2011 Bodegas Menade – Menade – Rueda DO

Good-value Verdejo

Bodegas Menade is a Spanish winery that produces wine in wine-producing region Rueda DO which covers parts of the two provinces Segovia and Valladolid.

2011 Bodegas Menade - Menade - Rueda DOToday I have tasting notes for their Menade (2011 vintage) for you. Menade is a white wine manufactured completely with organic Verdejo grapes. The wine aged in stainless steel tanks.

Menade has a straw yellow color. On the nose there were aromas of passion fruit, apricot and apple. Alcohol by volume was label listed at 12.9%. Menade has a mineral character. The wine is dry and creamy with notes of citrus fruits. Well-structured white wine with fruity aftertaste.

The wine is closed with a screw-cap.

Menade from Bodegas Menade retails for just 7€-8€. At that price you cannot go wrong with it. Perfect & affordable every-day white wine. The wine is therefore recommended. I saw it on wine-searcher but some of the links turned out to mislead to a different wine. So if you look for the wine on wine-searcher then be aware of this.

The winery’s website is currently under construction. If you still want to visit their site follow this link.

Together with the Menade I had saffron risotto and stuffed artichokes. I enjoyed that combination a lot. Do you know any other good white wines produced with Verdejo? Have you tried this one? Looking forward to read your comments.

8 comments on “2011 Bodegas Menade – Menade – Rueda DO”

  1. winetalks winetalks Reply

    Great review – straight to the point! I haven’t had the Menade yet but lots of other Verdejos. Often an underestimated grape.

      • talkavino Reply

        If you want to try other Verdejo wines, you can try Shaya, which should cost about as much as the one you just tried, or Shaya Habis, which is more expensive, but absolutely spectacular.

        • vino in love Reply

          I will look for them. Maybe I find them 🙂 The wines seem to be produced by an US wine importer so it might be difficult to find them but I’ll try to find one.

  2. RiojaChianti RiojaChianti Reply

    I don’t understand why wineries don’t stick to the traditional cork. I always find it that wines with a screw cap tend to look cheap. To answer your question I haven’t had many good wines made from Verdejo grapes. In my opinion Spain’s red wines are much better. But taste is always personal 😉

  3. hannah-theis hannah-theis Reply

    Does Verdejo have something in common with Vinho Verde? They sound quite similar but I know that Vinho Verde is from Portugal.
    I drank Vinho Verde on a couple of occasions but I don’t think I ever tried Verdejo. Unless they are the same : -)

    • vino in love Reply

      Verdejo is a grape that is mostly grown in Spain. Vinho Verde is not a grape varietal. It’s a type of wine from Portugal. Often Vinho Verde is produced with Alvarinho and Azal grapes.

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