I hope to meet many of you at this Thursday’s event celebrating the wines of the Rueda region of Spain! It takes place this Thursday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. at the Blue Star Wine Bar in West Town. You can click the link below for tickets:
Rueda is located in North-Central Spain and is one of the nine DO’s (Denomination of Origin) of Castilla y Leon and the first one established in this region, in 1980. The prominent grapes grown there are Verdejo, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc (there is also Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Garnacha planted here, but white plantings are dominant).
There is a spicy (think white pepper) and walnut flavor to these wines, based on the samples I tried this past weekend along with a grainy, almost pine-like texture. The creamy but not too runny cheeses I paired with these wines brought out the flavors of both the wines and the cheeses.
Please say hello if you see me at the event or leave a comment below if you have any favorites from this region of Spain! And check this website out for more information on Rueda: