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, 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.
This Verdejo has an appealing nose of citrus and wild flowers, the palate is multi-layered with ripe tropical fruit, citrus, grapefruit as well as wild herbs. The ending is long and shows racy mineral notes.
‘A big, smiling mouthful of ripe pear and pineapple fruits, balanced by racy citrus acidity’ John Wilson, Irish Times Top 20 wines for Summer 2014 (July 2014)