ESPERANZA Verdejo-Viura is made from 85% Verdejo and 15% Viura grapes, which are the outstanding varieties in this region coming from 15 year-old vines. The vineyards of
Avelino Vegas are dispersed around Santiuste, the village where the winery is located.
ESPERANZA is an innovative project of Axial Vinos in the Denominación de Origen Rueda, a region with a long tradition of producing white wines in Spain. It is becoming more popular and is demanded every day for its fresh and fruity wines with a great price-quality ratio. The star grape variety in the D.O. Rueda is “Verdejo”, the indigenous grape from this region at the south bank of the Duero river, which represents the 52% of the planted vineyards. In addition, the Viura grape is also very popular, with 22% of the plantation.
Crisp and refreshing, this versatile blend of two Spanish grapes Verdejo and Viura, displays delicate floral aromas and forward fruit. Absolutely delicious!
The grapes that are used in the making of this wine are rigorously controlled for hygiene standards, quality, acid content and ph levels. This wine is a coupage made of two different grapes, the indigenous Verdejo grape which contributes to its aromas and structure, and the Viura grape which gives it a touch of acidity and finesse. The grapes, once stripped macerated are pressed to obtain the first must, which is then sent to stainless steel tanks where the fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature of 18ºC with the purpose of preserving the varietal aromas. The wine is later racked, cold stabilized and filtered before being bottled.
The perfect match with fish, seafood, pates, pasta or rice. Serve at 8-10ºC.
86 points, Guía Peñín 2017, vintage 2015.
86 Points – Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast, August 2016, vintage 2015
Gold Medal, Dallas Morning news and TEXSOM Wine Competition, February 2014
88 Points, R. Parker – The Wine Advocate, Issue #181, February 2009