Izadi Rioja Blanco 2019 £18
Pair with: Oily fish such as mackerel, fried white fish, roasted chicken dishes and tapas.
TYPE: A modern take on white Rioja with minimal oak. Very versatile with lots of different food.
ABOUT: Izadi is based in Villabuena in Rioja Alavesa, the highest part of Rioja. The hillside winery (whose precipitous slope allows for gravity assisted production) was founded in 1987 by Gonzalo Antón as a modern breakaway from the traditional style of wine produced by other members of his family. As his son Lalo, who now runs the estate, says: “the whole concept of Izadi really started around wanting to produce wine to satisfy the needs of our friends over a meal”. Izadi produces modern, international wines that are true to their roots and a natural expression of the area.