Jumilla-Calatayud-Monstant-Almansa-Castilla y Leon-Rueda-Rias Baixas, Spain

Gil Family Estates has a wide portfolio of Spanish wines with different characteristics and backgrounds. All of them with a common denominator: produced with different indigenous grape varietals, a refined image, and an unbeatable relation between its quality and its price.

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Honoro Vera Blanco - Vegan

SKU 60285
Country Spain
Region Rueda
Type White
Varietal Verdejo
Listing Speculative
Case Config. 12x750ml
Available In BC AB

Colour

Light yellow.

Aroma

Nose of white blossoms and fresh fruit with hints of papaya.

Flavour

Palate is a nuance of lemon custard with bright apple notes.

Food Pairing

Pairs well with seafood such as stuffed mussels, oysters, shrimps, and scallops, as well as fish, vegetables, paella and pasta.

More Info

Ideally suited to the poor soils and harsh environment in the Appellation of Rueda, the vineyards of Verdejo are located in the west of Segovia, and planted in very sandy soils covered with alluvial pebbles. The vines produce the finest grapes possible in this region resulting in especially elegant, quality white wines.

 

James Suckling, Jul/2019

2018 -

"A fresh and easy white with sliced green-apple and pear flavors. Medium body. Creamy texture on the finish. Drink now."

 

Wine Spectator, Mar/2020

2018 -

Best Values "Flinty and chalky notes give this firm and focused white a minerally character, with moderate pear and apple flavors imparting balance. Drink now. 20,000 cases made, 9,000 cases imported."

 

Steve Thurlow, Wine Align, Jul/2020

2018 -

Top 50 Value Picks "Rueda is now a staple and very popular selection for white wine from Spain. Here the verdejo grape is used to make fresh yet rich wines with tropical fruit tones to pineapple and lemon fruit with sweet herbal notes. This is a good example with some banana notes added to the aroma profile. The palate is very smooth with a lovely creamy texture and flavourful with good focus and very good length. Chill and enjoy with rich seafood, veal or pork dishes. Last tasted July 2020."

 

David Lawrason, Wine Align, Jul/2020

2018 -

"Good value in a vegan friendly Rueda. It has a quite soft, pleasant well integrated nose of pineapple, some hay and subtle fresh herbs. It is medium bodied, smooth and almost creamy with moderate acidity and alcohol at 13.5% bolstering the balance. The length is very good. Nice sense of ripeness and richness yet still restrained. But certainly on the softer side for this region. Tasted July 2020"

90 pts

James Suckling, Aug/2018

2017 -

"Lovely peach, nectarine and floral aromas in this bright and juice Rueda that has lovely pineapple freshness on the finish. Drink now or in 2019. Screw cap."

 

Wine Spectator, Web Only 2017

2016 -

"This reserved white offers modest flavors of pear and apple skin, with notes of ginger and herb. Fresh acidity keeps this focused. Verdejo. Drink now. 20,000 cases made."

 

James Suckling, Jul/2017

2016 -

"Ripe white and yellow peach fruits with a sweetly floral layer, too. The palate has a swathe of sweet ripe mango and peach fruit that is pleasingly fleshy. Drink now."

 

Daenna Van Mulligen, Winescores.ca, Dec/2018

2016 -

"Robust, creamy, rustic. Adorned in yet another Gil Family Estate's stunning labels, this Verdejo shows aromas of peaches and yellow apples, lemons and straw flowers with strong undertones of barnyard. It has effusive citrus in the mouth with layers of wild herbs. Creamy in weight, it is a robust and straightforward white with rustic tendencies."

90 pts

James Suckling, Dec/2016

2015 -

"A fresh and balanced white with a green-apple and a fresh-grass character. Round texture and lovely acidity that follows through to a fresh and fruity finish. Screw cap. Value. Drink now."

89 pts

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May/2017

2015 -

"(made in stainless steel tanks) Light bright yellow. Aromas of ripe orange, white peach and honeydew melon carry chalky mineral and floral accents. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering plump citrus and pit fruit flavors and an exotic touch of pineapple. Very fruity and nicely concentrated, displaying good clarity and lingering floral and mineral notes. This wine delivers outstanding value for Rueda."

 

Antonio Galloni's Vinous, Dec/2015

2014 -

"Light yellow. Fresh citrus fruits and melon on the fruity nose and in the mouth. A floral note comes up with aeration, along with a hint of candied ginger. Finishes clean and tangy, with good clarity and length and repeating spiciness. This nervy wine would drink well by itself or with light seafood and vegetable dishes."