To speak of a Rioja wine is to make it with distinction since it’s a DO that it’s famous all around the world and which groups more and more regions throughout Spain as time goes by. Traditionally, the wines of Rioja have been red, with different nuances, special flavors and potent blends on the palate. They are perfect mostly for meats and other foods related to hunting.
But for some years, the regulating council of La Rioja itself recognizes that things are changing because the white wines of Rioja are striking with fiercely, more than ever, bringing freshness and high-quality standards.
Although it may be seen as a novelty, it’s not, because white wines in this area have been proven and, in fact, they were the best and more abundant than reds back in the 17th century.
La Rioja is boosting these wines because beyond the consolidated reds, there is a world of white to discover. They are characterized by their complexity and variety, perfect to pair with many foods, both in summer and winter, or just any other time in the year. For example, young fresh and fruity white wines can be paired with seafood, pasta and rice, among others, while those white wines that are fermented in barrels go well with cured cheeses and blue fish. Long-aged whites are consumed with poultry, meat and stews.
For all this, the whites of La Rioja are reborn to bring more flavors to this DO. Would you like a glass of white wine?
Viña Tondonia Blanco Reserva 2002