D.O. Rueda / Analivia
Analivia Verdejo Viura
Analivia Verdejo Viura is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, in the province of Valladolid. The wine is made from Verdejo and Viura. 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.
Verdejo and Viura
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.
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 perfect accompaniment to steamed fish, octopus salad (octopus vinaigrette) and other appetisers. It also goes well with seafood or Hawaiian pizza.
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 some hours to macerate with skin in order to obtain its maximum expression. The wine making process is carefully controlled at every stage to prevent oxidation. The fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 14 and 17°C.