Nisia is a deliciously plump yet dry and minerally food white. What is typically Spanish is the tiny price you pay for the product of such old vines, organically managed, which drinks with such finesse, nuance and satisfaction. Serious, stylish and a rare variety in NZ.
Reviews for previous vintages below…
91/100 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (2015 Vintage)
"(60 percent raised in large oak casks, 25 percent of them new, and 40 percent raised in stainless steel tanks, all of it on its lees) Green-tinged yellow. Meyer lemon, melon, jasmine and a vanilla nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Pliant and broad in the mouth, offering juicy pit fruit and floral flavours that tighten up on the back half. The floral quality repeats on a long, penetrating finish that's sharpened by a spine of juicy acidity."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage)
"The 2015 Nisia is from poor, sandy soils of Rueda. This small, 50-acre vineyard has produced a crisp, dry 100% Verdejo that is aged eight months sur lie in 500- to 600-liter demi-muids and 40% in stainless steel. Light straw in colour with notes of poached pear, a honeyed citrus and marmalade note and a medium body. This crisp, fresh, refreshing, surprisingly intense dry white should drink well for another year."