Mondo, Cantalapiedra Viticultors 2018 (Castilla y Leon, Spain)
A Verdejo parcel wine from a vineyard which Isaac planted with his late father Heliodoro. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented on their skins in open vats without temperature control for 31 days. The juice was then free-run drained off the skins into a 600L used French barrel to finish primary and malolactic fermentation, spending 11 months on fine lees without racking or sulfur additions. Bottling was in September 2018 without any fining, filtration or added SO2. This is a textured and aromatic Verdejo without any manipulations (Mondo means “without makeup”), to pair with grilled white meats and poultry, paella and charred seafood dishes.