SPAIN WHITE WINE WILL DEFINITELY SURPRISE YOU
While the country is famous for its reds, Spanish white wine is definitely worth trying. Some time now in Spain, many producers have bet for white wines and start producing really good products: not only young white wines, but barrel crianzas as well that deserves an opportunity to be tasted.
These are our favorite Spanish white wine choices:
Mar de Frades
Our first choice is an albariño wine from the Destination of Origin Rías Baixas. Albariño is one of the most famous Spanish white varietals, typical from Galicia in the North of Spain. This is a dry wine, really soft and delicious. Its unusual blue bottle reminds you of water, sea and fish, and it does go really well with white fish and shellfish.
Spanish Rioja wine is most famous for its reds, but there are also produced some spectacular white ones such as Capellanía, an aged white with body and character.
The Macabeo grape gives it a powerful smell with some wood notes. Its taste has aromas of vanilla and wood. A good wine to pair with smoked fish, fresh products like cheeses or foie gras, as well as rice.
A wine from the Penedès DO region, a privileged zone known for its white wine and cava brands: the mild temperatures all year round due to its proximity to the Mediterranean sea and the influence of the sun, make it a perfect place for fruity and aromatic wines. Sumarroca Xarel·lo is produced with the local Xarel·lo grape variety, with a lovely fruity aroma of grapefruit, pineapple and peach, and also some citrus notes.
Blanco Nieva Pie Franco
A young wine from the Rueda, made with Verdejo grape, one of the best varieties in Spain. The Blanco Nieva Pie Franco is a fresh wine, with aromas of ripe fruit, roses, mint and some minerals and a surprisingly intense smell.
Mas d’en Compte
Although most of the wines of the Destination of Origin Priorat are red, there are also some special white wines with a lot of character such as this one: a powerful drink that contains complex aromas of tropical fruits, vanilla, white flowers and also some toasted aromas.
AND BONUS! What is considered the top Spanish white wine according to the Parker list?
Zárate El Palomar 2012
This is the best white Spanish wine according to the wine critic Robert Parker, that gave it recently 94 points out of 100. From the Destination of Origin Rías Baixas, the Albariño grape gives it a fresh velvety aroma that reminds of white fruits with some bitter notes. It’s not easy to get to taste the best white wine in Spain, though: they only produce 2,500 bottles!
What other Spanish white wine brands would you recommend?
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