Hermanos del Villar Ipsum Rueda
The Villar Brothers founded Bodegas Hermanos Villar in 1995, owning 247 Acres of vineyards in the town of Rueda. The widely planted grape varieties are: white – Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc, Viura and red –Tempranillo.
The vineyards are located southwest of Ribera del Duero, in the town of Rueda at altitude of 2,359 feet. cold nights and hot days and low to moderate rainfall gives grapes a long growing season to ripen resulting in wines with more complexity and greater aromatic intensity. The cool nights help in retaining the acidity of the grapes, resulting in wines that are fresh and crisp.
The unique soil profile makes wines from these vineyards distinct from other vineyards in the region. Deep, with a thick surface of gravel and sand topsoil providing good water drainage and a dry-healthy environment for ripening grapes. The subsoil is composed of active limestone and water retaining clay, conserving moisture during the dry, active growing season of the vines. Soil poor in organic matter gives lower yields, increasing intensity of flavors.
This wine is made from 60% Verdejo and 40% Viura grapes. The flavors are vibrant and crisp, ecompassing tropical fruits, grapefruit, jalepeno peppers and a host of other lively aromas and flavors. The palate is more restrained than the nose, but only a little bit. Try this with goat cheese, shrimp or scallops, and all manner of rice dishes. Drink now – 2010