rueda.