The first white wine from the Bodega Diez Diglos wine tasting at vinopremier.com. It is made from 100% Verdejo grape from 20 year old vines and has been fermented in stainless steel vats before being aged on it’s own lees for 4 months.
In colour it is a pale lemon lightly tinged with green. It has a medium scent of lemons and white fruit. This is a classic Verdejo: a dry refreshing wine with high acidity and a light plus body with a clean slightly lingering finish. It tastes of lemon citrus, green apples, white fruit and a hint of fresh mountain herbs such as rosemary and thyme.
The lady from the bodega mentioned that Verdejo wines often have a slightly bitter finish. I’ve always thought of this as the acidity, but I understand what she means there is a slight kick to it.
Prior to the tasting I ordered a glass of white wine to drink whilst waiting for the tasting to start (we’re in Spain where everything is just a little late). This was also a Verdejo from Rueda but a different winery, so I was able to compare the two. I was perfectly content with the first glass but realised that the Diez Siglos Verdejo was smoother and frankly nicer. The former had quite a bit of the bitter finish and was a little rougher in comparison. Interesting that I didn’t notice that until I had the two wines side by side. Frankly I was happy to drink both.
|Name:||Diez Siglos Verdejo|
|Winery:||Bodega Diez Sigloso|
|Quality Classification:||Denominación de Origen|