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2015 Vega Roja Spain Rioja Blanco

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This fresh and bright wine offers notes of melon, yellow and green apples, and lemon curd.

Varietal: Other White Vintage: 2015
Brand: Vega Roja
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About This Wine

“Spain’s greatest wine region.”

That’s what Wine Enthusiast calls Rioja. What is the magazine’s reasoning behind this conclusion? It’s because Rioja offers “an elite mix of Iberian history, stunning scenery, proprietary cuisine, brilliant wines and a unique meshing of old and new.”

Among the brilliant wines of Rioja is Viura — also known as Macabeo — a versatile variety that can be used to make both sparkling wine and still table wine. In Spain, sparkling wine is known as Cava, and typically is made by blending Viura with Parellada and Xarel-lo. When it comes to white table wines in Rioja, 90 percent are made exclusively from Viura.

The variety fares extremely well in Rioja’s hot and dry climate, meaning that the grapes are able to achieve full ripeness on a reliable basis from vintage to vintage. Vega Roja crafts an outstanding rendition of Viura — fresh, bright and another winner from Rioja.

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  • Grape Composition:100% Viura
  • Grape Source:Rioja Growing Region of Northern Spain
  • Aromas & Flavors:Melon, Yellow and Green Apples, and Lemon Curd
  • Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2017
  • Food Pairing Suggestionseafood, fish or poultry dishes.

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    one of the smoothest whites I have tried and just the right ride across the palate.

    11/10/2016 Charles Hufman
    • Number of Ratings 1

    good crisp taasted

    7/16/2017
    • Rater Rank 61
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 2.25

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