BODEGAS NAIA, VERDEJO, RUEDA D.O., 2012
This week's wine of the week is luscious, mouth watering and exotic! Need I say more?
Bodegas Naia is located in La Seca, a sub-region that is considered grand cru in Spain's Rueda region. They set-up in 2002 with the idea of making world class white wines from a selection of old vines of Verdejo. They are untrained vines, and some are pre-philloxeric. The vineyard is owned by Bodegas Naia and includes some plants that are more than a century old!
In this exotic wine, the Verdejo grape expresses itself with intensely perfumed aromas of lemongrass, lime, quince, smoky minerals and fresh herbs. Fleshy fruit flavors are deepened by peach pit and floral tones and braced by tangy acidity. Fills out nicely on the finish, picking up a note of bitter pear skin and showing excellent persistence and lingering minerality. The vines that produced this wine are between 29 and 90 years old.
2 oz $5.5 / 4 oz $11 / 6 oz $16 / Bottle $66
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Verdejo, Bodegas Naia
Rueda D.O. 2012