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Angel Rodriguez Vidal Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo 2011

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  • ST 90
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Winemaker Notes

From free-run juice, the new wine is racked into large, centuries-old subterranean oak vessels prior to clarification and bottling. A highly extractive, herbaceous and minerally-complex Verdejo with excellent aging capacity and a perennial hallmark wine for the region.

Critical Acclaim

ST 90
International Wine Cellar

Pale yellow. Vibrant, mineral-inflected aromas and flavors of citrus fruits and green apple, with quinine and white pepper nuances. Dry and racy, offering zesty lift and a long, focused finish. This pure, energetic wine will work with all sorts of seafood dishes or with fresh cheeses.

Angel Rodriguez Vidal

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Martinsancho is Angel Rodriguez' 17th-century vineyard responsible for the preservation of Rueda's indigenous Verdejo grape. Cuttings from here were used in 1976 to establish a 25-acre vineyard planted in the traditional head-pruned fashion and dry-farmed. Low-yield Verdejo apports viscosity and a long finish while retaining a delicate floral nose.

Production of Martinsancho is under 4,000 cases, its informing character obtained both from the Medieval vines and the 25-acre parcel. Harvest is carefully timed and rapidly completed,... View More