Barón de Chirel Verdejo 2015
39,05€ (IVA inc. bot. 75 cl.)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The second vintage of the top-of-the-range Verdejo carries the same name as their iconic red from Rioja. The 2015 Barón de Chirel Viñas Centenarias Verdejo is sourced from the villages of Aldehuela and Aldeanueva del Codonal in the province of Segovia, where some ungrafted, centenary vines remain. The grapes keep very good natural acidity as some vines reach 900 meters altitude and it's a cooler part of the appellation anyway. In this early, dry and healthy vintage, they had moderate yields of smaller grapes that were pressed without being crushed, and the must fermented in 600-liter barrels and 2,000- and 3,000-liter oak foudres where the wine remained in contact with the fine lees for eight months. It's a serious Verdejo, with great freshness and balance, good depth of flavors and the style of yesteryear, including the textbook finish with that faint bitterness and a long aftertaste, lifted by good acidity and a mineral, salty sensation. It's very tasty. This is sold as Vino de la Tierra de Castilla León rather than with the Rueda appellation. 6,150 bottles were filled in September 2016.
Entre 6ºC y 8ºC
Envejecido 6 meses en barricas de roble francés de 600 litros.