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Belondrade Quinta Apolonia Castilla y León

100% Verdejo

Production area: Rueda

Terrain: argillo-calcareo roccioso

Harvest: manual

Vinification: one-third of the wine fermented in barrels and two-thirds in stainless steel and concrete tanks

Refinement: partially aged oak

Color: Straw yellow color with greenish highlights

Fragrance: Fragrant notes of white fruit, freshly cut grass, citrus, lime peel, dried fruit, fennel, toast and fresh hay

Flavor: Fresh and fruity, showing remarkable acidity. This white wine is very smooth, with the herbaceous component showing more prominence on the palate, complemented by flavors of citrus and spice. Long, deliciously bitter finish

Alcoholic Grade: 13.5% vol

CATALOG Belondrade

Belondrade Quinta Apolonia Castilla y León


Belondrade y Lurton Rueda



Didier Belondrade, a Frenchman who loves Spain more than anything else, began his adventure in the Rueda in 1994. In 2000 was built the new winery conceived by the French architect Vincent Defos du Rau. For Didier, Belondrade is more than just a wine; it is a philosophy and a personal interpretation of the native variety – verdejo – and the terroir of the castillian plateau. An organic viticulture followed by a meticulous selection of grapes and the use of native yeasts only are the basis of the success of Belondrade as the icon of the Iberian white wines. From the 22 plots of the property, offering variations of soils – clayey-calcareous, rocky and sandy -, farmed carefully (yields below 35 hl per hectare) come out two wines: the first Belondrade Quinta Apolonia is fresh and captivating, while the second, Belondrade y Lurton, which is aged for almost a year on its lees, expresses its maximum potential after a few years. Didier and his son Jean are today the icon of Iberian area for the finesse and minerality of their white wines.