Favored by consumers and wine industry professionals alike, Rioja is home to a diverse array of wines in terms of both style and price point. However, from whites to rosés and reds, the one trait that remains consistent across all Rioja wines is the ability to pair beautifully with food.
Pair a fresh Rioja rosé with Stuffed Mini Peppers for an easy appetizer. Match a bright, complex Rioja white with nutty, brown butter seared scallops. Enjoy a modern-style, single-vineyard red from Rioja Alavesa with a classic Riojan potato dish, Patatas a la Riojana.
For more excellent Rioja pairings and recipes, read the CRU by CAPS article “Ravishing Rioja: Discovering the diversity of the Rioja table” here.
“The region consistently delivers on its brand promise of high-quality wines at a great price, making the wines of the region a favourite amongst sommeliers and consumers alike.”
“While it is most often associated with its full-bodied red wines, the region offers a remarkably diverse mix of wine styles. There are fresh stainless-steel fermented whites, full-bodied complex barrel aged white wines, rosados and reds ranging from fresh and fruity to complex and savoury.”