Rioja Blanco Viura Verdejo Azabache 2020

Country
Spain
Region
Rioja
Producer
Fincas de Azabache
Grape(s)
Verdejo (80%)
Viura (20%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Sustainable
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The region of La Rioja lends its name to Spain`s most widely recognised wines. Much Rioja is blended from three districts; Alta and Alavesa to the north and the hot dry Oriental district to the south (previously known as Rioja Baja) and uses Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo red grape varieties and the diminishing influence of extended ageing in oak barrels.

Producer

Fincas de Azabache is a state of the art cooperative, founded in December 1956. The Bodegas now owns 2600 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Mount Yerga, in the dry region of the Rioja Oriental. With limited risk of rot, it is an area conducive to the principles of organic viticulture, to which the Bodegas is firmly and successfully committed. The cooperative have recently invested heavily in a new winery, the fruits of which we are now seeing.
Tasting Notes
This young white Rioja is a bright greenish straw yellow colour. The nose has a strong fruit bouquet with intense citrus and apple aromas. Smooth on the palate and dry in style, with fresh and fruity flavours of lemon, green apple and white peach. The lingering freshness is in harmony between acidity and fruit and leaves a lasting impression in the mouth. Best enjoyed young to retain the fruity nature of the wine.
Food
Lovely chilled by the glass, with pan fried pork or moules marinere.