Most people have probably never heard of Verdejo, but in the Rueda region of Spain these very old vines are capable of producing stunning examples of dry, aromatic, but fruit driven white wines. If you drink a lot of chardonnay or pinot grigio, you need to try this white wine alternative on for size. These 75 to 115 year old vines planted in sandy riverstone soil produce a wine with distinct minerality punctuating the nose of peach, spring flowers, and baking spice. A creamy mouthfeel yields to vibrant acidity and a super-long explosion of fruit on the finish.
The wine is named after the Shaya deer that are plentiful in the region. This wine is a collaboration between the Gil Family and Spanish wine importer extraodinaire Jorge Ordonez. Rated 91 points by Robert Parker, this wine sells for $18.79 at CWM making it a phenomenal value! But, get it while we’ve got it because it won’t last forever.