THE HARVEST

In Rueda the harvest usually starts in mid September with the Sauvignon Blanc variety, and soon after with the Verdejo and Viura, the main varieties in the area. Rolland Galarreta Rueda is made from Verdejo grapes from vineyards of an avergae age of 40 years old planted in soils with rolling stones, on terraces in Serrada, the heart of the Rueda appellation. The soils are rich in calcium and magnesium, with good drainage and ventilation.

 

VINIFICATION

100% Old Vine Verdejo. The must is cold macerated with the skins for eight hours at 7º C, enhancing the Verdejo’s characteristic aromas. Fermentation takes place at 14-16ºC, which helps to maintain and intensify the variety’s unique flavour. Afterwards, the wine is kept in contact with the fine lees to strengthen its structure by providing fatty acids and more ample and glyceric sensations on the palate.

VINEYARDS

The grapes used to produce this wine grow in vineyards located around the villages of Serrada and Rueda, in the heart of this white wine region, widely considered the premium area in the appellation Rueda. Out of the 80 hectares owned and controlled by Bodegas Val de Vid, we have selected some of the best vineyards and grapes that grow in poor rocky soils with good drainage.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Bright straw yellow colour.
Nose: A fine, fresh, aromatic nose with tropical fruits followed by melon, mineral and floral aromas. Complex and intense.
Palate: Crisp and round, with a dominance of tropical fruits and citrus notes. It displays an impeccably balanced acidity, outstanding depth and volume, giving way to a persistent and ample finish.
Food matches: Seafood and fish dishes, rice, pasta and white meats.

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