Fruit: citrus, minerals, flowers, hay
Food Pairings: fish (esp. cod or branzini), pastas with butter or garlic, rice and veggies (esp. mushrooms)
Organic: yes (but not certified)
Founded in 1992 by the former head of farming at La Rioja Alta, this white Rioja (100% Viura) is gently pressed and fermented with wild yeast in stainless steel and sees zero oak in the process. This makes for a razor precise wine with good acid for food. With some bottle age this has developed a slightly oxidized (nuttiness) aroma, but the fruit is pure.
This is a great wine to experiment with if you are wanting a break from Sauvignon Blancs or Pinot Grigios and are open to richness, delicateness, nuttiness, and zing.