Marsilea Verdejo 2019
Sebi Mancebo's organic vineyards are in the small village of Sinarcas, on a high plateau inland from Valencia (see the image of old bush vines under snow!). It's very hot in summer, but temperatures can plummet at night: great growing conditions for the grapes.
These Verdejo vines are more than 40-years-old and planted at an altitude of 900 metres above sea level. The grapes are harvested at night between 3am and 5am so they arrive at the winery very cold. Natural fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, no oak.
Most of the better-known Verdejo is grown in Rueda in the north, but it is thought to have originated in North Africa so it is no surprise it has a strong presence here in southern Spain. Its style and flavour is often likened to Sauvignon Blanc.
Sebi's Verdejo has a brilliant yellow colour with green tints. It has a salty edge and fresh, fruity flavours to follow like grapefruit and lemon, green peppers and fresh grass.