The Castronuño banks (Duero river) are the natural nesting area for herons (Ardea purpurea), and the birthplace of the selected Verdejo grapes that give birth to Viña Albali. This wine has been produced solely with selected Verdejo grapes from the region of Rueda; a well-known area for the quality of its 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 lemony white with bright highlights. Intense and frank Verdejo grape aromas, hay, fresh fruit. Crispy, good acidity, soft and persistent aftertaste.
Recommended for vegetables, salads, seafood, fish or light meat dishes.
Best served chilled at 8-10º C.
Harvest is carried out at night time to obtain the highest possible fruit concentration. After the crushing, the must is left for maceration with the skins for 6 to 8 hours to extract the maximum expression of the variety’s aromas. Fermentation takes place at low temperature (12-16º C).
About this wine
” Citrus-laced tropical fruit salac. Lovely finish Viña Albali Verdejo DO Rueda 2016″ – International Wine Challenge 2017
” Clean, smooth and fresh with juicy, crisp style; a good value wine from a region with a growing reputation; bright, balanced and long; a delightful everyday wine”. Viña Albali Verdejo DO Rueda 2016 – 88 Points The Tasting Panel Magazine – September 2018.
2017 Berliner Wein Trophy: Viña Albali Verdejo Rueda 2016