In Spain, the indigenous Verdejo variety is a byword for a delicious light and fruity white.
Blume Verdejo is made in our Pagos del Rey winery, in Rueda, in the province of Valladolid. The careful handling of the top grape variety in this region, Verdejo, combined with our modern wine making techniques, has resulted in a deliciously fresh and fruity white wine of authentic character and personality.
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
Pale yellow with subtle touches of gold. It presents elegant scents of citrus and tropical fruit - juicy tangerines, pineapple and grapefruit - combined with white flowers and subtle herbal notes. Its palate is a faithful reflection of its nose, underpinned by a well-balanced acidity and a fresh pleasing finish.
Perfect with steamed fish and seafood dishes, vegetable salads, or cold soups.
Between 8-10 °C
Harvested at night in early October. Cool night temperatures allow the grapes to retain their wonderful aromatic nature. After crushing, the must is left for maceration for 6 to 8 hours at low temperatures. The fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks at 14-16º C. The wine making process includes careful handling at every stage. The result is a fresh and delicate wine.
About this wine
“A wonderful nose rife with apricot, lemon curd, white flower, white pepper, and hints of brioche. With a bit more richness than other wines in this category, it offers more complexity of fruit layered over minerals making for an outstanding example of verdejo.” Blume Verdejo 2017 Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018
“Bright gold. Peach and pear drive the nose with floral presence. The palate is very refreshing with moderate, smooth weight and lovely tangy fruit expression that lasts through to the finish. A wine that makes the taste buds tingle”. Blume Verdejo 2017 / Gilbert&Gaillard International Challenge
90 POINTS / Excellent, Highly Recommended
2018 Ultimate Wine Challenge: Blume Verdejo 2017
Guía de Vinos ABC 2019: Blume Verdejo 2017
2018 Gilbert&Gaillard International Challenge: Blume Verdejo 2017
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Blume Verdejo 2016
2017 BACCHUS: Blume Verdejo 2016
2017 Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition: Blume Verdejo 2016