2020 Bodegas Shaya Habis
Bodegas Shayo was founded by Juan Gil and belongs to the Gil Family Estates . The Shaya Habis Verdejo is their top line and is a white wine from the DO Rueda made from 100% Verdejo from old vines with very minimal yields, planted in the southeastern part of the province of Segovia - in the south of the Rueda appellation. The poor sandy soils force the roots of the old vines to search for water several meters deep. As a result, the minerality is extra thickened. The wine is made by Australian winemaker Belinda Thomson, of the 100/100 Parker owned Crawford River winery.
The Shaya Habis is a special selection of very old Verdejo vines that is also cask-fermented and aged on the lees for 9 months in large oak barrels of 500 and 600 litres. The vines are trained in the vaso system and planted in very sandy soils. Many of the vines are not grafted and very old, so in many cases older than 100 years (pre-phylloxera)
In the glass, the Shaya Habis is straw yellow with a green tinge. In the nose we smell notes of musky aromas of peach kernel, lemon zest and pear, with a smoky undertone. Concentrated, tactile and dense, with a juicy, mineral quality with fresh pit fruit and spice flavours. The Habis finishes bright and long, repeating the spicy note and showing the richness of its old vines. This beautiful sur lie wood matured Verdejo is an excellent accompaniment to seafood such as stuffed mussels, oysters, shrimps and scallops, but also delicious with paella or rice dishes. This wine is very similar in style to an Ossian or Belondrade and can compete with many high-end white Burgundies ... in a blind tasting at Prowein 2023, this wine was placed in a line-up with top white wines including top Burgundies and the Habis came as the winner from the bus.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this fine wine. We will automatically send it to you when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you come to pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount.
In the wine region of Rueda you will find Bodegas Shaya; they are part of The Juan Gil Family Estates, and are commited to creating wines from 100% Verdejo - a true Golden Inspiration. These Verdejo wines embody a delightful fusion of mineral-rich aromas and a harmonious acidity. Heralding from carefully selected old vines that thrive in the sandy soils.
About Juan Gil Family Estates
The Juan Gil Family estates represents a group of small wineries spread all throughout Spain: from Jumilla to RíasBaixas, Montsant foothills to Calatayud, the flatlands of Almansa to the venerated kingdoms of Rueda and Castilla y León. Of which they all fall under one umbrella of The Juan Gil Family Estates.
In this way they are able to create a total and representative portfolio of Spanish wine. Each winery brings something unique to the table - displaying a true sense of place. All the wines have one thing in common; they are made from native Spanish varieties.
The Juan Gil Family Estates include:
- Juan Gil
- Can Blau
- El Nido
- Lagar Da Condesa
- Llicorella Vins
|Type of Wine||White|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||91|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|