Story of the wine:
In its modern form Rueda wines really only got going from the 1970s and was given its DO status in 1980. The local Verdejo grape is the mainstay and sometimes blended with Viura (also called Macabeo) but Viura is only about 8% of grapes grown. In the 1980s Sauvignon Blanc was successfully introduced into the regiona. The Vinos Sanz winery was established in 1870 making it one of the oldest in Rueda.
Grape(s): 65% Verdejo, 35% Viura
Area: From Vinos Sanz’s 6 vineyards near the village of La Seca to the east of the town of Rueda
Training system: Trellis and free-standing
Vines per ha.: 2,222 per ha.
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Av. age of vines: 30-50 years old
Harvest: Manual harvest during the day and machine harvest at night during September.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel vats after a cold maceration for 15-20 days at 12-140C. There is no malolactic fermentation
Ageing: Aged in stainless steel vats until bottling about 6 months after the vintage.
Pack size: 12x75cl
Regional dish for this wine recommended by the producer: Truchas con jamón (Trout with ham)
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A soft and slightly earthy tone on the nose. A light, easy style with firm fruit on the middle palate and a balanced finish.
2) Rueda, from the central northern part of Spain, is a relative newcomer to the ranks of top class Spanish white wine, but is now showing its paces. A soft and slightly earthy tone on the nose. A light, easy style with firm fruit on the middle palate and a balanced finish.
Country: Spain Region: Las Rozas - Rueda Grape: 65% Verdejo 35% Viura Product code: 5610 Pack size: 12x75cl
Vinos Sanz is a very old family estate established back in 1870 and is one of the oldest in the region. It has almost 100ha of vineyards.