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PALOS 2012

Varietals: Verdejo
Vintage: 2012
D.O.: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon
Winemaker: Angel Calleja
Winery: Agricola Castellana

Color: Pale yellow color, clean and bright
Nose: Delicately fragrant with aromas of fennel
Palate: Rich, yet fresh, with flavors of apple and citrus
Finish: Long and delicious
Food Match: Lightly spiced Asian foods or pan-fried fish

The vineyards are located in layered terraced soil. The first layer is rich in river pebbles. The second layer is sand, and the third layer is a base of limestone. The soil is poor in organic material but retains warmth due to the mixture in the soil stratums.

The Agricola Castellana cooperative has some 400 small growers as members who cultivate 2,000 hectares of vineyards. The Vina de la Tierra de Castilla y Leon D.O., located in northern Spain, has a characteristic Mediterranean climate under the protection of the fertile waters of the Duero river. Summers are hot during the day, but the altitude of 2,300 feet guarantees cool nights and a perfect balance of sugar and acidity. Sunshine is over 2,600 hours per year.

The wine is made in a fresh style, fermented in stainless steel tanks with no oak aging. Further character is added through battonage, during which the wine is stirred on the lees (or yeast).

ALC: 12.5%
RS: < 4 g/l
Malolactic: No

PACKAGING INFORMATION 12 x 750 ml per case
70 cases per pallet (5 layers of 14)
Bottle UPC: 858828001231 / Case UPC: 5060108900737


87 points (2010 vintage) - Wine Advocate, Issue # 195, June 2011
"The Palos 2010 Verdejo displays enticing aromas of baking spices, spring flowers and peach. Crisp and lively on the palate with good volume and concentration, this tasty, balanced offering will provide enjoyment over the next 1 - 2 years."

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