About the wine
100% Verdejo, hand harvested. Carrasviñas is the flagship wine of the bodega evolving from the old oxidative Amontillados wines (a mixture of Verdejo and Palomino Fino), to a fresher single varietal Verdejo wine, now a reference point in Rueda. Grapes are destemmed and crushed with a gentle pressing. Light clarification with the help of low temperature before being transferred directly to French oak barrels of 300L and 500L for spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 6 months during which time regular bâtonage adds structure and complexity. Clarification in stainless steel vats and filtration prior to bottling. The wine undergoes 5 months bottle ageing before release.
Straw yellow with greenish reflections, clean and shiny. Complex nose, hints of peach and pear. Aromas of thyme, mint, vanilla and cinnamon, and with marked hints of the typical aromas of this variety; white flowers, aniseed and nuts. The wine is unctuous, broad and of remarkable structure. Elegant sensations of yellow apple, tropical fruit, toasted almonds. Minerals and a long spicy finish.