La Mision Verdejo Ecologico

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La Mision Verdejo Ecologico

£22.50

  • Designation: DO
  • Producer: Bodegas Menade
  • Year: 2015
  • ABV: 13.5%
  • Grape: 100% Verdeja
  • Region: Castilla y Leon
  • Size: 75cl
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A predominance of yellow with golden hues, and in the aromas of La Mision Verdejo the immediate presence of minerals, smoked and ripe fruit. Unforgettable herbaceous scents of thyme, laurel and fennel.

On the palate La Mision is intense, rich and expressive, and with a long finish.

Certified Organic and Vegan

Made from Verdeja, La Misión is made with the fruit from a series of plots of centenary vines growing primarily in sandy soils. ‘Verdeja’ differs from Verdejo in that its grapes are smaller, its bunches more oval, and it is more resistant to funguses such as botrytis by virtue of being thicker skinned. Aroma wise it is earthier, more powerful and more rustic; and on-going analyses reveal significantly higher levels of acidity together with much greater concentration.

Following alcoholic fermentation and prior to being bottled, it spends 10 months in a combination of 500 litre capacity French oak barrels, steel, and amphorae of different sizes made partly with clay from our estate: a true return to the earth.

Bodegas Menade may have been founded as recently as 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the sixth generation of a longstanding wine family.

The formal family history starts in 1820, when the brothers and sister’s forebears tended vineyards in a wide variety of sites that today form part of DO Rueda. Vinification was effected in an underground facility in La Seca hewn out of solid rock at the beginning of the 19th Century, which we have recently rechristened Menade by Secala.

The site’s original architectural features were preserved and improved it somewhat with a bit of restoration work; and not only – by virtue of its all year round temperature and humidity levels does it provide the perfect sanctuary and resting place for the barrique aged wines and old vintages – and it is an ideal and intimate venue to host small to medium scale tasting events in addition to the many local activities that Bodegas Menade sponsors.

In the early 2000s, the family decided on a totally fresh start not just philosophically ( to respect nature and go back to the old ways) but in a location of their own – with Alejandra running exports and communications, Marco the viticulturist, and Richard the oenologist.

 

 

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