White Wine Izadi Blanco Selección 2021
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The white wine Izadi Blanco Selección is virtually a catalogue of native white grapes from from La Rioja.
All of them come from old vines planted on mild slopes with clay-limestone soils in Villanueva (Rioja Alavesa). Climate is Atlantic with a Mediterranean influence.
Harvested at their optimal ripening state in mid October, once in the cellar the grapes were destemmed and gently crushed prior to fermentation.
First, the wine must was fermented in stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. After that, Izadi Blanco Selección 2021 was blended and aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
Pair this blend of six white varieties from La Rioja with creamy cheeses, white meat and oily fish recipes.
The wine Izadi Blanco Selección is medium straw with some greenish tinges.
Fresh and complex, this blend of Viura, Malvasía, White Grenache, White Tempranillo, Maturana Blanca and Torrontés carries some fresh, lively aromas of ripe white fruit, along with notes of peaches and english custard. There is a smokey background with a hint of aromatic herbs and toast.
Creamy and pleasant, this white blend from Bodegas Izadi has a velvety body, a refreshing acidity and smooth tannins. This white wine fermented in oak suggests some remembrances of cream, smoke and ripe white fruit. Long, spicy finish.
|Our personal opinion||
Fresh, elegant and smooth, Izadi Blanco Selección 2021 is an impeccable white wine.
Izadi Blanco 2020:
Enterwine 92. Guía Peñín 91. Decanter WWA 2022 - 88 points & Bronze Medal.
Izadi Blanco 2019:
Enterwine 92. Parker 91. Peñín 91. J. Suckling 91.
Izadi Blanco 2018:
Izadi Blanco 2017:
Viura, Malvasía, White Tempranillo and White Grenache. Enterwine 91. Peñín 91. Tim Atkin 91.
Izadi Blanco 2016:
Viura and Malvasía. Enterwine 91. Peñín 90.
Izadi Blanco 94:
Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.
Izadi Blanco 2013:
Parker 90. Peñín 91.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||6|
|Percentage of variety||Viura 65%, Malvasía 10%, Garnacha Blanca 10%,Tempranillo Blanco 5%, Maturana Blanca 5%, Torrontés 5%.|
|Pairings||Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Cow´s cheese, Creams, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Goat cheese, Grilled fish, Grilled whitefish, Oriental cuisine, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Risotto, Sheep´s cheese, Vegitables sauces, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Fresh and dry, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Aperitif, Because you can, Dinner with friends, Romantic Dinner|