MARSILEA, Verdejo, 12 Bottle Case, 75cl
Equivalent Bottle Price £11.69
An intense, interesting & unusual expression of Verdejo, grown organically on a family-run estate on a high plateau inland from Valencia. Flowers & green plums on the nose, & surprisingly velvety on the palate, with a touch of nutty bitterness & a firm, saline finish.
Marsilea is a family-owned winery with 60 hectares of vineyards around the small village of Sinarcas, on an 800-metre high plateau inland from Valencia and close to the border with Castilla-La Mancha. This altitude is essential for moderating the desert conditions and intense summer heat experienced in this arid corner of southern Spain. Sebastian Mancebo makes terrific organic wines mostly from the native Bobal grape, previously maligned but very much on the up in recent years, as well as Verdejo.