Tag: Crianza

White Rioja

Andrew Polmear writes for the love of wine . . . I LAST WROTE about red Rioja in June 2019 and said that the white wines of that glorious area would need their own article. I didn’t then write such as article because, frankly, I thought there wasn’t […]

The New Rioja

Andrew Polmear writes for the love of wine . . . I’VE ALWAYS LOVED Rioja. It seems to me to be the best of both worlds: plenty of power, with its dark fruit, even liquorice flavour; but also capable of depth, complexity, even elegance. Not everyone thinks so […]

Is Oak OK?

“Ah oak!” says the wine professional as she sips. Is she complimenting or criticising the wine? It could be either. At its worst, oak can be used to add flavour to an otherwise insipid wine. Oak chippings in a sack are dipped into the maturing wine like a […]