You just gotta trust a winemaker named after the god of wine, don’t you? Dionisio Ijalba grows organic grapes in vineyards on reclaimed land, winning several ecological prizes in the process. The Rioja he makes from them is tasty and easy to drink, with luscious cherries and berries, red and dark, resting comfortably on soft tannins and charged with a little pepper to keep things lively. A fresh, pretty wine with just enough reminder of Rioja’s power to make it work with anything from paella to arroz con pollo to pork tenderloin.
REGION: Rioja, Spain