D.O. Rueda / Blume
Blume Verdejo Viura
Blume Verdejo Viura is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, in Rueda, in the province of Valladolid. The wine is made from Verdejo grapes and small percentage of Viura. This grape 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
Between 8- 10ºC
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.
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.