Oro de Castilla Verdejo

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Winemaker Notes

Light bright yellow. Aromas of Meyer lemon and green apple are accented by suggestions of chalky minerals and sea salt. Dry and racy on the palate, offering lively citrus fruit and fresh fig flavors and a subtle touch of tarragon. Closes on a juicy note, featuring resonating stoniness and very good focus and length. -- Josh Raynolds.

Wine Information

Bodegas Hermanos del Villar - Oro de Castilla is a family-owned winery located in Rueda, with a strong focus on crafting exceptionally high-quality wines. Its origins trace back to 1955 when Pablo del Villar Escudero arrived in Rueda, marking the inception of the del Villar family's engagement in the region. Later, between 1989 and 1990, the first vineyards were planted with the Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, and Tempranillo varieties. Oro de Castilla Verdejo is made in a classic style which showcases the bright, fresh and mineral flavors of this grape. Renowned wine critic Josh Raynolds considers this wine “a textbook Verdejo" while the Spanish Wine Academy presents it as a “best example” Verdejo within the Rueda region section of its Spanish Wine Educator (SWE) certification program. Its name, translating to "the Gold of Castile," pays homage to its roots. Located at a high elevation, overlooking Rueda, the vineyard is planted in a bed of river stones covering a limestone subsoil. The vines are among the oldest in the region, with deep root systems that penetrate the limestone and mineral subsoils. Oro de Castilla is best enjoyed when it is young, for it is a wine that is all about the youth and bright, lively flavors of the Verdejo grape.

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