Varietal: Rioja (white)
A dry white wine with a crisp finish and slight acidity. Â 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. Â 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. Â The light, crisp flavors were refreshing and were great during and after the meal. Â As I’m always on the look-out for a table wine, this one has certainly made it onto the list. Â If you’re a fan of rioja, give this one a try. Â 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.