Finally we have the results of our verdejo wines vintage 2016!
The Verdejo grapes are harvested at night. This means that the grapes enter the cellar at the lower night-time temperature of 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) instead of the daytime temperature, which can be as high as 28–30 °C (82–86 °F) in September. Lower temperatures means less oxidation, or browning of the juice. Verdejo wines are aromatic, often soft, and full-bodied.
Starting with Calamar verdejo, Emporio Wines own brand from Rueda has a double medal!
Colour: medium intensity straw yelow colour with deep green reflections. Bright and well presented.
Aroma: Intense fleshy white fruit (pear, apple ) and tropical fruit predominate.Touches of herbacious plants ( hay, fennel ), balsamic echoes and aniseed flavoured background with notesf white flowers.
Palate: fresh elegant and smooth, but well structured, tasty and aromatic. Complex and lingering finish with pleasant bitter touches typical of this variety.
Silver Medal at The International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal at Decanter
and also Nékora had two awards!
Colour: clean, bright and transparent. Yellow-green color with steely irises.
Aroma: intense with green apple scent and tropical fruits, shades of fennel and slightly aniseed. Great citrus touches.
Palate: tasty, fresh and balanced, with great volume and exquisite acidity. Nice attack with soft and persistent finish. Good balance alcohol-acidity with the half-high remembered in time.
Silver Medal at Sommelier Wine Awards
and Commended at International Wine Challenge
We will keep you posted about the awards.
The Emporio Wines Team
Great Spanish Wines