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VARA

VARA
2018 Vino Blanco Espanol, Viura, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18

VARA
2018 Vino Blanco Espanol, Viura, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of chalk, ripe apricot, jasmine, and paraffin with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and a smooth, breezy finish manifesting overtones of lightly toasted nuts with no oak flavor. A bone dry, crisp Spanish white that will shine with seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: chalk, ripe apricot, jasmine, and paraffin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of lightly toasted nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bone dry, crisp Spanish white that will shine with seafood.

The Producer

Vara Wines

The Producer
315 Alameda Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
USA
1 505-898-6280

Their Portfolio

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.