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Eguren Ugarte Rioja Blanco Crianza 2020

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£18.00

This white Rioja is produced rather unusually from a blend of Tempranillo Blanco and Sauvignon Blanc. Rather than the bland Viura-based white Riojas, Eguren Ugarte’s Rioja Blanco Crianza is a modern style with lots of aromatics; it’s a very easy-to-drink white wine

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Wine Style

White Wine, Aromatic White

Grape Variety

Tempranillo Blanco, Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Region

Rioja

Country

Spain

ABV

13.0%

Oaked

Yes

Cork

Yes

Lifestyle

Vegan, Certified Sustainable

Volume

75cl

Drink By

2027

Description

Eguren Ugarte Rioja Blanco Crianza 2020 has just arrived in stock and, like the previous vintage, meets my high expectations. Far too many white Riojas taste bitter; more often than not they are produced from the rather neutral Viura or Macabeo grape and to produce flavours some winemakers get a bit heavy-handed with oak, oxidation or both. Eguren Ugarte Rioja Blanco Crianza 2020 however is a whole different ball game, a modern-style white Rioja produced 50/ 50 from Tempranillo Blanco and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, quite an unusual but interesting blend. Tempranillo Blanco is relatively rare and was only discovered in the late 1980s; it’s a mutation of the black Tempranillo grape that we know and love from red Rioja. Its intense flavours and zesty acidity are a good match for Sauvignon Blanc. After fermentation in stainless steel and ageing on its lees in barrel for structure and texture, the resulting wine is medium-bodied, with a smooth texture tasting of citrus fruits and green apples with subtle tropical fruits, hints of cloves and toast and some floral notes. A really interesting wine with no bitterness at all!

 

Eguren Ugarte Rioja Blanco Crianza is sustainably produced (certified by the Basque organisation HAZI).

How to enjoy this wine

As you can imagine this wine will go very well with most fish and seafood including calamares, fried fish, scallops, lobster, prawns, monkfish and more. It is a natural partner for a fish or meat-based paella and the fruity style of this wine also makes it a good match for meat dishes with fruit like pork with apple.

 

Serve at: 10 – 12°C

Producer's Notes

Translated: “Colour: Pale gold  Nose: Fruity and spicy, apple and boxwood. Sweet vanillas with toasty notes Mouth: Well structured, very long aftertaste

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