Emina was founded by Carlos Moro just 20 years ago in one of Spain's most heralded regions, the Ribera del Duero, just North of Madrid - an area known for producing powerful reds from the Tempranillo grape. In Rueda, the site of Emina's second winery and the source of this selection, the white wine Verdejo has an almost equal following.
The name "Emina" comes from a 12th-century term coined by the Cistercian monks, who were allowed one "Hemina" a day, a portion of wine consisting of eight ounces.
Emina is quite an impressive operation. Besides its sustainable and renewable energy commitment at its wineries, they run a wine museum, hotel and restaurant.
The grapes for our selection were grown in Rueda, considered the finest area in Spain to grow Verdejo, which is arguably Spain's greatest white grape.
Verdejo is truly an anomaly. It was unheard-of just 10 years ago. But today, it is literally on everybody's lips. Its rise is a testament to the fact that when a wine is that good and that reasonable, people take notice.
There are so many things going on in this wine it's hard to know where to start. From the tropical mango, guava and peach nectar to the orange blossom, pineapple and quince flavors to the amazing finish: it delivers at every turn.
There's a reason why this wine is so popular and you'll understand when you take your first sip.
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