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Rioja Blanco Reserva (Spain)

White Rioja is made from minimum 51% Viura grapes.

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

Rioja Blanco Reserva is oaked for 24 months.

Typical Flavors


Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach
Passion
Passion

Herbs
Herbs
Currant
Currant
Grass
Gras
Pepper
Pepper

Oak Added Flavors

Vanilla
Vanilla
Butter
Butter
Toast
Toast
Coconut
Coconut

Lime, Green Apple, White Peach, and Passion Fruit are typical Rioja flavors, with delicate herbal notes of Blackcurrant Leaves. Fresh-Cut Grass, and Pepper.

Profile

An Oaked White Rioja is much like an Oaked Chardonnay:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYLow
Serving temperature:
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.

Italian. Spanish. International. Asian. Mexican. Vegetarian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Charcuterie. Almonds.
Serrano Ham. Salami.
Rich Seafood. Lobster.
Grilled Tuna and Salmon.
Poultry in Creamy Sauce.
Grilled Pork and Veal.
Grilled Veggies. Mushroom.

Cheese:
Strong Cheeses.

Spanish Specialities:
Spanish Salt Cod (Bacalao). Paella with Rice.
Tortilla with Eggs.

If You Like Oaked White Rioja

You May Also Like:

Cassis (France)
Catarratto (Italy)
Chardonnay (France)
Garnacha Blanca (Spain)
Grenache Blanche (France)
Marsanne (France)
Pinot Blanc (France)
Rioja White Oaked (Spain)
Rosazzo (Italy)
Roussanne (France)
Sémillon (France)
Trajadura (Portugal)
Treixadura (Spain)
Viognier (France)

The Ideal Glass

The Montrachet glass is perfect for full-bodied white wines such as:

The wide bowl steers the wine to the sensitive parts of the tongue, ensuring that the acidity creates a harmonious balance with the sweet aromas of aged wines.

The wide bowl allows the full bouquet of aromas to develop, and minimise the risk for it to be over-concentrated.

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

White Wines

Rosé Wines

Main Grapes

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