WINE OF THE MONTH Happinez wine of the month of JuneVerdejo 2017Rueda, TorresSpainGlass 8Bottle 38Grape variety: VerdejoWine region: Rueda, is located along the banks of the Duero River in Spain’s Castilla y León region, just a 2-hour drive north of Madrid. While winemaking in this area goes back to the 12th century, it was in the 1980s that the region was granted Denominación de Origen (D.O.) status. Today, more than 70 wineries call Rueda home. This national favourite is the top-selling white wine in Spain.Wine making: The Torres family has been related to wine since the 17th century when their ancestors first planted vines in the Penedès, a wine growing region dating to the days of the Phoenicians. Founded in 1870, Bodegas Torres has preserved family ownership of the company while diligently combining tradition and innovation.Type of fermentation: In stainless steel under controlled temperature. Number of days of fermentation: 15 daysTasting notes: Pale gold. Very fragrant with floral notes and exquisite undertones reminiscent of passion fruit. Silky and intense on the palate with lively fruit acidity and a spicy vegetative note (fennel) characteristic of the variety.