Using Verdejo grapes from their Serrada and La Seca vineyards in the Rueda Denomination of Origin, Marques de Caceres has created a wonderfully surprising and tantalizing wine that is heavily influenced by the region it was made in.
To the eye: this wine appears very light in color with hints of yellows in the right light. A light lemon color mainly. To the nose: a fruity combination with a slight hint of florals. Lots of white fruits are prevalent such as pear, peach, lychee, and a bit of banana. Floras can include honeysuckle. Some greenery as afternotes. To the palate: there is a definite citrus flavor to this wine. Aside from some exotic fruits being noticed, such as papaya, expect a strong finish of grapefruit and lime at the end. The ending bitterness is complemented by the drier characteristics of the wine. The wine is light and refreshing thanks to the slight acidity it offers. It veers towards the dryer side while offering a hint of sweetness to offset the bitter afternotes.
This wine is paired perfectly with fish and shellfish. The lightness of the wine deserves to complement a refined dish with subtle flavors. Remojón with oranges and cod is a great dish. The recipe originally calls for salted cod that must be desalted, but if you can find fresh cod, this would definitely be best. This is a very simple, light, salad-like dish that uses cod, garlic, olive oil, pitted black olives, oranges, spring onions, eggs, and vinegar. It is a very light dish with wonderful subtle flavors that will really be complemented by the fruitiness of the wine. A definite must-try!
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.