“Finca Montepedroso, Rueda DO, Verdejo 2016 is a great example with exuberant floral, green apple aromas with a wisp of fresh herbs. Round and creamy with apple, melon flavors brightened with citrusy acidity. I was amazed with how long the flavors lingered in my mouth.”
“Peachy aromas are pulpy and lack sizzle. This feels loose and wide, with modest acidity. Dry, peppery flavors are low on fruit, while this feels fleshy on the finish, with mildly bitter citrus notes.”
In “Two Spanish Wine Regions you should know about,” writer Ellen Bhang spotlights the wines from Ribera del Duero and Rueda. Listed as a recommendation:
FINCA MONTEPEDROSO Verdejo 2013
“This lively white made by fourth-generation vintners offers scents of yellow tree fruit, field herbs, and freshly turned soil, leading to appealing weight in the mouth from time on the lees."
“Fresh and bright, with the variety’s characteristically crisp flavors and a smooth, supple texture, this Verdejo offers delicious warm-weather drinking. Perhaps because the grapes come from Rueda’s highest elevation vineyards, it has plenty of acidity and shows no sign of fatigue. Still, this is a wine to drink in its youth, meaning this spring and summer.”
“Oily aromas of citrus blend with leesy notes on a jumbled nose. This lacks freshness, while uncommitted flavors of lees and vitamins are slightly oxidized. Bitter citrus and pithy flavors control a finish that falls flat.”
“Aromas of white peach and passion fruit, with a hint of honey in the background. Smooth and fleshy on the palate, offering slightly sweet orchard and tropical fruit flavors and a hint of bitter lemon pith. Finishes a bit loose, with a subtle floral note.”