Bodegas Naia, K-Naia Verdejo / Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (1x75cl)

Country: Spain
Region: Rueda
Grape Variety: Verdejo | Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13.5%
Availability:5 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: SPRU0021B20S

Exel note/story: this is a wine we first ran into in a small hotel in the mountains between Rioja and Ribera del Duero in 2018. It is particularly delicious, the Sauvignon adding some zest and tension to the fruity Verdejo. It has recently become available to us and we are delighted to offer it! See also the top-of-the-range Naiades (a barrel-aged 100% Verdejo).

Located on the left bank of the River Duero, the winery dedicates itself to the production of high quality white wines from their meticulously-cared-for vineyards, most of which were planted more than 40 years ago in the destrict of La Seca, one of the most highly renowned cru of the region. With its 23.5 ha of vineyards, and through working closely with local growers, it also has access to vineyards beetween 80 and 130 years old.

Since the first vintage in 2004, Bodegas Naia has established itself as one of Rueda’s star producers. Winemaker Eulogio Calleja crafts wines with great depth which, like the striking labels, stand out from the crowd. While most modern Rueda tends to be in a simple, aromatic, technological style, here the maturity of the vines, strict grape selection and extended lees ageing give wines with delicacy, ripe yet restrained stone fruit characters, lovely texture and the ability to age.

The grapes come from 98 acres of vineyards, the majority of which are 26 years old (and 5 acres of which are ungrafted 90 year old Verdejo vines) all located in La Seca. The grapes are gently pressed and the juice settled for 24 hours. This is then racked to temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The wine is aged on fine lees post ferment, for 3 months.

See also the blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

K-Naia Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc 2019 - fiche technique (2020 vintage not yet available) 

Verdejo 85%, Sauvignon Blanc 15%.

A nose of grapefruit, passion fruit, mandarin oil notes and lightly herbaceous characters. The palate is rich with minerality, racy lime zest acidity and a touch of stone fruit - giving a lovely texture and intensity, and tropical notes on the finish.