Wine choice

The Week - - Leisure -

One of the big chal­lenges for wine pro­duc­ers is the need to cater to the “tastes of younger drinkers”, says Fiona Beck­ett in The Guardian.

If you have been drink­ing Rioja for years, then more ma­ture, oakier vin­tages such as Booths’ Gran Norte Rioja Reserva

2011 (£12.50) will prob­a­bly be your thing. More re­cent con­verts may pre­fer a more vi­brant style such as the Ramón Bil­bao Rioja Viñe­dos de Al­tura 2014

(£13.95; Great Western Wine). If you don’t see the words reserva or gran reserva on the la­bel, it’s prob­a­bly a less tra­di­tional style.

New-wave Rio­jas tend to be made by newer winer­ies (or those run by the younger gen­er­a­tion). Al­do­nia, for in­stance, specialises in gar­nacha rather than the tra­di­tional tem­pranillo – try Al­do­nia Rioja 2015 (£12.80; Tanners, or £10.80 if you buy three).

When it comes to whites, Rueda has also moved, be­com­ing less sau­vi­gnon-like and more lush. I’d rec­om­mend Bero­nia Rueda 2015 (£9.50; Waitrose). Who knows: it might “end up be­ing your de­fault win­ter white”.

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