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
Rueda D.O.
100% Verdejo from 60 year old, bush vines
750 meters / alluvial soils composed of sand, clay and pebbles
Farming Methods
Traditional methods
Hand harvested fruit
Grapes were destemmed and underwent an overnight cold maceration with skins prior to pressing, fermented in stainless steel tank
Aged for a few months on fine lees prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Egeo Verdejo 2017
92 (WRO) 90 (VfC) 89 (VM)
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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
89 Vinous Media Limpid yellow. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying spice-tinged Meyer lemon and pear qualities and a hint of succulent herbs. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering bitter lemon pith and pear flavors that pick up a gingery nuance on the back half. Clings with good tenacity on the finish, which leaves a hint of anise behind. 2021+
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
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Egeo Verdejo 2018
91 (VfC) 90 (VM)
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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
90 Vinous Media Light, vivid gold. Pungent citrus pith and herb aromas are complemented by a hint of white flowers. In a plush, generous style, offering ripe Meyer lemon and yellow apple flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Shows a refreshingly bitter lemon zest quality on the sappy finish, which delivers very good cut and length. 2021- 2022
Josh Raynolds - February 2021
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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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Egeo Verdejo 2020
91 (VM) 91 (VfC) 90 (WRO)
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91 Vinous Media Vivid yellow. Pungent, spice-accented pear and Meyer lemon scents are complemented by hint of succulent herbs and beeswax. Chewy and well-concentrated, offering bitter citrus pith, apricot and pear skin flavors and a touch of fennel. Closes long, energetic and focused, with resonating pear and fennel notes. 2021-2024.
Josh Raynolds – July 6, 2021 Central Spain Additions
91 View from the Cellar The 2020 Verdejo from Egeo is a very pretty and expressive wine on both the nose and palate. The classy nose jumps from the glass in a mix of pear, casaba melon, a touch of candied lime peel, salty soil tones, a hint of beeswax and a lovely mix of gently savory and floral elements in the upper register. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core of fruit, good acids and grip and a long, vibrant finish. This is very good Verdejo, produced from sixty year-old bush vines grown on alluvial soils. It is a superb value! 2021-2025.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
90 Wine Review Online This wine is always very good, and I’ve placed multiple vintages of it on the wine lists of restaurants for which I consult. The 2020 rendition wasn’t quite equal to the dimension and detail that I remember from the 2019 vintage, but I tasted it fairly soon after it had made its trans-Atlantic voyage to our shores. Even with the jostling of that trip working against it, the wine showed a ripe, generous fruit profile recalling white melon notes above all, but with nice citrus acidity freshening the finish.
Michael Franz - April 6, 2021
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Egeo Verdejo 2021
92 (OB) 90 (VfC) 90 (WE)
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92 This Ruedo Verdejo comes from 60 year old bush vines, as this spent a few months aging on the lees before bottling. Cashew nut, green papaya and shades of honeydew melon all mark the nose. The palate is dense and salty with terrific terroir, weight, and tension. Delicious to consume now, enjoy over the next five years. Drink 2022-2027.
Owen Bargreen - July 20, 2022
90 View from the Cellar The 2021 Verdejo “Egeo” is really a lovely example of this vastly underrated varietal. It offers up that grassy aromatic blend that recalls top flight sauvignon blanc, delivering scents of green apple, gooseberry, cut grass, salty soil tones, green olive and a topnote of orange blossoms. On the palate the wine is bright, medium-full and complex, with a fine core of fruit, good soil signature, good acids and a long, well-balanced and gently grassy finish. This is a fine example of Verdejo and a lovely alternative to Sancerre. 2022-2030.
John Gilman – Issue #98 March/April 2022
90 Wine Enthusiast This light-straw-colored wine has aromas of white peach and apricot. Summer stone fruit continues on the palate, joined by notes of lemon curd, vanilla and a hint of rose water that evaporate into a lemon-zest finish.
Mike Desimone - January / February 2023
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