An extraordinary wine from ancient vines (over 100 years old). This wine of ripe, honeyed fruit has a finesse that gives top Burgundy a run for its money. Intensely powerful ‘toasty’ aromatics with ripe melon and pear characters combined with citrus and grapefruit on the palate. Wonderfully textural with a broad mouthfeel and exceptionally long finish. A seamless mix of ripe, honeyed fruit, structure and richness.
Located on the left bank of the River Duero, the winery dedicates itself to the production of high quality white wines from their meticulously cared for vineyards, which were planted three decades ago in the destrict of La Seca, one of the most highly renowned ‘cru’ of the region. Since the first vintage in 2004, Bodegas Naia has established itself as one of Rueda’s star producers. Grapes come from the estate’s 21 hectares in La Seca (where thick gravel over clay subsoil creates fine, incisive wines with distinct minerality) and grapes bought in from a further 20 hectares. Winemaker Eulogio Calleja crafts wines with great depth, which like the striking labels, stand out from the crowd. While most modern Rueda tends to be in a simple, aromatic, technological style, here the maturity of the vines (30-100 years), strict grape selection and extended lees ageing give wines with delicacy, ripe yet restrained stone fruit characters, lovely texture and the ability to age.