Extremadura is a large region in western Spain on the border with Portugal and was one of the first wine producing areas in Spain. However, most of the wines are drunk locally in Spain and very little is sold for export. A wide variety of grapes are grown thanks to the Mediterranean climate with long, dry summers. Expect sunshine-filled whites and big, juicy reds.
Made entirely from Macabeo (the same grape as Viura, the key grape of white Rioja, unoaked
The grapes come from a dry-farmed vineyard at around 520 metres above sea level and the vines are 50 years old. This means low-yielding, small grapes but of great concentration
It is no wonder it won a gold medal and was awarded 91 points by Gilbert and Gaillard
Tasting note: A rich, complex nose of intense, floral, yellow stone fruit with hints of gooseberry and sherbet. Juicy white peach and gooseberry fruits come to the fore on the palate with crisp, fresh acidity on the finish. An exciting new white and great value too.