It is the autochthonous grape of this territory, an authentic reflection of the character of this land.
The Verdejo grape has been in the Rueda Denomination of Origin for centuries. Its origin, although not having written testimonies of it, is believed to coincide with the reign of Alfonso VI (11th century). At that time, the Duero basin was repopulated with Cantabrians, Basques and Mozarabs, the latter being the ones that most likely brought the Verdejo variety to Spain.
It is a variety of small clusters and hard but very aromatic skin (green grass, flowers, stone fruits …), very resistant to drought and with a great balance between the alcohol content and the acidity of the grape, so characteristic of Verdejo.
With its Rioja reputation, a variety called Macabeo in Catalonia, it began to be cultivated in these latitudes in the 50s, a time when the classic model of white went through the wooden barrel, and has certainly adapted perfectly to our climate and floors.
Unlike its companion, the Verdejo, these clusters are large, bulky and compact. Grapes of fine skin and golden color that bring acidity, freshness and floral touches to the wines they produce.