Rueda

Located in Castile and León (Spain), the production area is located in the provinces of Valladolid (53 municipalities), Segovia (17 municipalities) and Avila (4 municipalities). It was recognized in 1980, although its origins date back to the Middle Ages eleventh century, during the reign of Alfonso VI, when it was repopulated Duero Basin Cantab...

Located in Castile and León (Spain), the production area is located in the provinces of Valladolid (53 municipalities), Segovia (17 municipalities) and Avila (4 municipalities). It was recognized in 1980, although its origins date back to the Middle Ages eleventh century, during the reign of Alfonso VI, when it was repopulated Duero Basin Cantabrians, Basques and Mozarabic, possibly brought to Spain Verdejo. The wine was the first wine Rueda contributed more expensive the older, formerly the most sold Rueda wines young, hans yet been found documents S. XVI that distinguished the wine aged wine "(very old) the" old "(over a year) and the new wine that was called" new wine. " The vineyard area reaches 128,800 ha, located between 700m and 800m above sea level in continental climate, gravelly and stony soils are poor in organic matter and with good aeration and drainage, They grow mainly the white varieties :: Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Palomino Fino, and red grape: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Grenache. They produce a wide range of wines, mostly whites, without aging, with the variety Verdejos, aromatic, powerful and elegant.    Wheels: with 50% minimum of the Verdejo variety.    Rueda Verdejo: a minimum of 85% Verdejo, but is usually varietal.    Rueda Sauvignon: with a minimum of 85% of Sauvignon Blanc.    Sparkling Wheel: according to the traditional method of second fermentation in the bottle and bottle aging period of over 9 months. From grape Verdejo, depending Dry or semi-dry with at least 50% Verdejo grape, Brut or Brut 85%.    Golden Wheel Liqueur wine, dry, obtained by oxidative aging of at least two years in oak. They also produce rosé and red wines, young, crianza, reserva and gran reserva.

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