00% Verdejo from Rueda (Castilla y Leon)
Notes from the SDLV:
Litrona is our ode to the liter format which we heavily consumed during our college years in Spain, except back then it was liters of beer. Like many of the wines we import, Litrona is focused on drinkability which is why 750ml just wasn’t gonna cut it. Thoughtful farming and minimal intervention winemaking remain the pillars of the brand where native grape varieties from each region are the main protagonist.
The wines of Rueda have often been referred to as piña colada due to their tropical taste resulting from the use of the same commercial yeast strains in the region. Ismael Gozalo, on the other hand, is the anti-rueda regardless of being located in Rueda. He is a citizen of the independent republic of verdejo where his super old, ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines are king. For those looking for piña colada, all we can offer is the label. Fermented in clay amphorae and aged in stainless steel tanks for about 3 months to preserve its young and fresh profile. Bottled unfiltered without sulfites.