In Spain the Verdejo variety is a byword for very pleasant fruity, light white wines. Los Molinos Verdejo is the result of a careful selection of the very best grapes. Despite its young character, it exhibits a good structure.
Valdepeñas takes its name from the ancient city by the same name, that lies on a sun-baked river valley dotted by small rocky formations (Val-de-peñas - Valley of Rocks). Located in the South of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. The area is almost entirely encircled by both La Mancha Denominación de Origen on the North border and Andalusia on its Southern limits. It experiences extreme weather conditions, with temperatures reaching up to over 40 ºC in the summer and dropping to as low as -10 ºC in the winter. The future of this Denominación de Origen lays with its red wines made from Tempranillo; a grape variety that enjoys the ability to age well as crianza, reserva and gran reserva.
Pale lemon with hints of gold. This fresh and intense wine has floral and fruity aromas. A rich body with a balanced acidity accompanied by hints of herbs, citrus fruits, melon and peach on the palate.
Great match with fresh and light dishes. Particularly with fish, seafood salad, sushi or squid.
It is mostly harvested at night so that low temperatures below 12oC help to preserve the aromas of this variety. Every stage of cultivation and elaboration is carefully controlled to prevent oxidation. The grapes macerate at low temperature to obtain the variety’s maximum expression. Then, fermentation takes place at approximately 14-16oC for up to 12-15 days to draw this variety’s maximum aromatic potential.
2016 Japan Wine Challenge: Los Molinos verdejo 2015