Bodegas Menade, La Misión 2017


La Misión, not made from the VerdejO but from the VerdejA. The "Verdeja" differs from Verdejo in that the grapes are smaller, the bunches more oval and, due to the thicker skin, more resistant to fungi such as botrytis. At the same time, it also has significantly higher acidity that goes along with much greater concentration. In the process, it also spends 10 months in a combination of 500-liter French oak barrels, steel and amphorae of varying sizes.

This is complex, aromatic and has clear "zing". A touch of sweet apple and subdued oak does the rest. Powerful! A plate of paella with shellfish works wonders with the wine.


Type - White

Grape - Verdeja

Year - 2021

Producer - Bodegas Menade

Origin - VdlT de Castilla y Leon, Castilië en León, Spanje

Method - Biodynamic

Alcohol percentage - 13.50%

Vegan - Yes


Producer - Bodegas Menade

In the south-west of Savoie lies the village of Jongieux, where Antoine and his parents make congenial, unaffected wines from local grape varieties. For whites these are jacquère and roussette and for reds gamay and mondeuse. The vineyards are situated on poor limestone slopes at about 400 meters altitude. The area has even recently been classified as a national heritage site because of its beauty. And for 7th generation Antoine, preserving this landscape is one of the most important aspects and therefore the domaine is certified 'Haute Valeur Environnementale', which means they are super sustainable.