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Bodegas Naia




The wine is made of 85% Verdejo and 15% Sauvignon Blanc from vines 10 to 15 years old, which grows in clay-mixed limestone and sand at an altitude of 700-800 m. Aromatic and open wine with bright flowers, fresh peach, green grass and lime in the scent. Medium bodied taste, but graceful. Citrus, pink grape and mineral tone in taste with a persistent but round acidity.


Vinen laves på 85% Verdejo og 15% Sauvignon Blanc fra vinstokke med 10-15 år på bagen, der vokser i lerblandet kalk og sand i 700-800 m.s højde. Aromatisk, åben og sprælsk vin med lyse blomster, frisk fersken, grønt græs og kalk i duften. Middelfyldig smag, men let til bens. Citrus, pink grape og mineralsk tone i smagen med en vedholdende men rund syrestil.


Country: Spain

Region: Rueda

Winery: Bodegas Naia

Year: 2021

Type: White

Grapes: Verdejo & Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 13%

Aging: Stainless stell tanks

Closure: Screw cap

Winemaking: Traditional



Bodegas Naia is located northeast of the town of La Seca in northern Spanish Rueda, 7-8 km from the banks of the River Deau. It was started in 2002 to exploit the great potential of very old vines of the Verdejo grape on the original clone, which is just here. Some are so old that they predate the phylloxera (about 1900) and as few in Europe, growing on their own, original roots. This is because of the height of the fields: 700-800 m. and the very dry climate. Naia itself has 23.4 ha. of which 20 ha. has vines over 40 years. The vast majority are Verdejo plus a smaller area with Sauvignon Blanc and Viura.

Bodegas Naia ligger nordøst for byen La Seca i nordspanske Rueda, 7-8 km fra Dueroflodens bred. Den blev startet i 2002 for at udnytte det store potentiale i meget gamle vinstokke af Verdejodruen på den originale klon, som er netop her. Nogle er så gamle, at de stammer fra før vinlusen hærgede (ca. 1900), og som få i Europa, vokser på egne, originale rødder. Det skyldes bl.a. markernes højde: 700-800 m. og det meget tørre klima. Naia har selv 23,4 ha. hvoraf 20 ha. har vinstokke over 40 år. Langt det meste er Verdejo plus et mindre areal med Sauvignon Blanc og Viura.

General grape descriptions


An herbaceous white wine that grows almost exclusively in the Rueda region of Spain. Not to be confused with Verdelho, a Portuguese grape used in primarily in Madeira.

Sauvignon Blanc

Often called simply Sauvignon, extremely popular variety making crisp, dry, aromatic and extremely distinctive wines all over the world. The smell is sharp and piercing and reminds different tasters variously of gooseberries, nettles, crushed blackcurrant leaves, and occasionally cat’s pee. With age, aromas reminiscent of canned asparagus can develop.

Most Sauvignon Blanc is fermented at relatively low temperatures in stainless steel with the intention of preserving every bit of youthful fruit. The wines are in general designed to be drunk as young as possible, although some of the fruit from particularly low-yielding vineyards can be concentrated to withstand oak ageing and may need a year or so in bottle before showing their best.