Mantel Blanco Verdejo 2020

Traditional Price €16
WineSpark Price €10.90
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Verdejo is my guilty pleasure white wine. It’s fresh, crisp and delicious, slips down easy and you don’t feel guilty opening a cheeky midweek bottle given its price.

The good ones rarely make it over here, given they can’t compete with Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon on price. So I made it my business to find a top drawer Verdejo for WineSpark.

Step forward Pilar Garcia, who I found through my friend and sommelier-turned-winemaker Franck Massard. 

Rueda is a high, hot and wild region in north west Spain - the perfect place to make refreshing white wine. Hot sunny days ripen the grapes to loads of flavour, while chilly nights keep them crisp and fresh.

Speak to any Spanish sommelier and they’ll tell you Verdejo is the most versatile white wine - unbelievably drinkable on its on, but goes with so many dishes.

So always worth having a bottle in the fridge!

Wine type

White

Grape(s)

100% Verdejo

Country

Spain

Region of origin

Castilla-Leon

Appellation

Rueda

Vintage

2020

Alcohol %

13

Oak?

No

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

Sulphites

Average age of vines

25 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

770 M.

Soil type(s)

Sandy with river stones

Closure Type

Screw cap

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

Yes

Ageing potential (years)

2 years

Ideal drinking window

2021-2023

Like many great winemakers, Pilar started out studying chemistry, before getting into winemaking. 

It’s fair to say Pilar is a bit of a white wine nut. She only makes white wine. Her husband makes white wine. She’s a lecturer in the University of Valladolid, teaching students about the chemistry of white wine.

Read more about Pilar. 

Pilar says this wine is very interesting with cheese. She thinks red wine and cheese is a big mistake! The acidity in this will clean your mouth, so you can taste the cheese better.

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Minimum order requirement is 6 bottles.

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Customer Reviews

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Barbara S (Dublin)

A great Verdejo that packs a punch!

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Grá (Dublin)
A really nice verdejo

This is a lovely example of a verdejo: fresh, fruity, full of flavour. Substantially better than anything you'd get for this price.

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Michael
Good easy drinkable wine

Classic Verdijo

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