Nisia is a project begun by Jorge Ordoñez, one of the top importers of Spanish wine to the United States. A native to Malaga, Spain, Jorge is tremendously influential in helping market the wines of Spain to the US. Nisia is made by Gerhard Kracher, the successor to Alois Kracher, one of the most celebrated winemakers of Austria.
Las Suertas is made from very old vines of Verdejo in the region of Rueda. They are grown on their own roots instead of grafting because the sandy soils here have kept phylloxera at bay. The viticulture is organic, and the winemaking is old school. The grapes are hand harvested, fermented in neutral oak barrels, and aged on the lees for a year before bottling. The result is an outstanding example of why Verdejo, almost extinct in the 1980s, has been making a resurgence. Crisp citrus and vibrant tropical fruit tones and a salty finish make this a thirst quenching white, but there is enough richness as well to stand up to heavier poultry dishes as well.