Juice 2015 Rioja Rerserva, Izadi, Rioja Alavesa, SPA
Grape 100% Tempranillo
Tasting Note Ripe and juicy, brambly black fruit and herbs. The full palate and ripe flavours are balanced with vibrant acidity.
Izadi is based in Villabuena in Rioja Alavesa, the highest part of Rioja. The hillside winery (whose precipitous slope allows for gravity assisted production) was founded in 1987 by Gonzalo Antón as a modern breakaway from the traditional style of wine produced by other members of his family. Izadi produces modern, international wines that are true to their roots and a natural expression of the area.
There is no better reason for us to list this wine than the explanation given by Gonzalo’s son Lalo, (who is now in charge of running the estate day to day). ‘The whole concept of Izadi really started around wanting to produce wine to satisfy the needs of our friends over a meal’.
Look no further than regional specialities such as beef or pork cheeks in Riojan red wine sauce. Not only are you combining the flavour of the wine in the sauce for the dish but also the wine has the necessary weight to hold up against the richness of this dish. They are also quite partial to lamb chops or roasting suckling lamb or suckling pig in the region and we would be quite partial to pair this lovely expression of Rioja with the aforementioned dishes as well.