Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo 2018

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Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo 2018

90 Pts, Guia Penin, 2019

Country - Spain

Region - Castilla - Léon

Grape Varieties - Verdejo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Javier Sanz

Tasting notes - Vibrant varietal notes of sweet grapefruit and pineapple combine with anise, fennel and floral notes. Bone dry with a crisp, refreshing palate and a lively finish.

Javier Sanz Rueda Verdejo 2018

Flavours of melon and green apple enhanced by fresh,
herbaceous notes and spice, zesty and full flavoured.

Producer Note
The Sanz family have been producing quality wines for over 150 years. Run by the
fourth generation, Javier Sanz has 104 hectares of vineyard, including the viticultural
treasure of the pre-phylloxera vineyard of El Pago de Saltamontes. Despite his ultramodern winery, he maintains that the key to outstanding wine is growing good
grapes. He believes in the traditional relationship between the grower and the vine.
Wines by Javier Sanz embody a philosophy; a vision. Faithful to their origins, they
bear the touch of the grower.

The 2018 harvest was higher in volume than previous years. It was also a vintage of
an undeniable quality. As Santiago de Íscar, the winemaker stated ‘the grapes were
in an extraordinary, healthy condition’. The weather patterns enabled the grapes to
ripen to excellent maturity levels, while retaining beautiful balance.

Javier Sanz's vineyards are laid out in a mosaic of plots and small vineyards all within
the Valladolid municipality of La Seca. Painstaking work takes place in the vineyard
to ensure the best quality grapes are grown. The plot is planted with bush vines,
keeping the grapes close to the ground allowing them to ripen at night due to the
heat retention of the soil, while protecting them from the excessive heat and sunlight
during the day. Resistant to weather and disease, these vines are labour intensive to
harvest. They grow well in the gravelly pebble soils, which are poor in organic matter
and have good drainage. The continental climate, with its large diurnal temperature
swings, sees the high daytime temperatures tumble by up to 20 degrees at night.
The cold winters and rains in spring and autumn help the grapes to reach the
characteristic acidity Verdejo is known for.

Javier Sanz's philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the winemaking process
and they engage in sustainable winemaking practices. The grapes were carefully
harvested by hand, crushed and left to soak on the skins at a low temperature for
several hours. The grapes were then pressed and the juice was settled for a period
of 24 hours. Once clear, a slow fermentation took place in stainless steel vats at
temperatures of below 15°C, using the grapes' indigenous yeasts. The low
fermentation temperatures preserved the fruity aromatics. The wine was cold
stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Tasting Note
Vibrant varietal notes of sweet grapefruit and pineapple combine with anise, fennel
and floral notes. Bone dry with a crisp, refreshing palate and a lively finish.

Verdejo 100%

90 Pts, Guia Penin, 2019

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Bottles Per Case 6
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Vintage 2018
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