The Castronuño banks (Duero river) are the natural space where Heron (Ardea purpurea) nests, and the birthplace of Verdejo variety selected for the elaboration of Viña Albali. This wine has been totally produced with selected Verdejo grapes from the Rueda region, which is known for the quality of their white wines.
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 lemon yellow with golden highlights and flavours of ripe tropical fruits, crips citrus and a hint of honeysuckle. Fresh and fruity with a long finish.
Recommended with a variety of dishes including light starters and fish dishes.
Best served chilled at 8-10º C.
Harvest is done at night time in order to get the most fruit concentration possible. After the crushing, the must is left for maceration with the skins during 6 to 8 hours to get the maximum expression of aromas. Fermentation is carried out at low temperature (12-16º C).
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Verdejo Rueda 2016