This wine is produced by Isaac Fernandez in partnership with a winery whose modern day operations began in 1941. The winery is located in the heart of Rueda just south of the Duero river and has over 80 hectares of vineyards.
After harvesting the grapes are destemmed and undergo a pre-crush cold maceration for several hours. A gentle press is followed by a slow, cool temperature controlled fermentation (max temperature is 17° C) in stainless steel tanks. This cool fermentation maintains vibrant fruit aromas in the finished wine.
View from the Cellar
The 2015 Verdejo from Egeo is produced from sixty year-old vines, with the wine fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged for three months on its fine lees prior to bottling. The wine is lovely on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up a vibrant constellation of lemon, sandy soil tones, a touch of paraffin, spring flowers and a hint of green olive in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied and nicely transparent, with a good core, zesty acids and fine balance on the long and complex finish. A fine example of Verdejo. 2017- 2020. Issue 68, March-April 2017
Green-tinged straw. Fresh pear and honeydew aromas, joined by suggestions of white flowers and herbs as the wine opens up. Pliant orchard and pit fruit flavors show good depth and an enlivening suggestion of candied ginger. Closes smooth, broad and quite long, delivering subtle sweetness and a resonating pear note. 2017 - 2020 New Releases from Spain Part 1
The Wine Enthusiast
Mild, clean white-fruit aromas are generic but good. This feels round, with medium-level acidity. Pithy melon and citrus flavors are more bland than vivid on the finish. Drink now. February 2017 Issue