The second white wine from the Bodega Diez Siglos Wine Tasting at vinopremier.com this time made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Aside from the change in grape variety it is otherwise made exactly the same as the Verdejo 2018. The grapes are grown in the same area (i.e. soil and climate), harvested the same way, fermented in stainless steel vats and aged on their own lees for 4 months.
All this makes for a great comparison in the Verdejo versus Sauvignon Blanc stakes.
The Sauvignon Blanc is a clear light lemon colour and also has a medium intensity scent. Like the Verdejo it is a citrus/fruit mix but leans towards gooseberry/grapefruit rather than lemon, with pear and some tropical fruit. There is a slight vegetal quality a bit like tomatoes.
It is a dry white wine with medium body and high acidity. It seemed rougher to me than the Verdejo as it had more of the bitter acidic finish to it. It tasted of grapefruit/gooseberry with some light green herbs and once it had aired bit the tropical fruit flavours came through which reminded me of lychees.
This was a nice wine and I would drink it again if served it, but I preferred the Verdejo. That’s not put Sauvignon Blanc down in any way as I love this grape variety, just that the Verdejo grape seems to be better suited to the Rueda region.
|Name:||Diez Siglos Verdejo|
|Grapes||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Winery:||Bodega Diez Siglos|
|Quality Classification:||Denominación de Origen|