Con Class Verdejo 2007

Con Class Verdejo 2007

This is another of the Vintage Cellars imports and personally, I’m very impressed. I get to taste a load of stuff with some of the importers, a lot of it is in search of a cheap white like this. Unfortunately not many reach this standard, and at this price. For sure, it’s not the best wine on earth, but it really over delivers and offers a real alternative to the cheaper NZ Sauv Blanc that seems to be the big seller in bottle shops.

Up front and fresh on the nose, pears and a little peach with some white flowers. A bit more air shows the classic fennel bulb. The palate show some guava, pear and passionfruit plus some musk stick. Its not that textured, which is something I look for in good verdejo, it’s lean with acid drive. Excellent for the price, I’ve tasted quite a few ‘inexpensive’ wines from Rueda and this has to be one of the best cheapies around. 87 Pts.

Source: Vintage Cellars Price: $12 Closure: Screwcap

2 thoughts on “Con Class Verdejo 2007

  1. I prefer this to the Vendimia Excepcional. Though technically it’s probably not as fine, at least it’s not contaminated with Sav blanc. I’m not a fan of textured verdejo, like the Riscal, as I find them a bit fat and fruit jube-y – like Oz Verdelho. I think the high acid accentuates the mineral qualities.

  2. I agree, I found the straight verdejo more appealing. Usually the blends are more expensive (sauv blanc or vuira), but as a consumer I’m not going to complain.

    I like the texture, but it must have the acid to pull it off…

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