Veleta Vijiriega (€ 12,95)SKU: VEL-W-1-17
€ 12,95 a bottle (box of 6 € 77,70)
1 month in new French oak
100% vegetarian wine
fresh, fruity golden wine; aroma of white blossom, notes of lychee, apple and pear, minerally
100% own import
DOP Granada, Contraviesa Alpujarra
bodega Dominio Buenavista (click here to read more about the bodega)
made from the unique native grape, which only occurs in the Alpujarras and on the Canary Islands; vijiriega is an unique and rare grape variety 3000 years old
VGC (Vins Gastronomiques Controlé) said on the 2016 vintage: "Aromatic notes, slightly greasy, juicy, round aromas, slightly floral, beautiful fraîcheur, simple, gourmet wine (12%). Score: 7.5'
Monique van Kruining (I Love Food & Wine) said on the 2016 vintage: "Rare Southern Spanish white. The taste panel of I Love Food & Wine is pleasantly surprised and judges this wine with a 8.4. The wine sparkles golden yellow in the glass. Initially it is a bit closed, but as soon as the wine opens we smell and taste lychee, pear, peach, lime, yellow apple, some flowers, a light spiciness and a little bitterness. The wine has a low acidity, which makes it soft and creamy in the mouth without being too heavy. "Different than usual" in a positive sense!