The Cantalapiedra Cantayano has an ABV of 13.5%, and is made with 100% Verdejo grapes that are farmed sustainably and organically. These grapes are destemmed and macerated at most 24 hours before pressing, then fermented with wild yeast in 90% steel vats, and 10% used French barrels. They are raised on lees for around eight months before being bottled with a light filtration.
It has a deep and complex bouquet, with notes of peach stone, pear, beeswax, and wild fennel, with hints of lemongrass. On the palate, it’s pure and full-bodied, with an excellent minerality and fruity notes.
Isaac and Manuel Cantalapiedra are a father-son duo that seeks to bring back the beauty and timelessness of Verdejo wine. The Verdejo is a noble grape, found in the complex soils of the rolling Rueda hills. It produces some of Spain’s most distinctive white wines.
The Cantalapiedras come from several generations of winegrowers in La Seca, a municipality considered to be the heart of the Rueda appellation. Their current estate, Cantalapiedra Viticultores, was founded in 1949, by the family patriarch, Heliodoro, who planted his first vineyard plot at 15 years old. Together with Isaac, his son, they built their now certified organic domaine, and sold their grapes to the large producers of the area. Isaac now handles Cantalapiedra Viticultores with his own son, Manuel, and together they established their own small cellar, with their first vintage being bottled in 2014.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.