Bodegas Menade Rueda Verdejo
Verdejo is Spain's speciality white grape which thrives on the sandy soils of the Rueda region. Creamy yet dry, with an attractive nutty and mineral character, this well-made wine has an uplifting, citrus-driven finish.
Gold Medal - International Organic Wine Awards 2016 (2015 vintage)
Wine of the Week - Tom Cannavan, 'Rueda is a region at considerable elevation, north and west of Madrid in Spain. That elevation is one of the reasons it can produce crisp white wines such as this, especially from its signature grape variety, Verdejo. Verdejo can have very similar properties to Sauvignon Blanc, and whilst some aim to mimic the full-on, nettle, cat's pee and elderflower pungency of some Sauvignons, the organic estate of Menade makes a version that is full of vibrant fruitiness, but a touch more restrained and beautifully balanced.' Wine-Pages.com, May 2015 (2014 vintage)
The Sanz family have been wine producers in Rueda for six generations, so it's with history and experience the new generation of two brothers and sister (Marco, Richard and Alejandra) set up their organic Rueda project in 2005 under the name of 'S