Verdejo 2018/21, Barco del Corneta, VdT Castilla y León
Straw and herbal with orange peel, perfectly
integrated an oak and lees character. There is
bright fruit in the mid palate and it is silky,
chalky and complex.
This is a young project with small beginnings. In 2008 Beatriz Herranz planted five hectares of Verdejo on old family land in the village of La Seca, but continued with projects elsewhere. In 2010 she gathered some friends, loaded up a van with Verdejo grapes and took them to Gredos to make 300 bottles of her first wine.
Viticulture is organic. Grapes are handpicked in 10 kilo baskets. In the winery, they are sorted left to macerate for 24 hours before gentle pressing and then have another 24 hours to
naturally settle. The must is then put into oak barrels to ferment with natural
yeasts, then aged on its lees for a further 8months in 300 litre French barrels. It
undergoes soft filtration and minimal clarification to keep as much flavor as
possible into the wine.