Javier Sanz Semidulce 2016

VARIETY: 100% Verdejo

VITICULTURE: 100% estate-grown grapes from our family vineyards in La Seca. The grapes come from 15-year old Verdejo vines. Most of them are trellised and machine-harvested at night during the second week of September. The soils in these vineyards are poor in nutrients, with a topsoil of rolling stones over a subsoil of clay.

CLIMATE: CContinental weather is characterized by wide diurnal swings which make high daytime temperatures tumble up to 20 degrees at night. Additionally, very cold winters together with rains in spring and autumn help reaching the characteristic acidity Verdejo is known for.

WINEMAKING: Completely estate-grown, in our La Seca vineyards. Grapes selected at their moment of ripening are mechanical harvested at night to preserve oxidation. Cold soaking of the skins before fermentation and temperaturecontrolled fermentation at 17º C. Fermentation is stopped by lowering the temperature at the right moment to preserve the natural sugar of the grapes, obtaining a great balance between acidity and sweetness.

TASTING NOTES: Pale yellow with greenish hints, bright and clear. Mellow but refreshing at the same time. In the nose, notes of melon and pineapple. With a pleasant mouthfeel, slight sweetness and grapey flavours combined with a light, balancing acidity.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend to serve it well chilled (around 6ºC). It works superbly with soft cheeses and spicy finger food. It will balance and enhance the flavours of Asian food and spices.

  • Alcohol: 11.5
  • Type of wine: Aged White Wine

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