In North America, Verdejo is hard to come by, but this Spanish grape is well suited for the Mediterranean climate in the Dunnigan Hills (East of Napa and left of Centre).
The grapes were handpicked in the early morning. A portion of the grapes were whole cluster pressed, then the wine was fermented in neutral oak barrels and stainless-steel tanks. Barrel fermented lots were aged 5 months in neutral oak to increase complexity and mouth feel, resulting in a wine that is crisp and refreshing.
A blend of 89% Verdejo and 11% Chardonnay.
Perfect as an aperitif, this white pairs well with creamy cheeses, spicy shrimp or a salmon salad. Our vein was similar – Cornish game he with a maple syrup orange glaze. You’ll stop in the middle of something (a mouthful of food or a sip) or mid sentence in a conversation) and realize how engaging this glass of wine is.
The finish is crisp and refreshing with a little pop of minerality.
Well priced. and enjoyed well. I’m going to look for some of their other 19 different varietals.
VERDEJO – MATCHBOOK TINTO REY DUNNIGAN HILLS 2018
$15.97 regularly $16.97