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This juicy, bright Rioja is a perfect match for
meaty, spicy sausages hot off the grill.
What You Need To Know
Though growers and winemakers
have resided in Rioja for generations, it was only in 1982 that the
Mendieta-Osaba family created it’s own brand. Bodegas Riolanc is
in Rioja Alavesa, a subregion distinct from Rioja Alta and Rioja
Baja. For decades, a typical Rioja was blended from grapes from
all three regions, but more and more wineries now tend to focus
on a single place. Not as high as Rioja Alta, Alavesa is still fairly
cool, and its limestone soils produce wines of intense character
and deliciously bright acidity.
Black cherries and milk
Blackberry and blood-orange
peel with hints of leather.
Decant for one hour before
serving at cool room
Roast leg of lamb, spicy grilled