Cards of Wine

Oaked White Rioja (Spain)

White Rioja is produced with different styles:

Crisp Unoaked, Lightly Oaked, Heavily Oaked.

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 flavors, with 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)

Profile

An oaked White Rioja is much like a Chardonnay:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYLow
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.

Italian. Spanish. 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.

Oaked White Rioja

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.

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 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.

Listed Wines: