Verdejo Ecologico Menade

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Verdejo Ecologico Menade

£14.95

  • Designation: DO
  • Producer: Bodegas Menade
  • Year: 2017
  • ABV: 13%
  • Grape: Verdejo 100%
  • Region: Rueda
  • Size: 750ml
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Straw yellow with green reflections, clean and bright.  Intense mineral and varietal aromas, white fruit and notes of laurel, fennel and aromatic plants from the hills.

The Verdejo Ecologico Menade, certified organic and vegan wine, is dry, balanced and flavoursome on the palate, with typical verdejo grape characteristics.  The natural acidity holds a long and elegant finish.

Hand-harvesting, use of carbonic snow instead of sulphur, natural yeasts and low yields are some of the techniques used to produce the trade-mark Menade style of pure and expressive wines.

 

 

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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