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A white-skinned variety that is grown extensively in the region of Rueda in northwestern Spain. Wines from Rueda have a delightful mix of honey, pears and crisp acidity, while they also oxidise readily and can take on a nutty character with age. Often Verdejo is blended with both Viura and Sauvignon Blanc, but some examples of pure Verdejo grown at higher elevations can be excellent and take well to both oak and bottle aging. As the name suggests there are many reasons to suspect that this is the same varietal as the Verdelho of the Portuguese island of Madeira as well as the Verdello which can be found in Italy though as of yet no true connection has been made.