Maccabeu/Viura * 75cl * Vegan * 12.5% ABV * Rioja, Spain
Navajas get their hands on some of the best fruit in Rioja and whilst they used to sell it on to the big names (including CVNE), they now have decided to keep it for themselves. Their wines are very approachable - soft, round and oaky - in a traditional style. The white Crianza is light golden in colour and what immediately strikes are the charming, smoky notes and vanilla-sweet perfume. Full-bodied and nutty, this is remarkably rewarding wine for the price. A firm favourite at our annual Christmas tastings.