Shane's Wine Recommendation for April

Shane from Whelehans Wines and his wine recommendation

Why I love this Wine?

One of the mysteries of the wine world is why we don’t see more Verdejo. Of habitual good quality, it is equally good as a food wine or on its own. Production is mainly centred around the region of Rueda where it is native. This is a region characterised by extreme weather ranges and high altitude vineyards. Although a relatively young winery (formed in 2003), the vineyards at Bodegas Peñafiel are located at 900m, close to being some of the highest in Europe. This gives them a leg-up in crafting terroir-driven wines of great distinction and quality.

Award / Review

Radiant in straw-yellow with fresh fruit aromatics of lemon, grapefruit and pomelo. On a tropical palate you get flavours of mango and pineapple. With the lees ageing adding a velvety texture as well as some light hazelnut and brioche notes. Shows great dimension on a well-rounded and lengthy finish.

Wine Details

VINTAGE:  2021
 BARREL AGEING: 2 Months on lees
OTHER:  Organic Farming


bodegas penafiel rueda verdejo 2021 by whelehans wines


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