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Tag Archives: Rueda

International Varieties: Are They Intended to Reflect their Origin or are They Made to Please?

In my last post, I highlighted an ‘international’ grape variety, grown in Spain, made in Spain, but not allowed to say which region it’s from because the local Denominacion de Origen (DO) doesn’t recognize Viognier as part of its ‘terroir’. Whether this is fair or not is a difficult question – just what […]

Palacio de Bornos

Seven years before the Rueda region was granted D.O.status, Antonio Sanz decided to open his own winery there. He is the owner and winemaker at Bodegas Palacio de Bornos and is a man with great passion and foresight. He realized the potential of the area’s soil and climate and how perfect they were for the unique characteristics of the Verdejo grape.

Verdejo

A high quality white grape, also known as Rueda Superior, is primarily grown in the D.O. Rueda. It typically produces a well structured and well balanced white wine as a result of its good acidity. Verdejo is both herbaceous and aromatic, generally known for its nutty flavors with hints of […]