We tend to associate Spain with their native grape varieties but they also make beautiful wines from some of the more famous international grape varieties too. This is a gorgeous example of an unoaked Chardonnay which we could not believe comes in just under the £10 price point.
With vineyards on the border between Rioja and Navarra, Victor Manzanos carries on the work of the four generations before him yet championing a modern interpretation of international varieties through his wines. With meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, coupled with the extreme climate this gives the perfect conditions for the production of great wines. Grapes are all hand-picked with fermentation taking place in stainless steel and wine is matured on the lees to give added texture and body.
Bright lemon in colour with intense tropical and stone fruits aromas. the palate is fresh, with a typical silky touch.
Try with seafood paella or pescado asado a la vasca (a typical dish from Northern Spain of oven cooked fish with garlic and herbs) or alternatively cod wrapped in serrano ham is gorgeous here too.