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Characteristics of Naiades
Naiades is a white wine from D.O. Rueda produced by Bodegas Naia from the town of La Seca.
This single variety Verdejo is the reigning grape variety in D.O. Rueda. The grapes are grown on very old vines, pre-phyloxera, where they are more than 100 years old and planted on small estates with a sandy surfaces.
The change of temperature between winter and summer is extreme, reaching up to 50 degrees difference, giving the grape count a great balance and acidity.
The harvest is done by hand during the night in order to preserve the freshness of the grape. Once in the winery, the grapes go through a sorting table where they only select bunches that have had a homogeneous maturation.
Naiades undergoes a fermentation in French oak barrels, before it passes through an aging process in the same barrels for 7 months. It stays in contact with it lees to help the wine gain unctuosity and character.
Naiades is a white wine that has a great aging potential, one of the great wines from Rueda that ferments in the barrel and has a very limited production.
Serve at 8ºC
Fish rices, Complex salads, White fish in sauce, Baked white fish, Fish stew, Cod, Grilled seafood, Raw seafood, Goat cheese, Boullabaise, Alone, Tempura
SightPale yellow in colour with green reflections.NoseElegant and complex on the nose. Wood nuances from the aging. The presence of fruit like peach or apricot and citric touches.TasteSweet fruit, citric. Certain minerality. With a long and persistent finish, without losing freshness.
SightPale yellow colour with golden relfections. Very clean and very bright. Fine and abundant tears on the glass.NoseHighly intense, clean and complex nose. Aromas of ripe white fruit, apricots, melon. Citrus notes of mandarins, lemon peel and tropical notes of pineapple. A little bit more hidden, herbal touches appear and subtle lightly toasted balsamic notes.TasteThis white wine has good attack and is unctuous, fresh and agile on the palate. Powerful citric acidity which is very refreshing and well-integrated. Dry and long finish leaving mineral and fruity notes at retro-olfaction. Careful work with wood that perfectly accompanies the fruit.
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SightAttractive golden colour with golden reflections. Clean and bright wine with unctuous tears.NoseAttractive aromatic complexity, with an intense and seductive load of fruit that ranges from white to tropical, as well as refreshing citrus and a different note of ripe melon. Its elegant notes of white flowers are mixed with its toasted and smoked aromas provided by the barrels.TasteGreat, very large and bulky attack in which the mouth is filled with elegant and subtle notes of wood very well integrated with the fleshy and ripe fruit. It shows an extraordinary acidity that comes along with this wine's smoothness and silkiness. Very long and persistent finish.
Naiades 2008 is a serious, elegant, subtle, delicate and concentrated wine with its own character. Very personal wine.
SightYellow-green with golden and lemon reflections. Clean and very bright. NoseComplex, intense and delicate wine, because of the oak ageing. Under the touches of toast of the barrels (always present), varietal aromas are noticed, such as fruit (peach), citrus (mandarin) and subtle notes of white flowers and minerals. Subtle vegetable touches. Elegant, subtle and intense wine, with seductive varietal notes and aromas of fine wood. TasteDense and unctuous attack and mid-palate. The notes of wood come along with touches of good fruit. This wine is long and broad, fresh, with good body and good structure. Balanced acidity. Long finish with herbal aftertaste.
SightGreenish lemon yellow. NoseElegant, subtle, intense, with seductive notes of the variety and flavors of fine woods. TasteRich in the mouth without losing freshness, along with final sensations of sweet fruits and minerality.
The D.O. Rueda is a denomination spanning across Castilla y León, along the River Duero and its tributaries. It is mainly white wines that are produced in this D.O., and Verdejo grapes are by far the most popular variety. With hints of flowers, fruit, scrub herbs and very fine aromas, these grapes give the wine a very strong personality.
The winery is surrounded by plantations and Verdejo Viura that retain the traditional system of cultivation in glass. In recent years, Naia has managed to position itself as a reference mark in the defense of indigenous Verdejo variety.