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Menade
La Misi—n
2016
Rueda
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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DO Rueda is found about 180 km North West of Madrid in the heart of Castille and Leon. On an elevated plain of around 700m above sea level it has a strong continental climate enduring extreme heat and cold. To the north it touches the Duero River (with alluvial soils and high lime content) and to the south the soil is sandy with a gravel and clay subsoil. And because of this there are a good number or 100+ year-old pre-phylloxera vines knocking about. But above everything else Rueda is known for its easy drinking Verdejo. Whilst sometimes blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, Rueda's whites are generally fresh and fruit-forward with intense citrus, melon and great acidity, often of exceptionally high quality.

Bodegas Menade may have been founded as recently as 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the 6th generation of the Rueda based Sanz wine family. Whilst their father continues to run the world renowned Bodegas Vinos Sanz, his three children decided to take another route. In looking right back to their traditional winemaking roots and in fully respecting nature allowing it to speak for itself, Menade was born. Using a mix of natural traditional winemaking and state of the art technology they are able to bring the wines of the past, into the future. And with it various biodiversity projects; an Insect Hotel (increasing insects amongst the vines by 30%), Mobile Trees (different species wheeled into vineyards to see the effects on crops) and an adjoining farm to encourage biodiversity and plant cover.

Tasting note: Well weighted medium rich yellow with notes of fresh pineapple; vanilla pod and lemon mousse on the nose. The palette is super clean and precise with guava; banana and creme caramel. It broadens in the mouth and developes earthy; even woody notes. Beautiufl subtle; lingering; rich citrus finish. Silky.
Winemaking Detail: 100+ year old disease resistant ancient Verdejo clone. Hand harvested at night. Whole cluster press; spontaneous fermentation in SST. Part aged in 500L French oak; partly 5/10K litre tanks; partly in amphorae from clay sourced from the vineyards themselves. Rests two years in bottle.
Features Pineapple Guava Vanilla Mineral Complex

Features Complex, Guava, Mineral, Pineapple, Precise, Vanilla,
Tasting note Well weighted medium rich yellow with notes of fresh pineapple, vanilla pod and lemon mousse on the nose. The palette is super clean and precise with guava, banana and creme caramel. It broadens in the mouth and developes earthy, even woody notes. Beautiufl subtle, lingering, rich citrus finish. Silky.
Drink with
Artichokes, Omlette, Scallops,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name La Misi—n
Style White
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Verdejo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 14200
Aging 10 months on lees in tank; amphorae and neutral 500L French oak. 2 years in bottle.
Soil Sand
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100+ year old disease resistant ancient Verdejo clone. Hand harvested at night. Whole cluster press, spontaneous fermentation in SST. Part aged in 500L French oak, partly 5/10K litre tanks, partly in amphorae from clay sourced from the vineyards themselves. Rests two years in bottle.

MEN0416WW
Menade
La Misi—n
2016
Rueda
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

DO Rueda is found about 180 km North West of Madrid in the heart of Castille and Leon. On an elevated plain of around 700m above sea level it has a strong continental climate enduring extreme heat and cold. To the north it touches the Duero River (with alluvial soils and high lime content) and to the south the soil is sandy with a gravel and clay subsoil. And because of this there are a good number or 100+ year-old pre-phylloxera vines knocking about. But above everything else Rueda is known for its easy drinking Verdejo. Whilst sometimes blended with Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, Rueda's whites are generally fresh and fruit-forward with intense citrus, melon and great acidity, often of exceptionally high quality.

Bodegas Menade may have been founded as recently as 2005, but Alejandra, Marco and Richard are the 6th generation of the Rueda based Sanz wine family. Whilst their father continues to run the world renowned Bodegas Vinos Sanz, his three children decided to take another route. In looking right back to their traditional winemaking roots and in fully respecting nature allowing it to speak for itself, Menade was born. Using a mix of natural traditional winemaking and state of the art technology they are able to bring the wines of the past, into the future. And with it various biodiversity projects; an Insect Hotel (increasing insects amongst the vines by 30%), Mobile Trees (different species wheeled into vineyards to see the effects on crops) and an adjoining farm to encourage biodiversity and plant cover.

Tasting note: Well weighted medium rich yellow with notes of fresh pineapple; vanilla pod and lemon mousse on the nose. The palette is super clean and precise with guava; banana and creme caramel. It broadens in the mouth and developes earthy; even woody notes. Beautiufl subtle; lingering; rich citrus finish. Silky.
Winemaking Detail: 100+ year old disease resistant ancient Verdejo clone. Hand harvested at night. Whole cluster press; spontaneous fermentation in SST. Part aged in 500L French oak; partly 5/10K litre tanks; partly in amphorae from clay sourced from the vineyards themselves. Rests two years in bottle.
Features Pineapple Guava Vanilla Mineral Complex

Features Complex, Guava, Mineral, Pineapple, Precise, Vanilla,
Tasting note Well weighted medium rich yellow with notes of fresh pineapple, vanilla pod and lemon mousse on the nose. The palette is super clean and precise with guava, banana and creme caramel. It broadens in the mouth and developes earthy, even woody notes. Beautiufl subtle, lingering, rich citrus finish. Silky.
Drink with
Artichokes, Omlette, Scallops,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name La Misi—n
Style White
Vintage 2016
Main Grape Verdejo
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 14200
Aging 10 months on lees in tank; amphorae and neutral 500L French oak. 2 years in bottle.
Soil Sand
Time to drink Now - 2024
Winemaking Detail 100+ year old disease resistant ancient Verdejo clone. Hand harvested at night. Whole cluster press, spontaneous fermentation in SST. Part aged in 500L French oak, partly 5/10K litre tanks, partly in amphorae from clay sourced from the vineyards themselves. Rests two years in bottle.