Portia Verdejo Rueda Blanco
When your wine is made in an architectural wine palace, it tastes that little bit better. This is certainly also true of Portia's Verdejo. The Portia bodega was designed by the renowned British architect Sir Norman Foster. He designed a building that united art and architecture with wine making. Not only is it a beautiful building, it was also designed to be as ecological as possible. For example, the grapes enter through shutters in the roof, gravity ensures they get to the right place. The many visitors also know how to find it. In fact, you can watch the whole wine-making process here from the public gallery on the second gallery very closely.
You can see how the verdejo grapes for the Portia Rueda are pressed and vinified. One turns it into a fresh and aromatic wine, a great alternative if you are a fan of the sauvignon blanc grape. The Portia Verdejo Rueda Blanco has a similar freshness, but with a Spanish twist. Verdejo and sauvignon blanc also regularly go into the bottle together, but the Portia Verdejo is a monocépage, so made from 100 per cent verdejo. You taste aromas of citrus fruit, peach, that nice freshness of freshly cut grass and some fennel. Drink a Verdejo preferably young, but you can also leave it for a while. The lovely fresh acids keep it alive and kicking. If you want something to eat with it, think of dishes that incorporate lemon or lime. So if you are a fan of ceviche, this is your wine. Try it with a variation of salmon and coconut milk.
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