Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Beronia Crianza 2004

Decent wine at a decent price

Yesterday I invited my friend Laila for dinner. The deal is, as always, I cook and she brings wine. This time she brought a Beronia Crianza 2004 from the Rioja region in Spain. She had bought it on the duty free shop at Oslo airport, but it is available at our Vinmonopolet at only €11 a bottle. Decent wine at a decent price, if you ask me.

This wine is made from tempranillo, grenache and mazuelo grapes. It is recommended for lamb, cheese or pork dishes. In my opinion it can also match a good beef, as most of the Rioja wines I have had the pleasure to taste.

It has a wonderful red colour, has a rich character of fruits and herbs. Can be consumed now, but I think it may mature further if stored for another year.

A great choice, and it matched what I served Laila, cannelloni filled with ricotta and spinach, topped with a rich tomato sauce. Yum!

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