This is a complex and expressive Verdejo variety that never fails to impress the taster. Salty and spicy with oxidative notes but not cider-like. It lingers on the palate. Unctuous and intense. Easy to drink.
The wine is manufactured in rented premises but we own the silos, the equipment and the casks needed for carrying out all the traditional process.
Wine name and harvest year:
Al-Nabiz white 2012.
Designation of Origin:
D.O. Vino de España.
Ramiro Carbajo del Río.
This wine is made from Verdejo grape, from a 30-year-old controlled vineyard with trellis system, located in the municipality of Rueda (Valladolid). Altitude: 761 m.2012 vintage was marked by a drought throughout the year, poor budding because of frost, high summer temperatures and rains in late September, what made the harvest quite irregular and very selective. For this wine, we used leave and cluster thinnings to obtain an optimum ripening of the grapes, aiming for sugar concentration and complexity.
Of gravelly terrain with sandstone texture, good aeration and drainage.
Grape harvest: September one day; harvested in 15 Kg boxes.
6 bottles/ cardboard box.
Maceration at 13ºc.
Native yeasts action for 20 days.
In to new French oak barrels, with inoculation of lactic bacteria.