2019-C Garciarévalo Finca Tresolmos Verdejo Lías, DO Rueda , Spain (750ml)
Pale yellow with a slight green hue typical of youthful white wines grown in cooler climates. Aromatic, citrus fruit with a hint of grass. The palate explodes with citrus pastille and a mouth-watering acidity, tempered with wet stone minerality. Super refreshing with a long bracing, finish.
Founded by Jose Antonio Arévalo and Benicio Garcia in 1991, Garciarévalo is a family-owned winery in the town of Matapozuelos, in the heart of the Rueda wine region in Castilla y León. Garciarévalo is a tight-knit family winery producing some of the most vibrant white wines in Spain, while also breathing economic life into the small village of one thousand inhabitants. Antonio Arévalo originally studied economics, as his parents encouraged him to work in anything other than rural agriculture. Yet, like his parents, he too felt the deep commitment to his family village and connection to the historic vineyards, joining the family winery in 1995. The current generation is a young, vibrant team led by Antonio and Manuela Arévalo. Garciarévalo specializes in old-vine Verdejo, with minor plantings of Viura. While many newcomers to the region planted Sauvignon Blanc (which is ill-suited to the climate), Garciarévalo has always promoted and exalted the indigenous varietals of the region. Their estate vineyards consist primarily of vines that are over 100-years-old, including a plot of pre-phylloxera Verdejo vines between 130 and 145-years-old, all planted in the traditional bush-vine system. Tresolmos is 100% Verdejo from 25-year-old vines. After spontaneous fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with daily bâtonnage, the wine was aged for 6 months on the lees before bottling.