Bodegas Ontanon ‘Akemi’ White Rioja
Made From: Viura
Tastes Like: Pineapple, Creme Brulee, Oak
Thanksgiving Pairing Recommendations: Lobster Mac & Cheese, Sweet Potatoes, Turkey “Sushi” Roll
White Rioja isn’t something you see too frequently, but it will knock your socks off! This spectacular wine is 100% Viura, an indigenous Spanish and southern French white grape that’s a lot like Chardonnay. Indeed, this knocks heads with some of the best California Chardonnays, with an oaky, citrusy palate that is filled with flavors of pineapple, butter, and crème brûlée. Akemi was designed to pair with sushi, but it’s also great with light meats and creamy dishes.