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Rioja Blanco (Spain)

White Rioja is made from minimum 51% Viura grapes.

Rioja Blanco is produced in different styles: Unoaked and Oaked.

This card describes Unoaked Rioja Blanco.

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 Rioja Blanco flavors.

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

Profile

A fresh and young Rioja Blanco is much like a Sauvignon Blanc:

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

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Antipasti
Tapas
Seafood
Seafood
Ham
Carcuterie

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Veal
Veal

Rioja Blanco 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 Rioja Blanco

You Will Also Like:

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

The Ideal Glass

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

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 Blanco DOCa

Rioja Blanco wines are a blend of various grapes.

White Rioja is made from minimum 51% Viura grapes.

Pluss a combination of any of the grapes Malvasía de Rioja, Garnacha Blanca, Tempranillo Blanco, Maturana Blanca, Turruntés de Rioja, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verdejo.

DOCaDenominación de Origen Calificada
Rioja BlancoJoven (Young). Unoaked.
CrianzaMinimum 12 months aging. 6 months in Oak.
ReservaMinimum 24 months aging. 6 months in Oak.
Gran ReservaMinimum 48 months aging. 6 months in Oak.

Wine Region Rioja

Rioja

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

The region is best known for the Red Rioja Wine: a blend of the "Grape of Spain" Tempranillo, along with other fruity additives like Garancha, Mazuelo, and Graciano.

Red Wines

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Main Grapes

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