Familia Torres Verdeo Rueda Verdejo
“Immediate lemon, freshly cut grass, and lavender on the nose. The weight is sneaky and the acidity is pithy and bright. There are hints of tropical citrus on the palate with dragonfruit especially coming to mind. On the finish, we have surprising notes of cumin and paprika to go along with just the slightest green apple tartness. Dangerously easy to drink without being overly simple.
Rueda is such an underrated region. Until pretty recently, it was primarily planted to Sauvignon Blanc (the grape used to make Sancerre) but the native Verdejo does better in the hotter Spanish climate. I am personally of the belief there is a very high ceiling on Verdejo as a grape and while I welcome a few producers attempting higher end bottlings, I’ll take the tremendous value which Rueda currently offers. " Robertson, Le Du Wines