Rioja Blanco Vinas Viejas 2019, Luis Canas, Spain
A white Rioja that straddles the styles of the old and the new. Vibrant citrussy Viura is blended with the more weighty Malvasia and the brief barrel maturation adds a honeyed roundness to the crisp lemony fruit. Great with food, and a good alternative to Burgundy. The grapes come from vines with an average age of 57 years, in Rioja Alavesa.