Sibling Grapes: Verdejo and Godello

Two stalwart grapes of Spanish white wines are in fact sibling. Verdejo, cultivated in the Rueda region, and Godello, used primarily in Valdeorras and Bierzo, are both derived from the same parent grapes: Savagnin (or Traminer) and Castellaña Blanca. Verdejo is often considered the Sauvignon Blanc of Spain. This entirely separate grape variety also shares … Continue reading Sibling Grapes: Verdejo and Godello

Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios 2018

The second white wine from the Bodega Cuatro Rayas tasting at Another Rueda Verdejo Wine but this time with grapes harvested from vines over 100 years old and left on the lees for about 5 months. It is made using more traditional methods and only a limited number of bottles are produced. Like the … Continue reading Cuatro Rayas Viñedos Centenarios 2018

Bodegas Frontaura Rose 2018 edición limitada

The second wine from the wine tasting hosted by The theme of this wine tasting was Spring Wines and this little Rose certainly meets that requirement. In fact it would be a good summer wine. The bodega is based in the D.O. Toro but this wine does make the D.O. qualification because it … Continue reading Bodegas Frontaura Rose 2018 edición limitada