Rueda

Rueda was established as D.O. (“Denominación de Origen“) in 1980. As a curiosity, it was the first D.O. approved in the Castilla y León region, which is home to other well-known D.O.s like Bierzo, Ribera del Duero or Toro. It is mostly known for its autochtonous white grape variety Verdejo, which is planted in other parts of Spain but Rueda definitively dominates in terms of total hectares planted. Verdejo has become a highly demanded white wine in Spain, thanks to its fruity character, good acidity levels and easyness to pair with different foods. This has made of Rueda an increasingly popular and powerful D.O.

Rueda D.O. starts about 50 miles northwest of Madrid. It encompasses around 12,600 hectares of vineyards in the provinces of Valladolid (where most of the planted hectares are), Segovia and Ávila. The microclimate in these 3 provinces is slightly different, but Continental climate prevails. In Segovia, with vineyards at higher altitudes of 800 m. (average altitude in Rueda would be around 600 – 700 m.), the diurnal range (difference between day and night temperature) is more accused, and winters are colder with common presence of snowfalls. The soils in this region are mainly poor in organic matter and with sandy and mud components. Given Rueda has an important number of planted hectares in sandy soils, it means you can find very old (even pre phylloxera) vines in this Region.

If you see a wine with the “Rueda” name on the back label, it has to be made from at least 50% Verdejo grapes (most of the times complementary grape in the blend is Viura). If, by contrary, you see the name “Verdejo” it means that it has to be made from at least 85% Verdejo grapes.



Wines from this Region

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Erre de Herrero Verdejo Rueda de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Erre de Herrero Verdejo Rueda 2015

Region Rueda

Producer Herrero Bodega

Variety Verdejo

Type White

£9.79

inc VAT
Carrasvinas Fermentado en Barrica Verdejo Rueda de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carrasviñas Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica 2015 Rueda

Region Rueda

Producer Félix Lorenzo Cachazo

Variety Verdejo

Type White

£13.29

inc VAT
Mania Sauvignon Blanc Rueda de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Manía Sauvignon Blanc Rueda 2015

Region Rueda

Producer Félix Lorenzo Cachazo

Variety Sauvignon Blanc

Type White

£10.79

inc VAT
Mania Verdejo Rueda 2012 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Manía Verdejo Rueda 2013

Region Rueda

Producer Félix Lorenzo Cachazo

Variety Verdejo

Type White

£10.49

inc VAT
Robert Vedel Cepas Viejas Verdejo Rueda de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Robert Vedel “Cepas Viejas” Verdejo Rueda 2014

Region Rueda

Producer Herrero Bodega

Variety Verdejo

Type White

£13.29

inc VAT