larrua_850.pngWinery: Bodegas Cachazo
Locale: Pozaldez (Valladolid), Castilla y León
Designation: DO

In a few words: Fresh and fruit-forward

Site: The grapes in this wine come from Verdejo vineyards planted in different areas of the D.O. Rueda (Pozaldez, La Seca and Serrada); all of them wire-trained. The soils are mostly of clay and stony. The climate is continental; very cold winters with frost and occasional snowfall; spring and autumn with mild temperatures and frequent rainfall; and very warm and dry summers with a great difference 20 degrees in temperature during day and night. An ideal climate for the grapes to ripen. Harvest in mid-September.

Grapes: 60% Verdejo, 40% Viura

Fermentation and Aging: The different grape varieties are always vinified separately for elaboration. Static settling process with help from cold temperature. Fermentation process lasts for about 3 to 4 weeks. Afterwards, a racking operation, or transfer of the wine, is carried out to eliminate the thick lees, leaving only the fine lees in the wine. Finally, the clarification, stabilisation and a light filtration is done before the wine is bottled.

Notes: Straw yellow with greenish reflections. Intense aroma with hints of balsamic, fennel, herbaceous and aniseed, as well as stone fruits (quince, peach). In the mouth, sensations of apricot, peach, and notes of fresh herbs. Good structure, refreshing. Persistent and pleasant finish. Pairs well with salads, appetizers, pasta, risotto, white meat, fish.