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Belondrade Quinta Apolonia 2017

Quinta Apolonia is the "second vin" of Belondrade, echoing the spirit of the second labels from the Chateaux in Bordeaux. With this wine, they are seeking a different interpretation of Belondrade y Lurton, one that is fresher and more varietal in style. The wine is named after Didier's elder daughter and was crafted for the first time in 2002. It is the outcome of an "assemblage" between one-third barrel-fermented wine and two-thirds wine fermented in stainless steel tanks and in concrete tanks. It blends the acidity and spark of the Verdejo grape with the structure and complexity brought from the part that is fermented in barrels.

 

Wine File
Producer:
Belondrade
Country:
Spain
Region:
Duero River Valley
Sub Region:
Rueda
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Verdejo
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.5%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
10.13

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The Producer Belondrade | Rueda

Belondrade Winery on the La Seca plateau in Rueda, Spain

In 1992 Didier Belondrade, who has always had a strong affinity for Spain, visited Rueda and saw the potential to use Verdejo in creating a white wine in the Burgundian style with barrel fermentation and ageing. Rueda had...

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