The 2018 Cantayano Verdejo, Viticultores Cantalapiedra reveals pear, blossom and beeswax characters, with a touch of herbs and mineral complexity on the nose. Great acity and substantial richness from lees ageing make this a wonderful wine and different take on the Rueda style.
The Cantalapiedra family has about 20 hectares of vineyards, spread over different plots in the municipality of La Seca, the birthplace of the Verdejo grape variety. Currently seven of these 20 hectares have been developed, although their project aims to increase the winery’s production to the total area.
Wine maker Manuel shares a passion for this grape with his father, who he named the winery after. Harvesting later, organically and from single vineyard plots, his wines demonstrate power and finesse in equal measure. His heart and his vineyards lie in the centre of DO Rueda, yet his wines are miles ahead of the appellation and somewhat atypical in style for normal Rueda.
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