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NV Viura-Airen-Verdejo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6
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NV Viura-Airen-Verdejo, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Yellow straw color. Fresh, fruity aromas of forelle pear, pineapple, white grapefruit marmalade, honeycomb, tangerine zest, and petrol with a silky, crisp, dryish light body and a breezy limestone, lime pith, and gravel finish with no oak flavor. A crisp and mineral-forward white that calls for shellfish pairings.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: forelle pear, pineapple, white grapefruit marmalade, honeycomb, tangerine zest, and petrol
Taste Flavor: limestone, lime pith, and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Raw Oysters, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and mineral-forward white that calls for shellfish pairings.

The Producer

Vins Arterra Canada

The Producer
175 Chemin Marieville
Rougemont, Quebec JOL 1MO
Canada
1 514-861-2404

Other Spanish White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
The most famous white wines in Spain besides a Rioja Blanca and Albariño are those made from grapes such as Moscatel, Verdejo, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The latter is grown in several regions and most versions are light and meant for early consumption, although there are a few oak-aged version with vanilla and baked apple flavors that can stand up to most seafood.

Examples of Verdejo - sometimes blended with Viura, the principal white variety of white Rioja, are refreshing dry whites with flavors of nectarine and white flowers that are meant to be drink young with tapas or shellfish. These wine are priced in the $10-$12 category.