2020 Azul y Garanza Viura, Navarra, Spain (1Liter)
While the Azul y Garanza organic vineyard is mostly planted to red varietals, there are a few hectares of Viura, the Spanish white varietal grown most widely in Rioja and also known as Macabeo in Penedes, where it is one of the three grapes typically blended for Cava production. The nose offers aromas of just sliced Fuji apple, kiwi, lime and a faint hint of white flowers and honeysuckle. The aromas flow onto the light-bodied palate as similar flavors and are joined by a subtle suggestion of white peach. The finish is dry, crisp and citrus focused with medium acidity. This is an infinitely quaffable wine perfect for the hot days of summer and beyond. At $14.50 for a liter bottle it could easily serve as anyone's go to house white!