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Marques de Riscal Verdejo, Rueda, Spain

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Also known as Herederos del Marques de Riscal.

Average Price $10 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety: Verdejo

Verdejo is the aromatic grape variety behind the crisp white wines of Rueda, north-western Spain. Here, Verdejo is blended with Macabeo (Viura) and, increasingly, Sauvignon Blanc. Under appellation law, Verdejo must make up at least 50% of any Rueda wine, and at least 85% of any Rueda Superior wine.

The origins of Verdejo remain unclear. It seems most likely that it is indigenous to north-western Spain, although it has also been suggested that it arrived via southern Spain from North Africa in the 11th Century. It seems that the variety was forgotten about for hundreds of years, and was most recently revived in the 1980s, by such famous producers as Marques de Riscal a ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Rueda wine region

    Rueda is a wine region at the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, located just north-west of the Spanish capital, Madrid. It is known for its dry, aromatic white wines made predominantly from Verdejo, with small quantities of Viura and Sauvignon Blanc. These fresh, aromatic whites are an ideal complement to the heavy Tempranillo-based reds of neighboring Toro.

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  • Castilla y Leon wine region

    Castilla y Leon, in the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau, is the largest of Spain's 17 administrative regions. It accounts for about one-fifth of the country's total surface area and stretches roughly 220 miles (355km) from the centre of Spain almost all the way to the north coast. Equally wide, it connects its famous neighbor Rioja with the border of Portugal.

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