Verdejo is an affordable and refreshing white wine produced in the high plateau region of Castilla y Leon in northwestern Spain. The best Verdejo wines come from the specific region of Rueda and will be labeled as such. . Verdejo is an intensely aromatic wine with fruity, herbal qualities similar to sauvignon blanc. The best offer crisp, bright citrus and melon characteristics with flavors that linger on the palate for a long time. The Verdejo grape has been grown in the Rueda region for hundreds of years but almost went extinct in the mid 1900’s when growers were encouraged to plant international varietals like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Luckily a few producers kept some of the vines and now the wine has made a strong comeback.