2015 Jorge Ordonez Nisia Las Suertes Old Vines Verdejo

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rueda
Country: Spain
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 92
James Suckling: 90
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :

"This rich white delivers ripe, expressive flavors of passion fruit, coconut and honeysuckle. Round and plush on the palate, but there's plenty of yuzu-inflected acidity for balance. Though atypical for the region, this is exuberant, balanced and fresh. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2020. 300 cases made.–TM " (WS)

"(made from vines that were planted in 1885 on sandy soils; aged for a year on its lees in large oak barrels) Limpid yellow. Aromas of ripe orange and pear take on dusty mineral, vanilla and floral accents in the glass. Silky and broad on the palate, offering densely packed yet energetic citrus and orchard fruit flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Emphatically fruity and seamless in texture, delivering excellent clarity, strong finishing thrust and lingering floral and mineral flourishes." (VM)

"Full peachy fruit, ripe and juicy. The vanilla note from oak accentuates the impression of sweetness at the supple finish. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:
This is a new project of Jorge Ordonez. The winery is located in the town of Puras, which sits on the border of Segovia in Rueda. All the vineyards are located in Segovia. It is not only the most southeastern area in the appellation of Rueda, but it is also the highest in elevation (2,850 ft). The soil is very poor and sandy and this area was able to resist phylloxera. The grapes for Nisia come from seven very old (up to 125 years old) small parcels of Verdejo vines trained in the vaso system. The grapes are hand harvested. The wine is aged sur lie and 20% is fermented in large French Oak barrels.