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Caserio de Dueñas, Spain

Caserío de Dueñas a singular estate in the heart of the Rueda D.O., where a profound harmony and a great respect for the land have survived many upheavals over the years.

Caserío de Dueñas is not only a manor house but also a chapel and with winemaker Almudena Alberca MW in charge there is a devotion to Verdejo that is almost profound. The wines she creates are a living testimony to a way of making wine and working with this unique land, bringing together what is given and what is created to celebrate Verdejo.

Viticulture

Its history dates back to the start of the 17th Century when these fields were home to a small farming village. In 1800, after Godoy's land disentailment act, the hamlet was transformed into a large estate in which vineyards were planted gradually. Over the decades, more and more land was turned over to vines as they proved ideally suited to the area.

Winemaking

Today, in the hands of a team led by Almudena Alberca MW, Spains first female Master of Wine, Caserío de Dueñas practices a viticulture capable of making the most of the essential values of this location: the proximity and alignment between the vines and the winery, producing wines that are the best expression of the terroir yet seeking freshness, complexity and balance.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Don't be lulled into thinking the Verdejo Superior en Rama, Vino de Mesa is a simple table wine.... this is anything but! It simply doesn't conform to the strict rules of the Rueda to be designated as
  • The Verdejo Fermentado en Barrica is another testament to all that is good about Verdejo.