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A Triple Play of Tastes to Get Your Blanca y Rosado On!
by L. M. Archer, FWS
So many Spanish wines, so little time. Did you know that Spain boasts most land planted to vines worldwide, over 600 native Spanish grape varietals, and 54 Denominacións de Origen (DO’s)?
Let’s keep it simple. Looking for rockstar whites or roses to go with your tapas, small plates, or Sunday brunch? Try this triple play of binNotes’ favorite fresh tastes from some unexpected wine regions:
BIERZO DO (Castille-Leon)
An intoxicating offering of whites, rosados, and upstart reds.
RUEDA DO (Castille-Leon)
Reknown for refreshing dry whites from the native Verdejo grape, this tiny district sits down-river from Duero del Ribero DO.
Still available are the more traditional fortified wines Palido Rueda (fino) and Dorado Rueda (rancio), and sparkling Rueda Espumoso (méthode chamenoise).
The Pyrenees peer down upon this destined-for-greatness Spanish wine region best known for its barrel-fermented Chardonnay.
Find these wines on WineSearcher:
- 2011 Prada Godello – Bierzo DO
- Monte Alina 2011 Verdejo Viura – Rueda DO
- Tierra Buena 2011 Blanca – Rueda DO
- 2011 Blanco Nieva – Rueda DO
- 2011 Pirineos Rosado – Somontano DO
- 2008 Estada Rosado – Somontano DO
- 2009 Viñas Delvero Blanco – Somontano DO
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