The vineyards are situated at 600 to 800 metres above sea level in the Rueda region where warm days and cool nights ensure a slow and steady ripening of the Verdejo grapes, resulting in concentrated and pure varietal flavours balanced by a crisp acidity.
Pale lemon in colour with youthful hints. Pronounced on the nose, with aromas of passion fruit, peach and lime bursting out of the glass and subtle aromas of white flowers and fennel in the background. A refreshing acidity on the palate balances the ripe fruit flavours and carries them onto the crisp and refreshing finish.
Duquesa de Valladolid is Bodegas LAN’s project in Rueda, the Spanish region currently in vogue for its crisp and aromatic white wines. Winemaker Olga Tormo is an expert in handling aromatic grape varieties and has used her considerable skill to elevate the bright tropical aromatics and subtle herbal notes of the Verdejo grape to a new level.
The bodega’s Verdejo grapes are grown in vineyards planted 600 to 800 metres above sea level, in the North of the Rueda appellation. They benefit from a wide diurnal range, with warm days counteracted by cool nights slowing ripening and ensuring that the grapes accumulate great aromatic flavour intensity while retaining a crisp and vibrant acidity.
Harvesting at night and cool fermentation in stainless steel, ensures that the freshness and aromatics of the grapes are preserved in the wine. Following fermentation, a brief ageing period on its lees adds textural complexity. The result is a clean, crisp and bright wine, bursting with aromas of passionfruit, freshly cut grass, green apple, lemon, lime and pineapple.