Another wine tasting at Madrid & Darracott, the only wine shop to have kept us entertained during the pandemic. This time a classic cheese and wine pairing. They had an incredible amount of cheese which was delicious but I will focus exclusively on the wines.
I’d hazard a guess that this Sauvignon Blanc is from a relatively new winery, Bodega Pedro Escudero, on the basis that it is still building its website. It is based in the Rueda region of Castilla Leon and on further research it appears that the Escudero family have been growing grapes forever, but only started to bottle their own wine in 2002. They sell a significant number of their grapes to other wineries. They use organic methods but have never bothered pursuing the organic certification. Somewhat traditional it seems is this family.
Regardless of the history this is a lovely wine. Yellow green in colour with a light scent of Gooseberry and herb. You would think this a Sancerre.
A light plus body, dry and a bit of a finish. It had good acidity which is well balanced. A very smooth wine and super easy to drink with just the right blend of fruit and herbs flavours.
This is a definite buy.
|Name:||Valdelagunde Sauvignon Blanc|
|Winery:||Bodegas Pedro Escudero|
|Region:||Castilla Y Leon|
|Quality Classification:||Vino de la Tierra|