Ipsum 100% Verdejo Ipsum is produced in the Rueda region located in the high elevation Castilian plateau, about 2 hours northwest of Madrid. Ipsum means ‘itself’ in Latin. The goal with Ipsum is to highlight the purity and bright flavors of the Verdejo variety in a naked form. Often times Verdejo wines are improperly “enhanced” during fermentation by using commercial yeasts that change the flavor that Mother Nature intended. As the name Ipsum (Itself) manifests, Ipsum is a naked, authentic expression of this pretty grape. The Verdejo vines that are selected to make Ipsum, come from a high elevation vineyard located on the northwest side of the village of Rueda. This vineyard is unique because of its high content of sand and river stone in the soil. This type of soil is very special because it imparts an element of vibrancy, tension and minerality that sets this Verdejo apart from other Verdejo’s grown in sandy soils. WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE? The wine is 100% un-oaked. Tended in high elevation vineyards of sand and river stone soil. Ipsum is a clean, pure expression of Rueda. Vibrant, mineral and full of tension. Its high elevation vineyards are situated at 719 meters (2,359 ft.) This altitude brings cooler nights, which enhance greater acidity, aromas and zesty flavors in the wines. TASTING NOTES: Pale yellow. High-pitched citrus fruit and floral aromas show good clarity. Dry and nervy, offering a refreshingly bitter quality to the taut lemon and lime flavors. Closes tight and precise, with resonating mineral and citrus zest notes.