Celler del Roure Cullerot 2015, Valencia, Spain
The Celler del Roure Cullerot Blanco 2012 is an unusual blend of Verdil, Pedro Ximenez, Macabeo and Chardonnay sourced from an estate vineyard located near the town of Moixent in Valencia, Spain. Verdil is a grape indigenous to the region that was nearly extinct, there are only a little over 100 acres of these vines under cultivation today. Pedro Ximenez is a grape use in the production of sweet Sherry, Macabeo is one of the 3 grapes traditionally used for Cava Sparkling wine and Chardonnay, well you know Chardonnay, it is the #1 best-selling wine varietal in the world. This blend was fermented using natural yeast, meaning that they only used yeast floating in the air to start fermentation, no extra yeast was added. And if all that does not make the Cullerot Blanco a very singular wine, it was aged in clay amphorae for 6 months (just like they did in the old, old days).