Ardo by Marques de Riscal Rioja 2012
is a medium-bodied wine with a pleasant ripe plum and dark fruit flavours and a slightly toasted finish. It has high aromatic intensity, with complex aromas of spices, ripe plums and ripe dark fruit with fine toasted aromas coming through.
Rioja is arguably Spain’s top wine region and is one of only two regions classified under the Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa) system. Its two most important red grapes are Tempranillo and Garnacha.
Although red wines from Rioja are prized, Spanish wines generally offer great bang for the buck, allowing one to indulge in quality vino without breaking the bank!