Neleman, Macabeo
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Neleman, Macabeo - 2019

Item # 42893 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$113.76 $102.38/ Case of 6
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Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.

Tasting Notes

The Neleman winery was started by Dutchman Derrick Neleman who studied biodynamic farming before ending up in the southeastern area of Spain, Valencia. The elevation (700 masl) is a crucial factor to freshness in this wine, which comes from a warmer region in the country, and plays an integral role in the vibrancy of this wine.

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Staff Pick Notes

Derrick Neleman started this winery with the intent to make wines that work in harmony with the land where it was cultivated. All vineyards are organic and vegan with no pesticides used, and they re-use as many resources as possible with a carbon neutral goal. Sometimes looking at something with an outside point of view is just the trick. In this case he saw a chance to work purposefully on prime winegrowing land with a host of indigenous grapes. This Macabeo (also known as "Viura" in Rioja) is rich and round on the palate. Aging in a combination of new oak and steel offers it a richness and freshness. An abundance of tropical fruits--passion fruit, limes, and mango--are on the nose and palate. The finish is clean and crisp. It's both conscientious and delicious.

- TD

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Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the...

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