Cantalapiedra Viticultores Lirondo Verdejo 2021
The Cantalapiedras descend from several generations of winegrowers working in the municipality of La Seca, the heart of the Rueda appellation. Although there are records
of the Cantalapiedras’ grape-growing dating to the 19th century, the birth of the current estate can be traced directly to the year 1949, when patriarch Heliodoro planted his first vineyard plot, or majuelo, at the tender age of 15. Since 2014, Manuel (Heliodoro’s grandson) has been the driving force behind Cantalapiedra Viticultores, taking charge of first the winemaking and now the farming of their vines. Lirondo’s fruit was farmed organically, and comes from bush trained vines that are 30 years old. The grapes were hand harvested, destemmed, and gently pressed. The juice saw 6 hours of skin contact and aged on its lees for 6 months before bottling. Unfined and unfiltered, 2021 was a cooler vintage for Lirondo resulting in a fresher wine with higher acidity and lower alcohol.