Pairings | Oaked white rioja
White rioja is tricky when it comes to wine matching as it comes in such contrasting styles. There are the crisp fresh unoaked white riojas which behave much like a sauvignon blanc and much richer barrel-fermented ones which can tackle more intensely-flavoured fish and meat dishes
Last week I hosted a tasting for Wines of Rioja at Cambridge Wine Merchants. You never know quite how these things are going to work out on the day but happily most of the matches were spot on.
Hard sheep’s cheeses are the winelover’s friend.
I certainly feel duck’s status as one of the best ingredients to pair with wine has been enhanced by this week’s match of the week