The Rueda character: a combination of Verdejo grapes, continental weather and gravelly soils. The Verdejo grape has been grown in the Denomination of Origin Rueda for over centuries. The Denomination of Origin Rueda is one of the few European winegrowing regions specialised in making white wine and in the preservation and development of the VERDEJO, the autochthonous grape variety.
The D.O. Rueda stands 700 to 800 metres above sea-level, and consists of flat highlands, with very long, cold winters, short springs with late frosts, and dry, hot summers. The pH level of the soil is between 7 and 8. On the surface, this geological substratum has gradually evolved into dark grey-brown soils on autochthonous stony deposits, which, in turn, have led to the typical “gravelly” soils present in the best vineyards in the D.O. Rueda.