Campo Viejo, the UK’s no.1 Rioja, is unveiling a new white wine just in time for summer. Campo Viejo Viura-Tempranillo Blanco 2015 is made from a blend of two grapes: Tempranillo Blanco and Viura, Rioja’s traditional white grape variety.
Heralding from a region usually known for its red wines, this innovative new arrival sporting the iconic Campo Viejo yellow label began its journey back in the 1980s. Chief Winemaker Elena Adell, one of the first to discover and work with the Tempranillo Blanco grape, saw great potential in its bright, citrus characteristics and high acidity levels.
Fast-forward twenty years or so to 2013, and Campo Viejo’s ground-breaking on-site nano-winery allowed the winemaking team to focus on making the grape into the wine arriving exclusively in the UK today, a light, crisp wine with a fruity finish.
This deliciously fresh and fruity wine is the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed get-together with friends and is the ideal partner for a wide range of chicken, fish or salad dishes.
Chief Winemaker Elena Adell comments, “As experts in the Tempranillo grape, we are forever exploring its nature – and we are thrilled that we can now bring this delectable new wine to the UK. We already offer a range of delicious red Rioja wines and Cavas, so adding a white wine to our line up means we can offer something for everyone, year round.”
This new Viura-Tempranillo Blanco stays true to what lies at the heart of Campo Viejo’s winemaking ethos – creating top quality wines that are perfect for sharing. Campo Viejo is a flagship Rioja winery and the no.1 Rioja wine brand in the world*. Ever since two local winemakers – Beristain and Ortigüela – created the first vintage in 1959, Campo Viejo has represented the expressiveness, colour and vibrancy of Rioja.
The Rioja winemaking region is situated in the north of Spain, in the heart of the Ebro valley. It’s the most important Spanish wine region and in its heart lies Campo Viejo. Campo Viejo’s winemakers work hard to ensure that Campo Viejo wines are the very best expressions of contemporary Rioja, conveying the vibrancy of the region in a way that is in keeping with the expressive, fruit-driven style which today’s wine drinkers are actively seeking.
A multi-award winning and sustainable winery, Campo Viejo has a love and respect for the land and its winemaking heritage. Committed to environmentally-friendly winemaking practices, Campo Viejo was the first Spanish winery and one of the first wineries in the world to be certified Carbon Neutral®.
Campo Viejo Viura-Tempranillo Blanco 2015 is available now in supermarkets nationwide including Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado alongside the rest of the range, with an RRP of £9.35.
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