The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Organic Verdejo, Montañar, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 75cl

£8.95
  • 2015 Organic Verdejo, Montañar, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 75cl

The Cotswold Cheese Co

2015 Organic Verdejo, Montañar, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain 75cl

£8.95

Description

Montañar means 'mountainous', and is named for the Serrania de Cuenca in Castilla-La...

Mancha. The wines come from the family run winery established by the three Parra brothers (Francisco, Javier and Luis) in 1993. The brothers had the foresight, in the beginning to move to organic and then biodynamic viticulture. All of Montañar's vineyards have been certified organic since 1997 and biodynamic since 2012 because they feel they get the best fruits this way.

Vineyards

Montanar's vineyards have been certified organic since 1997 and biodynamic since 2012 because they feel the get the best fruit this way. The dry and windy climate of La Mancha makes it easier to practice organic and biodynamic viticulture because fungal diseases are unable to thrive in in these conditions.

Vintage Information

Due to dry conditions throughout the growing season and at harvest, 2015 saw slightly lower yields than usual in Castilla-La Mancha. Despite the lower quantities, the lack of rainfall contributed to a crop of very healthy and concentrated grapes. The white grapes were particularly aromatic, with great freshness.

Vinification

Fruit went into a pneumatic press before being fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, and was bottled without any additional ageing.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw yellow. The Verdejo has an exotic nose that verges on tropical fruit on the nose but retains a citrus zest on the palate. Intense fruit aromas and apple blossom are reflected on the palate with an additional hint of bitter almond. Light in body, with well balanced acidity and alcohol.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2015
Grape varieties 100% Verdejo
Region Tierra de Castilla, Castilla-La Mancha
Winemaker Alfonso Hergueta
Alcohol (ABV) 12%