Duquesa de Valladolid Rueda Verdejo 2019
The grapes are grown in vineyards situated 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, allowing for stress on the vines, producing greater concentration of both fruit and complexity within the berries.
Duquesa de Valladolid is Sogrape’s project in Rueda, the Spanish region which is currently in vogue for crisp and aromatic white wines. Winemaker Luisa Freire is an expert in handling aromatic grape varieties, having previously worked at Santiago Ruiz in Rías Baixas. She uses her viticultural and winemaking know-how to elevate the aromatic intensity of Verdejo to a new level.