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Bodega Casa del Marquès Rioja Blanco

Bodega Casa del Marquès Rioja Blanco

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For wine lovers seeking a crisp and balanced white Rioja, look no further than Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco. This delightful Spanish wine, available at The General Wine Company, offers a unique expression of white grapes from the renowned Rioja region.

This detailed tasting note explores the Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco's characteristics, delves into its flavour profile, and suggests perfect food pairings to elevate your dining experience.

Origin and Grape Varietal

Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco hails from the heart of Spain, the prestigious Rioja wine region. While Rioja is primarily known for its red wines produced from Tempranillo grapes, the region also cultivates white grapes like Viura (Macabeo) and occasionally Garnacha Blanca. Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco leverages these white grapes, showcasing the versatility of Rioja's terroir.

Tasting Profile: A Delicate Dance of Fruit and Freshness

Visual: Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco pours a pale straw yellow colour, hinting at its light-bodied nature. As you swirl the wine in the glass, observe the clarity and the subtle shimmer that indicates a refreshing acidity.

Aroma: On the nose, the Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco presents a delightful bouquet of delicate fruits. Expect aromas of crisp apple, juicy pear, and hints of tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. These fruity notes are complemented by subtle vegetal overtones, adding a touch of complexity to the fragrance.

Palate: The first sip of Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco is a burst of freshness. The wine's light-bodied character is immediately apparent, making it easy-drinking and perfect for warm weather. The delicate fruit flavours identified on the nose translate beautifully to the palate, with a balanced sweetness and a refreshing acidity that lingers on the finish. The subtle vegetal hints, barely noticeable on the nose, become more prominent on the taste buds, adding a pleasant earthiness that complements the fruitiness. The finish is clean and persistent, leaving a delightful aftertaste.

Key characteristics:

  • Light-bodied
  • Crisp and refreshing acidity
  • Delicate fruit flavours (apple, pear, tropical fruit)
  • Subtle vegetal notes
  • Balanced sweetness
  • Clean and persistent finish

Food Pairing Recommendations

Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco's refreshing acidity and light body make it a versatile food pairing wine. Here are some perfect matches to enhance your meal:

  • Seafood: The wine's acidity cuts through the richness of oily fish like salmon, trout, and mackerel. It also complements white fish dishes with creamy sauces or lemon butter. Consider pairing it with grilled prawns, seared scallops, or a seafood paella.
  • Salads: The lightness of the wine makes it a great companion to summer salads. Pair it with a fresh salad with grilled chicken or goat cheese, a Caprese salad with mozzarella and tomato, or a quinoa salad with roasted vegetables.
  • Tapas: Explore the Spanish connection by enjoying Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco with a selection of tapas. The wine's acidity pairs well with salty flavours like cured ham, Manchego cheese, and Marinated olives.
  • Vegetarian Dishes:  The wine's lightness complements vegetarian dishes without overpowering them. Try it with creamy pasta dishes, vegetable risottos, or lentil stews.
  • Spicy Food: The acidity in Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco helps to tame the heat of spicy dishes. Enjoy it with Thai curries, Indian curries with coconut milk, or Mexican fajitas.

Serving Suggestions

To fully appreciate the refreshing character of Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco, serve it chilled between 8-10°C. This temperature range preserves the wine's delicate fruit flavours and crisp acidity.

Conclusion: A Refreshing Escape in Every Bottle

Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco offers a delightful escape from heavier white wines. Its light body, refreshing acidity, and delicate fruit flavours make it a perfect choice for any occasion. The General Wine Company is proud to offer this versatile Spanish white wine, perfect for enjoying on its own or paired with a delicious meal. So, uncork a bottle of Casa del Marques Rioja Blanco and experience the essence of a refreshing white Rioja.

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