The French variety Sauvignon Blanc, with which Marqués de Riscal makes this varietal white wine, comes originally from the Loire Valley region. It was introduced in Rueda by Marqués de Riscal in 1974 and today the winery has 70 hectares of estate owned vineyards with an average age of over 25 years.
It is now one of the varieties authorised by the Rueda D.O. Control Board thanks to its great capacity to adapt to the conditions and to produce wines with high aromatic intensity, good balance of acidity and minerality. Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon is made following the same process as the Rueda Verdejo. After a period of cold maceration and after the extraction and clarification of the must, slow fermentation takes place at a controlled temperature so as to protect and preserve the primary aromas which are such a feature of this variety.
Once fermentation is complete, the wine is left on its fine lees to increase the sensation of volume on the palate and to improve its capacity for ageing.
Pale yellow colour with green highlights. A very complex nose with hints of fresh grass over a mineral base which gives the wine personality, and abundant fresh fruit such as citrus fruits, pineapple or melon. It leaves a fresh, aromatic taste in the mouth and has a clean, long finish.