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Wine Tasting Video: Verdejo from Rueda (-ish) July 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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Castillo de Tomás Verdejo 2011, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (£7.99 Liberty Wines)
Fresh, tangy, summery style of wine, with pithy grapefruit and tinned pear flesh, and a fragrant, zippy finish. B+

Gonzalez Byass Altozano Verdejo/Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla (£7.99 Ocado, cellarviewines.com, Villeneuve Wines, thedrinkshop.com, Hanslope Wines, Iberica, Bottleneck)
Decent zesty citrus and pearskin flavours, but there’s also a plumper, weightier peachy edge, maybe a little too heavy for its own good, but still tasty. B(-)

Legaris Verdejo 2011, Rueda (£7.49 Wine Rack, yourfavouritewines.com, Aughton Wines & Spirits, Den Boer Wines, Eynsham Cellars, The Four Vintners, Lewis & Cooper, The Smiling Grape Company, Noel Young, Wildflower Wines, Harrison’s Fine Wine, Wine Buffs, Morecambe Bay Wines & Spirits, Taylor’s Fine Wines, Campbell Moore)
Again the pithy pearskin and fresh citrus, and while there’s a fleshier more exotic troipical edge – mango, guava, that sort of thing – it’s kept in check by a precise mineral spin and taut green apple acidity, full bodied. Wallops most Sauvignons at this price. S-

Vetus ‘Flor de Vetus’ Verdejo 2011, Rueda (£11.99 Liberty Wines)
Delicious poised, elegant style, good mix of apple and citrus freshness with richer pear and peach, all underpinned by crisp mineral notes. Full in flavour, medium in body, good now, but could be interesting with another couple of years in bottle. S

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