2016 Nisia, Verdejo Old Vines, Rueda Spain - 92pts WS

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Nisia Las Suertes is named after Finca Las Suertes - a 15 acre parcel of ungrafted vines planted originally in 1886.  This spectacular pre-phylloxeric vineyard is planted with the original clones of Verdejo that are indigenous to Rueda.  In many cases, bulk oriented vineyards will yield up to 15 tons per hectare - Finca Las Suertes yields 1 ton per acre. The incredible small berries and bunches produce wines with intense concentration, glyceric quality, and phenolic content which produce a serious austere wine that marries perfectly with sure lie ageing.  Rueda is located on the Spanish central plateau, so although this area is flat, it is planted on 2800ft above sea level.  These conditions yield wines with tremendous concentration but also with beautiful acidity.  Nisia Las Suertes is one of the few wines in Rueda that champions the original qualities of the authentic Verdejo from Spain.

Mikey's Notes: This Spanish white is not only unique, it is to simply put it, delicious. The acidity is balanced perfectly with intense flavors of citrus and orchard fruits that coat the palate. It's not every day that you get a chance to drink wine from vines planted in 1886 on only a 15 acre plot in Spain! It was an easy choice when adding this one to my current list of favorites! Definitely a must try!