Blanco Nieva.

Verdejo
Rueda DO
by Javier Herrero Viedel
Blanco Nieva.

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This Spanish Verdejo white wine shows notes of minerals, grapefruit and Granny Smith apples. Lush with lively, fruit driven flavours of lemon, smoke and nutty hints. Finishes very long.

Verdejo
Rueda DO
by Javier Herrero Viedel

RRP: €15.40

Price: €14.65

This Spanish Verdejo white wine shows notes of minerals, grapefruit and Granny Smith apples. Lush with lively, fruit driven flavours of lemon, smoke and nutty hints. Finishes very long.

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country:
Spain
region:
Rueda
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Verdejo
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10378
enjoy with:
Jamon, Asian Dishes, Spicy Prawns
Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet
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Light Bodied
full Bodied
Low acidity
high acidity
Dry
sweet

Additional Information

country:
Spain
region:
Rueda
vintage:
2016
grapes:
Verdejo
abv:
12.5
style:
White
code:
10378
enjoy with:
Jamon, Asian Dishes, Spicy Prawns

Wine Makers

Blanco Nieva. by Ignacio De Miguel

Bodegas y Viñedos Nieva is located in Spain’s Rueda DO region, between Madrid and Valladolid. Under the stewardship of one of Spain’s foremost Oenologists, Ignacio De Miguel, the Nieva vineyards produce white wines that typify the Rueda appellation: sophistication, freshness and complexity. This isn’t surprising considering Nieva vineyards are built on a local tradition of winemaking that dates back to the 12th century.

Nieva’s 50 hectares of Verdejo vines grow at around 850m above sea level in pebbled, sandy soils. As the vineyard’s name suggests, these vines endure cold, snowy winters. Summers are comparably hot, but with fresh nights - perfect for producing refined white wines. The harsh terrain and extreme climate protected the vines from the destructive Phylloxera epidemic of the 19th century. As such, Nieva is able to produce a unique and exclusive wine using vines that are between 80 and 100 years old. These vines and the exceptional wine they produce are what brought Fausto González to Bodegas y Viñedos Nieva in 2009.

González, already an established winemaker, saw how Nieva would complement his philosophy: “small productions of the highest quality wine at the best price”. González wanted to exemplify the character of Rueda in Nieva’s wine, and so enlisted the help of Ignacio de Miguel. Ignacio is an expert among experts in Spain’s wine world. He takes particular pride in bringing out the quality of underappreciated Spanish regions and grapes. With Bodegas y Viñedos Nieva, Fausto González and Ignacio de Miguel showcase the very best of what the Rueda region and the Verdejo grape can offer.

In The Press

Press Reviews

"Mild honey and tropical fruit on the nose, lovely juicy tingle on the palate and reasonable length." Raymond Blake, Food and Wine Magazine

“The Verdejo grape produces some of Spain’s zestiest white wines in the cool highlands of Rueda where, as in this example, it can perform uncannily like a kind of eccentric Sauvignon Blanc. Mind you, there’s also some grapefruit zest and a touch of very ripe pear. Lovely with goat’s cheese.” Tom Doorley, Irish Daily Mail

"Textbook Rueda with its pithy grapefruit and light pears. It is not too aromatic, a good thing in my book, and the fruit is crisp and stylish. This would make for very classy summer drinking." John Wilson, Irish Times

Ratings and Reviews

Ratings and Reviews
All-Rounder , 15/04/2016
By Deb C
This is a nice, all-rounder wine that goes well with food.
Irish Daily Mail , 21/05/2014
By Tom Doorley
Irish Times , 21/05/2014
By John Wilson
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Rueda in Spain

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