Rueda DO. 95% Verdejo 5% Sauvignon Blanc. Everything about this wine screams freshness and zing, which is enhanced by the 7% Sauvignon Blanc, the Stelvin Lux screwcap and the absence of any oak – you can use oak on Verdejo, but like most people I favour the fresher approach. The fruit here is beautifully ripe which gives the merest hint of creaminess to the palate to balance the zesty qualities, there are herb and grassy nuances too leading to a long finish. The body is given more depth and roundness by a touch of skin contact during the winemaking, so leaving the merest trace of tannin across the tongue.