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. Whilst most Rueda is made from the local Verdejo and a touch of Viura grapes a growing amount of Sauvignon is being grown although still only at 5.5% of grapes harvested. The Vinos Sanz winery was established in 1870 making it one of the oldest in Rueda
Grape(s): 100% Sauvignon Blanc
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.
Av. age of vines: 40-50 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: Fish baked in salt
Descriptions for Wine List
1) A clean, fresh and typically aromatic sauvignon nose. On the palate there is a crispness but not too assertive and a rounded softness on the 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, particularly since the successful introduction of sauvignon grapes to the region. A clean, fresh and typically aromatic sauvignon nose. On the palate there is a crispness but not too assertive and a rounded softness on the finish.
Country: Spain Region: Las Rozas - Rueda Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Product code: 5611 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.