Jorge Ordonez Nisia Old Vines Verdejo 2012
Wine AdvocateA killer project from importer Jorge Ordonez, the 2012 Nisia from Rueda is made from 100% old vine Verdejo. This 5,000-case cuvee was fermented in stainless steel and large format French oak, and aged sur lie prior to bottling. Coming from sandy soils and ungrafted vines (some of which are 120+ years of age), the wine offers crisp notes of tangerine skin, honeyed grapefruit and assorted citrus as well as a flowery character. Fresh, medium-bodied, beautifully fruited and textured, this is one of the finest naked, dry white wines readers will find. Consume it over the next several years.
Wine EnthusiastThis Verdejo is fruity and tropical on the bouquet. In the mouth, it's plump and smooth, with just enough acidic bite to keep things zesty. Flavors of melon, peach and pear finish solid and fairly long.
Wine SpectatorFloral and spice notes mingle in this silky white. White peach and candied rose flavors impart a slight sweetness, but the acidity is fresh. Clean finish. Drink now. 5,000 cases made.