Thursday, February 3, 2011

Marques de Montañana Viura 2009

Marques de Montañana Viura 2009
Origin: Calatayud, Spain
Blend: Viura/Macabeo (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: January 2011
Purchase Price: $4.99

Our review: Pale yellow with greenish-silver tints, this wine has aromas of sweet tree fruit (ripe peaches, pears) with slight floral (orange blossom) notes. The fruit flavors are a bit thin on the palate, but are well-balanced. Some spiciness is present in the finish, which is lengthy but otherwise undistinguished.

Our rating: We weren't all that impressed with this wine, but to be fair there's nothing really wrong with it. The flavors never developed much and while it would seem to be food friendly, we're not altogether sure one enhances the other to any significant degree ... as a good wine should. We ended up serving our bottle with a vegetarian pizza, but think that a simple pasta dish might have been better. We rate it on the low side of Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Fruit and floral aromas. The taste is warm and round and off dry."

Winery website: Axial Vinos.

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