Contrarily to what most part of the people think, the elaboration of white wines is more complex than for the reds and requires more attention and technical accuracy, for which it is needed a specific technology as happens in Finca Montepedroso.
One winery, one vineyard, two wines: Finca Montepedroso and Montepedroso Enoteca
For Familia Martínez Bujanda the concept of their project in Rueda was clear from the beginning. The winery includes the latest technology to elaborate their white wines and is exclusively at the service of our technical team.
The harvest in Rueda is at night and with machine in order to reduce, as much as possible, the oxidation time of the grapes and to insure they are received at the winery with the highest possible freshness (the harvest usually begins in the middle of September, still with high temperatures during the day) which is key to producing a quality white wine.
The grapes macerate in cold temperature for about 18 hours. The fermentation lasts for about 19 days at about 16 ºC. The wines of Finca Montepedroso are not reared in wood, but a process of ‘ageing‘ is essential that happens in stainless steel tanks for at least five months with their lees and with weekly stirring in the case of Finca Montepedroso and 18 months in concrete eggs in the case of Montepedroso Enoteca.
This process, as well as giving consistency and personality to the wine, is essential to compensate the acidity and rusticity of a grape variety as such with the Verdejo.