Verdejo grape in the Burgundian style with barrel fermentation and ageing.
Belondrade and Lurton is a white wine from Rueda prepared by Belondrade & Lurton, a winery founded by Didier Belondrade, which, in 1994, introduced the wine that revolutionized the Spanish white wine market. In 2000, he founded his winery in La Seca (Valladolid).
The climate in this area is continental, characterized by cold and very long winters and short springs with late frosts, followed by hot, dry summers. The changes in temperature between winter and summer are extreme, with a range of 50 degrees, which makes the grapes have an excellent balance between content and acidity. This wine is a varietal Verdejo from vineyards planted about 800 meters above sea level. The vineyard is 30 hectares, divided into 19 plots, and is planted on soils of boulders about 10-60 centimetres deep, with a clay subsoil layer and a deeper layer of limestone. Regarding the development, after the collection and sorting of the grapes takes place, the wine undergoes spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Subsequently, the wine spends 10 months in French oak barrels with its residue and 6 months in bottle before going on sale.
The 2015 vintage was rated as very good in a year where no climatic accident occurred. Autumn and winter were somewhat warmer than normal but with normal rainfall. In spring, the growth cycle started a few days in advance, but temperatures and rains continued normally until the beginning of summer. Days before the harvest, temperatures became milder and the end of ripening was very good. The wines of this vintage are characterised by a good balance between maturity and acidity. A good aromatic profile that will age correctly.
Type: White wine
Appellation: DO Rueda
Grape variety(s): 100 % Verdejo
Soils: layer of large pebbles and stones over a sub-layer of clay and sand, covering deep limestone bedrock.
Average Vine age: around 30 years
Vinification: use only French oak barrels of 300 liters