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Garciarévalo “Casamaro” Verdejo 2019: Rueda, Spain

Grapes: Verdejo

Region/History Notes:Rueda sits in the heart of Northern Spain in the area of Castilla y León. While most wine regions in Spain focus on red wines, Rueda focuses on white wines- specifically the Verdejo grape (pronounced ver-DAY-ho). Most of the acres  are planted between 600-780m above sea level – above 300 is considered high elevation! The higher elevation and cooler nighttime temperatures can cultivate some very focused, lean, and elegant wines.

Tasting Notes: Garciarévalo is known for their old vine Verdejo- many of their vines are well over 120 years old! This is their “gateway drug” to convince the world that Verdejo needs to be in everyone’s collection. Bright, fruit-forward and fun, this wine is a go-to for anytime you need that glass of wine and is a great crowd-pleaser w/ bright orange zest and apple / pear notes. Pair with grilled seafood, Old Bay broiled shrimp, or open face tuna melts.