Egeo Verdejo

"The wine is lovely on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet offering up a vibrant constellation of lemon, sandy soil tones, a touch of paraffin, spring flowers and a hint of green olive...A fine example of Verdejo." —
John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Appellation
Rueda D.O.
Grape(s)
100% Verdejo from 60 year old, bush vines
Altitude/Soil
750 meters / alluvial soils composed of sand, clay and pebbles
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Harvest
Hand harvested fruit
Production
Grapes were destemmed and underwent an overnight cold maceration with skins prior to pressing, fermented in stainless steel tank
Aging
Aged for a few months on fine lees prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
$16
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Egeo Verdejo 2017
92 (WRO) 90 (VfC)
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92 Wine Review Online This is among the best Rueda Verdejos I’ve ever tasted, and certainly the best vintage of this wine (and I’ve tasted almost all of the vintages that have been imported to the USA). It shows a truly medium-bodied profile, whereas most of its counterparts are light, and yet its unusual heft doesn’t come at the cost of any lack of freshness. On the contrary, it backs up its flavors of melon and figs with very zesty citrus acidity that focuses the flavors through the long, generous finish. Very expressive in aroma and flavor, and supremely versatile at the table, this is a standout wine at a great price.
Michael Franz - October 30, 2018
90 View from the Cellar The 2017 Verdejo from Egeo hails from sixty year-old bush vines and is a lovely example of this varietal and a truly exceptional value, as it retails here in the US for only $15 per bottle. The bouquet of the 2017 delivers a fine aromatic constellation of lime, tart orange, a touch of green olive, salty minerality, just a whisper of cut grass and a pungent floral topnote redolent of lime blossoms. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, complex and loaded with personality, with a touch more sauvignon blanc-like grassiness than the nose suggests, with a lovely core of fruit, good transparency and lovely length and grip on the tangy finish. This is really good wine for its price point. 2019-2025.
Issue #78 - November/December 2018
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Egeo Verdejo 2018
91 (VfC)
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91 View from the Cellar The 2018 Verdejo “Egeo” from Isaac Fernandez Selección is a terrific example of this underrated varietal, with the nose jumping from the glass in a vibrant blend of lime, green olive, beautiful floral scents, a lovely base of minerality and just a hint of beeswax in the upper register. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, crisp and beautifully deep at the core, with bright acids, lovely focus and grip and a long, well-balanced and complex finish. This is a stunning value! 2020-2030.
Issue # 85 - January/February 2020
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Egeo Verdejo 2019
91 (WB)
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91 Washington Wine Blog Made from 100% Verdejo grapes, this shows a really good combination of tension and weight once on the palate. Layers of gooseberry and kiwi combine with shades of nutmeg and wet stone flavors. This is seriously good stuff for the price, as the ‘Egeo’ is best enjoyed over the next several years while the freshness remains intact. Drink 2020-2025.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS - July 2020
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