Bodegas Pedro Escudero Valdelainos Verdejo
Bodegas Pedro Escudero Valdelainos Verdejo is so typical of the best Rueda whites, with fennel/anise and hay aromas enriched by subtle notes of tropical fruit. In the mouth this is typically well structured, with bright acidity and an inviting fruitiness. A wonderful partner to many foods, but very easy to drink "au naturel"!
- Country: Spain
- Region: Castilla Y Leon
- Subregion: Rueda
- Vintage: 2021
- Colour: White
- Grape Variety: Verdejo
- ABV: 13%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Fresh and herbaceous
- Vegetarian: Yes (not certified)
- Vegan: Yes (not certified)
- Organic: Yes (not certified)
- Drink With: Steamed hake with aioli
This Verdejo used for Bodegas Pedro Escudero Valdelainos is given some skin contact prior to fermentation to develop as many of the fruit aromas as possible and to provide a little more structure and complexity.
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.