The Rueda area of Spain brings us this fifth wine for Spanish Wine week. As this area is primarily known for white wine it's appropriate that today's selection is just that. Verdejo, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc are the primary white varietals planted in Rueda. Tempranillo, Grenache, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are the red varietals planted there. However the reds take a back seat in Rueda. The Bodegas Cerresol Palma Real Rueda 2006 is a blend of Verdejo and Viura. The retail on this wine is right around $8-$9. The nose reveals pineapple and subtle hints of guava and peach. The mid-palate features a bevy of citrus notes and more pineapple. The wine is medium bodied and has a round, fairly rich mouth-feel. It has excellent acidity and is well balanced. The finish reveals a touch of tartness along with white peach. The finish is average in length.
Palma Real has a fresh, breezy summery feel to it. It's a good match for entree salads or roast chicken dishes. Will also work well as an aperitif. For the price it's a pretty decent buy and an enjoyable sipper.
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Next up is another wine in the Bodega y Vinedo Fuentecen portfolio
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