Blume Rueda is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, in Rueda, in the province of Valladolid. The wine is made from equal proportions Viura and Verdejo grapes. Viura is a historic variety that is also known as Macabeu and Maccabéo in Roussillon in southern France, as Macabeo in much of its homeland Spain, and as Viura in the Rioja region. It has the unusual virtue of giving birth to young dry white wines, often blends, with real nerve and character.
Viura and Verdejo
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
Bright pale yellow with green hues. On the nose, it displays intense aromas of ripe tropical fruits and pear drops combined with subtle hints of citrus, flowers and apples. The aromas are truly reflected on its palate. The wine has a well-integrated acidity, a medium body and a soft finish.
A partner to codfish, octopus with paprika, and other appetisers with seafood, and Mediterranean salads.
Between 8- 10 ºC
The Verdejo and Viura 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 6 – 8 hours to macerate at a cool temperature to get the most out of its aromas. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 14 and 17oC to maximise the flavours. The wine making process is carefully controlled at every stage. The result is a fresh and delicate wine.
About this wine
“D.O Rueda is becoming the fastest-growing wine-producing region, in terms of volume of sales. Consumers’ demand for fresher, lighter styles of white wine is driving interest in aromatic varieties in the UK. Blume is designed to appeal to the female consumer.” Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade News