Izadi Rioja Blanco 2014

Rioja
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£12.95 per bottle
13 in stock

The nose is quite serious and balanced showing moderate effect of the yeasts and oak, waxy aromas of apples, hints of honeycomb, fennel and licorice. The palate is quite fresh and surprisingly fruit-driven with good acidity and clean flavors. It's approachable and should also be able to age and improve in bottle for a few years. Quite impressed! 

Taste & Aroma

Score:90

I tasted one white from Izadi, the 2013 Blanco Fermentado en Barrica, a blend of Viura with 20% Malvasía fermented in new oak barrels where it aged in contact with the lees with frequent bâttonage for three months. The nose is quite serious and balanced showing moderate effect of the yeasts and oak, waxy aromas of apples, hints of honeycomb, fennel and licorice. The palate is quite fresh and surprisingly fruit-driven with good acidity and clean flavors. It's approachable and should also be able to age and improve in bottle for a few years. Quite impressed!

Luis Gutierrez (erobertparker.com) on Apr 1st, 2015

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Izadi

Region

Located in northern Spain, Rioja is arguably the country’s top wine-making region producing barrel-aged red wines from Tempranillo and Garnacha. Rioja’s vineyards run along the Ebro River for roughly 60 miles and the Catabrian Mountains, which flank the region to the north and west, provide much needed shelter from the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first Spanish region to be awarded DO status and has since been awarded the top-level DOCa status. There are four styles of traditional Rioja wine; Rioja (which literally means young wine) are wines in their first or second year that are made to drink young. Crianza wines – possibly the most accessible level of Rioja wines, must have spent a minimum of one year in casks and a few months ageing in the bottle. Reserva is the next level – wines are selected from the best vintages with excellent potential and must have been aged for a minimum of three years with at least one year in cask. The highest level of Rioja is that labelled Gran Reserva – these are wines selected from exceptional vintages and must have spent at least two years in oak casks and three years in the bottle. The Gran Reserva level spends the most time ageing under oak which gives the wines fantastic structure and age-worthy potential.

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