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La Senda de los Elefante Verdejo

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Verdejo is not to be confused with verdelho. In fact, it's more like sav blanc than anything else! Hailing from Spain's largest wine area - La Mancha - it's an easy drinking, non-baffling style that shows citrus, subtle tropical fruits and honeysuckle florals on the nose, whilst the palate is lighter-bodied, crisp and dry, with yellow citrus and peachy flavours, flinty acidity, and a refreshing finish. Excellent with seafood-filled piquillo peppers.

Winemaker's Notes

La Senda de los Elefante “The trail of the Elephants” refers to the slow and cumbersome walk adopted towards the end of the night by those attempting to eat at every Tapas Bar in a particular city. The La Senda wines are versatile and food friendly wines that would be the perfect companion to this time honored quest.

The 2012 vintage will be long remembered, notorious for a tiny crop in La Mancha due to very low rainfall throughout the entire vintage. Despite a very cool winter and spring, the vintage was otherwise quite straight-forward, lacking disease, hail or frost – hence the crop, the small amount of it, is of very high quality.

Fresh and pure with aromas of stone fruit and white flowers surrounded by spice and hints of riper honeydew. The wine is bright and crisp with trademark Verdejo lemony acidity balanced nicely by rich floral fruit. Shimmering mineral acidity leaves the palate refreshed. Enjoy this wine in its youth and serve well chilled.

12.5% Alcohol

Reviews and Accolades

"From the Castilla-La Mancha region in central Spain. Grapes were grown 650 metres above sea level and it possesses a serious line of mineral acidity to show for it. Another terrific bargain from importer Fourth Wave Wine. Has bucketloads of character and soul.

Extremely expressive and aromatic. Almond blossom, melon, sea spray, musk and spice. Attractive sour-edged lemon on the palate and a smattering of herbs. Briney. Has some body but is crisp and lively. Serve cold, drink young."

90 Good -

Yet another great-value drop from the admirable Elefante family of Spanish wines. It has a succulent nose that combines tropical fruits, hints of herb, citrus and stem in appetising balance. It tastes clean and juicy with a dry, drawing finish that works well with appropriate food. (Screw cap; 13 per cent alcohol.)
90/100 Ralph Kyte Powell

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La Senda de los Elefante Verdejo

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
La Senda de los Elefante' means 'The way of the elephant,' apparently a reference to the way one walks after a tapas bar crawl. This brand new release is just the thing to drink along the way, a 100% verdejo from Rueda, and a celebration of the crisp, aromatic spiciness typical of this grape. It's a tense, lively and piercing young thing with nothing in common with any elephant, rather, all about precise flavours of grapefruit, guava and pear, and a textural character akin to grapefruit pith. Great value.
Wine Taste Special Edition 108

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