2017 Alonso Lopez Rioja Blanco Malvasia-Viura

Year: 2017
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
James Suckling: 91
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$6.99

"Some exotic and attractive ripe melon aromas with shades of tropical mango and papaya. The palate delivers fleshy, fresh peaches. Succulent and tangy. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes:

GRAPE:
Viura, Malvasía

APPELLATION:
Rioja DOCa.

VINIFICATION:
Made with 95% Viura and 5% Malvasía grapes from more than 40 years old vines. Malolactic Fermentation took place in stainless steel vats during 3 months by indigenous yeasts. The wine rest in bottle during at least 1 month before to be released to the market.

TASTING NOTES:
Vibrant tropical notes and mineral essences, fresh and richly textured. This wine truly represents the character of a Rioja white wine.

FOOD PAIRING:
Alonso López white wine is ideal as an aperitif and perfect pairing with oily fish. Barley risotto with duck confit and peas, chicken with fennel and tarragon, crab legs and butter with herbs, fettuccine carbonara, lasagne with boletes, salmon fillets with mixed vegetables.