This month I picked a Spanish White wine because to be honest with you I’ve been on this Spanish white wine kick for a while. I can’t get enough of them, and this is by far one of my favorites out there.
Summer is here, and you know what that means don’t you??? It is time to drink those refreshing, crisp, white wines. My favorite wines to drink in the summer are crisp whites, but I hate when the wine is too crisp, or too bland. This is easily one of the best whites I have ever tasted.
Cecile’s Wine Cellar Review:
At its best, Verdejo should be highly aromatic (fresh cut grass, laurel, citrus) and full of fruit and substance — simultaneously rich and refreshing. Too many Verdejo wines we see are either lean and dominated by herbaceous elements or are fat and lacking real cut and character.
Not the Vina Oropendola Verdejo 2007! This is 100% Verdejo from low-yielding old vines (40-120 years) fermented in stainless steel and then aged for 7 months on the lees. The wine opens with and explosion of aromas — melon, citrus, flowers, green melon and a fantastic whack of fresh cut grass. In the mouth, the party continues — the wine is just bursting with flavors of green melon, lychee, citrus fruits, fruit blossoms, and even a bit of black pepper. It’s wonderfully round and full in the mouth, with fantastic acidity that allows the wine to finish refreshing and dry.
This wine is good. Really good. Screamingly good.
Bodegas y Vinedos del Sayago’s 2008 Vina Oropendola Verdejo was sourced from 40- to 120-year-old vines, aged on its lees for 2 months, followed by an additional 3 months in tank. It offers up an enticing and complex bouquet of lemon blossom, passion fruit, guava, white figs, and spring flowers. This is followed by a layered, concentrated, spicy offering with a long, refreshing finish. It is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 2 years. Wine Advocate 90 points
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