Since the first vintage in 2004, Bodegas Naia has established itself as one of Rueda’s star producers. Winemaker Eulogio Calleja crafts wines with great depth which, like the striking labels, stand out from the crowd. The grapes for this fine wine come from 5 acres of ungrafted bush-vine Verdejo planted on the sandy soils of La Seca, widely regarded as the finest cru in Rueda back in the 19th century. Barrel-fermentation, and 8 months ageing in all new 500 litre, French oak barrels. Intense aromatics of ripe melon and pears balanced by leesy, yeasty notes. The palate is soft and textural with well-integrated, toasty oak characters, kiwi and grapefruit acidity and impecable balance. A deliciously bitter twist on the finish maintains the interest right though to the next sip. Pair with white meats such as turkey and chicken, risotto or paella.