In 1996, Jose Antonio Merayo created the Bodegas Val de Vid in the heart of Rueda. He produces only fine white wine, made primarily from Verdejo – Spain’s most illustrious white grape. With nearly 50 acres of vineyards devoted to Verdejo, an additional 6 acres of Viura and a miniscule amount of Sauvignon Blanc, Merayo fashions several outstanding wines, including Condesa Eylo – a tantalizing blend of 97% Verdejo and 3% Sauvignon Blanc.
The wine expresses a very clean and fruity style of Rueda with just a hint of the herbal notes that the Verdejo grape can offer and those of its frequent Rueda compatriots, Viura and Sauvignon Blanc. Melon notes join up with toasted lemon, oranges, and yellow apples.