Full Review

Palacio Del Burgo

Palacio Del Burgo
2018 Tinto, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Red Rioja

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
Best Buy

Palacio Del Burgo
2018 Tinto, Rioja

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Red Rioja

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 14.1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of toasted baguette with spiced butter, pumpkin cake, and plum preserves with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish revealing accents of sun dried tomatoes and olives with moderate oak flavor. A light, oaky, savory Rioja that will be a charmer at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: toasted baguette with spiced butter, pumpkin cake, and plum preserves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of sun dried tomatoes and olives
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light, oaky, savory Rioja that will be a charmer at the table.

The Producer or Importer

Kysela Pere Et Fils, Ltd.

The Producer or  Importer
331 Victory Rd
Winchester, VA 22602
USA
1 540-722-9228

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Red Rioja

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Rioja is Spain's most famous wine region. Located in north central Spain, there are three zones: Rioja Alta ("higher", named for the elevation of the vineyards), Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja ("lower"; this is the warmest subzone).

Red Rioja is produced primarily from the Tempranillo variety, while white Rioja is made from the Viura grape. The red (tinto) version is much more celebrated; not only for the complexity of the wines, but also their longevity, as the best Gran Riserva versions drink well at 20-30 years of age.

Rioja Tinto is medium-full with a combination of red and black fruit notes intermingled with distinctive brown spice and tobacco notes. Tannins are medium-full and acidity is quite good. Pair with a wide array of foods, from chorizo to grilled steaks and roast pork.

Rioja Blanco is medium-bodied and is quite dry with notes of melon, apple and white flowers. Generally unoaked, these should be consumed fresh and paired with shellfish and lighter tapas and poultry.