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Bodegas Lan Duquesa Verdejo Valladolid 2016 (1x75cl)
Duquesa de Valladolid combines the viticultural and winemaking know-how that winemaker Luisa Freire gained working at Santiago Ruiz in Galicia to elevate the distinctive hint of aromatic herbs and punchy finish of Verdejo to a new level. The grapes are from a 15-year-old vineyard and are harvested during the cool of the evening to ensure freshness.
Grapes are grown in vineyards at 600 to 800 metres above sea level, where the trellis system has been adopted for 15 to 30 years. The soils are composed of gravel and are poor in organic matter with low water retention.
Grapes were harvested at night to ensure that optimum freshness was preserved. The grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed prior to fermentation, which was at low temperatures for three weeks in order to obtain maximum aromatic extraction. The wine is then subject to post-fermentative lees ageing prior to bottling to bring out a slightly savoury note.
The wine is pale straw yellow in colour with youthful green hues. On the nose, it has tropical aromas of pineapple accompanied by white flowers and hay. On the palate, it has crisp acidity, characteristic of the Verdejo variety and a balanced and lively finish.