Full Review

VARA

VARA
2019 Viura, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.2%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17

VARA
2019 Viura, Spain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other Spanish White

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 13.2%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow peach, pineapple, orange blossom, sun-baked slate, and jasmine with a supple, vibrant, dry light body and a seamless, appealing, medium-length finish manifesting notes of clementine and tropical punch with no oak flavor. A delicious, dry-yet-fruity Spanish White with vibrant citrus and floral notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: yellow peach, pineapple, orange blossom, sun-baked slate, and jasmine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of clementine and tropical punch
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 delicious, dry-yet-fruity Spanish White with vibrant citrus and floral notes.

The Producer

Vara Wines

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

Their Portfolio

BR VARA 2018 Vino Blanco Espanol, Viura, Spain 13.2% (Spain) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR VARA NV New Mexico Rose Wine, New Mexico 17% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
85 VARA 2018 Garnacha Rosado, Grenache, Spain 13.5% (Spain) $18.00.
88 VARA 2017 Tempranillo, American 13.5% (USA) $39.00.
88 VARA 2018 Albarino, American 13.5% (USA) $27.00.
89 VARA NV Silverhead Brut, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $18.00.
89 VARA NV Silverhead Brut Reserva, Cava DO 11.5% (Spain) $23.00.
88 VARA 2019 Tempranillo, Spain 14.2% (Spain) $18.00.
85 VARA 2019 Grenache, Spain 14.2% (Spain) $18.00.
89 VARA 2019 Viura, Spain 13.2% (Spain) $17.00.

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.