D.O. Rueda / Analivia
In Spain, the indigenous Verdejo variety is a byword for a delicious light and fruity white.
Analivia Verdejo is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, in the province of Valladolid. The careful handling of the top grape variety in this region, Verdejo, combined with our modern wine making techniques, has resulted in a deliciously fresh and fruity white wine of authentic character and personality.
Best between 8-10 °C
Rueda is a wine producing region in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, on the high plateau of Castile and León, right between two of Spain’s most famous red-wine producers: Ribera del Duero and Toro, and just on the North-West of Madrid. The river Duero flows through this region from East to West. Rueda was the first Denominación de Origen to be certified in the Region of Castile and León (1980). This high plateau is characterised by a typical continental climate featuring long cold winters, a brief spring season, and dry harsh hot summers.
Pale yellow in appearance with subtle touches of gold. It presents an elegant scent of citrus and tropical fruit - juicy tangerines, pineapple and grapefruit - combined with white flowers and subtle herbal notes. Its palate is a faithful reflection of its nose, underpinned by a well-balanced acidity and a fresh lingering finish.
Perfect with Thai or Japanese dishes, steamed or roasted fish, grilled asparagus or vegetables accompanied by Serrano ham or cheese.
The Verdejo grapes are harvested at dawn in early October. Cool night temperatures allow the grapes to retain their wonderful aromatic nature. Run juice is left for some hours to macerate with skin in order to obtain its maximum expression. The wine making process is carefully controlled at every stage. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 14 and 16°C.
2019 Gillbert & Gaillard International Challenge: Analivia Verdejo 2018