|Production||90,000 - 100,000 bottles|
£49.70/ 0.75 L btl
This is the first of the wines from the Belondrade winery, and one of the best white wines in Spain. A mature, elegant white wine inspired by the Burgundy whites, that has in fact surpassed all expectations when it comes to quality from the Verdejo, the indigenous grape varietal of Castile. The wine has also undergone diligent ageing in oak of the highest quality and will continue to develop most favourably in the bottle for a further seven to eight years.
NOTE: Best decanted and served not overly cold, between 10º and 12º C.
What does this wine taste like?
|Pale yellow / Greenish glints|
|Ripe fruit / Fennel / Hay / Ageing notes|
|Fresh / Good acidity / Pleasant / Long|
Drinking and storing
Smoked / Cod / Rice with fish
Ratings and awards
|2020||94 PK||18 JR|
|2018||94 PK||97 PN|
|2016||93+ PK||94 PN|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
You get what you pay for - a very refined wine, which might benefit from another year or two in the bottle, if you can. The bottle I had now was very nice indeed.
Very much like this wine fresh and with a lot of taste, a serious wine from a serious producer, really recommends this wine, will follow the coming vintages
Elegant and complex
Delicious and beautifully balanced Spanish gem ; it also improves with age. Highly recommended -it’s unoaked stablemate is also well worth a try
one of the best Verdejo ever tried, citrus and floral notes with hints of blossom, balanced oak, nice character and delightful finish
A superb white wine.
This wonderfull white wine have to be one of the very best white wines from Spain. We love it. So clean and crisp.
|Ageing period||10 months|
|Type of wood||French oak|
|Vine age||30 years|
|Soil||Clay / Pebbles|
|Surface area||30.00 hectares|
The Belondrade winery was founded in 1994 by Didier Belondrade, a Frenchman who became enamoured with Spain. His objective was to produce an excellent white wine inspired by the great Burgundy whites, using Rueda’s traditional grape variety, the Verdejo. For several years he worked in rented premises in Nava del Rey, until he was able to open the doors of his new winery in 2000, situated on the actual estate on the outskirts of La Seca. The winery was designed by the French...