Paramus Verdejo Red2014 PARAMUS VERDEJO

The Grape

The Denominación de Origen (D.O.) of Rueda is one of the few wine regions in Europe specialized in white wine production and in the protection and development of its indigenous grape variety: Verdejo.

Production of this Rueda Verdejo white wine begins with the grape harvest and subsequent arrival at the winery as early as possible in the morning to prevent any oxidation that would negatively affect potential aromas.

The grapes are then removed from the stems and sent to the macerators where they undergo pellicular (cold) maceration for a period between 5 and 8 hours. Afterwards, the grapes are pressed, separating the free-run juice from the pressed must or juice (which is unsuitable for premium wines).

Alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a temperature of between 12 and 15ยบ C for about 15 days. Once this is completed, the wine is then decanted, leaving it to age for at least two months on its fine lees so that the wine becomes balanced, rounded and sweetened to soften the bitter notes that are characteristic of the Verdejo variety.

This type of wine is not subjected to malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the wine's freshness and moderate acidity. It then undergoes clarification, cold tartrate stabilisation, amicrobic filtration and bottled.

The Blend

85% Verdejo
15% Viura

Tasting Notes

The 2014 Paramus Verdejo is a clean, very bright straw yellow with steely green tones. It is complex and intense on the nose, predominantly floral in character as well as strongly characterised by its white fruits, such as green apple and pear, accompanied by elegant flavors of low woodlands and subtle hints of lavender and fennel.

Fresh, full-bodied and full-flavored on the palate with good acidity, persistent, with a lingering aftertaste and a touch of bitterness that is characteristic of the Verdejo variety.

Food Affinities

The rich and powerful structure of this wines pairs well along side dishes with big flavors. Try braised short ribs, roasted pork loin or pasta with a garlic cream sauce.

Wine Ratings & Reviews

RECOMMENDED - 2013 Vintage
"Tart and slightly nutty, this old world grape really shows its depth when savored with food."
- Living Magazine, September 2015
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FEATURED - 2013 Vintage
"Leesy mango and lime aromas are fleshy, but attractive. A plump, juicy palate is holding its own, while flavors of pithy orange and melon end in a friendly, round fashion."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine, February 2015
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