Mantel Blanco Verdejo 2021

Traditional Price €19
WineSpark Price €12.56
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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 own, but goes with so many dishes.

So always worth having a bottle in the fridge!

Wine type White
Grape(s) Verdejo
Country Spain
Region of origin Valladolid
Appellation Rueda
Vintage 2021
Alcohol % 13%
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 40 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 770m 
Soil type(s) Sandy Loam Soils with Boulders
Closure Type Screw cap
Is this wine organic? Not yet
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 2 years
Ideal drinking window 2022 - 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
K Robinson (Balbriggan)

Great Verdejo at great price.

Stephen Morgan (Dublin)
An really impressive Verdejo

Super Verdejo at this price. Great for casual enjoyment, with platter food. Impressive party wine

Ed Jolliffe (Dublin)
Full of varietal typicity - this is a well made Verdejo from Rueda

Clean, rounded and just enough freshness. Would be lovely with a seafood platter. Very good Quality : Price ratio
With the shortage of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. this makes a very good replacement.

Alison Lindsay (Dublin)
A bit disappointed. Very ordinary

I was expecting a refreshing wine but found it not to be the case . At best a party wine

sorry to hear this Alison, I've just refunded you for this wine now

Niall D. (Enfield)
I Love it.

I love my white Burgundy's, my Albarino's, my Gavi's and similar wines possessing that sensational mineral lick, this Mantel Blanco is a definite winner. I'm tasting it right now and the first sip immediately takes me away from this windy wet evening and brings me to a great seafood lunch with a glass or two of this superb wine enjoyed in the sun.

Barbara S (Dublin)

A great Verdejo that packs a punch!

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.

Good easy drinkable wine

Classic Verdijo

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