White Rioja flies a bit under the radar of many white wine lovers. But it’s true – Rioja makes fantastic reds and whites. As demonstrated by our Spanish wine expert, Beth Willard.
She first introduced us to Bodegas Manzanos’s popular blanco barrica last year and (as she predicted), our customers loved it. She was there when to taste their new vintage, and was every bit as impressed with the quality.
“The 2017 release is rich and rounded, but still elegant and filled with serious verve in the glass. Still reminds me of a really good Burgundy! And still a cracking good price for the quality!”
Bodegas Manzanos is manned by fifth-generation brothers, Victor and David. They may be young, but they are proudly (and quite successfully) carrying on their family’s historic winemaking tradition. Among all their other acclaim, their wines have landed on Harpers prestigious “10X10 Rioja Top 100” list. And this medalist will give you a perfect taste of their style.
A happy marriage of star Rioja white grape, Viura (aka Macabeo) and Chardonnay, its ripe, orchard-fruit flavors and subtle toasty notes from six months in French oak barrels, really does recall sought-after white Burgundy.
(Get your hands on this ASAP before it’s all gone ... )