Verdejo de Rueda 2012 Rueda D.O., Chartier Créateur d’Harmonies, Spain

White wine bottled by Sélections Chartier Inc. with Aurelio Cabestrero and Isaac Fernandez at Bodegas Alvarez y Diez, Spain

SAQ : 12831101

Price 18,95 $
Varietals 100% Verdejo de Rueda
Serving temperature 14 ºC
Conservation serve within three years of the vintage
Alc. 13 %
Format 750 ml

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White wine bottled by Sélections Chartier Inc. with Aurelio Cabestrero and Isaac Fernandez at Bodegas Alvarez y Diez, Spain

Pairings

Pair this verdejo de Rueda to your favourite recipes containing one or more of the following ingredients: shrimps, canned tuna, goat cheese, cheese curds, white fish, avocado, mussels, garlic, pink grapefruit, fresh cilantro, mint, basil, bean sprouts, cucumber, green peas, yellow beets, parsnips, cauliflower, endives, wasabi, and many, many more.

Note

A seventh wine has arrived to round off the Chartier Créateur d’harmonies range of wines at your SAQ’s Espace Cellier: the irresistible Rueda Chartier 2014, the white sibling to Chartier’s Ribera Del Duero. This new white retails for $18.95 (SAQ code: 10,280,352). Made from very old vines – 50% of which are 75 years and older—this crisp yet smooth verdejo, a Rueda varietal, distinguishes itself with its passion fruit, apple, basil and citrus aromas and with its aniseed finish typical of sauvignon blanc wines. Contrary to its Bordelais cousin, it presents a heftier structure, due in large part to its warm terroir composed of large worn pebbles in the southern part of the Rueda region; this dry white is complex, refreshing and utterly festive!

Origin / Terroir / Vinification

Elaborated in collaboration with Isaac Fernandez—the renowned Spanish wine producer and nephew of Mariano Garcia (Vega Sicilia, Mauro)—and Aurelio Cabestrero—an American importer of Spanish wines (GrapesofSpain. com), this white wine is made mainly (50% and more) of very old vines – 75 years old—growing in warm soil in the southern part of the Rueda region, which is covered with large worn pebbles similar to those at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, yielding a riper verdejo de Rueda that is more complex and, above all, with a much more structured palate. The crop of grapes is severely table-sorted and 100% destemmed before being sent for a cold pre-maceration followed by a fermentation with natural yeasts in stainless vats with regular but light work on the lees over three months. It wasn’t barrel-aged in order to preserve as much of its freshness and unique terroir signature as possible.

Œnologist

Dr Pascal Chatonnet (as for all other Chartier Créateur d’harmonies wines)

Recipe Ideas

Don’t forget the 800+ recipes in the 4 volumes of the Papilles pour tous! recipe collection, where you’ll find many recipes on the same aromatic path as this Spanish white wine such as:
—Mc2 Cheese curd tapas with basil oil and fresh red apple
—Mc2 Cheese curd tapas with cilantro oil and fresh green apple
—Aniseed gravlax
—Asian salmon tartar in the “aniseed and cold taste mode”
DIPPING SAUCES FOR THE MUSSELS
Tarragon and fennel
Pimenton
Basil
Pastis and aniseed
—Carrot, celeriac and cilantro salad
—Cauliflower salad with papaya, caper and wasabi vinaigrette
—Tuna pita wrap
—Au gratin oysters and endive fondue
—CLASSIC HAM ENDIVES
—Aniseed spring rolls
—Salt cod brandade with fresh mint

Recipes

  • Tomato, Basil and Olive Oil Soup

    Préparation : 10 min
    Portion : 6

    • Dominant IngredientsTomato
    • Liquid HarmonicsChartier's Rosé
    • Families AromaticTomato
    • Molecule DominantsCarotene
  • Concentrated paste of green peppers and mint

    Préparation : 25min
    Cuisson : 1h
    Portion : 6

    • Dominant IngredientsMint
    • Liquid HarmonicsAnise flavored sauvignon blanc
    • Families AromaticAnise-like flavor
    • Molecule DominantsDimethylpyrazine, Eugenol