Bodegas Menade, Verdejo 'Nosso'


Nosso comes from the vineyard Finca Menade, in Rueda, a plot of Verdejo planted on limestone – clay and stony soils and a plenty of pebbles. Prevention treatments are used, like herbal infusions and whey. The grapes are hand-picked and brought in the winery where they are rigorously sorted. Indigenous yeasts starts the fermentation, and the wine undergo a malolactic fermentation, adding weight, poise and complexity to its naturally expressive character.

There’s a neat combination of fruit and minerals in this fresh and zesty bottle. You’ll find attractive notes of orchard fruit intermingled with galia melon as well as hints of fresh herbs such as thyme and fennel. It’s dry but generously flavoured with a lovely round mouth feel.

Bodegas Menade, Organic
Brothers and sister Marco, Richard and Alejandra Sanz run this certified organic estate in Rueda, South of Valladolid. The estate has 160 ha in production (including 30 ha of pre-phylloxera vines). The soil-type consist of sandy clay and are covered with pebbles in most part. Hand-harvesting, natural yeasts and low yields are some of the techniques used to produce the trade-mark Menade style of pure and expressive wines.