Bodegas Pedro Escudero Fuente Milano Verdejo Viura
Bodegas Pedro Escudero Fuente Milano Verdejo Viura is a brilliant greenish-yellow colour, its elegant nose displays the classic, gently herbal notes of Verdejo which are softened by the tropical fruit-scented Viura. In the mouth, Fuente Milano has a range of very fresh, white and yellow fruits which give complexity. Expressive, with good length and it's top value.
- Country: Spain
- Region: Castilla Y Leon
- Subregion: Rueda
- Vintage: 2021
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Verdejo, Macabeo/Viura
- ABV: 12.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Screwcap
- Style: Expressive and fresh
- Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
- Vegan: Yes (not certified)
- Organic: Yes (not certified)
- Drink With: Shellfish, seafood or just good friends
One of our favourites and great value for money. We found this at a wine fair in central Spain and while all other growers were trying to charge much higher prices for something much less appealing, the Escudero family got the quality and price just right in our opinion. Bodegas Pedro Escudero Fuente Milano is a 50/50 blend of Viura and Verdejo. Fuente Milano is allowed to rest on its lees for a couple of months to enhance the richness of its palate.
Why we like this wine
Not so many years ago, Spanish white wines tended to be oxidised and very unappealing. Here, with the wonders of modern oenology and good attention to detail, the Escudero family have turned out a classy white wine with a great crowd pleasing character that's just as good with or without food.
- Incredible value for the quality
- Packed with fruit flavours
- Nicely balanced
- Perfect for shellfish
About the grower
The Bodegas Pedro Escudero is situated in the heart of the Rueda DO on the outskirts of the village of La Seca. A new 2600 square metre winery with the latest equipment is employed to produce bright, modern and very appealing Verdejo-based wines.
For several generations now, the Escudero family has been the heir to a line of grape growers who are dedicated to their land and to the customs and the traditions regarding the cultivation of their vines. The family owns a vineyard planted with 65ha of Verdejo and 10ha of Viura. The name of this vineyard is "Fuente Elvira" and its soil, which is famously rocky, is some of the most highly regarded in the Rueda district.
The Escudero family, and patriarch Pedro in particular, are recognised as being some of the very best grape growers in all of Rueda. Pedro Escudero is often approached by neighbours looking for advice about vineyard issues. The Escudero family has only been bottling its own wines since 2002, although they had been growing and selling grapes for a number of years prior to this.
At Bodegas Pedro Escudero, traditional viticulture without fertilisers or pesticides and the gentle vinification of the grapes are core principles in the pursuit of quality wines. The winery farms its vineyards organically, but it doesn't feel the need to pursue organic certification.