The Solaz vineyards are located outside the town of Malpica del Tajo (Toledo), within the boundaries of the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)of Vinos de la Tierra de Castilla. This is the largest family-owned single-estate vineyard in the whole of Europe: 736ha of vines over a total area of 1000ha, divided across 64 parcels and eight varieties. Two mountain ranges and the Tajo river determine the landscape of the estate. The sun shines throughout most of the year and the nights are cool, the soil rich in minerals, the ideal conditions for vine growing.
Grapes harvested at night to take advantage of the lower temperatures.Immediate transport to the winery in low capacity trailers. Cold skin contact takes place to extract all the varietal aromas. Afterwards the grapes are pressed with the addition of dry ice, followed bycold settling. Fermented at a controlled temperature of 14ºC.
Appearance: Bright. A straw yellow colour, with greenish highlights. Aroma and flavour: On the nose, it is intensely clean and fresh with well-balanced white fruit and herbaceous notes. On the palate it is full of flavour, with a glycerine texture and lively acidity.It has a long, fruity finish with the persistent, slightly bitter aftertaste that is characteristic of Verdejo.
FOOD PAIRINGS AND SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Ideal for serving with rice and pasta dishes and all kinds of fish and seafood. Serving temperature: 7 to 10ºC.
Alcohol: 12% v/v
Residual sugar:<1 g/l
Acidity: 6,2 g/l ± 0,5.
Recognised quality year after year.
2016 International Wine Challenge, Commended.
2012 Baco Joven, Gold Medal.
2007 The Wine Enthusiast, Best Buy.
2006 San Antonio Wine Competition, Bronze.
2005 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, Critics' Choice.