Drinking and Pairing Verdejo with Food

Verdejo is a white grape variety grown in and indigenous to Spain's Rueda region where it must make up at least 50% of the blend, and where wines labeled Rueda Superior must be at least 85% Verdejo. White Rueda is dry, normally of very good quality, and has a lot of character. It shows a crisp acidity, herbaceousness, and is said to have an underlying nutty quality. It is often blended with Sauvignon Blanc and tends to be fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.

Pair Verdejo with food much in the same way you might a Sauvignon Blanc. Verdejo is excellent with greens dressed in vinaigrette and other sharp ingredients such as tomatoes and olives. Fish and shellfish are also natural partners.

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Verdejo pairs well with:

Shellfish

Asparagus

Scandinavian cuisine

Foods cooked via Poach/Steam

Herbaceous dishes