Once used only for making sherry-like wines from the Palomino grape, Rueda has found it’s white savior. The Verdejo grape, grown here for centuries, was found to create a dry, refreshing white wine. The Verdejo variety currently occupies more than half the vineyards in the region of Rueda. It is vigorous and rustic, showing its true splendor at around 13 degrees of alcohol. Verdejo from Rueda is captivating to the nose, giving delicate vegetative aromas, anise and hay. In the mouth, it is fresh with a characteristic bitter finish which adds elegance and personality. Today, Rueda is second only to Rias Baixas in reputation for white wine production in Spain and generally. The climate, soil and winemaking tradition along with ‘popularly pricing’ have generated a renewed interest in the area. Climate: This is one of the coldest parts of Spain in the winter time and one of the warmest in the summer. The result is a long dormancy for the vines and then quick ripening so the grapes have an optimum balance of fruit and acidity.