Buenas Viura 2017
Pairs perfectly with pizza, tacos and other casual fare.
In Spain, the casual greeting of “buenas” signifies the start to an enjoyable gathering among friends and family. ¡buenas! is the perfect choice for these occasions, both large and small. Sourced from 100 percent estate-grown fruit from select vineyards throughout Spain by one of country’s leading and most reputable wine-producing families, ¡buenas! is a wonderful introduction to the beauty of Spain and the traditional varieties of the area. Designated Vino de Espana, ¡buenas! wines are sourced from top Tempranillo and Viura vineyards in Rioja and La Mancha. ¡buenas! wines are made to be enjoyed today. Bright and fruit forward, the Tempranillo and Viura are made in a modern style with generations of winemaking history standing behind them.
The Moors gave it the name, ‘Manxa,’ which fittingly means ‘parched earth.’ La Mancha, the largest wine producing region in all of Spain, is one of its hottest and driest. Sturdy and drought-resistant white varieietes like Airen, Viura and Verdejo thrive in this environment.
Commonly found as a single varietal white or blended with Malavasia and Grenache Blanc, Viura is a vital, leading white grape of Rioja. It also thrives in the lower elevations of the Penedes, where it takes the name Macabeo and adds aromatic and fruity notes to the traditional Cava blend with Parellada and Xarel-lo. Somm Secret—Called Macabeu in France, this versatile grape is prevalent in Roussillon where it makes still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines.