Monday, 8 July 2019
8.7.19 Barbadillo Launches Verdejo Made in Jerez
Bodegas Barbadillo have launched a new wine called Erytea, made from the Verdejo grape. In the lare 1990s Barbadillo began experimenting with planting foreign grape varieties in their vineyards including Riesling, Sauvignon and Chardonnay. In 2007 they brought six clones of Verdejo to see how they would grow in the chalky albariza soils of the Finca Santa Lucía near Jerez. The vines adapted to their new conditions remarkably well and now extend to some 25 hectares. Verdejo is a Spanish variety native to the north west and is enormously popular at the moment. The wine´s name, Erytea, refers to Cádiz which is considered the oldest city in the west. Over its near 3,000 year history it has develod into an archipelago of three islands which the Greeks called Gadeiras, Erytheia and Hispania. The bottle is designed top pay homage to the Greeks who settled and christened the bay of Cádiz.