Wines from

D.O. Rueda

Our types of wines are...

Vino_blanco

WHITE WINES

For white wines (still) Made from at least 50% of the principal grape varieties that are produced in the region (Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc). The Verdejo  variety typically produces wines that are straw-yellow in colour with great aromatic potential and that are very elegant on the nose. They display fruity aromas with aniseed and fennel notes. The palate is full-bodied and structured with intense fruit flavour and a characteristic touch of bitterness. A Rueda Sauvignon Blanc has great aromatic intensity with tropical fruit notes, very characteristic of this variety. They are pleasant on the palate with a long finish. When these wines are blended with other varietals, the Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc are less pronounced. The wines should have a minimum ABV of 11º. The Rueda white wines are the most significant and representative of the region: young, light, fresh, and fruity that fill the palate.

A fortified wine made from the Palomino Fino and/or Verdejo varietals. A traditional wine from the region made via oxidative ageing that must be left in oak barrels for at least two years before bottling. Minimum ABV: 15º. It has a golden colour, with slightly toasted aromas and flavours, due to its long oxidative ageing in oak barrels. They are powerful on the palate, glycolic and complex.

A dry, fortified wine made from the Palomino Fino and/or Verdejo varietals. A traditional wine from the region made via biological ageing that must be left in oak barrels for at least three years before bottling. Minimum ABV: 15º. Straw-yellow to pale gold with aromas and flavours of yeast and marzipan, which are a consequence of the biological ageing process. Nut and baked apple flavours and aromas from the ageing in oak. High glycerol content.

Made from at least 75% of the region’s principal varietals (Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc). The majority are made using the “traditional” method, which guarantees second fermentation in the bottle and an ageing period, in the bottle, of no less than nine months. Minimum ABV: 11.5°. Fresh and fruity and full in the mouth. They may include the designation “Gran Añada” when the production process, from the first bottling step to disgorging, exceeds 36 months. This designation must be accompanied by the year of harvest.

A new category, “Gran Vino de Rueda”, has been created for wines grown in vineyards that are more than 30 years old, with low yields (6,500 kg/Ha) and a transformation ratio of 65%.

Wines that can indicate the village or town where the grapes are produced and when the percentage of grapes from that place is more than 85%.

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ROSÉ WINES

Wine made from at least 50% authorised red varieties. Clean, bright and transparent. Strawberry pink colour. Intense, fruity aroma, reminiscent of raspberry, currant and blackberry. Tasty, structured, lively and flavourful, with a minimum ABV of 11°. Its optimal serving temperature is 8°C.

Made from at least 50% authorised red varieties. It is obtained using the traditional method consisting of a second fermentation in the bottle and a bottle ageing period of at least nine months. Its minimum ABV is 11.5 °. It may include the designation ‘Gran Añada’ when the production process, from the first bottling step to disgorging, exceeds 36 months. This designation must be accompanied by the year of harvest.

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RED WINES

Made exclusively from authorised red grape varieties, these wines do not normally undergo an ageing process, and if they do, they are not as long as the established time periods for ‘crianza’ wines. Deep carmine red in colour with violet tones, they have clean aromas demonstrating the aromatic potential of wild fruit. Their optimal temperature is 18 °C.

Made exclusively from authorised red grape varieties, these wines have an ageing period of no less than 24 months, including at least six months in oak barrels. Clean and bright. Cherry red colour and slightly brownish highlights. Fruit and wood aromas. Their optimal serving temperature is 18 °C.

Made exclusively from authorised red grape varieties, these wines undergo ageing in oak barrels and bottles for a total of at least 36 months. During this period, they spend a minimum of 12 months in oak barrels. Bright with complex aromas. Flavours of liquorice, leather, and aromas that are generally more aged and mature compared to ‘crianza’.

Made exclusively from authorised red grape varieties, these wines are aged for at least 24 months in oak barrels, followed and complemented by at least 36 months of ageing in the bottle. Striking and bright ruby-red colour, elegant aromas and great intensity. A spicy, roasted backdrop. These wines are round and velvety with very fine tannins.

BACK LABELS

Learn to distinguish our wines

Contraetiqueta Verdejo

STILL WINES

TIRILLA DORADO RUEDA

LIQUEUR WINES

TIRILLA GRAN VINO DE RUEDA

GRAN VINO DE RUEDA

TIRILLA ESPUMOSO

ESPUMOSOS (SPARKLING WINES)

The back label is a seal of identity that guarantees the product’s provenance and that it has fulfilled the quality standards rigorously established by the Regulatory Board.

The DO Rueda has different types of back labels that help consumers to identify its different wines. Labels for the appellation must indicate the year of harvest (except in the case of fortified and sparkling wines), so consumers will always know the vintage of the wine they are drinking. Each back label displays a number and a serial key to avoid potential falsifications and misuse thereof and to enable the Regulatory Board to control existing wine volumes in relation to every batch of classified wine. In this way, Technical Team can identify the product’s origin and guarantee its traceability.

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