£20.00/ 0.75 L btl
Lirondo is an atypical Verdejo, made with a non-intervention approach, a faithful reflection of the land and the age. It has an intense golden colour and a bit cloudy which demonstrates respect for the wine's natural properties. It has an organic aroma, of yeast and straw, and its is closer to citrus fruits or peaches than any strident tropical notes. A Verdejo which charts out a new horizon for the varietal.
What does this wine taste like?
Its fantastic acidity draws attention to a fine minerality and a very elegant flow through the palate, featuring fresh, balsamic notes of undergrowth, small yellow flowers and delicate aniseed touches. After a little time in the glass, the expected herbaceous hints appear, but always from a pleasant perspective. The fruit is rather more discreet, very far from the excesses accrued by some of the region's whites. A cool, rocky undertone accompanies the wine during a round passage, extremely rounded! With a delicate mouthfeel on a background of hay and bakery hints.
|Straw yellow / Clean / Bright|
|Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Fresh fruit / Apple / Aromas of baked bread / Yeast|
|Full / With volume / Mineral notes / Balanced / Good acidity / Fruit aromas / Pleasant|
Drinking and storing
Semi-cured cheeses / Cheese croquettes / Roasted poultry / Vegetable rice dishes
Ratings and awards
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Parker
Quite an interesting wine, fermented with the skins in a natural manner. Not very verdejo-like even after long airing, but that is probably better than the caricatural over-extracted verdejos that you find in the marketplace. Pleasantly mineral, even chalky, but perhaps too austere for its own good.
Fabulous Organic Wine
Wonderful colour and great biodynamic taste. I would highly recommend this wine to any natural wine enthusiasts. Fruity lychee flavours with a slight bit of funk expected from a natural wine.
Interesting yet easy to drink on your own or with (appreciative) friends. Deep and rich, unlike other verdejo I have tried at this price. Love it
A special wine
Absolutely love this natural wine. Has a complex taste but it's very drinkable.
Vin très étonnant
Un Vin vraiment pas comme les autres..! Au premier abord on n'est même pas sûr que c'est du vin...Mais après, la bouche se remplit de plein de sensations bien intéressantes. Du caractère et plutôt facile à boire. Un vin pour surprendre ses amis, rares seront eux qui connaissent !
|Vinification material||Stainless steel|
|Ageing period||Between 6 and 8 months|
|Clarification and filtration||Bottled unfined and unfiltered|
|Vine age||27 years|
|Soil||Silt / Pebbles|
Manuel Cantalapiedra, son of Isaac Cantalapiedra, works as the oenologist for the family winery in La Seca (Valladolid). It was founded back in 1949 when Heliodoro, the grandfather, first planted his own vineyard. Ever since then, the passion for the land and organic agriculture expressed by generations of the family, have led to the production of wines with an unusual level of expressiveness for this region. Wines which express much more than the Verdejo grapes usually do, or...