Cards of Wine

White Rioja (Spain)

White Rioja is produced with different styles:

Crisp Unoaked, Lightly Oaked, Heavily Oaked.

This card describes Unoaked White Rioja

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach
Passion
Passion

Herbs
Herbs
Currant
Currant
Grass
Gras
Pepper
Pepper

Lime, Green Apple, White Peach, and Passion Fruit are typical White Rioja flavors.

Delicate Herbal notes of Blackcurrant Leaves. Fresh-Cut Grass, and Pepper.

Profile

A fresh an young White Rioja is much like a Sauvignon Blanc:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Oaked: 10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Antipasti
Tapas
Seafood
Seafood
Ham
Carcuterie

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

White Rioja is very food friendly.

Spanish. Italian. International. Asian. Mexcican. Vegetarian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Vinegar. Zesty Salads. Asparagus.
Tapas. Appetizers. Olives.
Seafood. Prawns. Shellfish.
Grilled Fish. Grilled Squid.
Garlic. Aioli. Garlic Prawns.
Salmon. Trout. Sushi. Sashimi.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese. Feta.

Spanish Specialities:
Gazpacho (Cold Vegetable Soup).
Fried Baby Squids.

If You Like White Rioja

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Rioja Wines

Rioja

Rioja is a famous wine region in the north-central part of Spain.

The region is best known for the red Rioja Wine.

Rioja is a blend of the indigenous grape of Spain, Tempranillo, along with other fruity additives like Garancha, Mazuelo, and Graciano.

Red Wines:

White Wines: