Rueda is an appellation of origin. Its production area is located in Castile and Leon, specifically in the provinces of Valladolid, Segovia and Avila. The three provinces share a continental climate with an annual average temperature of 12ºC and an average precipitation of 460 mm per year.
The average altitude in which the vineyards in Valladolid and Avila are is 750 meters above sea level. However, in Segovia there are some areas of vineyards whose average altitude is 850 meters above sea level.
Currently, the white varieties allowed in Rueda wines are: Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and Palomino Fino. As for the red varieties allowed, they are the following: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Grenache.
The Verdejo variety is the most popular of all in the Denomination of Origin Rueda; Its production represents practically 70% of the white grape collected in the D.O. Rueda.
Currently, there is even an enotourism route across several wineries and production centres established within the Denomination of white wine of Rueda.
History of Rueda
Rueda is the oldest wine denomination of origin in Castile and Leon, since it was created in the year 1980. At that time, it was limited solely and exclusively to the production of white wines. Subsequently, since 1994 the inclusion of rosé and red wines in the denomination of origin is allowed. However, this DO continues to be associated with white wines.
The three provinces of Castile and Leon have a great wine tradition. There are testimonies that confirm that there has been cultivation of vines since the Middle Ages. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries the best known wines were the “dorados”, which were aged for a period of 10 years.
The biggest wine crisis came in the twentieth century. The area of vineyards in the three provinces exceeded 90,000 hectares. However, there was a great attack of phylloxera, a disease of the vine caused by an insect, and the surface was greatly reduced. In addition, the cultivation of other crops, such as wheat, were more profitable.
“- Delicious, as the water comes together at the mouth! An incomparable delightfully fresh bouquet with racy floral scent and flavors of bright fruit. Color: bright pale straw yellow allergens: contains sulfites”
...with presence of acidity, long and silky finish. Aftertaste, citrus and herbal touches again. APPELLATION: Rueda. VINES: Ramón Bilbao GRAPES: Verdejo. PREPARATION: grape recepcionada in minimum time, processed with carbonic snow, one cold maceration,...
“Ramon Bilbao Verdejo from the Rioja winery Ramon Bilbao comes from the Rueda wine region, the birthplace of Spain's most original and finest white wines. The wine region of Rueda is located in the triangle Valladolid, Salamanca and Segovia. This Verdejo is a modern educated wine typical Spanish...”
TASTING NOTES: View: Protos Verdejo has a straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Nose: Apple reminiscent of tropical fruits. Mouth: Rodondo, fruity with good acidity. The soul of the Verdejo adds a slightly bitter finish. GRAPES: Verdejo CELLAR:...
- amarillopajizo Its color with greenish hues.
- Aromas served 7 ° C reminds apple and tropical fruit.
- Its flavor is distinctive because it is round, fruity and has good acidity.
- The Verdejo soul will make you like the slightly bitter end.”
TASTING NOTES OF Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon Blanc 2017 : View: Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon 2017 is yellow with golden highlights. Nose: Medium intensity with aromas of peach, citrus, herbaceous and peladilla. Mouth: good acidity, a good attack and travel, with...
“White Wine Cuatro Rayas SauvignonEl White Wine Cuatro Rayas Sauvignon grape is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, belonging to the Denomination of Origin Rueda. Fermentation in stainless steel, cold maturation at 6 ° C for 4 hours. Alcohol 13% vol. Four Stripes decided to give a brother Verdejo and...”
“Intense and refreshing wine that delivers sensations of white fruit and balsamic. It is easy to drink and friendly, although not hide the sharp character of the Verdejo grape. A subtle touch of needle completes its attractive profile”
TASTING NOTES OF Cuatro Rayas Verdejo 2017 : View: Pale yellow, green, clean and bright lemony. Nose: Powerful, notes of fresh fruit, green apple, hay and honey-like echoes. Mouth: Balanced palate fresh, sweet, round, very fruity, with character and a...
“Cuatro Rayas Verdejo White Wine White Wine Cuatro Rayas Verdejo is a wine made from grapes from selected Verdejo from a fine selection of farms and payments located in the D. O. Rueda. Fermentation in stainless steel, cold soak at 6 ° C for 4 hours. Alcohol content: 13% Serve this wine at a...”
...has a length in the mouth, full of coolness. Its taste fits perfectly the aroma. APPELLATION: Wheels, Vallaloid. VINEYARD: Marqués de Cáceres. GRAPES: Verdejo. AGEING: young wine consumption. PREPARATION: The grapes are harvested manually, to proceed...
- View: A view, Marques de Caceres Verdejo 2018 has a bright yellow color
- Nose: Marques de Caceres Verdejo 2018 is an expressive wine brings aromas of fresh fruit, fragrant herbs.
- Palate: The palate, Marqués de Cáceres Verdejo 2018 is a tasty wine, fruity, with good acidity and...”
TASTING NOTES: View: pale yellow, greenish reflections. Nose: hints of freshly cut grass and tropical fruits. Mouth: fresh, fruity and very pleasant. APPELLATION: Rueda. VINEYARD: Vineyard an area of 23.5 hectares, situated at an altitude of...
The Verdejo grapes were harvested at night. They macerated with their skins for 4-6 hours, pressed and static racking was made. Fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts. No malolactic fermentation and aging.
“Mechanical night harvesting in formations on trellises and daytime manual vessels. Grape reception hopper, stripping-crushing, maceration press 2-4h and subsequent pressing. Desfangados static and flotation, fermentation at low temperature (14 ° C) with selected yeasts.”
...flavors of citrus, herbs and a mineral touch. APPELLATION: Rueda, Spain. VINEYARD: Javier Sanz Viticultor. GRAPES: Verdejo. AGEING: steel tanks. PREPARATION: the must, after decantation was fermented at less than 15 ° C to preserve all the natural flavors...
TASTING NOTES OF Protos Verdejo 2018: View: Straw yellow with greenish reflections, clean and bright. Nose: Powerful, fruity, notes of green apple, citrus and tropical fruits, white flowers, aromatic herbs and notes of fennel. Mouth: Very fresh, good...
“This wine made from 100 per cent. Verdejo lights straw yellow with greenish hues. Fresh and intense is his nose with beautiful tropical aromas and Zitrusfruechten, coupled with Kraeuternoten of fennel and anise. In the mouth it shows itself round, fruity. Sustainable finish with light but...”
...round, very fruity, with character and a delicate aftertaste of fennel very characteristic. APPELLATION: Rueda. GRAPES: Verdejo 100%. WINE PAIRING: fish, fresh seafood, pasta, rice, cheese and white meat. RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8 ° C ALCOHOL:...
“Cuatro Rayas Verdejo Rueda is clean, powerful and fresh on the nose, the palate is full of fruity, herbal flavours with a touch of fennel coming through on the finish. Full flavoured and powerful but well balanced with a silky texture and wonderful length.”
TASTING NOTES: View: Javier Sanz Verdejo 2018 Wine has a bright yellow color Nose: Javier Sanz Verdejo 2018 Wine is a fresh wine that brings back memories of fresh fruit such as fresh grapefruit and pineapple. Aromas of white flowers. expressive wine...
TASTING NOTES: View: clean and bright straw yellow, greenish reflections. Nose: A delicately fruity and floral nose with hints of stone fruit and grapefruit. Mouth: great structure and well balanced, mineral notes, memories of marzipan and spices...
“Intensely powerful 'toasty' aromatics with ripe melon and pear characters combined with citrus and grapefruit on the palate. A wonderfully textural with a broad mouth-feel and exceptionally long finish. A seamless mix of ripe, honeyed fruit, structure and richness.”
“Straw yellow in colour with green hues. Clean and bright. Intense varietal aroma with highlights of citric fruit, fennel, dried grass and thyme. The palate is dry and fresh with volume, balance and good persistence. A nice and subtle bitterness and a long finish pleasantly displaying the...”