Menade La Misión (Pre-phylloxera Verdeja) [Organic] - Boutinot

Menade La Misión (Pre-phylloxera Verdeja) [Organic] 2017


Bodegas Menade

This unique and characterful white is made from the fruit of over a century-old plots of low-yielding 'Verdeja' vines. It has powerful, earthy aromas with great acidity and concentration - partly as a result of ageing in a combination of oak, stainless steel and clay amphorae.

Meet the producer

Bodegas Menade was established in 2005 by Alejandra, Marco and Richard Sanz - the 6th generation of this wine-producing...



Produced from 18 parcels of pre-phylloxera Verdeja vines grown at around 850m altitude in sandy soils (Verdeja has smaller grapes and bunches more oval that Verdejo). These vines are between 120 and 140 years old. After hand-harvesting and alcoholic fermentation using naturally occuring yeasts in stainless steel (with no malolactic fermentation) the wine spends around 10 months in a combination of 500L French oak barrels, stainless steel, and amphorae of different sizes (and partly made using the clay from the estate) in La Seca. It is aged for a further 2 years in bottle before release.

Tasting notes

Aromatic orchard fruit and herbal notes. A complex, textural palate with baked apple and ripe lemon acidity, balanced well-integrated oak characters, and depth and minerality from partial ageing in amphora.

Food match

Try with grilled lamb chops served with spring vegetables