This exceptional wine is not to be missed – grown organically and fermented with wild yeasts by a family business established more than a hundred years ago.
Bodegas Piqueras Wild Fermented Verdejo 2018
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Bodegas Piqueras was established over a hundred years ago in 1915 by Luis Piqueras, and it has been in the family ever since. The organic vineyards are in the winegrowing area of the Almansa, close to Alicante, characterized by its low fertility and low rainfall which, together with the semi-arid climate, combine to create the ideal conditions to produce richly aromatic wines.
The family’s passion for both winemaking and the environment is obvious. As they themselves say: ‘Our main aim is to provide extremely high-quality wines, by taking the greatest care with every aspect of winemaking, from the choice of the individual vine to the design of the labels, while remaining true to our roots and our history. We grow our grapes in harmony with nature, in a natural micro-environment in which wildlife, plants, sun, earth and air combine in perfect synergy to create ideal conditions for grapevines.’
On the cooler, higher altitude patches of the Piqueras estate, the Verdejo grape reigns supreme. The grapes are carefully selected and harvested at night when they are at their coolest to preserve freshness and prevent premature fermentation. Once back at the winery, the grapes are fermented with their own yeasts before spending a few months in lightly toasted French oak, which adds a little structure, rather than an oaky taste on the palate. The wine then rests for a few more months on its lees before a light filtration and bottling.
This is straw yellow in colour with a beautiful floral bouquet with hints of white fruit and citrus. Fresh an crisp on the palate with lovely tropical notes with some citrus and lime which leads to an elegant and well balanced finish.
This wine can be enjoyed with a wide variety of dishes such as grilled fish, pasta, and salads.