Saturday, August 23, 2008

Benito Escudero Brut Nature (no vintage)

  • Area: Spain, Rioja
  • Grape: Viura (Macabeo) 50 yr vines
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Rating: Black; 84 Dilettante; 84 Nwjr; 82
Description: Large and volcanic bubbles upon opening taper off to small beads after a few moments. Clean and fresh, this has subtle flavors of pear, mineral, and a hint of salt. The light finish is has elements of yeast at the very end.

Food Pairing: steamed vegetables

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