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D.O. Rueda | Rueda Wine Region | Rueda Spain

Another wine region in Spain known for its white wines. The main grape planted here is Verdejo, which can produce sherry like concentration and offer plenty of fruit, and a perfect balance when made correctly. The Verdejo grape was planted in Rueda around the 11th century and its said it was brought from Africa. This region was classified as a DO in 1980 and achieved this thanks to the quality wine making techniques brought by Marques de Riscal, the renowned Rioja winery that came to Rueda, to prosper on the Verdejo grape and teach high quality wine making. Top 3 wineries in this region are: Bodegas Gotica, Pagos del Rey and Bodegas Hermanos del Villar.

 

 


KEY INFORMATION ABOUT RUEDA

  • Official Denominación de Origen Year: 1980
  • Acres Under Vine: 19,000
  • Soil: Gravel, Limestone 
  • Vineyard Elevation: 1960 to 2550 Feet
  • Major Grapes (Red): Tempranillo, Garnacha
  • Major Grapes (White): Verdejo, Viura, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Estimated Wineries: 40


WEATHER IN RUEDA

 

MONTH January February March April May June July August September October November December
AVERAGE WEATHER High: 52ºF Low: 32ºF High: 54ºF Low: 36ºF High: 61ºF Low: 37ºF High: 63ºF Low: 43ºF High: 72ºF Low: 48ºF High: 82ºF Low: 55ºF High: 90ºF Low: 61ºF High: 90ºF Low: 61ºF High: 82ºF Low: 55ºF High: 68ºF Low: 46ºF High: 57ºF Low: 39ºF High: 52ºF Low: 36ºF




SELECTION OF RUEDA WINES



Sitios de Bodega Con Class
Region: Rueda
Grape Varietal: 60% Verdejo, 25% Viura, 15% Sauvignon Blanc
Usually Scores: 88-91
Price: $12

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Naia Verdejo
Region: Rueda
Grape Varietal: 100% Verdejo
Usually Scores: 86-91
Price: $14

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Shaya Verdejo
Region: Rueda
Grape Varietal: 100% Verdejo
Usually Scores: 90-91
Price: $16

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