jamie goode's wine blog: Serious Rueda

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Serious Rueda

Verdejo (grape variety) from Rueda (wine region): one of Spain's relatively few contributions to the genre of serious white wine. This is a really good one, as transparent as a haunting cataract on a sunny April day.

Naia Verdejo 2007 Rueda, Spain
Crisp, minerally, complex and elegant, with an aromatic nose of grapefruit and lemon that leads to a palate where there's crisp yet rich textured spicy apple, pear and citrus fruit. Beautifully balanced and quite complex. Drink now. 91/100 (10.99 Indigo Wine [the agent in the UK], Harrods, The Vineyard [Dorking], Christopher Piper)

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At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jamie ecrit
'as transparent as a haunting cataract on a sunny April day.'

What?

 
At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An attempt to be all poetic, like.

That's science graduates masquerading as wine writers for you...

 
At 7:21 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Guilty. 'Haunting cararact' is a phrase from a Wordsworth poem we did at school - Tintern Abbey. For some reason it has stuck with me. Cataract = waterfall of some sort.

 

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