Bodegas Ordóñez S.L. ~ Rueda

Nisia

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2017 Vintage

87pts

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2016 Vintage

90pts

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2015 Vintage

91pts

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Rueda

Location

Puras, Valladolid. In the Southeast corner of D.O. Rueda, in the highest altitude zone with the poorest sandy soils in the region. This part of Rueda resisted the phylloxera.

Varietal

100% Verdejo

Vineyards

Finca la Santiaga and Anaderos

Year(s) Planted

La Santiaga: 1942; Anaderos: 1950

Viticulture

Traditional dry farmed viticulture. Organic Gobelet trained vines. 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 extremely sandy soils.

Soils

Extremely poor sandy soils permeated by ancient river stones.

Climate

Extreme continental

Winemaking

Hand-harvested and stored in small baskets. 60% fermentation by indigenous yeast in French oak puncheons and demi-muids (500-600L barrels, respectively). 40% fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Ageing

8 months sur lie in the fermentation vessel. 60% in puncheons and demi-muids and 40% in stainless steel, with battonage.

Comments

Brilliant straw color, with a nose characterized by ripe fruit. Maximum expression of the Verdejo variety.