This wine is 100% Verdejo and satisfies rules to be labelled Rueda DO, an appellation famous for fresh fruity wines made for drinking young. But Pagos de Villavendimia make a different style. Firstly they have held on to their 90 year old bush vines instead of replanting rows of trellised vines that maximise production. Their production is small and artisan. They release the Finca Buena Vista into the market six years after the initial harvest once they can ensure that it shows the full capability of Verdejo. This 2012 is layered and complex. At the core is pure red apple and preserved lemon but the layers around it peel back to show toast, fennel and beeswax.