Full Review

Gran Gandarela

Gran Gandarela
2016 White Blend, Ribeiro

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Gran Gandarela
2016 White Blend, Ribeiro

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Pork

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12%
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of toast, roasted fruits and nuts, paprika spice rub, and rice cake with an soft, dry-yet-fruity full body and a delightful, long finish manifesting notes of apple sauce and melon in cream with silky, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A nice creamy, toasty Spanish white wine pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Old World & Savory
Aroma Aroma: toast, roasted fruits and nuts, paprika spice rub, and rice cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple sauce and melon in cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ham With Mostarda, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice creamy, toasty Spanish white wine pleaser.

The Producer

Asoc. Colleiteiros Embot. Do Ribeiro

The Producer
Avda Alejandro Ferrer 18
Castrelo De Miño,
Spain
34 -637379563

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.