Designation: IGP Castilla y León
Type: White wine
Type of grapes: 100% verdejo
Time of ageing: Ages on its lees for about 3 months.
Parker score: 91 points
Vineyard and elaboration
The vineyard is located in Rueda, on the Duero river banks, at 734 metres above sea level and with slopes of between 3% and 5%. The soils are calcareous clayey and stony with plenty of pebbles. The harvest is natural and the grapes are harvested manually, with no chemical intervention.
The wine is made in stainless steel tanks and spontaneously with its own wild yeasts, at between 18 and 24 ºC. The malolactic fermentation and subsequent transfer and take place in a natural way. The wine ages on its sediments for 2-3 months.
Bodegas Menade was founded in 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the sixth generation of a family dedicated to wine.
The real history of the family began in 1820, when the ancestors grew grapevines in various locations that are now part of the Rueda D.O. Wine production was carried out in what is now known as 'Menade by Secala', an underground winery dug into the rock at the beginning of the 19th century.
Each family generation started to make their wines in this historic wine press and each of them had a pioneering vision in the area to make quality wines; but in the early 2000s the Sanz brothers decided to start their own project based on respect for nature and a return to tradition.
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