Amazingly expressive stuff from Spain. A mix of Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc and Viura that delivers a cornucopia of citrus. Grapefruit, passion fruit and lime aromas and flavors abound, and the finish is so fresh and scouring that it can’t help but quench your thirst. A superb summer sipper from the constantly improving Rueda region. Imported by Jorge Ordoñez/Fine…
In cooler vintages like 2007, this white blend from Bodegas Naia excels. It gets going with pear, apple and light, leesy aromas in front of a citrusy palate that is a knock-off for varietal Sauvignon Blanc. Flavors of grapefruit, lime and gooseberry should be familiar, and the crisp fresh-lettuce finish is a winner. Good stuff for the money.
This wine was better last year, but in its defense we tasted the ’04 several months earlier in the year, so it came across fresher. And with Rueda whites, which are vintage-to-vintage wines, that makes a difference. Here, look for tropical-fruit aromas with a pure citrus palate. It’s good, straight-forward stuff that shouldn’t surprise or disappoint. Drink immediately.
Clean, simple and very much in the style that has made Las Brisas a go-to value white. Verdejo, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc are married and happy; the nose delivers peach and green apple, while the palate hits with grapefruit, apple, lime and mineral flavors. Clean, crisp, easygoing.
Citrus, mango and animal cracker aromas are mild and easy to like. The palate on this white blend (led by 50% Verdejo) offers melon, apple, mango and a hint of spice, while the finish is clean, smooth and just racy enough. Drink now for max freshness.