Familia Torres

Penedès, Spain

Celeste Verdejo, DO Rueda — 2020

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: DO Rueda
    • Soil: River bed gravel, a mixture of stones and pebbles
  • Vintage Report

    • In terms of precipitation, 2020 was a normal year, but most of the rain was concentrated over the early vegetative cycle. The rest of the season saw a long stretch without any rainfall. The ripening period was mostly dry with a little rainfall in mid-September when the harvest was already underway. The harvest started under drought conditions, which also brought down yields. Temperatures were above average in 2020, although the end of the growth season was milder than normal.

  • Vinification

    • 3 hours of skin contact and fermented in stainless steel tank under controlled temperatures for 15 days

    • Aging: Aged on lees for 4 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.45 g/L
    • p H: 3.12
    • RS: 0.7 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Brilliant pale gold in color. The nose reveals distinctive aniseed and herbaceous notes with undertones of fruit. Silky and full on entry, with a backbone of clean acidity that carries through on the long, persistent finish.