I cannot speak highly enough about the Bodegas Martinez, their wines are of a consistently high quality throughout the range and this white Rioja is one of the best I’ve ever tried. That may sound extreme but white Rioja is notoriously inconsistent.Read More
The inspiration for this wine’s inclusion in your packs came last month when I was talking to a customer who said that she loved Spanish red and rosé but couldn't stand the whites. I gave her a bottle of this and she has since come back for more.
Part of the Wine Club’s remit is to break down such barriers that can be constructed due to bad experiences. I hope that you enjoy this wine and, if you are equally as unsure of Spanish whites, hope it will satisfy this aim also.
The majority of wines produced in Rioja are red and, until recently, it was common for the whites (blanco) to be heavily oaked to the point of oxidisation. This was not very commercially successful and, as the Bodegas of the region began to delve into the export market, wines that are younger and fruitier have found favour. The predominant varietal in white Rioja is the Viura (see Pleno, Navarra).