Victoria Ordoñez, 2021 La Pasajera Verdejo, Rueda
$326.40 / 12-bottle case
Fresh, fragrant and simply delicious, this verdejo from Rueda is hand harvested by the end or August. After a cold maceration in the press, only the free run juice is fermented for this wine. It was racked by gravity and aged sur lees for 6 months in stainless Steel in order to preserve the typicity of this genuine Verdejo. For easy drinking, with a variety of foods.
About the producer
Wine has been part of Victoria Ordóñez’s life for as long as she can remember. Her father, José María Ordóñez, was a pioneer of the Spanish wine industry, distributing fine wines across the Province of Malaga since the ’50s. Although Victoria’s own professional career took off in a different direction – she studied to be a doctor and has a PhD in Medicine – in 2004 she decided to enter the wine business, initially combining it with her work as a health service administrator.
Victoria admits that she owes everything to the Austrian oenologist Alois Kracher, with whom she worked side by side making Málaga wines until his death in 2007. It was at this point that her career took a fresh turn as she decided to focus exclusively on what had become her passion – the world of wine.
In 2015, she decided to implement her own recovery project for the most iconic native variety in the history of the wines of Málaga: the Pedro Ximenez grape from the Natural Park of the Mountains of Málaga , and to do this in an ecological and sustainable way. Her son Guillermo Martín Ordóñez, an agronomist, works with her in this business venture. He brings a technical viewpoint and contributes his personal vision and creativity to the winery’s different elaborations