Denominacion de Origen
Santiuste de San Juan Bautista. This town is located in the province of Segovia, in the southeasternmost subzone of D.O. Rueda, which is the highest altitude zone and resisted phylloxera.
Finca las Suertes
Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic goblet trained vines (vaso system). Cultivated completely by hand. All of the vines used for Nisia are ungrafted, as this part of D.O Rueda is phylloxera resistant, due to the extmemely sandy soils.
Extremely poor alluvial sandy soils from ancient riverbeds, with the presence of river stones.
Extreme continental. Due to the altitude, the highest in the appellation, there are drastic temperature fluctuations between day and night.
Rigorous sorting at the winery is followed by a 24 hour cold soak. Destemmed and whole cluster bunches are pressed in a pneumatic press. The wine ferments in 500L & 600L puncheons and demi-muids that are new, second, and third use.
12 months sur lie in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600 L barrels, respectively) with battonage.
Bodegas Ordóñez works with exclusively ungrafted vineyards of Verdejo planted in the southeastern subzone of D.O. Rueda, the only part of the appellation that completely resisted phylloxera due to the sandy quality of the soils. The philosophy of the winery is to produce authentic Verdejo the old-fashioned way, by working with traditional vineyard sites and using old school winemaking techniques.