Grapes - 100% Verdejo
Region - Castillo Y Leon, Spain
Winemaking - Having taken over her families old vine Verdejo vineyard, Esmeralda Garcia works with very, very old rootstocks (some potentially over 200 years old). How? The soils are sandy and dry, preventing the pest Phylloxera to take hold. She works without chemicals or pesticides in the vineyards and only natural yeasts during fermentation.
Tasting - This is Esmeralda’s village wine and flagship of the winery. SantYuste is made of direct press Verdejo from 130+ year old vines planted on a mix of sand, slate and clay. The wine displays strong mineral character with subtle citrus notes. Fresh and sapid on the finish.