2021 Belondrade Y Lurton Belondrade Fermentado en Barrica
Belondrade and Ossian are considered the best white (Verdejo) wines of Spain. Both made from very old Verdejo vineyards (whereas those of Ossian are extremely old). The Spanish wine region Rueda where Belondrade makes its wines is located in Spain 165km northwest of Madrid in the heart of Castilla y Leon on the banks of the Duero (Purtugeese Douro) that flows into the sea near Porto.
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. White fruit and slightly roasted aromas from the partly new oak barrels on the nose and ripeness and fatness in the taste, but still sufficiently fresh due to the right balance with the acids present. A truly beautiful and special wine. A total of several 10,000 bottles are made, of which only a very limited number are supplied to the Netherlands. By the way, 2,500 bottles from the past harvest went to the El Bulli restaurant (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 : In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will immediately see the possible discount if you choose Pickup in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.
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|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|James Suckling rating||90|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tense, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|