With hints of pineapple, lemon and pear, the Bodegas Nekeas Blanco is fresh and light and makes for a wonderful aperitif. The varieties for this, Viura and Chardonnay, are produced separately. The Viura vineyards are found in the southwestern slopes of the Nekeas valley, producing a small grape that is highly concentrated and flavorful, while the Chardonnay vineyards are found on the valley’s floor, which provides the acidity for the wine’s balance.
The roots of Nekeas as a producer of fine wines and oils dates back to even before the 17th century. The Nekeas family, of the same name, has documentation of day to day living on the vineyards going as far back as 1572, with one even stating that 142,000 liters of wine were produced in Añorbe, in this region.
To date, the Nekeas Valley is considered to be one of Spain’s wine-producing regions, rich in history, culture and a multitude of wine offerings. Because of the breadth and depth of the valley, with its different terrain, soil quality and structure, there is an abundance of wines it can produce, ranging from Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Merlot, Viura and many more.
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.