Monday, March 28, 2016

Spanish Whites: Paramus Verdejo

Paramus Verdejo is made at Bodegas Soterrano, according to Ferrer Family Wines, under the guidance of winemaker Adolfo Heredia. The Rueda wine region specializes in white wines, and the Verdejo grape is its big daddy. Verdejo can be a bit tart on its own, while Viura can be a little boring. That's why the two are often blended.

This Rueda wine hits 12.9% abv on the alcohol scale and retails for $16. Only the pressed juice is used in making it, not the free run juice.

This 2014 Spanish white has a faint golden hue with a nose of citrus and salinity. The palate brings very nice acidity and lemon-lime notes in a plump mouthfeel. The full mouth comes despite the lack of malolactic fermentation and a year of bottle aging - no oak. The wine sat on the spent yeast cells for two months, which smooths out the sharpness quite a bit.

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