VERDIL DE GEL - White wine
DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN: Valencia
REGION: Subzone Clariano, Valencia
TYPE OF WINE: Verdil 100%
Made from the Verdil grape, a variety that is native to the Alforins Valley area in the Valencian interior, but where there are only 45 hectares of it planted. Picked the first week of October, when the potential alcohol is 13%.
The grapes are placed in a cold store for 15 days at -10ºC. During that period, several physiological changes take place. The water in the must freezes and crystallises. The crystals have the effect of breaking down cells in the skins and freeing aromatic components that would not have been released by traditional vinification. That is how the wine comes to acquire its distinctive flavour of cinnamon and honey.
The colour is straw yellow, very pale, with glints of green. The nose develops fine, interesting aromas of cinnamon and honey along with subtle hints of citrus fruits and minerals. The mouth feel is sweet but not cloying, with sugar and acid in delicate balance.