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June 23, 2010

Wine Wednesday: Antano Rioja

Bodegas Antaño is one of the best known wineries in Spain.  Rioja is considered to be Spain’s most important fine wine producing region with a climate that is temperate because of its proximity to the Atlantic and Mediterranean sea.

This wine is a blend of Tempranillo (regarded as the number one native variety in Spain) and Garnacha (or Grenache—which is the most widely planted variety).

Here are 7 commonly asked questions about this wine:

  • Where is the winery located? Rioja, Spain
  • What is the Varietal? Tempranilla, Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano
  • Can you describe the flavour of the wine? Light bodied, easy-drinking with subtle fruit and spice characteristics.
  • What does this wine add to the Cactus wine list? A by-the-glass Rioja at a very attractive price.
  • Which Cactus menu item does this wine pair with? Spaghettini
  • Glass or Bottle? By the glass
  • Describe this wine in 3 words: Charming table wine

Come down, give it a try and let us know what you think!


Sam Zavari