VARIETALS: 100% Verdejo
ABOUT THE WINE: Oro de Castilla is made by Bodegas Hermanos del Villar. Made in a classic style which showcases the bright, fresh and mineral flavors of the Verdejo grape, this wine has been called “a textbook Verdejo” by renowned wine critic Josh Raynolds of Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar. Many people consider Oro de Castilla a reference point Verdejo. Oro de Castilla means “the Gold of Castile” in English. It is located at a high elevation, overlooking the town of Rueda, planted in a bed of river stones covering a limestone subsoil. This wine's exceptional quality is rooted in two characteristics that make this vineyard unique in the region and impart a distinctive brightness and minerality.
TASTING NOTES: green apple, meyer lemon, salt, wet stone
PAIRING: As we start experiencing the warm spring weather, we crave the a green salad with tender spring vegetables. Try this wine paired with a salad topped with asparagus, piquillo peppers, pistachios and goat cheese.