Shows fresh lemon and mineral on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, with a clean, crisp finish. Corvo Bianco is coming back. Insolia and Grecanico. Drink now. -WS
|Recommended with soups, pulses and vegetable dishes, it is also excellent with appetizers and most fish dishes.
Serving temperature 8°-10° C.
|Proprietor: The Villar Brothers, founded Bodegas Hermanos Villar in 1995, owning 247 Acres of vineyards in the town of Rueda. The widely planted grape varieties are: white – Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and red –Tempranillo.
Winemaker / Vineyard Manager: Pablo del Villar.
Location: Zone 2, southwest of Ribera del Duero, in the town of Rueda at altitude of 2,359 ft.
Climate: Continental climate (Zone 2) with cold nights and hot days and low to moderate rainfall. At altitude of 2,359 ft. has an average temperature from April to October of 61º F. with 9.4 in. of rainfall. This Continental climate gives grapes a long growing season to ripen resulting in wines with more complexity and greater aromatic intensity. The cool nights help in retaining the acidity of the grapes, resulting in wines that are fresh and crisp.
Note: Temperatures in Rueda are slightly warmer
and rainfall is 1 inch lower than in Ribera del Duero. Harvest in Rueda usually takes place in early September. (2004 = Sept 6th, 2005 = Aug 31st)
Soils: The unique soil profile makes wines from these vineyards distinct from other vineyards in the region. Deep, with a thick surface of gravel and sand topsoil providing good water drainage and a dry-healthy
environment for ripening grapes. The subsoil is composed of active limestone and water retaining clay, conserving moisture during the dry, active growing season of the vines. Soil poor in organic matter gives
lower yields, increasing intensity of flavors and a low pH content--higher acidity resulting in wines tasting fresh and vibrant. In addition, these soils have excellent heat storage retaining properties providing warmth to the
vine -- encouraging ripeness during the cool continental night temperatures.