£17.70/ btl 0.75 L
Details for Naiades 2016
Bottle size and vintage
Bodegas Naia is located in La Seca, a Rueda DO village virtually covered in vines. Here, the strong contrasts in day and night temperatures enable the production of wines that are very well-balanced, structured and full of character, combining continental freshness with the scorching heat of the Castilian plains. Right from the beginning, the winery has been making great white wines from the Verdejo variety indigenous clone and has succeeded in obtaining a wine which according to many critics is one of Spain's best whites: Naiades.
Naiades is made using the Verdejo that comes from the estate's oldest vines, some pre-phylloxera stock, located in small parcels with sandy-clay terrain strewn with pebbles and lying at 800 metres above sea level. After having been harvested by hand, the destalked grapes ferment in French oak barrels of differing formats, with medium toast and aged between 1 and 3 years old. The wine subsequently matures in them for 7 months on its lees, which endows it with a special character and unctuousness, but also a good ageing potential which will enable us to enjoy it in the coming 3-5 years.
Naiades is a wine that shuns the superfluous fruit sometimes found embellishing more ordinary Verdejos and elegantly combines ageing notes with aromas of ripe fruit in the background. Sweet spices such as vanilla and hints of toasted bread enhance the complexity of some marvellous fruit reminiscent of dried apricots or peaches and quince. On the palate it has a silky feel and tremendous flavour. Its well-defined acidity and the minerality resulting directly from the vineyard balance the volume and character of this great wine which should not be missed.
Prime fish / Sea bass / Wild mushroom risotto
- Vine age:Between 15 and 130 years
- Soil:Sand / Pebbles
- Climate:Continental with mediterranean influence
- Vinification material:Wood
- Ageing period:Between 7 and 8 months
- Barrel age:Semi-new
- Type of wood:French oak
- ViewYellow / Golden glints
- Bouquet:Sweet spices / Stone fruit / Elegant / Subtle / Fruit aromas / Dried fruit and nuts / Peaches in syrup
- Mouth:Mineral notes / Fresh / Fruit-forward / Dense
Der Naiades ist fester Bestandteil meines Weinkellers. Der 2014er erfüllt wieder mal meine Erwartung an einen herausragenden Weissen aus dem Fass.by: John Calder (13/07/2017) - Vintage 2013
Lovely light refreshing Wine
Nice white wine . It has refreshing taste with a nice slight floral bouquet on the nose. It has a nice length of finish and is a good value wineby: Raija (17/04/2017) - Vintage 2012
Naiades 2012 is an interesting wine. Especially I like the deep taste of it - toffee but dry, burned caramel but brut. The reason I don't give 5 stars is the common problem of many Spanish wines: too much oak. Otherwise it is excellent and deserves all the good reviews it regularly gets.