Wine: Spain’s verdejo
Unless you have something against refreshing or affordable, “there really is no reason not to try this wine,” said Michael Austin in the Chicago Tribune. Verdejo is a white grape grown in Rueda, a high-plains region of northwestern Spain, and it yields a dry yet fruity style of wine that “lends itself to being both a fine aperitif and a worthy companion to salads, pasta, shellfish, and white meats.” It’s a “Saturday-in-the-sun” wine that also “cleans up nicely for dinner.”
2015 Carrasvinas ($10). “Tropical notes, pineapple, hay, melon, and anise come together” in this “soft and spicy” verdejo.
2015 Beronia ($11). “Notes of lime and orange zest” give way to clean citrus and a long finish.
2015 Verdeo ($11). Bright acidity tempers ripe, viscous flavors of honey, peach, anise, and tropical fruit.