£14.10/ 0.75 L btl
Wine Menade Nosso 2020
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Nosso is a single varietal Verdejo that's outstanding and has a character of its own. Its grapes come from vineyards owned by Bodega Menade on slopes beside the River Duero at an altitude of over 700 metres, and worked under strict organic principles. Natural treatments are used on its stony soils of a calcareous-clay composition, such as infusions and whey in order to protect the fruit against possible diseases without harming the estate's biodiversity.
The grapes are harvested manually with the utmost care. In the winery the aim is to keep intervention to a bare minimum so as not to interfere with the goodness provided by the vineyard itself. Fermentation is achieved through wild yeasts and the malolactic afterwards occurs spontaneously, bestowing creaminess and reducing the acidity. Following a few months on its lees, the wine is bottled with a minute amount of carbon that will protect it during its stay in the bottle. This process explains why Nosso, despite being a wine in which no sulphur is used in its production, can offer such a clean and crisp aromatic display.
Appearing a delicate straw colour, a nose emerges that's highly charged with fruit, combining hints of peach, green pineapple, white flowers and hay. On the palate it has perfect balance, as its oily feel is enhanced by elegant notes of candied lemon peel and fennel. The elegance of lime embellishes a wonderful passage through the mouth which takes us to a bitter, herbaceous finish, so typical of this varietal. It's a great wine that makes for a long sip or a leisurely-paced drink, a wine which is charting a new horizon for Castilian whites.
Braised vegetables / Sashimi / Onion tart
- ViewBright / Clean / Greenish glints / Pale yellow
- Bouquet:Mineral notes / Fruit aromas / Floral scents / Fresh grapes / Damp earth
- Mouth:Balanced / Elegant / Fresh / Unctuous / Light / Varietal notes / Voluminous
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 5ºC and 7ºC
A true discovery
This wine is proof of what can be done with the verdejo grape if the winemakers do not disguise its character with oak. It is creamy in texture, with jucy fruit, but with good acidity and the exciting herbal character of the verdejo, which comes across very clearly. Delightful and good value for money as well.by: Luciano (09/09/2018) - Vintage 2017
Ottimo vino per tutti
Questo vino raccolto e vinificato come facevo io una volta deriva dal vitigno verdejo profumi di fiori bianchi zagare al gusto sentori di lime agrumi ecc ottimo per piatti di pesce provatelo....by: franchute94 (15/06/2020) - Vintage 2019
attention, vin sans sulphite! direct de chez direct; un vin à prendre ou à laisser, mais suffisamment élégant pour qu'on prenne! 7 fois que j'en commande, aucune mauvaise surprise...by: Andrés Cifuentes (08/06/2017) - Vintage 2016
Un verdejo con carácter distinto a lo que suele encontrarse, pero le falta cierto aroma. En boca, un tanto plano.
Wine from Bodegas Menade
With five generations of winemakers behind them, the Sanz siblings have been involved since 2005 in their own project, Bodegas Menade. The winery, a pioneer in organic certification, makes its wines in the same buildings as the family's ancestors made theirs back in 1870. Richard Sanz, a talented winemaker in the creation of white wines of character, is part of this project which has ruled out large-scale production and opted for the reclamation of terroirs with great pers...