Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review

White Rioja is not easily found in Australia. Made from macabeo (viura), it appears in a couple of styles. This wine is the dry, unoaked and fruity version and is quite floral and aromatic. It might confuse for a sauvignon blanc. The palate however is fuller bodied and the acidity medium, rather than high. TheContinue reading “Hacienda Lopez de Haro Rioja 2019 Wine Review”

Conde Valdemar Rioja Rosé 2018

Rosé is just right for these hot summer days. Here’s another one, this time a blend of garnacha (aka grenache) (70%) and viura (a white wine grape commonly known as macabeo outside of Rioja) (30%). This rosé is an easy to appreciate with a full bodied and dry expression of strawberries, some refreshing acidity andContinue reading “Conde Valdemar Rioja Rosé 2018”