White Rioja is somewhat overlooked in favour of its admittedly fabulous red sister. But it has recently had a full facelift from the deep straw yellow wine of yore and now has a much fresher and more approachable style. This bright wine from the classic House of Vina Real is made from 100% Viura grapes, fermented in new American oak and left on the lees for 2 weeks. It has aromas of cream and succulent green apple and pear fruit with white flower perfume. Well-structured, with lifting acidity through to the long finish. Try this with fish, chicken and salads, or as an aperitif.
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Known as Macabeo outside Rioja, Viura is a light, fairly neutral variety with a floral character and relatively low acidity which resists oxidation well and is frequently blended with more powerful varieties, both red and white. As Macabeo, it is now widely grown in the Roussillon as well as being northern Spain‘s most planted white grape variety.
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