When you mention the classic Spanish wine producing region of Rioja, it can be difficult even for your friendly local wine merchant to look past the fantastic, world renowned oak aged reds which so often hog the limelight in favour of the many other great wines produced in the area.Read More
Whilst red wine production makes up around 85% of the total output of Rioja, there are many and varied styles of white wine being produced which are certainly not to be scoffed at. The whites of Rioja tend to be made from the Viura (otherwise known as Macabeo), Sauvignon Blanc and Garnacha Blanca grape varieties, and much like their red counterparts can be oak aged or not.
The wine in this month's case is of the unoaked variety and is made in a fresh aromatic style from Sauvignon Blanc and Garnacha Blanca. It exhibits tropical aromas with hints of citrus, along with some pineapple notes that carry through to a clean palate with a creamy finish.