Viticulture To The Limits - Protected Denomination of Origin (D.O.P Rueda)
Wine Facts for the Casa Rojo El Gordo Del Circo Verdejo ...
- Jose Luis Gomez, Laura Munoz
- Alfonso Medina
- Spain / Castilla y Leon
- 100% Verdejo
- Continental Climate - Hot Summers / Cold Winters
- River Duero - High Plains
- 4 Months on the Lees
Alc - Btl - Rs
- 13.5% - 75cl – 1.6g/L
Review for the 2014 Verdejo ...
The fruit for the El Gordo Del Circo Verdejo was sourced from elevated vineyards within the village of La Seca, in the heart of D.O Rueda, Castilla Y Leon. The Denomination of Origin (D.O Rueda) was created in 1980 and is centred in and around the town of Rueda, Valladolid Province, some 100 miles northwest of Madrid. While the region sits at altitude, some 700m above sea-level, it is extremely flat and covers 74 Villages and Towns.
Tasting Note from Fairley's Wines ...
The Verdejo appears bright and clean, yellow with greenish hints. The nose is an austere of ripe fruit, both green and tropical, mingled with fresh herbal nuances. The palate is fat and powerful with a concentration of lively pear and apple fruit, underlying passionfruit and spice, finishing full with mouthcoating sweet fruit and even more minerality and layers of citrus spice and herbs. An excellent white that can be chilled well, consume young and would be best served with shellfish and even as an aperitif.