Rioja [ˈrjoxa] is a wine region in Spain, with Denominación de Origen Calificada (D.O.Ca., "Qualified Designation of Origin"). Rioja wine is made from grapes grown in the autonomous communities of La Rioja and Navarre, and the Basque province of Álava. Sub-regions: Rioja Alta; Rioja Oriental; Rioja Alavesa - Grapes produced: Tempranillo, Viura, Garnacha, Graciano, Mazuelo
Bodegas Izadi, Rioja Blanco 2015
A classic blend of Viura and Malvasia, the Rioja Blanco from Izadi comes from 50–60 year old bush vines planted on chalky soils in Rioja Alavesa. Spending only 3 months in new French oak it, the brevity of its elevage marries a creamy texture with a fruit-driven freshness.
Carlos Serres, Rioja Reserva 2012
Cherry red color with thin terracotta edge showing its longer barrel age. Aromas of mature black fruit, toffee and balsamic as well as some mineral notes. This is a silky wine, but fresh and refreshing as well as elegant and persistent.Perfect for matching any grilled meats, stews or barbecued meats. It also accompanies charcuterie, steaks and even game and stronger cheeses.Blend: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano.