2019 Belondrade Y Lurton Belondrade Fermentado en Barrica Jeroboam
Belondrade and Ossian are considered the best white (Verdejo) wines in Spain. Both made from very old Verdejo vineyards. Made from 100% Verdejo yeast and their wine matures in oak barrels. Before bottling, the wine from the different barrels is mixed together in stainless steel cuvees. The wine is only lightly filtered. On the nose white fruit and lightly roasted aromas from the partly new oak barrels and the taste ripeness and fatness, yet sufficiently fresh due to the right balance with the acids present. A truly beautiful and special wine. In total, a few 10,000 bottles are made, of which only a very limited amount is delivered to the Netherlands. Incidentally, 2,500 bottles of the harvest in the past went to the restaurant of El Bulli (according to experts, this was one of the best restaurants in the world located near Barcelona) and this was Johan Cruijff's favorite wine.
FACT: Only 100 jeroboam bottles have been bottled in total, of which only 5 are in the Netherlands. Beautiful unique Jeroboam of 3 liters. The bottle is in a beautiful box and is numbered.
White wines have been made in the Rueda region for centuries. The grandeur of the buildings, churches, monasteries and estates of Nava del Rey and Rueda testify to the enormous wealth in the past. The division of the domains made winemaking so loss-making that many vineyards disappeared. Today the area is very much on the rise again. Didier Belondrade and Brigitte Lurton started making wine in 1994 in Nava del Rey, in the heart of the Denominación. In this old town there is a labyrinth of abandoned cellars. The size of these cellars suggests how much wine was made here in the past. Within the walls of this old town, Belondrade and Lurton have chosen modern winemaking. The Belondrade is considered by many to be the best white wine in Spain, but the Belondrade Apolonio and the great Quinta Clarisa are also there. Very nice.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2021|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|