*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks associated with Rueda.
Even though our weather has continued to be fairly terrible, I’m pretending it’s spring and being drawn heavily to the white wines. I went digging in the basement and came back out with the 2012 Yllera Verdejo. I’m a Verdejo fan as an alternate white wine. I generally find it refreshing and tasty. The Yllera retails for around $14 and has a real cork closure. The bottle got recycled before I could write down the alcohol content.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) I was almost expecting this wine to be on the sweeter side based on the nose.
2.) Pass me a glass to enjoy in the sun on the porch please.
3.) I’d serve this with grilled trout.
4.) The Yllera would be an easy summer crowd pleaser at the price point of $14.
On the nose I got lemon grass, tangerine, melon, flowers, and an overall sweet aroma. In the mouth I found oranges, lime, and melon. The wine was surprisingly tart to me based on the sweet nose. Overall I found it quite citrusy and refreshing.