Happy September everyone! Although the kiddos are back in school, September can still bring high temperatures so I’m not ready to break out sweaters and cabernet. Lately, I’ve been really pushing myself to drink a lot more dry white wines and I realized I’ve been missing out on some outstanding stuff. So continuing our theme of Spanish wines, this week’s episode focusing on excellent summertime whites from Rueda wine region. Hope you enjoy this episode as much as I enjoyed drinking these wines. Cheers!
This week’s episode is all about crisp, dry white wines from Rueda wine region in Spain.
- History of the Rueda region
- Climate and geography
- Rueda winemaking techniques
- Verdejo grape
- Food pairings
Bodegas Ateca Honoro Vera Rueda 2013 – priced around $9
This wine is a blend of Verdejo, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Smells like springtime with notes of citrus and honeysuckles. Flavors of lemon, lime with herbal, grassy notes. High acidity, making this a crisp wine that would pair well with a vegetable dishes. This wine estate grown, hand picked and fermented in Stainless steel tanks.
Shaya Arindo Rueda 2015 – priced around $11
Our second pick is 100% Verdaejo. Smells like flowers, slate and apricots with tropical flavors of pineapple, pear, and apple. This wine has juicy acidity and medium body making a perfect pairing with the a light dish and the heat of the summer.
Have you tried any Rueda whites? Let us know your favorites in the comment section below.