Blume Rueda is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, located in the province of Valladolid, Rueda. The wine is made up of equal parts of Viura and Verdejo. The historic Viura variety is known as Macabeu and Maccabéo in southern France, Macabeo in much of its homeland Spain. It has the unusual virtue of being capable of making dry white wines, often blends, with real nerve and character.
50% Viura and 50% Verdejo
Rueda is a wine producing region in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, on the high plateau of Castile and León, right between two of Spain’s most famous red-wine producers: Ribera del Duero and Toro, and just on the North-West of Madrid. The river Duero flows through this region from East to West. Rueda was the first Denominación de Origen to be certified in the Region of Castile and León (1980). This high plateau is characterised by a typical continental climate featuring long cold winters, a brief spring season, and dry harsh hot summers
Brilliant pale yellow in colour with green reflections. On the nose, the wine has intense aromas of ripe tropical fruits paired with subtle hints of citrus, elderflower and apple. On the palate, the flavours reflect the nose and the wine has well-integrated acidity, a medium body and a soft finish.
A partner to codfish, octopus with paprika, and other appetisers with seafood, and Mediterranean and Greek style salad.
Between 8- 10 º C
The Verdejo and Viura grapes are harvested at night in early October. This cooler temperature allows the grapes to retain their wonderful aromatic characters. After crushing, the must is left for maceration for 6 to 8 hours in cool temperatures to get the maximum expression of aromas. The fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks at 14-17º C in order to achieve maximum expression of flavourings. The winemaking process includes careful handling at every stage. The result is a fresh and delicate wine.
About this wine
“D.O Rueda is becoming the fastest wine-producing region in growth terms in terms of volume sales. Consumer demand for fresher, lighter styles of white wine is driving interest in aromatic varieties in the UK. Blume is designed to appeal to the female consumer.” Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade News
2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition: Blume Rueda 2011