Rueda ‘Carrasviñas Joven’ Verdejo, Bodegas Félix Lorenzo Cachazo 2018
Bodegas Félix Lorenzo Cachazo, Pozaldez, Valladolid, Rueda, Castilla y León (Organic)
One of the eight producers who originally created the DO Rueda back in 1980, the bodega dates as far back as 1946, though the family has been growing vines in the area for five generations. The work of Félix Lorenzo Cachazo continues today with his children Eduardo (sales manager) and Ángela (winemaker). Located in Pozaldez (Valladolid), they own 35 hectares of vineyards, including 9 hectares of pre-phylloxera vines destined for their barrel-fermented Verdejo. The characteristic soils in the DO Rueda are stony with limestone, allowing good drainage. The significant difference in temperature between day and night (sometimes up to 20°C) means that Rueda benefits from a slower ripening process and a more aromatic expression of the Verdejo grape. The story of Félix Lorenzo offers an accurate view of what has changed in the area over recent decades: the large oak vats that were historically used to store the wine in underground cellars have almost disappeared in order to make way for modern equipment. As an original producer in the Rueda región, Félix continues to pave the way by producing a vibrant modern expression of the region, whilst steering away from the traditional, oxidative styles of the past.
Grapes: 100% Verdejo