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Granza

Granza
2016 Verdejo, Rueda

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .12%
Organically Grown Grapes
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11.99
Best Buy

Granza
2016 Verdejo, Rueda

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 12% RS: .12%
Yellow straw color. Fresh aromas and flavors of white flowers, cantaloupe, young peach, lime cordial, lime blossom, dried spices, and sea breeze with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an engaging, medium-long finish with notes of roasted nut scone, coconut quark, olive, and sage with soft, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A lovely Spanish white with great structure and delicate flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: white flowers, cantaloupe, young peach, lime cordial, lime blossom, dried spices, and sea breeze
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roasted nut scone, coconut quark, olive, and sage
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely Spanish white with great structure and delicate flavors.

The Producer

Bodegas Matarromera

The Producer
Ctra. Renendo-Pesquera KM 30
Valbuena de Duero, Valladolid ES-47359
Spain
34 -983485004/24

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.