Vinedos Barrihuelo, Rioja Blanco, Sainsburys Taste the Difference


I continue to be impressed with Tesco’s revitalised ‘Finest’ range and with Sainsburys ‘Taste the Difference’ range.  The wine is from Bodegas Muriel: founded in 1926, it is now one of the largest family-owned and managed wine companies in Rioja. They create modern tasting wines and this was (I suspect) selected by Clem Yates: she is a Master of Wine (MW) – one of only about 300, who used to work for Sainsbury’s wine before leaving to branch out and work with ‘Off-Piste’ wine of Cheltenham.

This wine contains Tempranillo blanco,

Tasting notes: Fresh white flowers, citrus & exotic fruit. Crisp and refreshing with a long finish. Intense, fruit driven and refreshing, this modern white wine is full of fresh, floral notes with hints of citrus and tropical fruit flavours.

Wine Colour – White
Price – £7.50
Where do I get it from? Tesco (widely available)
Current Vintage – 2017
Producer – Bodegas Muriel
Grape – Viura & Tempranillo blanco
Region/Country – Catalonia/Spain
Points – 90

Food Pairing: Good as an aperitif, or the usual fish or chicken dishes.

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