Over the past few days, Finca Montepedroso’s has presented their newest vintage, the one elaborated in 2020, and it has availed to commemorate 10 years since the birth of this authentic verdejo.
In 2020, the harvest was exceptional, both in quality and quantity. In addition, the poliophenolic load on this wine has provide it with longevity and life, which will be demonstrated and proven in future vertical wine tastings, where old vintages are never disappointing.
After being harvested, this white wine has fermented in stainless steel containers with controlled temperature for its best maturation and fermentation. Finally, and as a distinctive sign of all wines from this cellar, it has been aged for five months over lees with weekly stirrings. This work over lees allows the different elements of the verdejo grape variety to be expressed at greater levels than just by its characteristic floral and fruity notes. Thus, managing to reach mineral aspects and even roasted notes, such as smoke, tobacco and by-products of these. Moreover, with this technique, we can help the wine achieve bigger volume, body, structure and longevity.
On the occasion of this tenth anniversary, the cellar has shared various vertical wine tastings with different specialists in the sector, among who we can find prestigious journalists and wine critics, as well as recognised sommeliers. These wine tastings take a thorough and detailed journey through all the vintages, going from the newest, recently released 2020 one, all the way back to the first one in 2010.
In these vertical wine tastings, we have been able to illustrate how during these ten years, and with warm, cold, and average vintages the wine has not suffered an oxidation process and the aromas have grown and evolved in spectacular manners. Likewise, we have been able to appreciate quite clearly the different character that each vintage has.
Ultimately, being able to enjoy the evolution that a white wine aged without wine can develop over time is a unique experience and an absolute delight for all body senses.
Finca Montepedroso, which is Familia Martinez Bujanda’s newest project, is found at the outskirts of the town of Rueda, in Valladolid. Surrounded by vineyards, this is one of the most elevated estates within this Designation of Origin. It counts with an area of 25 hectares and is dedicated exclusively to the production of verdejo strain white wines, with a plantation age ranging from 12 to 41 years old and over a plateau situated at 750 metres over sea level. These conditions provide the perfect environment to grow these unique grapevines.
The main differentiating elements with respect to other verdejos produced at Rueda are highlighted by the fact that the winemaking efforts are based in getting low returns in order to increase the concentration of the grape, as well as the use of native yeasts, the ageing over lees processes and the further ageing or maturing of the wine inside the wine bottle.