Alva mater 2011 (white)
Region: DO Rueda
These Verdejo vineyards grow on the plateau along the bank of the Rio Duero. Soils vary from gravelly, alluvial soils to sand & clay. The vines are trellised 6 Cordon trained. Sustainable viticulture is practiced w leaf thinning & green harvest to insure good fruit concentration & ripeness levels.
The grapes are crushed, de-stemmed, and pressed. The must is allowed to settle before racking off and inoculated, then left to ferment in temperature controlled Stainless Steel tanks, producing a fruit driven and fresh young wine. Fined, filtered and cold stabilized.
Coming into the Eastern USA States through Magnum Wines International
Tasting Notes, etc.:
Alma Mater Verdejo is a fresh, fruity young wine with white flowers, gooseberries & honeydew melon on the nose. It has a luscious mouthfeel lifted by bright acidity & tons of fruit with a lengthy, minerally finish