Whites that are reds at heart
If you're not fond of aromatic whites nor overly delicate wines, but warm to the wafts of toasted bread, dried fruits and nuts and butter, this is definitely a selection made for you. You'll find three of the best white varieties for teaming up with oak barrels: Chardonnay, Garnacha Blanca and Viura. Each varietal is being represented by two bottles from the same region but from different wineries, so that you'll fully appreciate what can be accomplished using the same grape in differing styles. For your enjoyment there'll be two superb Chardonnay wines from the Penedés, namely Augustus and Petrea. Still in Cataluña, in the Terra Alta, one of the emerging regions on the Spanish wine scene, you'll have two of the best Garnacha Blancas ever produced, Edetaria Selecció Blanc and Vernatxa from Celler Frisach. Moreover, if you're one of those who prize elegance over anything else, you'll be absolutely thrilled with two exceptional white Riojas made from the native Viura: Capellanía and Baigorri, hidden treasures from two of La Rioja's most highly-acclaimed wineries.