Cards of Wine

Rueda (Spain)

Rueda is a DO wine region (Denominación de Origen) of Spain.

Verdejo is the main grape used in White Rueda.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Peach
Peach
Melon
Melon

Almonds
Almonds
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Rueda has a Citrussy and Fruity touch. Nutty. Herbaceous. Excellent level of Acidity.

Profile

Rueda has a crisp acidity, and a lot of character. The profile is much like Sauvignon Blanc:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F))

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Vinaigrettes
Vinaigrettes

Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Antipasti
Tapas
Fish
Fat Fish
Seafood
Seafood

Rueda is very food friendly.

It pairs well with the same food as Sauvignon Blanc.

Spanish. Italian. Asian. Mexcican. Vegetarian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Vegetables. Asparagus.
Olive Oil. Aioli. Raw Onions.
Mixed Salads with sharp Vinaigrettes.
Capers. Tomatoes. Olives.
Greek salad with Feta.
Beach Picnic. Tapas. Seafood.
Grilled fat Fish. Salmon. Trout. Sardines.
Lime Chicken.

Cheese:
Fresh cheese. Goat.
Pecorino. Feta. Mozzarella.

Spanish Spesialities:
Lechazo (Baby Lamb).
Fish Tacos. Seafood Paella.

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

If You Like Rueda

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

About Rueda

Verdejo is the main grape in White Rueda (at least 50%).

Rueda Superior contains at least 85% Verdejo.

Wine Region Rueda

Rueda

The Rueda wine region is located in the dry regions of Castilla y Leon.

The vines in this region have to work hard to grow and you can taste this in the White Rueda made mainly from the Verdejo grape.

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