1- Verdejo

The Verdejo grape is a variety that stands out for its aromaticity and freshness. Made one hundred percent, or with coupages with sauvignon blanc and / or chardonnay and thanks to a strong advertising investment made by the DO Rueda, Verdejo has become the fresh aperitif wine in many areas of Spain.

The Verdejo grape is a variety traditionally grown in north-central Spain, specifically in the Duero region of Rueda. It is currently being planted throughout the peninsula.

2- Description of the Verdejo grape

  • Racemes: Small-medium size, compact and with a very short peduncle.
  • Berries: small to medium-sized, spherical, with medium-thick skin and large seeds.
  • Semi- trawler bearing.

3- Phenology of Verdejo Rueda

Medium sprouting, medium-late maturation, medium cycle.

4- Characteristics of the strains

  • Medium vigor
  • Medium-low fertility
  • Medium-high production.
  • Variety with a wide degree of adaptation.
  • It tolerates moderate drought well and adapts to not very fertile and stony soils.
  • Closer to Macabeo than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc in terms of rusticity and productivity.
  • Bleeding problems are attributed to it when it is grafted onto 1103 Paulsen.

5- Poda

Although it has traditionally been conducted in a glass and favorable results are obtained with short pruning, the system that best suits its characteristics and the one that ensures a more satisfactory performance is that of mixed and long pruning.

Due to its size and vegetative growth, the management of vegetation requires attention and trellis conduction systems .

6- Characteristics and potential of Verdejo wine

  1. Verdejo produces moderately alcoholic wines, with medium-high acidity, and a high tartaric acid / malic acid ratio.
  2. The wines are structured and glycerid, smooth, tasty and with a persistent bitter aftertaste.
  3. The wines cover a color range   that goes from greenish yellow to straw, with steely tones and a light medium layer.
  4. The wines provide   intense aromas , fruity, with herbaceous nuances, white flowers with bitter tones that give them a marked aromatic typicality, resulting unmistakable.
  5. Formerly the variety was used to make fortified wines, together with the Palomino variety. Nowadays, excellent young monovarietal wines are made, or mixed with Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo.
  6. Its structure allows fermentation and barrel aging.
  7. More recently, the Verdejo grape variety is also used to make sparkling wines.

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