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Cantalapiedra Cantayano 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: GREAT Spanish Verdejo that’s a super value.

Producer/Winery: Isaac Cantalapiedra and his son Manuel; La Seca, Spain.

Grape Variety: Verdejo.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rueda; Castilla y León, Spain.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sauteed shrimp with cilantro pesto sauce, and a garden salad.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Crystal clear with an oat straw color. Slightly musty apple, citrus and freshly cut grass hay aromas. Silky smooth entry, dry, lively & zesty, strong medium body and a 400-grit texture. Flavors of ripe apple, peach, lemon, orange, roasted nuts and occasional tastes of tropical sweetness. Crisp acidity and a long melon tasting finish that leaves glimmers of a sweet tropical fruit and mineral in the mouth. WOW, what a flavorful wine…every sip found new tastes and the fresh finish was simply fantastic. Excellent paired with the cilantro pesto sauce shrimp, the acidity cut right through the olive oil in the pesto and the tiny amount of honey in the pesto worked well with the orange and tropical tastes in the wine. GREAT Spanish Verdejo that’s a super value.

Isaac Cantalapiedra and his son Manuel
Photo from Llaurador Wines.

Comments: Learn more about Isaac Cantalapiedra and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 12-14%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Llaurador Wines (José Pastor Selections); Fairfax, California.