Bodegas Vinedos de Nieva de Martue – In 1989 Jose Maria Herrero acquired 135 acres of verdejo and 12 acres of Sauvignon Blanc vineyards that had been neglected for many years. The vineyards varied in age up to 150 years old. In 2007 the Martue family purchased the bodega and all of the vineyards. Manuel Gonzalez brings all of his youthful enthusiasm to the bodega and has upgraded the bodega with all of the latest technological advancements. The bodega is located in the small village of Nieva in the southern portion of Rueda.
Vineyards – The bodega is known in the region for its vineyards, many of which are up to 150 years old. The estate vineyards have a very high sand content which is essential for growing the best Verdejo grapes. The bodega uses their top 35% for their wines.
Tasting notes: Pale yellow color. Strong bouquet of citrus, green apple, and passion fruit. Round and zesty mouthfeel with citrus, grapefruit, and pear flavors with notes of white pepper. Smooth, elegant, and round. May be compared to Pinot Grigio, but with more body and more acidity.
89 Points – Wine Enthusiast