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Menade
Sauvignon Blanc
2018
Rueda
Certified Organic
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

Regular price £16.45

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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: Clean; aromatic nose of tropical fruit; passionfruit; basil and mint. Soft; textured and warm with papaya; passionfruit and tangerine. Clean and refreshing acidity on the finish – long and textured till the end.
Winemaking Detail: 12-30 year old vines. Hand harvested and vinified separately by plot. Organic solutions only in the vineyards. Spontaneous fermentation in tank under CO2. Natural cold stabilisation and filtration is needed. Minimal SO2 only at bottling.
Features Passionfruit Tangerine Herbs Aromatic Tropical

Features Aromatic, Herbs, Passionfruit, Tangerine, Textured, Tropical,
Tasting note Clean, aromatic nose of tropical fruit, passionfruit, basil and mint. Soft, textured and warm with papaya, passionfruit and tangerine. Clean and refreshing acidity on the finish – long and textured till the end.
Drink with
Gazpacho, Goats cheese salad, Smoked eel,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name Sauvignon Blanc
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Screwtop
A.B.V. 14%
Production 40000
Aging 4 months on lees in tank
Soil Clay limestone; sand; gravel
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail 12-30 year old vines. Hand harvested and vinified separately by plot. Organic solutions only in the vineyards. Spontaneous fermentation in tank under CO2. Natural cold stabilisation and filtration is needed. Minimal SO2 only at bottling.

MEN0218WW
Menade
Sauvignon Blanc
2018
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: Clean; aromatic nose of tropical fruit; passionfruit; basil and mint. Soft; textured and warm with papaya; passionfruit and tangerine. Clean and refreshing acidity on the finish – long and textured till the end.
Winemaking Detail: 12-30 year old vines. Hand harvested and vinified separately by plot. Organic solutions only in the vineyards. Spontaneous fermentation in tank under CO2. Natural cold stabilisation and filtration is needed. Minimal SO2 only at bottling.
Features Passionfruit Tangerine Herbs Aromatic Tropical

Features Aromatic, Herbs, Passionfruit, Tangerine, Textured, Tropical,
Tasting note Clean, aromatic nose of tropical fruit, passionfruit, basil and mint. Soft, textured and warm with papaya, passionfruit and tangerine. Clean and refreshing acidity on the finish – long and textured till the end.
Drink with
Gazpacho, Goats cheese salad, Smoked eel,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Rueda
Producer Menade
Wine Name Sauvignon Blanc
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Screwtop
A.B.V. 14%
Production 40000
Aging 4 months on lees in tank
Soil Clay limestone; sand; gravel
Time to drink Now - 2021
Winemaking Detail 12-30 year old vines. Hand harvested and vinified separately by plot. Organic solutions only in the vineyards. Spontaneous fermentation in tank under CO2. Natural cold stabilisation and filtration is needed. Minimal SO2 only at bottling.