Made from Verdeja pre-filloxesera, La Misión is made with the fruit from a series of plots of centenary vines growing primarily in sandy soils. ‘Verdeja’ differs from Verdejo in that its grapes are smaller, its bunches more oval, and it is more resistant to funguses such as botrytis by virtue of being thicker skinned. Aroma wise it is earthier, more powerful and more rustic; and on-going analyses reveal significantly higher levels of acidity together with much greater concentration.
Following alcoholic fermentation and prior to being bottled, it spends 10 months in a combination of 500 litre capacity French oak barrels, steel, and amphorae of different sizes made partly with clay from our estate: a true return to the earth.
The colour is crystalline yellow, bathed with golden reflections. At the nose it is complex, zingy, aromatic, electric in its energy, with a plethora of understated fruits and complementary herbal undercurrents, a touch of sweet apple, and most judiciously understated oak, this is ever so fine.
At the palate, it is tense, rich with a lot of volume. An extensive and fresh aftertaste elegance with personality and typically are found at the end of this wine.
Perfect pairings are delicate white meat, peppers to remind the aroma and taste of the Verdejo, grilled fish with potatoes, creamy risottos with fish and vegetables, paella.
Size: 0,75 L
Alcohol: 13% vol.
Serve at 8-10°C