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. Val de Vid Rueda is made from Viura and Verdejo grapes from vineyards of an avergae age of 35 years old planted in soils with rolling stones in Serrada, the heart of the Rueda appellation.
70% Old Vine Verdejo, 30% Old Vine Viura. Fermentation takes place at 14-16ºC, which helps to maintain and intensify characteristic flavours. After fermentation, the wine is kept in contact with the fine lees to strengthen the structure of the wine by providing fatty acids and more ample and glyceric sensations in the mouth.
Colour: Clean bright yellow straw color with a green tinge.
Nose: Aromas of freshly peeled oranges, with tree grown and tropical fruit (pear/banana).
Palate: Dense with a great mouthfeel, rich and crisp, with tree fruit flavors (pear) and a touch of orange zest.
Food matches: This wine goes well with shellfish, seafood and smoked fish as well as salads, pasta and rice dishes.