Varietal: Rioja (white)
A dry white wine with a crisp finish and slight acidity. Aromas of almond and wildflower on the nose go well with the flavors and allow this wine to pair well with chicken, pork, seafood or on the deck.
Recommendations: As fans of the more traditional red rioja, my wife and I were intrigued when we saw this at our local grocer. For the price alone we figured it was worth it, and I can say that his light to medium bodied white is certainly worth every inexpensive penny.
Paired with some fish, this Spanish white did a great job of adding acid to the meal without being overpowering. The light, crisp flavors were refreshing and were great during and after the meal. As I’m always on the look-out for a table wine, this one has certainly made it onto the list. If you’re a fan of rioja, give this one a try. If you’ve never tried rioja before and are looking for an alternative to chardonnay and pinot grigio for seafood, definitely give this wine a try.